The Stats Behind Derby’s Dismal Season

It has been ten years since Kenny Miller’s goal guided Derby County to their only win of the worst campaign in Premier League history. Here are the statistics from that humiliating season.

11 – Derby County won only 11 points all season (One win, eight draws). A Premier League record.

derby points

29 March – Derby became on the second club since the second World War to be relegated in March – with six games still left.

32 – The Rams went on an incredible winless run of 32 matches.

29 – Derby lost 29 of their 38 games in the 2007-08 season. Another Premier League record.

Derby defeats

32,432 – The Ram’s average home attendance in the league was over 30,000. Incredible considering the ineptitude on display. The fans were named player of the season.

4 – Kenny Miller was Derby County’s top scorer in the league with four goals. Emmanuel Adebayor scored six goals in the two games he played against the Rams in 2007-08.

£3.5m – The amount paid for their record signing at the time – Robert Earnshaw. He scored once in the league for Derby.

In the same season Liverpool signed Fernando Torres for £25m from Atletico Madrid. Here’s how Earnshaw and Torres compare in terms of value:

robert earshaw

6 – Derby conceded six goals in a match four times – to Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea and Liverpool.

-69 – Derby’s embarrassing goal difference.

1-4 – Derby were no better in the FA cup. They lost 1-4 in the fourth round to Preston North End – who were in the Championship at the time.

The final league table. Just woeful.



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