Vital Football

Latest Gillingham FC News

Scally Makes Rallying Cry

Scally Makes Rallying Cry

Gills chairman Paul Scally appears to have given his backing to under-fire manager Mark Stimson by insisting everyone at the club 'has a role to play'.

The Gills made it nine games without a win and dropped into the relegation zone after a dismal 1-0 defeat to Tranmere at Priestfield on Tuesday.

Stimson again was the victim of negative chants from the Gills fans, with many believing the manager should be relieved of his duties.

But Scally told KentOnline: 'We must stick together. Everybody has a role to play - the manager, players and fans.

'Mark Stimson is not a bad manager and will improve in time.

'The players are individually good but not gelling and the fans are understably nervous. It is a very concerning time.

'The mood inside Priestfield has not been good for the last three home games. It has been very quiet. The terraces have a big part to play.

'The fans are frustrated but so is everybody - the manager, players and nobody more so than me.

'The fans were unbelievable at Brentford last weekend. We have to do that for 90 minutes at Priestfield.'

Stimson himself has admitted he is under pressure, but the Gills boss is desperate to keep his job and get the team out of the relegation places.

He told the club's official website: 'This is a fantastic football club with great support but at the moment we're at the wrong end of the table.

'I've had a good discussion with the Chairman and it was an honest one between two honest people. We're both unhappy with the position we are in and we were both unhappy with the performance the other night.

'He listens to the commentary on the Radio and I think that Radio Kent commentary is an honest opinion.

'Like me, he is very disappointed and frustrated by the performance because we didn't see it coming. He's just said to do what you do, get your head down and give it your best.

'We gave the players a day off yesterday and then this morning we had a brief chat before the training session just to iron out a few things.

'One thing we had to do was show them where we are in the league because there is no way of getting away from the fact that we are in the bottom four and we want to be out of it as quickly as possible. We're in it together and we've got to get out of it.

'We've certainly got the ability to get out of it but have we got the know how to get out if it? That will be the most important thing over the next few weeks.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gillingham Editor
Date:Friday February 12 2010
Time: 1:47AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Gillingham Articles

EFL Cup To Fast Track Video Assistance?

It's been reported this week that the Football Association could now fast track video assistant referee help for match day officials in the League Cup.

EFL Trophy Continues To Have A Future

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey has said that the revamped EFL Trophy continues to have a future for League One and Two clubs in the coming years.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 30/3/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Archived Vital Gills Articles

Vital Gills articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Gills
Write For Vital Gills
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

No poll
Suggested By:
True64%
False!36%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 40 24 10 6 82 32
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Scunthorpe 40 19 10 11 67 21
5 Bradford 40 16 18 6 66 15
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 39 16 12 11 60 6
8 Oxford 40 17 8 15 59 9
9 Rochdale 39 16 9 14 57 4
10 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Wimbledon 40 13 15 12 54 3
13 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 41 12 10 19 46 -11
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Gillingham Results (view all)

Gillingham Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Northampton Town (a)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Razorpound136
2.BlueOyster124
3.mozzer59122
4.Nobby_66104
5.nibbles102
6.Gills195895
7.Detritus83
8.LancsGordoRoad70
9.jokerman67
10.John_Knee64
Vital Football Comment