Bury boss Kevin Blackwell bared his teeth after receiving flak from media and fans for the club’s descent to the bottom of League One.
The Shakers are eight points adrift of safety, as they prepare to face Colchester United – another team embroiled in the relegation battle.
Despite their precarious position, Blackwell blasted the criticism and highlighted the two transfer embargoes as a hindrance to his method of managing.
“If you were an artist and I came round and took all your colours, what would you do?” Blackwell told the club website.
“That’s why some of the things people write about you are absolutely stupid.
“I don’t need to defend myself. I’ve done very well in the game – my record is there to prove it.”
The 54-year-old admitted he required assistance and called for people to open their eyes to the full situation rather than solely look at the results.
Bury have no fresh injury concerns ahead of their home fixture against the U’s and Blackwell hopes the team performs more consistently.
“There’s nothing much more we can do on the training ground,” Blackwell added.
“The lads know what is required and we’ve seen that for large slices of games.
“It is that spell where someone makes a mistake or loses their concentration, which is our Achilles heel.”