Ten defeats on the trot has seen Dundee end their five year Premiership stay.

You wouldn’t be surprised if they made it 12 from their last 12.

A trip to West Lothian to take on Livingston before hosting their nearest basement boys St Mirren awaits Jim McIntyre’s side looking to avoid anything under 20 points.

A period which has seen them nip into the top six as a newly promoted team before battling relegation for the last three years is now over. This season has proved one too many for the Dee.

But how does a shocking tally of 18 points from 36 games compare to previously relegated top tier teams?

Dens Park will be hosting Championship football next season. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Previously poor sides

Last season, the soon-to-return Ross County took 29 points from 38 games. This was the first below 30 total since Dundee United left the top tier with 28 in 2015-16.

Hearts finished bottom with 23 points in 2013-14. However, a tricky task faced the Jambos as they were given a 15 point deduction for entering administration and largely had a team of teenagers playing for them.

As it stands, Dundee would be the worst team to grace the top flight of Scottish football since lowly Gretna way back in the SPL era in 2008.

‘The Anvils’ picked up a tally of 13 points from 38 games. Like Hearts, they were hit with a points deduction for entering financial difficulty with 10 points taken away.

Horrific at home in particular

Seven home points from a potential 54 is abysmal. The Dee have won four times this season, with their only home win coming over Hamilton Accies in a 4-0 victory. Having scored just 12 home goals in 18 games, a third of their tally arrived in one afternoon.

39-year-old Miller is the Dark Blues’ top scorer with 7 but hasn’t scored since the 15th of December. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Kenny Miller hit a hat trick that day and scored a two further goals in successive weeks. Having not scored since, the 39-year-old’s goals drying up was bad news. Remarkably, Dundee aren’t the lowest scorers in the league. However, 75 goals conceded is outrageous and of course, is a large reason as to why they are where they are.

A side low on confidence, wholesale changes will most likely be made. With no guarantee to come back up, this probably isn’t the last of some worrying times at Dens Park.

 

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