Huddersfield’s 22nd league defeat of the season was one too many for goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
“I’m really frustrated about this,” he said. “I’m just tired of losing. We’ve won one game in the past three months. It’s not enough for anybody here. Not in the stadium, not for us as professionals.
“We want to win, and we don’t seem to be able to. And that’s not good enough. It’s tough.”
It seems much more than 22 months since Huddersfield were celebrating an unlikely promotion.
As they approached their Championship play-off matches two seasons ago, head coach David Wagner showed his players a photograph of the last Huddersfield team to play in the top tier, back in 1971-72, to show how they could create club history.
Now it is all going horribly wrong. Wagner left in January, and the Huddersfield class of 2019 are on course to create unwanted records. The lowest goal total for one season in the history of England’s top four divisions is 18, set in 1899-1900 by a Loughborough team so bad they failed to gain re-election to the Football League and never returned. With eight Premier League games left, Huddersfield have 15 goals.