There's no way of sugar coating the performance – defeat at Leeds was dismal and a bitter pill for Huddersfield Town supporters to swallow.
It’s to be hoped Chris Powell fares better against old adversaries Millwall than his new neighbours at Elland Road, because his side could really use a victory right now.
The former Charlton Athletic boss has yet to taste one in his three games as Town gaffer, and his side have slipped into the dreaded bottom three of the Championship.
Well thought-of predecessors have been in the same situation.
Town had won just one at this stage of the 1968-69 campaign, the first at the helm for Ian Greaves, the last man to lead the club into the top flight (in 1970).
It was the same story for Neil Warnock in 1993-94 (he also won promotion, from what is now League One, the following season) while it took Peter Jackson six attempts to seal a second-tier victory in his first spell as boss in 1997-98.
And in five of the eight past seasons comparable to this in terms of points gained eight games in, relegation was avoided.
But the longer the winless run continues, the harder it becomes to stop the rot and the more the worries pile up.
And Town have the additional concern of a poor home sequence.
It’s now 10 league matches, and 11 in all competitions, without a victory stretching back to last term.
And the current side are creeping ever closer to the club’s worst-ever run of 12 in the league, and 13 in all games, set in 2000.
Millwall might be 13th in the table, but like Town, they have taken just one point from the last nine.
And Ian Holloway’s side are also finding goals hard to come by, with just eight to their credit in as many league games (Town have scored seven).
Town have won their last three meetings with Millwall, whose last victory on Huddersfield soil was in March 2009.
The bookies believe Town will come out on top in the latest meeting, and ahead of trips to Wolves next Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers the Saturday after, a three-point haul is crucial, not only in terms of the table, but also in winning back the fans.
There’s been precious little for them to get excited about of late, and as ever, attendances will reflect fortunes out on the field.