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“It’s time for Mr Scally to take matters out of Pennock’s hands”

Gills fan and vlogger Reece Heard gives his take on the current situation at the Gills



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With 12 wins in the club’s last 60 league outings since April 2016, there’s been very little to cheer for the Gills supporters in the last 17 months, and an increasing amount to jeer.

Despite a large portion of the fanbase being set on their opinion of Adrian Pennock before the weekend, there was still a reasonable number of fans willing to back the former Priestfield centre back.

Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Oxford, however, appears to be the straw that finally broke the camel’s back, as even Mr Pennock’s biggest admirers are no longer able to ultimately defend the indefensible.

“I know they say stats don’t always tell the full story, but Pennock’s record of four victories in 27 league games says absolutely everything you need to know.”

It’s well and good saying that we play well in patches of games, but I can’t think of a single game under Pennock’s guidance where we’ve performed well for a full 90 minutes, and that’s why we can’t win football matches.

Questionable team selections, baffling comments in the media, a lack of direction to his players and a 14.8% win rate surely means his reign is nearing its climax.

I don’t blame him for taking the job at a club that he claims to love, so it’s time for Mr Scally to take matters out of Pennock’s hands, swallow some pride by admitting that his appointment was a major error and bring in a competent League One manager in order to prevent our club sleepwalking into the basement division.

Follow Reece on Twitter @Reece_GFC and watch his vlogs with The Last Waltz blog on this very site.