Figures reveal Pompey fans’ loyalty

Kal Naismith was gaffer for a day Phil Whyte's man of the match against Cambridge United. Photo by Joe Pepler

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POMPEY fans’ loyalty has been highlighted following the release of Football League attendance figures.

The Blues delivered the 18th highest average attendance last season of the 72 clubs in the three divisions outside of the Premier League – with a mean total of 15,235.

And a string of other statistics reflect well on the club’s support across a disappointing League Two campaign.

Pompey laboured to their worst-ever Football League finish as they came home in 16th spot in League Two.

But that didn’t stop an average of 1,039 supporters (24th in the Football League) travelling to away games.

Pompey’s strong season-ticket sales (11,175) placed them 15th in the Football League.

Pompey fan John Westwood

Pompey fan John Westwood

The 2,747 supporters who made the trip to Oxford in August was the highest single away following of the season for Pompey.

That ranked them 28th across the Football League and was the 68th highest away attendance in all games held over the three divisions.

The biggest crowd of the season at Fratton Park came on Boxing Day, when 17,558 supporters watched the disappointing 2-0 defeat by AFC Wimbledon.

In the rankings, that placed Pompey 22th highest of all Football League clubs.

Impressively, Fratton Park was at an average of 84 per cent of it’s total occupancy across the campaign – 18th highest of the 72 clubs.

A total of 350,411 Pompey fans were admitted to games.

That also placed them 18th of all Football League clubs.

Pompey also recorded all of the top 10 highest attendances for home games in League Two last season.

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