Brechin bad? Meet the club still waiting for their first league win | Ewan Murray

09 March 2018 10:42
The Scottish team’s only points have come from draws and their one victory was in a cup. But for the chairman, players and fans of the part-timers there is nothing to be ashamed ofFollowing Brechin City has never been one of football’s soft options. In 112 years of existence, the club’s honours list extends to a handful of Second and Third Division titles alongside the Forfarshire Cup. Brechin are, in fact, the kind of perennial lower league club commonly disparaged by those further up the chain. That Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill is among those to start out on a managerial journey at Glebe Park suggests Brechin actually have plenty to offer.This season they are on the verge of breaking records they would rather avoid. They head into Saturday’s Championship meeting with Dundee United having won only a single fixture – against Highland League Buckie Thistle, in the Scottish Cup – out of 32 played this season. Fortune clearly has not been on Brechin’s side; having edged out Buckie, they were drawn against Celtic and lost 5-0 in the next round. Their goal difference in Scotland’s second tier is minus 38, with their four points the result of draws. They are the only team in the top divisions of English and Scottish football without a league victory. The situation would be extraordinary at any level, let alone a professional one. Related: Manchester United and the worst ever start to a Football League season | The Knowledge To have no wins so far into the season obviously isn’t nice but the banter has been good Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian