Saturday 18 August – Gills 0 -2 Tranmere
So that’s it is it? 503 new summer signings, Chairman Scally claiming that anything less than promotion will be a failure, £200,000 spent on a defender (a defender, mark you!) and what we get is a repeat of the same old shite we have been watching for the last two seasons.
Ok, some balance now-
- The team needs time to gel
- We have been unlucky with refereeing decisions
- We have been unlucky with injuries
- We have just been unlucky with….. look we just have ok?!
But come on, that really was rubbish wasn’t it? We got outplayed by a Tranmere side who had enjoyed a similarly poor opening to the season as the Gills. They should have won by more than the two goals they did – and would have but for numerous saves from Simon Royce. Our new look team, meanwhile, failed to carve out what could be considered a worthwhile opportunity.
They looked old, slow, ponderous and completely lacking in guile. No pace anywhere. Not even a little bit. None. Three games in and I’m worried – don’t know about the rest of you.
Champagne Moment: The news that we will be getting a Gills sticker book at the next home game, and stickers in the programme to lovingly fill it with. This could be the start of an exciting new Gills sticker swapping era, and is certainly just the incentive we needed to entice us to turn up week in week out.