Gillingham - A Backhanded Compliment
UK time is: 04:31:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

A Backhanded Compliment

Pushing for the League Two title you'd almost expect Gillingham to have a player in the running for the divisional player of the year wouldn't you?

However that wasn't the case with the League Two managers not recognising any Gills players.

Promotion rivals Port Vale did with their 25-goal topscorer Tom Pope claiming this accolade ahead of Exeter's Jamie Cureton and Bradford's Gary Jones.

Martin Allen, as he told KentOnline, isn't concerned by this and actually feels it's a "backhanded compliment" that his players were overlooked: 'I really don't care and I have no interest in awards. When they come our way, we share it among ourselves and the manager-of-the-month thing I got has been given to the kit man because everyone plays their part. There are no stars here.

'We are a down to earth, humble group of people. We all look after and support each other and work hard together.

'If the other managers have not picked our players out I think that's a kind of a backhanded compliment to what we've actually done. We do not concede any goals and we win a lot of games.

'None of our players are in the top three? Hello. Fantastic. What a great compliment that is to our club.'

Clearly Allen is disappointed by this, however securing promotion is the priority but The Gills boss is right really that the lack of acknowledge is a compliment in a way.

Apply To Be A Site Editor

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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 25 2013

Time: 8:33PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Gillingham Articles

Match Day Officials v Shrewsbury (Thursday November 26 2015)

League 1 - Gillingham 2-0 Rochdale (Thursday November 26 2015)

Stats: Gillingham v Rochdale (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Lennon Loss Key Or Coincidental? (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League 1 Programme - 24th November (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Match Day Officials v Rochdale (Monday November 23 2015)

Coventry Highlights (Monday November 23 2015)

Edinburgh On Coventry Defeat (Monday November 23 2015)

Stats: Coventry City v Gills (Saturday November 21 2015)

Coventry v Gillingham - Team Sheets (Saturday November 21 2015)

Archived Gillingham Articles

List All Vital Gills Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Coventry 19 11 5 3 +17 38
2. Gillingham 19 11 4 4 +14 37
3. Burton 18 11 2 5 +3 35
4. Walsall 18 9 6 3 +13 33
5. Wigan 19 9 6 4 +10 33
6. Bradford 19 8 7 4 +3 31
7. Peterborough 19 9 3 7 +11 30

Gillingham Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers - Team News
Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:59:01
DRFC Wellens joins Latics on loan
Doncaster : 26/11/2015 20:44:01
Thomas Gets Recalled so Blackpool Move In For West
Blackpool : 26/11/2015 17:42:01
Sports Hall Named After Joel Richards
Walsall : 26/11/2015 17:29:01
Crewe snap up defender
Crewe : 26/11/2015 16:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Gillingham v Rochdale
Suggested By:  VitalGillingham
Gillingham win 0%
Rochdale win 0%
Draw 100%