THE midweek action proved the proverbial mixed bag for Yorkshire sides, with Huddersfield Town, Hull City and Middlesbrough having rewarding nights, but it was a rather more grim tale for Leeds United, Rotherham United and Sheffield United.
As for Sheffield Wednesday. there was just plain old frustration.
Here’s five observations from the Tuesday night activity.
1: Another day, another sense of tumult at Leeds, with the departure of Adam Pearson a particularly painful blow for Uwe Rosler.
While the extension of Leeds’ poor sequence of home results at Elland Road - where they are without a win since early March - was bad enough, the major talking point, not for the first time, surrounded an off-the-field development with the shock departure of Adam Pearson.
Credited with doing so much to bring about a sense of order, stability and calm to the traditional volatile ship that has been Leeds United in recent years, the exit of Pearson represents a damaging blow for United supporters, even regarding the club statement in which Massimo Cellino insisted that he and his executive director were parting as friends, with the Leeds owner to ‘keep the role open’ for Pearson.
For Rosler too, the loss of an ally will also be a bitter blow, with the German speaking about being ‘devastated’ when hearing about Pearson’s exit.
And now a nice banana-skin fixture at MK Dons to come. Hey-ho...
2: If Sheffield Wednesday have a predatory striker in their ranks, they would be dangerous, given their recent form.
It was a case of deja vu in Lancashire, with the Owls creating a stack of chances at Bolton, but proving wasteful in front of goal - following on from their weekend loss just up the road at Burnley.
Carlos Carvahal’s side got the rest of their game pretty much spot on at the Macron, with the back door kept shut, with Michael Turner having a solid bow and further forward, they caught the eye with some attractive slick football, which created a surfeit of chances and should have yielded victory.
But the Owls left their shooting boots at home, with the calls from Wednesdayites for the club to sign a predatory finisher - Gary Hooper anyone - reverberating around half of the Steel City like a fire klazon.
3: A massive win for Huddersfield Town - but the trick is building on it.
You sense there was no more relieved manager in the country on Tuesday night than Chris Powell, even accounting for his sense of feeling for old club Charlton after a 2-1 win.
The win was Town’s first of the season - you had to go back to April 11 in the last campaign for their previous win bonus, with the success at The Valley being just their third win in their previous 20 matches.
Not that Town are anything like out of the woods, with an important - and winnable - home game against Bolton at the weekend.
With Huddersfield’s last home win being back on April 6, with the club having won just three times in front of their own fans this calendar year - Powell will not need telling twice that those statistics need to improve if Town are to keep their heads above water this term - with away wins just much ‘bonus balls’.
4: Boro are starting to crank things up nicely.
Second in the table, Aitor Karanka’s Boro are starting to banish memories of last season’s painful play-off final to Norwich into the ether, with the worry for the rest of the division being that the Teessiders have quite not hit top gear yet.
Criticised for their goalscoring output last term, Boro are already the joint top-scorers in the Championship and have the best defensive statistics - an accolade that they possessed last term.
Christian Stuani, with seven goals, has made a predatory impression since arriving from Espanyol, with the experience of David Nugent and Stewart Downing also shining through.
Not that Boro fans will be jumping through hoops just yet, next up is a trip to one of their bogey venues in the City Ground, while Leeds arrive at the Riverside - where they have lost just once in two decades - on Sunday week.
5: Hull have found a welcome cure to their travel sickness.
Without so much as a goal from open play, let alone a league win on the road in 2015-16 ahead of Tuesday’s test at Cardiff, victory in the principality was an important one psychologically for the Tigers.
Goals from Mo Diame and Abel Hernandez helped City record a 2-0 victory, just their second on their travels in 2015.
Winning your first away game in a season is always an important victory to chalk off, with the win setting Hull up rather nicely for back-to-back home games in the Championship against QPR and Blackburn. All told, a very creditable start to the season for Steve Bruce’s troops,