Martin Allen accepts crticism from Gillingham fans after poor first half showing against Barnet at Priestfield
A chorus of boos rang around
Priestfield at half-time on Boxing Day as the fans voiced their
displeasure at a poor first half performance.
And Gillingham manager Martin Allen
(pictured) had no complaints with the fan reaction.
He said: “They pay their money and they are
entitled to their opinion. The supporters have given us fantastic
support so if you don’t play so well it’s the business we are in.
You have to take it on the chin.
“They pay their money and they want to be
"In the second half every supporter would
say ‘that was more like it, that’s what we want to see’ but will
have left saying exactly the same as me, ‘first half could do
better, got to do better, want to do better’ and when you pay you
can say what you like.”
It was another bumper crowd at Priestfield
on Boxing Day but a third successive game at home without a
Allen appreciated that support. He said:
“We had over 7,000 supporters here (against Barnet) and that’s a
lot of supporters to have at Christmas time.
“Getting booed and shouted at when your
team doesn’t win and when you leave that field of play, that hurts
and we have to try to do something about it pretty quick.
“They have given us unbelievable support
and they want to see our team win, but more than anything, our
supporters want to see our team play with passion, desire, to
compete and when you get those things in order they want to see our
team pass the ball on the grass and zip it around and move it.
That’s what we want to see.”
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