Date: 14th March 2016 at 9:05am
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A goalless draw at the Molineux yesterday afternoon made it five consecutive away games without scoring.

The last time Blues presided over such a record was 24 years ago with Terry Cooper at the helm. That season, Cooper`s newly promoted men finished 19th in Division One (the first season after the Premier League`s breakaway) scoring 50 goals in 46 games.

This time round, although not fighting a relegation scrap, the lack of goals could adversely affect Blues` play-off hopes.

It was the 1992-93 season. Blues were sitting comfortably in eighth. Then came the away goal hoodoo. The results were as follows:

3 October 1992 – Oxford 0-0 Blues
17 October 1992 – Tranmere 4-0 Blues
1 November 1992 – Charlton 0-0 Blues
7 November 1992 – Bristol City 3-0 Blues
21 November 1992 – Barnsley 1-0 Blues

Blues finally broke their away goal duck in a 3-1 defeat at West Ham (28 November 1992) with Ian Rodgerson scoring. Blues slipped down to 20th. With three away wins all season, Blues avoided relegation with a 1-0 win against Charlton at St. Andrew`s – Paul Moulden`s goal ensuring survival.

This term, Gary Rowett`s men are ten goals short of Cooper`s team with ten games to play. But the biggest difference is the goals against column. During the 92-93 campaign, Blues shipped 72 goals compared to just 34 this season.

During Blues` current five game barren away spell, chances have been created and missed but sooner or later, one will fly in. Clayton Donaldson was an inch away from giving Blues the points in the Black Country yesterday and Jacques Maghoma could have been the hero with a bit more composure.

Blues entertain Fulham at St. Andrew`s on Saturday in a must-win game before travelling to Charlton where a goal would count as progress.

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