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The Opposition View


Following the 3-0 win which relegated Gillingham yesterday afternoon, here are some views on the game from Gills' manager Mark Stimson and a few of their fans.


Speaking to BBC Radio Kent, the Gillingham manager was at a loss to explain his side's lethargic display but was generous in his praise of Wycombe's performance.

"We've not performed. We wanted to take the game to Wycombe, but you could see that they played with no fear. I'm sure if they play like that they'll win the league by Christmas next year with the football they tried to play, but we didn't get anywhere near them. We didn't match them in any department," said Stimson.

Referring to his own side's performance, he said:

"If you fail because of ability, that's not a problem. But if you fail because of effort and desire, then for me that's a massive problem and we fell short in those areas today."



The Gillingham fans felt let down by their side's surprisingly tame performance.

The following extracts are taken from Gillingham Fans Online, Gills Connect, BBC606 and The Football Forum.


John66 wrote:
'I don't understand why all the teams in trouble today played their hearts out apart from ours. Don't they care what league they are in?'


Abzz wrote:
'Where was the passion and the fight we saw against Leeds and Southampton? I would rather have gone down 5-0 if we had played 4 up front and gone for it but we just couldn't contain Wycombe who ran rings around us in midfield today.'


fishypaul wrote:
'To go down without a fight is shameful.'


Geoff King wrote:
'It felt like a home game with the atmosphere we created, but the players played like they felt one of the other results had to go our way so they didn't need to bother - Well they were wrong.'


kentpaul wrote:
'And to think we all went to Wycombe today knowing we weren't going to get relegated!'


jaybo wrote:
'We were hammered yesterday and deserved to go down because all the other teams involved were capable of winning or drawing.'


jobsworth wrote:
'You don't deserve to stay up if you can't muster a single away win in 23 attempts. To lose 3-0 in such a vital game is a disgrace.'


EagerExile wrote:
'They didn't care. That's the only reason I can give for the way the team capitulated when there was so much at stake and so many of us had turned up to support them.'


flagontour wrote:
'We were relegated because we went to Wycombe thinking that even if we lose other teams will fail to capitalize. At the final whistle were any of our players on their knees head in hands distraught at the prospect of League Two? No - all we got was the smell of arrogance wafting towards us, the fans. It's OUR club, but the players just strode off after yet another away defeat.'


CheltenhamBlue wrote:
'How can a team that should be fighting for their lives go down with such a whimper? They played like they cared for possibly 5 - 10 mins out of 90. Losing 3-0 to a side already relegated is a disgrace.'


gill69 wrote:
'I walked away in silence from Adams Park yesterday totally gutted by the passionless performance that I'd witnessed. The first half was awful, lit up only by a very good goal. I fully expected the Gills to explode into action in the second half and turn things around and if Jackson had scored we'd have quickly been at 1-1 and set up for a superb finish, but instead we caved in with a force that I can't remember ever experiencing before.'


Greenwich_Gill wrote:
'We were totally shocking and fully deserved what we got.'


Well that's it for another season. At least the opposition views have been a lot kinder to Wycombe over the last six games and hopefully we can look forward to reading how superb they all think we are next season in League Two!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Len
Date:Sunday May 9 2010
Time: 1:16PM

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