From the sublime to the ridiculous was Dave Jones’ primary assessment of the Owls’ 3-0 defeat at Derby on Saturday.
Wednesday were comprehensively beaten in the Midlands, leaving the manager frustrated after last Saturday’s hugely impressive and equally dominant victory over Reading.
He said: “I didn’t see that coming and neither did any of us to be honest. From the highs of last week to that – I can’t believe it because training has been so sharp all week.
“We have been electric for six days and then we get that on the seventh. It’s the sublime to the ridiculous.”
Of particular consternation was the lacklustre way in which Wednesday started the contest – before continuing in a similar vein.
He said: “They had the first five passes and that set the tone for the afternoon. We lost our personal battles and that was an important part of the game.
“We gave away free kicks, corners, and eventually they would find their range, which they did.
“We’ve let ourselves down and the thousands of supporters who came down to Derby. It’s frustrating, it’s annoying and they have had a volley in there.
“But they were told before the game and they were told at half time.
“After two steps forward last week, we have taken three back today.”