Date: 13th May 2012 at 8:04pm
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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/