Gillingham

FL125 VOTE

 

  What is Gillingham's best ever match?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Gillingham 10-0 Chesterfield (1987) 50%
2 Gillingham 5-4 Hereford United (2012) 22%
3 Gillingham 2-0 Halifax (1993) 17%
4 Sunderland 4-3 Gillingham(1987) 11%
5 Oxford United 0-1 Gillingham(2010) 0%
     

The FL125 Greatest Match voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatGames.

The nominations were:

Gillingham 5-4 Hereford United (2012) - Gills score three times in the last 10 minutes to claim victory from the jaws of defeat.

Gillingham 2-0 Halifax (1993) - Tony Eeles and Paul Baker's goals secure League survival for the Gills and condemn Halifax to the conference.

Oxford United 0-1 Gillingham (2010) - Cody McDonald nets the goal which ends Gillingham's record run of 33 games without an away win.

Sunderland 4-3 Gillingham (1987) - Despite losing the second leg, Keith Peacock's Gillingham overcome second division Sunderland on aggregate to reach the first ever Third Division Play-Off Final.

Gillingham 10-0 Chesterfield (1987) - Seven days after beating Southend 8-1, Keith Peacock's Gills record their highest ever League victory.

 

  Who is Gillingham's best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Andy Hessenthaler 76%
2 Paul Smith 16%
3 Adrian Pennock 8%
4 David Martin 0%
4 Chris Hope 0%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

The nominees were:

Paul Smith - Captained the side in many of his 400 appearances for the Gills and was named player of the year four times in seven seasons at Priestfield.

David Martin - An uncompromising central midfielder, Dave Martin anchored the Gills midfield in the 1995/96 promotion campaign.

Andy Hessenthaler - Strong in the tackle and blessed with a real eye for goal, Hessy was an inspirational skipper who captained the Gills in the 1998/99 Play-Off match against Manchester City

Chris Hope - Signed in the build up to the club's first season at Championship level, Chris played 176 consecutive games before finally missing a game through injury.

Adrian Pennock - A hugely popular defender with a great rapport with the Gills faithful. Ade captained the team as the clinched promotion to the Championship with Play-Off Final success against Wigan Athletic in 1999/2000.

 

  Who is Gillingham's greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Steve Bruce 51%
2 Andy Hessenthaler 25%
3 Robert Taylor 18%
4 Brian Yeo 4%
5 John Simpson 2%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

John Simpson - Gillingham's first choice goalkeeper for 15 years between 1957-1972, John still holds the record for all time club League appearances at 571.

Brian Yeo - A one club man, striker Brian holds the club's goalscoring record with 136 in 356 League appearances and equalled our club record for a season with 31 goals in the promotion winning campaign on 1973/74.

Robert Taylor - Signed from Brentford in 1998, 'Superbob' struck 33 goals in 61 League appearances for the Gills including all five in a 5-0 away victory at Burnley.

Steve Bruce - Signed as an apprentice in 1977, Brucie made over 200 appearances for the Gills, earning England Youth honours before going on to captain Manchester United.

Andy Hessenthaler - Signed in 1996 from Watford, Hessy became an instant fans favourite and was a key player as the Gills clinched promotion to the second tier of English football for the first time in their history.

 

  When was Gillingham's best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1999/00 74%
2 2012/13 19%
3 1995/96 3%
3 1973/74 3%
5 1986/87 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1999/00 - Gillingham reached the fifth round of the FA Cup before eventually losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and won the League 1 Play-Offs to clinch promotion to the second tier of English Football for the first time in the club's history.

2012/13 - This season marked the club's 100th since changing their name from New Brompton FC to Gillingham Football Club, and they won our first League title in 50 years in record breaking style.

1995/96 - Having been rescued from liquidation by new chairman Paul Scally in the summer of 1995, Gillingham clinched promotion from the Fourth Division with the meanest defence in the country.

1973/74 - Gillingham won promotion to Division Three with leading scorer Brian Yeo equalling the club's record of 31 goals in a League campaign. The GIlls were the top scoring side in The Football League with 90.

1986/87 - Keith Peacock's free-scoring side, including fans favourite Tony Cascarino, overcame Division Two side Sunderland in an epic Play-Off semi-final before eventually missing out on promotion to Swindon in a Play-Off Final replay.

 

  Who is Gillingham's best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Keith Peacock 53%
2 Tony Pulis 22%
3 Martin Allen 15%
4 Peter Taylor 9%
5 Andy Nelson 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.

The nominees were: 

Keith Peacock - He assembled the most entertaining side in Gillingham history and discovered the likes of Steve Bruce and Tony Cascarino.

Tony Pulis - Helped rebuild the club, clinching promotion from Division Four in his first season and took the Gills to Wembley for the first time in the club's history.

Martin Allen - Delivered the club's first League title in 49 years by winning League 2 in his first season at the Gillingham.

Peter Taylor - Took the club into the second tier of English football for the first and only time in Gillingham's history via Play-Off Final victory at Wembley.

Andy Nelson - Andy arrived at Gillingham in the summer of 1971 following the club's relegation. He rebuilt the side from scratch and won promotion from the Fourth Division in 1973/74.