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

Recent Gillingham Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/9/17)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for the season of 2017/18.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 19/9/17

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 for an applicable...

Holy In Team Of The Week (18/9/17)

Gillingham are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Vital View - League One - 16th September 2017

The League One season continued with the latest round of games played over the weekend, 16th September.

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:
True67%
False!33%
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Wayne.Kerr127
2.Nobby_66126
3.John_Knee104
4.Gills195880
5.markinkent80
6.Vambogills75
7.ME2blue74
8.alphabet_king69
9.Razorpound65
10.tcblue64
Vital Football Comment