January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To Do ?

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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby bunburygills » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:05 am

A good sum up Gillsfan. I've just seen Les Riggs has just died. I used to love him as a kid with his long throws. I moved to Gillingham in 1956 and started watching the Gills straight away under Archie Clark. I've still got all the programmes from those games. We used to get great crowds then as well, regularly over 10,000. I remember a cup game I was at, I'm guessing it was against Swansea, though my memory is not what it used to be, when we had over 18,000. The place was jumping. The relationship with the players helped to foster the enthusiasm. I remember the second league game I ever saw when I lived in Somerset, it was Bristol Rovers v Liverpool in the second division. After the game we used to buy the Pink'un, it was pink, to get all the results. Then a bag of chips followed of course. Then I'm waiting at the bus stop only to stand next to the Rovers player Harry Bamford who was catching the same bus. Needless to say, I've still got his autograph to this day. Sadly, not long after that, Harry was killed in a traffic accident.
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby Rimshot » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:48 am

Harry Hughes and Dennis Hunt. A basic approach to the game !!
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby sotongill » Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:58 pm

bunburygills wrote:I remember a cup game I was at, I'm guessing it was against Swansea, though my memory is not what it used to be, when we had over 18,000. The place was jumping.


It was Swansea Bunbury , January 1960 . A few years before i first went to a game
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby gillsfan1066 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:23 am

I remember the night we turned the floodlights on 25th Sept.1963, BIG 3- 0 win against Bury in the FL Cup, we were standing on and hanging from the new floodlights (they put damn barbwire around them) and there was 15,000 there to see the Gills win. At half time some guys told us to go up to the wall right by the corner post on the Northeast corner, and the two things I remember about that night was how green the grass was, and how when the Gills left winger charged towards the corner post to be tackles inches away from us, and the noise of that crunching tackle and the ball bouncing off the wall inches from my head, hahaha.
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby Rimshot » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:41 am

I was at that Swansea game...I seem to remember Mel Nurse ( Welsh Interntional ) marking Pat Terry, who had a goal disallowed.
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby gillsfan1066 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:09 pm

My God some of you guys are old, lol, I forgot to mention when I went to the Bury game is was only 18 months old, quiet forward for my age. OK,OK, yes I know, that was my peak in life and I have been going downhill ever since.
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby sotongill » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:30 pm

gillsfan1066 wrote:My God some of you guys are old, lol, I forgot to mention when I went to the Bury game is was only 18 months old


I'm guessing you were 8/9 at the time of the Bury game , which was my age when i saw my first game , also under floodlights , against Tranmere , four years later ,
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby fan_of_mulligan » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:24 pm

https://twitter.com/TheGillsFC/status/1350494176639676419



Steve Evans is looking to sign A Striker And A Centre Back.
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby Garawa » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:34 pm

Why have we not announced Medley and Coyle have gone back I wonder?
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Re: January Incomings And Outgoings - What Do Gills Need To

Postby sotongill » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:49 pm

We mentioned on Monday that Medley and Coyle had been recalled by Arsenal , and that Medley had signed on loan for Kilmarnock
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