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2 January 2015

Ten facts about Gillingham ahead of our League One encounter


1: FOUNDED:1893

2: NICKNAME:The Gills

3: HOME GROUND: MEMS Priestfield Stadium 

4: CAPACITY:11,440

5: CARETAKER MANAGER:Andy Hessenthaler

6: ONE TO WATCH:Doug Loft

7: MOST LEAGUE APPEARANCES:John Simpson, 571, 1957-72

 8: LAST MATCH PLAYED: Gillingham 1 Bristol City 3

 9: FORM (LAST 6):Won 3 Drawn 1 Lost 2

10: *DID YOU KNOW?: After being voted out of the Football League in 1938, Gillingham returned for the 1950-51 season when they were one of two clubs elected into Division Three South when the competition was extended from 22 to 24 clubs. The Gills topped the poll on that occasion with 44 votes.

Source: Sky Sports Football Year Book*

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