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Following Saturday's debacle, and moreover what feels like Brentford FC, at home being uninspiring, boring, ineffectual, call it what you will, for what seems like forever. I thought I'd go all Daniel Finkelstein this morning and have a look at what our home (league) record has been like since 2006/07 (the season we were relegated) set against this year’s other League One sides. That's a whole 5 and a half seasons, which when I look at my own life seems forever ago, having been married for what now seems like ages :) have a child who is nearly 3, moved house etc , etc. Also when I look at the Premier League for example from that season, 2 of our League One peers were plying their trade in there. Non League Luton were in the Championship, and Premiership Swansea were then still in League One. In football terms it was obviously a long time ago.

I think the Stats below speak for themselves. It makes horrible reading, and goes a long way to explain the negativity and more importantly low crowds.

Really this is just to raise a debate on the cause of this. Prior to 2006/07, Griffin park was a fortress. We'd use our small pitch and stands at close proximity to the pitch to our advantage. I start to wonder if these are now factors working against us.

Over the last 5 or 6 years, the entire squad has been turned over many times, we've had numerous managers and back-room staff, and changes to the board. One thing remains, and that's this awful home record.

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Well done on the research but the results will be skewed.

Chesterfield will ultimately have a better home record, as they were a successful L2 side for a couple seasons (as well as Bury) so will obviously have a better record than us (mid table L1 side for the past couple seasons).

Can only really compare with the Leyton Orient's, Wallsall's and Oldham's tbh over the past couple of seasons, but agree, it makes grim reading.
 
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Well done on the research but the results will be skewed.

I understand the results will be skewed (and couldn't be arsed to do all 92+ clubs :) ) I agree it's not exactly scientific.

The idea of a club being successful in one division or another was kind of irrelevant however (besides we ourselves had a promotion in that time). Indeed Charlton have been relegated twice.

It's more looking at the idea of a lack of goals, wins and success at home, over a long period of time irrelevant of what division you are in and how that is no doubt going to breed negativity, poor crowds etc -and perhaps a discussion as to how this form might be reversed.
 
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