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I watched the master-class film “Slumdog Millionaire” last night, as I couldn’t sleep before the showpiece event the next day.
How on earth could a…a…a Slumdog…possibly win Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Almost the same question had been asked to me for the past week.
How on earth could a Gillingham fan, a Slumdog Gillingham fan, possibly get tickets to watch Manchester United play Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup Final at Wembley?
In with the nearly 89,000 millionaires in one of the world’s finest stadiums, I really did feel like a …

After losing 3-0 in the corresponding away fixture a few months back, Gillingham gained revenge over League Two rivals Exeter City with a 1-0 victory at the KRBS Priestfield stadium.
A goal from Adam Miller in the 79th minute was the difference between the two sides, as the Gills move up to fourth in the table after securing their third successive league win.
As usual, Gillingham were determined to get on the front foot right from the off, and they signalled their attacking intent just three minutes in, when John …

Over the past few days a lot has been happening off the field at Gillingham FC. Here are the top stories at the club:
Gills Sign Duo on Loan
Back to first-team matters now, and manager Mark Stimson has bolstered his squad with the signing of two players on-loan, as he looks to continue building a side that can have a realistic chance of gaining promotion this season.
One of the players is right winger Jamie Peters, a 21-year old Canadian international who was on the books of Kaiserslautern as a youngster, …

After their match on January 10th against Aldershot Town was postponed due to a frozen pitch, Gillingham will play their first home game in 20 days when they take on Exeter City at the KRBS Priestfield stadium.
The Gills will be looking to build on their two back-to-back away wins – which has seen them climb back into the play-off places – when they play host to Exeter City, a team in which the Kent-based club have bad memories of, having played awful and lost 3-0 in the corresponding away …

The general consensus around Gillingham and all those who support the club is that this season, Gillingham can get promoted.
After winning a tough away match at Morecambe 1-0 four days ago, for most fans it seemed the odds would be stacked against Gillingham to make it two wins in a row away from home, especially considering the Gills’ dire away form so far this campaign.
But rather surprisingly, and even more so when they went 1-0 down, the club from Kent managed to muster up three goals in the …

Rotherham United have been outstanding this season, and had it not been for their 17-point deduction, at the moment they would be sitting comfortably in the League Two play-offs. They have bounced back from their points deduction and have gotten out of the relegation zone, ahead of Grimsby Town who didn’t have a points deduction.
Rotherham also have an impressive away record, having won three, drawn three, and lost just once in their seven away games this season.
Gillingham have made the KRBS Priestfield Stadium something of a fortress, with five wins, …

A second-half header from Andrew Barcham sent Gillingham through to the second round of the FA Cup after they secured a 1-0 win against Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday.
Bury started the game brightly and came close to opening the scoring after just two minutes when Andy Morrell cut in from the right, before seeing his shot deflected over the bar for a corner.
Gillingham registered the first shot on target after seven minutes but Adam Miller’s effort failed to trouble Bury goalkeeper Wayne Brown.
The home side continued to push forward …

The 2007-08 FA Cup was a spectacular competition that incredibly saw the downfall of all the big four by the quarter-final stage.
Manchester United beat Arsenal in the 5th round, before losing at home to eventual winners Portsmouth. After going 2-1 down at Anfield to Blue Square South (6th tier of English football) side Havant and Waterlooville, Liverpool managed to get to the 5th round only to be knocked by Barnsley (of the Coca Cola League Championship). And after being Liverpool, Barnsley went on to beat Chelsea at Oakwell in the quarter-finals.
Such …

After being unable to secure a win five games in a row away from home, Gillingham finally got back to winning ways on the road with a narrow 1-0 victory over Macclesfield at the Moss Rose stadium.
It was a scrappy affair up in the North West, but the Gills came out on top despite being without key players Simon Royce, Leigh Mills, and Mark McCammon.
Macclesfield failed to create many chances, especially in the first half, as Gillingham looked the more dangerous of the two teams. However, the limited attacking options for the …

They may have won 2-0, but no way was today’s game as comfortable as it sounds. It was a lackluster performance by Gillingham today, and with the game still at 0-0 with 70 minutes gone, one could only think here we go again.
No matter who we were playing, things were going to be tough today. Top scorer Simeon Jackson was still ruled out through injury, and both Mark Bentley and captain Barry Fuller were suspended. This meant Garry Richards had to drop back into the right back role, with Mark …