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The SHOCKING Facts For Villa's Season

Ok, the ugly truth from this season:

Overall records:

* Joint lowest club position in the Premier League (5th from bottom), in common with 1994-95, 2002-03 and 2005-06.

* The lowest number of club goals ever in top-flight football (37) i.e. since 1888 - the last worst was 2005-06 (42).

* The lowest number of club wins in top-level League football (7) since 1986-87 (8, relegation year).

* The lowest number of club wins in the Premier League (7) - the last worst was 2005-06 (10).

* The lowest club points tally since the relegation season of 1986-87 (25 years), when they finished with 36 points.

* The lowest club number of points in the Premier League (38) - the last worst was 2005-06 (42).

* Equal highest club number of home defeats in the Premier League (8) - the last was in 1993-94.

* The least number of club home wins ever in top-flight football apart from 1890-91 when 5 were won at home, but only 11 home games were played then (vs 19 now). Only 2 games were lost at home in 1890-91 (vs 8 in 2011-12).

* It (four) is the least number of club home wins ever in top-flight football at Villa Park (i.e. since 1897).

This season records:

* One home win since November 5th (13 home matches) - and that one win a scraped 90th min. goal.

* Villa finished this season with ten league games without a win (D5, L5) and scored just twice in their last six matches. W 2 D 9 L 8 since the start of the 2012 year.

* Villa have drawn 17 Premier League matches this season, equalling the most ever in a 38-match season, with Newcastle United (2003-04) and Villa themselves (2006-07).

* Villa have failed to win all eight Premier League matches they have played on a Sunday this season.

* Villa have lost 22 points from winning positions this season - more than any other club in the division.

Alex McLeish says: "I haven`t become a bad manager over-night".

Nope, you`ve perfected that over many seasons Eck, now please go and leave our beloved Club alone.

With thanks to John Lerwill, I asked him a few weeks ago if he would do this as I get nervous with stats, I don`t like getting things wrong! He`s obliged: http://www.lerwill-life.org.uk/astonvilla/




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The Journalist

Writer: John Lerwill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 13 2012

Time: 8:03PM

Your Comments

Cheers John.
The Fear
Very powerful. Facts don't lie. If Lerner and Faulkner keep him, there has to be A Massive squad overhaul, because you don't get a set of stats like that without having serious issues!
VillainYorks
After reading that I can't believe McLeish isn't shamed into resigning. Even with all the mitigating factors (injuries etc) no self respecting manager could oversee a season that bad and even think about defending the job they've done. We have become an embarrassment to the fans, to Birmingham, to the Premier League and to football as a sport.
lurman
Ouch. Just a couple of seasons ago you almost removed us from the Champions League places. What the hell has been going on at your place?
Rocky7
Is seven 0-0 draws in one season any kind of record?
Stephen Jay Hawkings
Massive overhaul needed, Hopefully we get a new defense a new manager and keep all the youngsters.
Villa 4 Ever
Speaks for itself.
lerneravfc
I just became one of Eck's 'silent majority' because I'm absolutely f*****g speechless !
CA_Villa
Thats shocking......absolutely shocking.....thank heavens tomorrow mornings first cup of coffee chat in the office will be about events in Manchester.....could so easily have been about us........
reza
Well i hope he goes and all the so called youngsters, god knows where some of you see our so called good young players but what i have seen is that they are not good enough no way good enough, get rid of them all bar Lichaj, and Baker, Clark will be going to Man u anyhow as soon as he can but the rest believe in their own hype i am affraid. get rid as soon as
andy3221
Not shocking at all for McLeish. Just a normal season's stats for him.
jonah
As already pointed out facts do not lie, Mcmuppet has had a record breaking season. The sad truth is the knowledgeable majority knew it was going to end up something like this but once on place we tried, we wished, that he would prove us all wrong. He has however excelled in proving how bad he is! Unwanted records tumbling everywhere. Now what all of us fans bar the one or two clinically insane on these boards know is that unless we get rid of this man this week, we risk losing so many fans forever because we are an embarrassment. Once season ticket holders find a new pastime to spend their hard earned rather then supporting this idiots tenure it may be a long time before they are ever to return if at all. Randy I implor you to admit you were wrong, cut your losses and give us fans back some pride to be able to say we are villa fans!
Randy bollox
If he is still charge when I go to see them in Portland I am going to get the paints out and make a “Bug Eck Out” banner – you with me CA?
Lost_In_Ca
And a few people wondered why we took out that ad. It was in direct response to the facts. It's just plain shocking, that the club continues to ignore the fans. To quote a national football journalist 'the club is a mess'.
myoldmansaid
Alex McLeish will not make the same mistakes next season...... He will make a whole bunch of different ones.
col8
Lost_In_Ca - I'll help you paint it mate ! Last thing I want to do is travel to Portland to see McCleish experiment with new ways to stuff a team with even more defenders and a 0-0 draw against the Timbers .
CA_Villa
I wonder how Piper can defend against this article.
Avfc94 we do
Just heard that McMuppet has been offered a new contract. 2 Years, 400 anytime any network minutes and unlimited texts.
voiceoftheholte
Not including penalties, we have conceded 22 goals from set pieces (13 corners and 9 free kicks) and not scored one. That simple fact is a sacking offence alone. Nearly half of all goals in the league are scored from set pieces. To not score a single goal from a set piece is evidence of what goes on on in the training ground. I do believe we are the first team in Premier League history to fail to score a goal from a set piece in an entire season. Thankfully Randolph is putting us all out of our misery tomorrow or Tuesday. Shut the door on the way out please Alex.
voiceoftheholte
It is, by any standard, a shocking list of stats. I'm not being smug when I say this, but I among 4 or 5 thters knew we'd have this sort of season with this idiot in charge. It took some months for the majority to see the light but there you go. What happens next?...... it appears to be down to another idiot. Will he grow some?... we should know in a couple of days at the most. We hold our collective breaths..........
Pride of Lions
He`s gonna go today by all accounts - those stats should stand up as a straight sackable offence IMO with no pay off
ASPINALL
Another stat to add: First season EVER in the premier league not to have a single back-to-back win :(
thorpyuk
Regardless of all this, I can't see him receiving the sack with 2 years left on his contract. There is only one way we, as fans, can make a difference in the boards decision, and that is to boycot games. They'll certainly take note when sponsors want nothing to do with a team that plays in an empty stadium.
Francobaresi13
Rocky 7 Best way to sum up whats been going on at Villa Park is to say we appointed a guy who the majority of us gave 1/2 to 3/4 of a season to get it right. Its not where he came from its the very poor football and tactical nightmare we have been forced to watch this season yes we agree the squad is short on quality but give this guy the Arsenal or spurs team to manage and you would be lucky to finish mid table never mind top 4.
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