Or was Alan Hansen speaking a general truth when he famously declared ‘you don’t win anything with kids’.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s once-in-a-lifetime band of fledgling superstars made the Match of the Day pundit eat his words in 1995, as they went on to deliver Premier League glory.
But there’s normally a degree of nous to the most successful sides in English football.
So how do Pompey match up to their League One rivals when it comes to experience?
Using transfermarkt.com’s research, we’ve assessed the average age of League One squads.
Whether experience or a lack of it equates to success, we’ll let you decide...
Click through to see how each team match up.
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