Six chances, one goal for Becks? League One 2009-10 in numbers TSS June 11, 2010 Leeds United 9 Comments Remember all those frustrating afternoons at Elland Road where you had that irritating, fat, middle-aged bloke shouting abuse at everyone in White for the full duration of the game? Y’know the one – the one that said Beckford was rubbish (or words to that effect) and claimed it took him 6 chances to score. To listen to this man, you could only conclude he was the founder of Statto. Well, TSS is here to silence the man, the myth, the legend that is ‘irritating bloke from the Kop’. Jermaine Beckford’s goal tally for 2009-10 was actually closer to 1 in 5 shots (which was better than Rickie Lambert), and is one of the many facts published as part of the Football League One’s 2009-10 in numbers feature. The ones concerning Leeds are highlighted for your convenience. -60 – Stockport County fans will want to look away now, it’s their goal difference over 46 matches – the worst in the whole of The Football League. 0 – The number of games Gillingham won away from home – the only team in the whole of The Football League not to pick up three points on their travels all year. 1 – The number of times Millwall lost at the New Den on their way to a third placed finish and eventual promotion via the Play-Offs. Huddersfield Town, who they beat in the Play-Off semi-finals, can also boast the same record of home defeats. 3 – The number of wins Stockport County claimed away from home, one more than they managed at Edgeley Park. 10 – The number of red cards handed out to Brighton & Hove Albion, the only team to reach double figures across all three divisions. 14 – The number of games since Stockport County last won a match. 15 – The number of yellow cards handed out to the division’s bad boy, Yeovil Town’s Jean-Paul Kalala, during the campaign. 16 – The number of assists Jon-Paul McGovern provided for his Swindon Town team-mates, the most in the division. 19 – The number of clean sheets kept by League 1 champions Norwich City during the season. 22 – The number of times Swindon Town and Huddersfield Town hit the woodwork; possibly the difference between automatic promotion and Play-Off heart break. 24 – The fewest number of players used by a club in League 1 during the season, the record belonged to Huddersfield Town. 30 – The number of goals Rickie Lambert scored for Southampton to finish as the division’s top scorer. 40 – The number of players who appeared for MK Dons during the season, one more than Brighton & Hove Albion, Oldham Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers. 44 – The number of goals Leeds United and Millwall conceded during the season, the only teams to average less than a goal a game during the league campaign. 86 – The number of fouls given away by Norwich City striker Grant Holt during the season – the most in the division. 128 – The number of bookings handed out to Milton Keynes Dons over the course of the campaign, 46 more than Oldham Athletic who had the second worst record. 154 – The number of shots Rickie Lambert had to score his 30 goals, 14 more efforts than Leeds United’s Jermaine Beckford. 303 – The number of shots Leeds United had on target. They were the only team to break the 300 barrier for both shots on and shots off target. 23,041 – The smallest crowd to attend a match at Carrow Road during their title winning campaign. It was for Norwich City’s game with Walsall on 5th September 2009. 38,234 – The highest attendance in the division for Leeds United’s match with Bristol Rovers on the last day of the season.