They may be down, but they are far from out.
The record books will show that the 2012-13 season ended in relegation for Pompey, with them bottom of the League One table.
But that does not tell anything like the full story of a campaign which ended with pride restored in the shirt and the dark clouds of administration finally lifted from the sky above Fratton Park.
Many felt that some of the players who started the League One season back in August wearing the star and crescent never understood what it meant to represent the city and the club.
But those who finished it certainly did.
And today in The News we publish a giant poster of the squad which finishes the league season as part of a brand new supporter led era.
· Pick up a copy of The News today for our giant souvenir poster. If you live outside the circulation area order by calling: 0844 292 0216 selecting option 5. Open 9am-7pm Monday to Friday and 9am-1pm on Saturday.