What does history tells us about Pompey's League One promotion chances next season?

Portsmouth promoted next year? How every defeated League One play-off semi-finalist has fared the following season

Pompey’s Championship dream was ended in the League One play-off semi-finals last night - but will they come again next season?

We've gone back in time to discover every defeated League One play-off semi-finalists and looked at how they've fared the following season. In history in favour or against the Blues? Click and scroll through the pages to find out:

Brentford narrowly missed out on automatic promotion before tasting further play-off semi-final defeat at the hands of Swansea. Tranmere, however, survived relegation by four points.

1. 2004/05: Tranmere Rovers and Brentford

Brentford narrowly missed out on automatic promotion before tasting further play-off semi-final defeat at the hands of Swansea. Tranmere, however, survived relegation by four points.
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Two consecutive years of play-off heartbreak took its toll on Brentford as they were relegated from League One. Huddersfield dropped down to 15th.

2. 2005/06: Brentford and Huddersfield

Two consecutive years of play-off heartbreak took its toll on Brentford as they were relegated from League One. Huddersfield dropped down to 15th.
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In the following season, Oldham fell nine points short of a play-off spot in 8th whereas Yeovil suffered an opposite effect, finishing five points off the relegation places.

3. 2006/07: Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town

In the following season, Oldham fell nine points short of a play-off spot in 8th whereas Yeovil suffered an opposite effect, finishing five points off the relegation places.
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Southend, despite their best efforts, fell five points short in the race for the play-offs. At the other end of the table, Carlisle escaped the drop by ONE point.

4. 2007/08: Southend United and Carlisle United

Southend, despite their best efforts, fell five points short in the race for the play-offs. At the other end of the table, Carlisle escaped the drop by ONE point.
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