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From Gills To Thrills

Taking a Small Kentish Team to the Top
Started on 16 December 2011 by naff123
Latest Reply on 18 December 2011 by naff123
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naff123's avatar Group naff123
9 yearsEdited
Hello all I'm Back to revitalise my Story of taking Gillingham to The Summit of the English Premier League.

After a Long Turbulant 2011- 2012 I was Crowned Champions with 12 games to spare With my Star Signing Sone Aluko Obtaining Player of the Year and Myself Getting the Coverted Manager of the year

And also Winning the JPT Beating Huddersfield 4 - 1

Season 2012 - 2013

The Gills step up once more to the dreaded League one, a league they are known for failing in! so Nervously go forth to achieve minimal 9th place but me being me I want to win the league! So It was time to uproot my team once more bringing in 30 players and release no fewer than 24 players!

Some big name signing like Rory Delap and Chimbonda to take me forth!

My Star Signing of all is definitely Francisco Sandaza who has so far banged in 33 League goals for me!

Another Big signing a rather emotional one for the gills fans is bringing back popular Simeon Jackson who left for norwich when we got relegated! Since signing him he has bagged his 100th goal and scoring 15 in 12 games

Now this season has gone so up and down for a momment i thought i would have no chance on earth winning league one! But After numerous team meetings and disciplinary's and ousting trouble makers we have come together as one! and smash the league and have just been crowned champions at Rivals Swindon winning 2 - 1

Sorry if this seems rushed i have just wanted to clear all black holes of 2 seasons missing i will let you all know of my transfers and expectations for the championship
naff123's avatar Group naff123
9 yearsEdited
Boy Wonder

With Thanks to some Scouting! I have come across this very exiting prospect! He is only 18 with some top notch stats I think he will be a winger for me! Saying that I chucked him on against Swindon an he banged in his first goal which turned out to win the L1 title for me!!

The season looks good so far mate :) Sandaza is looking a beast for you with the goals, Good Luck for the rest of your Gillingham career
Indeed I either use him as a Trequista or AF ^_^
naff123's avatar Group naff123
9 yearsEdited
Transfer News:

Really starting to try to gear up my team for next season to make a massive push toward the top of the championship Been setting eyes on wicked players!
Van Aanholt starting to respond positive to my press about buying him!

Alex Smithies

Huddersfield Have accepted a £1.2 M Offer but I am up against Q.P.R and Hull to buy him!
Good luck fella and a good start so far
Cheers mate indeed its going quite well i'm praying the team will perform in the championship!
Last Game of The Season

Finally The Final Game of the Season Before I take vacation till the start of next season (1/7/13)

Gillingham VS MK Dons

I go into this on the back of 2 defeats whilst MK Dons Go with 11 game winning streak
Being at the Priestfield I more than expect a win


Gillingham FC : 4 (Simeon Jackson 2, 75. Sandaza 15. Josh Carson 50.)
MK Dons : 5

Extremely frustrating everytime I scored a fantastic goal the defence fell asleep Papac being the main culprit with a rating of just 5.9 But at the end of the day I cannot be too mad after all this team of warriors have just took 111 + points this season so I have to admire them for their hard work.

Seasonal Summary:

I could not be happier with my men my only concern is my teams lack of ability to beat Oxford united!
I have a terrible record against them:
Oxford United

Played: 5
Won: 1
Drawn: 3
Lost: 1
GD: -2

Highlight of the Season:
There has been so many good games this season the cream of the crop is definitely as follows
Shrewsbury 0 - 6 Gillingham Fc (Sandaza 5 goals, Beattie 1)

This game was the Debut of Sandaza and with his previous record I dared dream of this debut but no he smashed them in!

Signing of the season:
This is a tough one because of the amazing talent brought in for league one! But there is only one contender
and it's Francisco Sandaza scoring 33 + league goals in his debut season with gillingham!

Whats Next?

I need to make a big review of my Defense and Goalkeeper they have been far too inconsistent this season unfortunate but I have to have a gelled team who can keep regular and frequent clean sheets which proved on my goal difference I have a mediocre League one defense!
So This is my main focus next season!

Season Target Next Season:

I would like to achieve at least 5th show my real intentions and beat Gillingham's highest ever league position.
Awesome story, of all teams it has to be lowly Oxford, I'm sure you can beat them next season and beat the voodoo!!!

Lets hope Fransisco Sandaza is consistent and scores another 30+ goals next season!

Go on you Gills!!!
Well with any chance thats the last i will see of them for a while as they only just avoided relegation if I get them in the carling cup or fa cup ill worry! lol

I'm counting on sandaza as he just signed a new 3 year contract. will make some suprising update in 5 mins
naff123's avatar Group naff123
9 yearsEdited
Pre-Season Update:

Board Have just pumped silly amounts of cash in from where I don't know but I think they have in mind where we shall be next season!

I have been delighted to be awarded with PFA League one Manager of the Year and Sandaza got the golden boot!

Also made some fine signings

Look at this amazing Regen!!

also Dedryk Boyata has signed for me for 1.8 m
Reputation on the up!
Just turned June and now I am being linked with a move to Ipswich even with their board approaching me offering me a contract. As flattering as it is Absolutely not! it would be silly and short sighted as they have only just narrowly avoided relegation to league one where I am looking to the summit of the championship next season but who knows who will approach me in the future also had a offer from Shamrock Rovers but I wouldn't consider Ireland for a while yet!
naff123's avatar Group naff123
9 yearsEdited
New Season New Expectations

Finally We are at the start of Pre-season and just starting to get some fantastic signings into the squad of which I am extremely excited about! These Signings are signalling my expectations to make it to the
Premiership and the fans share my delight about boyata!
Cost: £2.2M
Club: Man City
Position: DC

His current stats are encouraging!

Johnny Russell To Lead the Push for promotion! Partnered with Sandaza!
Cost: 500k
From: Motherwell
Position: AML/ST

More Regens!
Fitzpatrick looks promising but for now I think he shall be on loan to some clubs!
cost: 775k
Position: CB
From: Shelbourne

Scout Reports on Fitzpatrick prove his potential!
Encouraging signs Pre-Season Match
PSV Eindhoven VS Gillingham FC

Venue: Phillips Stadium

PSV Eindhoven 1 (Dirk Van Barneveld "2)
Gillingham FC 1 (Shane 'Wackay' Sutherland "59)

Things for the Gills got off to a horror start after a mix up between Sasa Papac and Dedryk Boyata Gave the ball to Van Barneveld who had just the keeper (Lapeyre to beat) and slotted home a nice finish. The gills tried their best to bounce back with Richard Smallward Hitting the Woodwork in the 35th minute apart from that a Poor first half with Sandaza being closed down everywhere and being limited. The Gills come out spirited in the second half after 4 changes (Andy Mooy for an injured Carson, Shane 'Wackay' Sutherland for Sandaza, Sutherland (GK) for Lapeyre and Captain Delap for Smallword). 59 minutes in and Sutherland scores a stunning volley after being laid off by Mooy to make the score 1-1.
For a team who is new to the Championship to Draw against a frequent Champions league team is a dream result!
Above: Sutherland scores a magnificent goal to make the gills level
Awesome story and great signings :) and what a result against the Dutch giants PSV!

Keep up the good work dude!

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