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Offline Dave Smith

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Re: Gills Return To Football League 1950
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 15:55:10 »
A few weeks ago, someone must have taken down the notice " It hasn't finished untill the fat lady sings" for they were back to their old habits. However, a bit better now & doing rather well in the- what would have been in the old days- 3rd Divsion.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 13:32:39 »
Much too early for me as I did not start going until 1974, but still a season ticket holder now. I recognise some of the names though from the club history books I have read.

I presume that the photo is taken in front of the old Redfern Avenue stand?

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Re: Gills Return To Football League 1950
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2015, 11:24:41 »
Your right Dave Smith they have lost so many games in injury time in the past but on a little run at the moment " Up the Gills "

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 13:01:33 »
A bit after my time! My pal & self followed Gills during 1945/6 - Kent League where they won almost everything & '46/`47 in the Southern League. Their centre forward then was Russel, who became known as 9 goal Russel after Gills beat, Cheltenham I think - or Gloucester by 12 goals?. Funny (peculiar), I have followed Gills - in the newspaper only & I've travelled round a lot - ever since (I now live in N.E.Cheshire). Particularly remember periods where they forgot " it isn't over until the fat lady sings" by losing in the closing minutes - too many times!  Dave Smith

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Re: Gills Return To Football League 1950
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 05:48:06 »
I seemed to have completely missed this topic but now recall three names that on the photo. Hales, Burtenshaw and Kingsnorth. I`m sure that Kingsnorth (Tommy?) once played for Sittingbourne F.C. or Bowaters (Lloyds) and possibly Burtenshaw and Hales.

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Re: Gills Return To Football League 1950
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 21:54:56 »
This is just a bit before my time starting as a Gills Supporter. I started following Gillingham from about 1954 and still suffer with everyone looking for the results after each match but now live near Lincoln so it is a long trip to watch the matches live.

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