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    It was 40 years ago today....

    22 Dec 1980 - FA cup round 2 2nd replay. Gillingham 0 Maidstone United 2.
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    Can anyone provide information on unused substitutes

    I have been attempting to find the match day squads for every Gillingham league match using a combination of match programmes, match reports, internet research and my own records. The 1960s have proved very problematical in recording unused substitutes in matches, however, I have almost found...
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    Penalty Shoot-Outs

    Last night was Gillingham's 13th penalty shoot-out. Five have been won and eight lost. 40 of the 58 penalties have been scored. Eight have taken place in (what is now called the EFL Trophy), 4 in the League Cup and one in the play off final. Gills have won two and lost four of the six...
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    Steve Lovell - Welsh goal

    This is a video of Steve Lovell's first international goal in 1985 (Norwegian commentary) (see around the 1minute mark). Shortly before is an hilarious own goal. Don't know what the attendance was but it looks a bit 'sparse'.
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    Gills sendings off since 1979

    More nerdy stats I am afraid. Gills have had 161 players sent off since 1979, 144 in the league and 17 in cup games, an average of more than 4 per season. At least one player has been sent off in each of those seasons. The worst was actually in 2005/06 with 9, two each for Darren Byfield...
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    Gillingham's First 1000 league players

    At the end of the 2018/2019 season Gillingham had used 1022 players in Football League Games. Since 2002, 273 players have made their debuts, that is an average of more than 16 debuts per season over that period. In contrast between being reelected to the league in 1950 and 2002 (52 years)...
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    Gills bottom of the league....

    (Or maybe top of the league). Fewest yellow cards in the division - just four in five games so far, 23rd highest in the division. https://www.espn.co.uk/football/stats/_/league/ENG.3/view/discipline/english-league-one
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    Club Statistician

    Do The Gills have an official statistician/historian these days? At one time it was Roger Triggs of course.
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    Happy birthday to former Gills player...

    Garry Kimble. 53 today. He was involved in non league management in the Essex area until recently. Wonder what je is doing now?
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    Why i am against VAR

    I dont support a Premier League team, in fact i support a relatively obscure team from League 1. You know which. I don't like the Premier League or what it represents. However, i think the introduction of VAR will be the deathnell for football. In cricket video replays have been an absolute...
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    Why arent we playing?

    There are 11 games in our division tonight. Why not us?
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    Help - Stats needed season 88/89

    Can anyone help - if they have an old football programme or match report they can look up for me please? I am after the names of the one unused substitute for each of these three games in season 88/89: Sat 26 Nov 1988 Notts County (A) Sun 19 Mar 1989 Swansea City (A) Fri 24 Mar 1989 Wigan...
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    Bristol -car share to games?

    I live near Bristol. If any fellow fans live close by and wish to car share/share petrol costs to games please get in contact.
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