Up the Gills or down the Gills?
The Shouting Ben on the year ahead at Priestfield
This month our Gills columnist Ben Hopkins has gazed into his crystal ball to look at the year to come. His semi-educated conclusion? That predictions are just glorified guesswork. Here’s what may or may not happen at Priestfield in the coming months.
January 6: Sheffied United in the FA Cup
For us lower-league types, FA Cup fever inspires some crazy delirium. Even though they’re struggling in the Premier League, Sheffield United are three divisions higher, have a budget multiple times bigger, and can fill a bench with international players. And in all likelihood, they’ll comfortably, if not necessarily easily, eliminate Gills from the cup. But somehow there’s still the belief that we can conquer Sheffield United. Maybe the Gills raise their game and the expensive opposition wilts in the face of fan intimidation and underdog intensity. I’ll also accept a dubiously earned last-minute winner.