Vital Football

Latest Gillingham FC News

Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere

Could Martin Allen be tempted away from Gillingham? Reports have linked him with the vacancy at Sheffield United!

Allen has moved quickly to dismiss this talk on a move to the League One side though, with him adamant that only a Premier League move would lure him away: 'I will be at Priestfield next season. I have an agreement with Mr Scally that if a Premier League club come in then I will go, nobody can stop me, obvious.

'I promised him last summer when I sat in his office that I would do my job at Priestfield.'

"The grass isn't always greener" is an expression that's common in football, and Allen has found this out himself in the past.

He's admitted that he's sometimes made the wrong move and has no intention of doing this again as he's more than happy at Gillingham, adding: 'I have walked away on several occasions and gone for the money and once I needed to have a holiday and I needed a break. I was exhausted and I was drained of all my energy and that's the only reason I left Brentford.

'Here I am fit and I am well and I like working with Mr Scally. I feel this can go forward and we can improve on and off the pitch.

'Let's be honest. Speculation is always going to be there. If you are good at your job there is going to be speculation. I am good at my job.

'What has happened here, with my staff, the players, the supporters and the backing of Mr Scally has just been waiting to happen.'

Having been bitten before Allen, who has another year on his Gills contract, isn't going to be bitten again.

Apply To Be A Site Editor



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

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday April 26 2013
Time: 9:15PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Gillingham Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 51 To 74 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 11/1/17

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...

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:
True63%
False!37%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 28 17 6 5 57 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Fleetwood 27 13 7 7 46 11
5 Bradford 28 11 13 4 46 11
6 Rochdale 27 14 3 10 45 5
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Peterborough 26 11 8 7 41 9
9 Millwall 27 11 7 9 40 2
10 Bristol Rovers 28 11 6 11 39 -3
11 Wimbledon 27 9 10 8 37 5
12 Oxford 27 10 7 10 37 4
13 Walsall 27 9 10 8 37 -2
14 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
15 Port Vale 26 8 8 10 32 -10
16 MK Dons 26 8 7 11 31 -3
17 Gillingham 27 8 7 12 31 -9
18 Northampton 28 8 6 14 30 -9
19 Swindon 28 7 8 13 29 -14
20 Shrewsbury 28 7 7 14 28 -13
21 Bury 28 7 5 16 26 -12
22 Chesterfield 28 7 5 16 26 -17
23 Oldham 26 4 10 12 22 -15
24 Coventry 27 4 9 14 21 -16
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Gillingham Results (view all)

Gillingham Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Southend United (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BlueOyster104
2.Razorpound97
3.alphabet_king82
4.nibbles69
5.Lark68
6.nitram7764
7.jokerman54
8.Nobby_6653
9.Skoolboy_error51
10.Foxinthebox6750
The Vital Football Members League