Munich - It really was not an autumn bestowed with fortune for 1. FC Nürnberg. No matter which statistic you look at, there was only a mixture of confusion and frustration for Club fans.

No fewer than 16 times, the Franconian side hit the woodwork, be it the crossbar or the post, in the first half of the season.

Unable to win

To cap it all off, the 0-0 draw with FC Schalke 04 set yet another negative record: not since the Bundesliga started over 50 years ago did one side go an entire first half of the season without a single win. Step forwards the most cursed club of the campaign.

With seven relegations already on their record book, Nürnberg already know a thing or two about going down – no side has been relegated from the top flight of German football more frequently. Only Eintracht Braunschweig's inferior goal difference means they are occupying bottom spot over the winter and not the Bavarians. If that can provide any solace…

What Braunschweig can boast, however, is that they have managed to win games. What Nürnberg would do to be able to make the same assertion, and the four-point gap to safety would then look more manageable.