“Great draw for us play well and it’s a game we can win”

“Got to say it’s a great winnable draw for the Gills.”

“definitely winnable as they are grot.”

“Never really think of Sheff Utd as being Premier League team, but as one of the strugglers it gives us a chance, like when we knocked out Cardiff in 2018.”

“Not the glamour tie we could dream of but a game we should lose but might win.”

“My grandson and son in law are Sheffield Utd season ticket holders. They are threatening to get tickets for the match. I have yet to tell them about the delights of the Gillingham end in mid winter. I have been dragged to see the Blades twice this season. They have some good experienced players but lack the quality, particularly up front, to stay in the Premier League. Probably would be top half championship if they were not promoted last season.”

“Getting walloped every week in the league won’t exactly leave them brimming with confidence for a trip down here. You can’t just turn it on and off like a tap. Plus, they’ve already been binned out of the League Cup by Lincoln this season. There’s nothing to fear from them.”

“It reminds me a bit of the Leicester game last season: Premier League strugglers, but they did enough to win here without too many scares. Although Leicester probably had better players – and certainly had more points – than Sheff Utd do. And we also have better players than we did a year ago. So I’m talking myself into thinking we have a chance.”

“They are favourites but we have a chance……if we play to our potential”

“It’s winnable in that every underdog has a shot, but their PL form has nothing to do with how much better than us they are.
The obvious result here is a fairly comfortable away win.”

“Be interesting to see what impact Chris Wilder will have. I’d have preferred Heckingbottom to have been in charge when we met them.
Wilder knows the leagues well.”

“Reckon Sheff U will field mostly reserves.”

“Wilder`s conviction will be 100% prem retention. Can see him fielding a team of youngsters ! Does that make it any easier for GFC – dunno.”

“Wilder’s got to work some unbelievable magic to get them off the bottom. Wouldn’t rule out him putting a full strength team out to try and give the fans something to cheer about.”

“Would imagine Sheffield United would be deperate for a decent cup run. They are adrift in the Premier League”

“watched them lose to Liverpool. They looked pretty decent at times. If they play a full strength team it’ll be a very tough game for us.”

“I’d be surprised if it sells out myself as Sheff Utd don’t have that many well known players, and the one of most interest to Gills fans; John Egan, is injured”

By Roy

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