‘Can’t believe the boo boys are back already’ – Plenty of Gillingham fans call for perspective after a disappointing home defeat

Gillingham began their home League One campaign with defeat to Burton Albion on Saturday despite taking the lead after only seven minutes.

Malian midfielder Ouss Cisse gave the Gills the early advantage, finding the net after an error by the Burton keeper Kieran O’Hara, but two goals at the end of the half from Nathan Broadhead turned the match around and saw Nigel Clough’s men leave Priestfield with all three points.

Gills boss Steve Evans named eight home debutants in his starting line up, but they couldn’t find a way through the Brewers defence in the second half and remain without a win in their first two games under the controversial Scot.

The result was a bitter blow for many Gillingham fans who endured the sight of twelve teams celebrating three points at Priestfield last season. Some booing greeted the performance at the final whistle, and the predictable negative comments soon emerged on social media.

However, many supporters also took to Twitter to call for some perspective. In their view, it is going to take some time for the new signings to bed in and rather than boo, fans should bet behind the team. Some even felt part of the problem at the club was the fanbase who they think is too negative.

It is also apparent that Evans continues to divide fan opinion of the clubs he manages.

Here is a selection of supporter reaction to the result on Twitter.






1 Comment

  1. The season lasts for 46 games not just the first 2.Give the boys a chance to settle in together and give Steve time to sort things out. Rome wasn’t built in a day .Lets just wait and see come the end of the season.In short get off the manager’s and team’s back and let them perform.The atmosphere at home is at times horrible but not so away when we really get behind the team .Come on you Gills!

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