Languishing at the foot of Scotland's League Two - the country's fourth tier - with just one win to their name and eighteen defeats, Albion Rovers were, statistically, the worst team in the United Kingdom at Christmas. The club had taken just five points from a possible 48 and found themselves in dire straights.
Back-to-back relegations seemed imminent for the club who had finished rock-bottom of Scotland's League One just a season before, while the prospect of dropping into the Lowland Football League - the Scottish fifth tier which contains several amateur teams - was a thought which gravely frightened the club.
'The Wee Rovers' went on one of their worst-ever runs between the 6th of October and 12th of February, winning precisely 0 league matches. Just to clarify things, that's over four months without a single victory with just three draws to break up the endless flow of defeats. Four. Months.
Manchester City won fifteen games in that time, and while that example is right at the opposite end of the spectrum, it does put things into perspective and show just how poor Albion were throughout that period. Even Blackburn won eight games during that time and they've not exactly had a fantastic season, have they.