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Head Out On The Highway

Pompey prepare to rack up the miles during 2021/22 season

31 May 2021

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The early alarm call, the road trip playlist and the stop-off at Warwick services for a greasy fry-up.

It is a routine that has been sorely missed by plenty of Pompey fans over the past 14-and-a-half months.

So those regular away-day travellers will be hoping that restrictions have eased enough to allow them to travel all over the country to follow Danny Cowley’s side during the 2021/22 campaign.

There are seven new sides entering League One, with Cheltenham, Cambridge, Bolton and Morecambe all climbing out of the fourth tier.

Meanwhile, Wycombe, Rotherham and Sheffield Wednesday will be slightly less enamoured by their new surroundings following relegation from the Championship.

The journey that will undoubtedly excite the majority of Blues supporters, however, is the one to AFC Wimbledon.

Not only does that represent the shortest trip, but Covid ensured fans were absent for the club’s first visit to the new Plough Lane last term.

One trek that some could probably do without, though, is the petrol-guzzling slog up to Wearside to face Sunderland.

If fans are allowed to go to every away league match during the forthcoming season, they would rack up an eye-watering 8,676.2 miles.

But after a year of watching from the sofa, it is a total that will delight all those who cannot wait to get on the road again.

Team Distance in miles
(round trip)
Estimated drive time
(round trip)
Sunderland 679.2 11 hours, 32 mins
Morecambe 581.8 9 hours, 48 mins
Fleetwood 573 9 hours, 52 mins
Accrington 548.2 9 hours, 14 mins
Bolton 516.4 8 hours, 42 mins
Wigan 493.4 8 hours, 28 mins
Doncaster 465 7 hours, 56 mins
Sheffield Wednesday 463.6 8 hours
Rotherham 453.4 7 hours, 42 mins
Lincoln 429 7 hours, 42 mins
Crewe 427 7 hours, 18 mins
Shrewsbury 403.6 6 hours, 56 mins
Burton 364 6 hours, 20 mins
Plymouth 343.6 6 hours, 52 mins
Ipswich 317.8 5 hours, 38 mins
Cambridge 265 5 hours, 12 mins
Cheltenham 230.6 4 hours, 22 mins
MK Dons 229 4 hours, 10 mins
Gillingham 215.4 3 hours, 56 mins
Charlton 205.4 3 hours, 48 mins
Oxford 170.2 3 hours, 12 mins
Wycombe 168.2 3 hours, 6 mins
AFC Wimbledon 133.4 2 hours, 52 mins
Total 8,676.2 152 hours, 38 mins

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