UK time is: 12:12:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Gilks: I Let Past Managers Affect Me

Blackpool 'keeper Matt Gilks has said that he holds a 'slight grudge' against some former managers who didn't play him.

The former Rochdale man had played just ten games in two years before this season and admits it got to him.

Simon Grayson and Glenn Roeder both signed the 26-year-old but failed to play him on a regular basis - the latter didn't even given him a minute's football.

Under Ian Holloway he's thrived between the sticks, knocking Paul Rachubka off top spot and being a key member in the promotion campaign.

'I don't resent past managers,' said Gilks. 'It is their decision, but I probably wasn't given a fair crack of the whip and I suppose I do hold a slight grudge. I had to keep going but I did let it affect me. I'm not going to lie and say it didn't. It affected how I approached my football.

'When I was at Rochdale I played every single game for two and a half seasons. Every single game. I left to join Norwich and go on to better things, but Celtic's keeper David Marshall joined at the same time and I was on the bench for a season there. So that was difficult, but it was even harder when I came to Blackpool and found myself on the bench again. It meant I basically had two years out, but this year I am back doing what I should be doing and I am really enjoying it.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 3 2010

Time: 10:42AM

Your Comments

got to say from that Wembley performance - he's not good enough chaps!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Half Time: Blackpool 0-0 Bolton (Saturday November 22 2014)

Blackpool team to face Bolton (Saturday November 22 2014)

Kennedy joins Pool (Saturday November 22 2014)

Zoko out on loan (Saturday November 22 2014)

Pool welcome Nosworthy (Saturday November 22 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Seasiders sign Eagles (Tuesday November 18 2014)

On this day : 2009 (Friday October 31 2014)

Talking point: who is to blame (Friday October 31 2014)

Team news v Ipswich (Friday October 31 2014)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 240
2. Bear1951 236
3. SeasideEssexXile 152
4. Layton_Seasider 129
5. BobHatton 115
6. Albert Ramsbottom 74
7. SaskPool 69
8. suffolknwot 49
9. 53CODGER 29
10. whitey1942 27

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Video: Brighton Highlights
Norwich : 24/11/2014 12:00:00
Norwich 3 Brighton 3 (Report)
Brighton : 24/11/2014 11:53:00
Jackett to approach Leicester
Wolves : 24/11/2014 11:00:00
The Valley of Despair
Charlton : 24/11/2014 10:30:00
Watch Jacob Murphy's Cracking Free Kick
Norwich : 24/11/2014 10:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can blackpool get their first 3 points?
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 50%