After consecutive defeats earlier in the season Mcleish looked like heading towards a 138 year record, he avoided it.
However for me the measure of how good you are or not at home is the amount of home win. For any team the par score has to be 10 wins in an 18 game season and that is average, anything above 12 very good and anything below 8 – bad.
So where are we
P 16 W 4 D 5 L 7 F 18 A 22 PTS 17
So John Lerwill investigated further and came up with just how poor we have been in the Premier league at home.
The least number of wins in the last 120 years are both in the Premier League!!
6 in 2005/06 (19 home matches)
P 19 W 6 D 6 L 7 F 20 A 20 PTS 24
6 in 1994/95 (21 home matches)
P 21 W 6 D 9 L 6 F 27 A 24 PTS 27
There were also the following two, but only 11 home matches were played in those days:
5 in 1890/91
6 in 1889/90
So to avoid the least wins EVER at home then Mcleish has to win 2 of the last three at home, not impossible of course.
However in terms of total points he has to win all three to stop an unenviable record. Home form is crucial for any team and manager and in 2005/6 O’Leary was sacked and in 1994/95 of course Brian Little took over half way through a season.
Whichever way you look at it, it is a shocking record and no wonder crowds have slumped.
(I do expect some press to pick up these figures and run them at home, a credit would be nice to John !!)