The depressing records Rotherham could break this season

Rotherham are enduring a season from hell as they plummet towards League One.

Here’s a look at some of the records they could break on their way to Championship relegation.

Record low points in the second tier

Unless there is a rapid spike in their points haul, the Millers are on course to register the lowest ever points tally in the second tier in a 46-game season. Blackpool and Stockport currently share that record with 26, but Rotherham are projected to finish the season on just 23.

Club-record low points

Rotherham’s previous worst points haul in the second tier is 29 in 2004-05 and that is also their worst in a 46-game season. Their worst ever is way, way back in 1924-25 when, as Rotherham County, they registered a meagre 21 points from their 42 games, though that was in the days of two-point wins.

Record low points in a Football League season

This one should be avoidable as they only need four more points from 13 remaining games to overhaul the record low points of 20 in any of the three Football League divisions in a 46-game season. Doncaster were the culprits there, in the 1997-98 campaign.

Record number of defeats in a Football League season

Rotherham have lost 24 of their 33 games this term and if they continue at that rate they could equal the most ever in a 46-game season, set by Doncaster in 97-98 when they lost 34 times.

Record number of away defeats in a Football League season

Rotherham have suffered with chronic travel sickness this season and have picked up just one point from their 17 games. Leyton Orient hold the record for the most number of defeats in an away campaign with 21 out of 23 in 1994-95.

Club-record number of away defeats in a season

With 16 already in the bag, Rotherham are nailed on to surpass the record 18 defeats suffered on the road in three pre-war campaigns, though they were all 42-game seasons. With 16, the Millers have equalled their 46-game worst, set in 1990-91

Club-record lowest number of wins in a season

If the Millers do not improve on their current tally of four wins, then that will be the lowest ever in a season in the club’s history. Their record is five, set in the 04-05 campaign.

Club-record lowest away points haul in a season

The Millers’ measly point they picked up back in October at Ipswich puts them on course to worsen their current record low of three points won in an away campaign in 1933-34. That season was the one and only time they have failed to win an away game.

Club-record winless run on the road

Not one for this season, but maybe next. The Millers’ current winless run away from home is 19 games. Their record is 27 over the 1977-78/78-79 campaigns and that might be matched in their third away game next term.

Record number of goals against in the second tier

Rotherham are in danger of conceding more goals than any other second-tier side in a 46-game season. The 2001-02 Stockport outfit conceded 102, with the Millers currently projected to match that embarrassing figure. Unbelievably, Ipswich shipped 121 in a 42-game season in 1963-64.

Club-record goals against in a season

It will take some doing and more results like the one at Cardiff will be required for the Millers to claim this unwanted record. But, having currently let 73 goals in, if they concede 41 more from their remaining 13 games then they will eclipse the 1929-30 record of 113.



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