The Blues were often backed in large numbers for gruelling trips across the country, including Morecambe, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday – with often little to play for.
But how does the Fratton faithful’s backing away from home compare to the rest of the teams in League One?
Thanks to @theawayfans on Twitter, who have compiled the list of average attendances, the question has been answered.
Here’s what we found out...
1. Fleetwood (24th)
Average away attendances: 204 Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Photo: Alex Livesey
2. Accrington (23rd)
Average away attendance: 222
Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Photo: Jan Kruger
3. Burton (22nd)
Average away attendance: 279
Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Photo: Laurence Griffiths
4. Cheltenham (21st)
Average away attendance: 307
Picture: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Photo: Ryan Pierse