Huddersfield Town recorded back to back defeats to follow the international break - soundly beaten 3-0 by Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.
Two goals in three first half minutes did the damage, and Gaston Ramirez, who was excellent throughout, added a third with a super free kick in the second half.
David Wagner bemoaned the "easy goals" that his side had given their opponents, who possess a squad packed with quality and geared towards promotion to the Premier League.
With the visit of Hull City looming on Saturday, some fans have begun to panic that the £179 season tickets that have been snapped up will see thousands of fans watching League One football next term.
The debate raged as others pointed out that this tough run of games will not decide the club's fate - even if they cannot control the results of their rivals during this period, and that a run of slightly more favourable fixtures towards the end of the campaign will provide an opportunity for Town to mathematically guarantee their Championship status.
Here's what Town fans made of the game.
With other teams scrapping down the bottom finding the net, some fans began to anxiously calculate the remaining games and points of potential relegation candidates.
And on a night when the goals were soft, many bemoaned the lack of defensive solidity from those in Town shirts.
There was concern about Town's faith in the possession game, especially in passing out from the back.
But others were quick to point out that relegation won't be decided on games like this - and that few had been expecting three points.
And plenty can still find humour in the situation - and in 11 years of transition!