Warrington Wolves looked like Champions elect this year battling with Wigan Warriors and St Helens at the top but now they face a battle with Leeds Rhinos, Hull KR and Salford Red Devils just to make the play offs.
Their chances of making the top six were severely hurt by a run of defeats that saw former Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell lose his job after defeat to Wakefield Trinity.
Under new boss Gary Chambers, this run was brought to an end with a win over Hull FC.
After this, interim boss Chambers said that there was a better feeling in the camp on Sky Sports,
After this Jon Wilkin slammed the notion that happiness mattered he said: “Are you kidding me? I have been in unhappy teams and won and happy teams that lost.
“I don’t care if you are happy, I care if you win.”
He also described their current situation as simply “meh” when asked by Brian Carney.
To Warrington’s credit, they did win. Castleford struck first after a solid start from Danny Ward’s men. It was a simple try for the Tigers as Sam Hall hit a strong line on the inside shoulder of a defender to power through and as he went down he stretched out to score.
Warrington soon hit back after some great play with the Wolves’ spine carving through the Castleford defence and on the back of this Danny Walker teed Paul Vaughan up to power over.
The Wolves continued to carve through their opponents and Matt Dufty would show great pace to dart through and score.
They continued to have success through the middle of the field and after another break a deflected pass landed into the hands of Ben Currie to score.
He would soon have egg on his face when he broke clear, it looked like a certain try as he had George Williams in support but he was behind the man and the pass was dropped.
Williams would then knock on again with the line close after great defence from the Tigers.
Another bombed try followed when Matt Dufty dropped a Matty Nicholson break with the line at his mercy.
Castleford punished them with a great set play allowing Greg Eden to stroll in but a yellow card for Jacob Miller created the space for Dufty to jink through.
Warrington would continue to punish the yellow card with two more tries with the Tigers down a man with Daryl Clark jinking past a number of cover defenders after a superb break before good shape saw Matty Ashton stroll in.
With Cas back to 13, George Williams notched a brilliant try out pacing former teammate Gareth Widdop to reach the corner.
They then brought up the 50 mark as Matt Dufty offloaded to James Harrison to score.
Vaughan continued the humiliation with a second try before George Williams got a second of his own.