Who are the worst Premier League teams of these past 26 years?

A table of the top 20 worst ever performing PL teams has now been compiled.

Despite Mike Ashley’s best efforts, Newcastle don’t manage to make the list.

NUFC had 34 points in 2008/09 and 37 points in 2015/16 but 29 is the most any of these 20 teams managed when making the list.

Aston Villa do make the top 20 though, when they went down with Newcastle in 2015/16 they totalled only 17 points to earn third place.

The very worst is Derby County back in 2007/08.

As we have mentioned before on The Mag, anybody who tries to tell you Sam Allardyce wasn’t a disaster, just look at what really happened in his half season at St James Park.

The football was terrible and after some early decent results, the form was getting ever worse. Allardyce managed to gift Derby their only win of that season, plus only managed a draw at home to them as well, so the worst ever Premier League team won 4 of their 11 points against Fat Sam’s Newcastle United.

Looking at this list overall though Sunderland must be crowned the provider of the worst ever Premier League teams overall, three entries in the top six is a superb effort!

List compiled by Four For Two – Number of points and then goal difference (read full article here):

11 Derby County (2007/08) GD -69

15 Sunderland (2005/06) -43

17 Aston Villa (2015/16) -49

19 Sunderland (2002/03) -44

24 Watford (1999/2000) -42

24 Sunderland (2016/17) -40

24 Ipswich (1994/95) -57 (27 points in 42 game season, adjusted to 24 for 38 games)

24 (projected) West Brom (2017/18) -25

25 Wolves (2011/12) -42

25 QPR (2012/13) -30

26 Bradford (2000/01) -40

26 West Brom (2002/03) -36

26 Leicester (1994/95) -35 (29 points in 42 game season, adjusted to 26 for 38 games)

27 Swindon (1993/94) -53 (30 points in 42 game season, adjusted to 27 for 38 games)

28 Leicester (2001/02) -34

28 Portsmouth (2009/10) -32 (28 points and then had 9 point deduction)

28 Watford (2007/07) -30

28 Reading (2012/13) -28

28 Middlesbrough (2015/16) -26

29 Bolton (1995/96) -32

  • TheFatController

    That picture used – Coleman’s aged plenty in the last few months, and has gone senile?

    • Peaky


    • Rich Lawson

      I’m still baffled why he gave up the Wales job when everybody wanted him to stay to go to such an obviously desperate situation ?

    • Mark Davies

      The old bag look like a bizarre lovechild of steve bruce, jimmy saville and Zelda from Terrahawks.

      Really cant stand the SMB’s. I still chuckle at the reply song they got to singing 6 in a row as in 6 effing toes, 6 effing toes, you inbred mackem bar stewards, youve got 6 effing toes haha

  • Hebburn

    “Sunderland must be crowned”, only by you Graham, the Mags permanently obsessed SAFC reporter.

    • Coach Clagnut

      Like shooting fish in a barrel. Guess he needs to keep his brain cell active.

  • Alan Pardew

    It’s nice to have this time off because you can readjust and think about things which perhaps didn’t go well at my last club.

    • Rich Lawson

      Has John got a job working the door at a local club yet ?

      • Alan Pardew

        John has a manner around the training ground that I and the players respect. He has a good understanding of the pressures I will come under.

        • Rich Lawson

          He’ll let you in free tho’

  • Leazes.

    How about a nice chart showing the most wasted lives of fans in football!

    You could correlate the yearly number of fans trooping through the turnstiles with the number of trophies won since, say the end of the war, I think we’d be in with a chance there!

    • Rich Lawson

      Or how many hours of my life have I lost reading Graham Porter articles ?

      • Leazes.

        I wish there was a button to block him.

        • Rich Lawson

          At this point I honestly don’t think he really exists.

  • Jezza

    You’re not impressing anybody here, Mr Porter. As always you’re just making yourself look bad.

  • Toon

    Give it up Porter, nobody is impressed. Surely you could trawl a Sunderland site and tell us what they are all saying, bit of variation