Kent State it was not.
So all that remains of this disappointed and disjointed season is for Roberto Martinez’s future to be decided.
What we really, really needed this weekend was to go to the home of a struggling side and get a straightforward victory.
‘Hi, hi, yeah. Is that you Brendan? Can you speak? It’s John Henry. You’re not driving? Ok, great. Well listen, I’ve got three envelopes here… Haha. Not really. You are sacked though.’