THE expression on the face of Darren Turner says it all.
Sitting on the side of the field in the closing stages of the Giants' 46-6 Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to St Helens, it is clear the hooker is feeling the pain of his club's exit.
It summed up the feeling of disappointment that was running throughout the club.
On the Giants' biggest day for decades, the team produced the worst display of the season.
That was a bitter pill to swallow.
But would any side anywhere in the world have been able to match the St Helens' display on the day?
Quite simply, Saints were awesome.
All their biggest stars shone at their brightest, and when the likes of Long, Sculthorpe and Cunningham are firing on all cylinders, how on earth are the Giants expected to compete?
It is worth remembering at a time like this just how great the gulf remains between the `haves and have nots' in Super League.
Because of the salary cap system in place in rugby league, the Saints' side on the field cost DOUBLE that of the Giants.
That, of course, is not too surprising.
While the Giants are looking to attract average crowds of around 6,000, Saints regularly pull in 11,000.
The St Helens club shop is always busy and takes around £20,000 a week, while sponsors queue up to get a piece of the Knowsley Road action.
It will clearly take time for the Giants to match that.
And that is the key.
Less than three years after suffering relegation from Super League, the Giants were lining up for a Challenge Cup semi-final.
That's progress in anyone's book, but probably far too rapid progress.
Huddersfield's main priority still has to be laying down firm Super League roots.
Once that has been achieved, then Challenge Cup final glory and potential Super League Grand Final bids can become more realistic targets.
But at least it is clear that progress is being made.