In the immediate aftermath of the 5-4 defeat by struggling Evo-stik NPL premier division outfit Marine, most fans were expecting some sort of announcement - a sacking or a resignation - but 24 hours later nothing had happened.
Manager Scott McNiven was not answering his phone and club secretary Andy McAnulty would only say he thought it very unlikely any kind of statement would be made today (Sunday).
Hyde were coasting at half time. After going behind to a goal from Lewis Codling on 20 minutes they had hit back through Reece Gray and Connor Hughes and the tie looked theirs for the taking. Only some brave goalkeeping by Matt Cooper had prevented them from extending their lead.
But the Tigers were trailing again within 11 minutes of the restart and then proved unable to reassert themselves despite two strikes from Tom Bentham.
As the game wore on and defeat came closer, some sections of the crowd responded by turning their backs on play and loudly singing that it was time for McNiven to go. The name of former Tigers manager Gary Lowe was chanted at one point.
At the final whistle Hyde left the field to a crescendo of boos and a small group of supporters gathered in front of the main stand to voice their frustrations. However, no animosity was shown to any of the Tigers players who went into the social club for post-match food.
Fans were understandably angry that their team, which has only won one league match at home in almost 18 months, not only went out of the FA Cup to a club from a lower level, but shipped five goals in the process. The 5-1 victory over Lowestoft was dismissed as a false dawn.
Yet defeat by Marine may not quite have been the humiliation it might seem. Hyde have generally underperformed in the FA Cup since they began to enter it on a regular basis after the war. It is nothing new for them to be eliminated by a club from a lower division.
In 1986, the Tigers received a 4-1 hammering at home from Emley, a village club then playing in the Northern Counties East League. But of course at that time Hyde were a club on the up. The following season they came within a whisker of the league championship. A far cry from current form.