It's been utter hell for Derby County fans who have now faced a second points deduction in the Championship to now leave them on one point despite picking up 22 from games, which would, in another scenario, leave them in 19th place and out of the relegation zone.
Now, however, Wayne Rooney's men need to find 20+ points over the next five months of league action or face relegation into League One. In reality, most fans seem to be aware of this already and the lack of attendance at home games and the lack of fight in some areas speaks a thousand words.
It's important to remember they do still have four wins and 10 draw, which equals 22 points, which would put them level on points with Hull City and moving them up to 19th as a result. They've also scored 17 goals, the same as 19th-placed Hull, and let in only 21 in 21 which is quite astonishingly, the second-best defensive record in the league.
All in all, it's been an excellent job by Rooney and the league table means nothing after that points deduction, and he would be otherwise keeping them safe for yet another year.