You are confusing our BRILLIANT support with the lack of effort on the pitch. 10000 away fans cannot win the games. It's about our players on the pitch and the set up by NW and his team. Away fans do not get you promoted.
We have always had a good away support given the amount of travelling that has to be done. In fact I cant recall a time when we didnt. Even in the depths of our low times in the early 80s we always had an excellent away following.