The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND - By Paddy von Behr

GILLING­HAM chair­man Paul Scally has be­moaned the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s de­ci­sion to fine the club £4,750 for fail­ing to con­trol their play­ers in last month’s win at Mill­wall.

Scally was joined by man­ager Justin Ed­in­burgh and three Gilling­ham play­ers at a per­sonal hear­ing and their pun­ish­ment fol­lows a £2,500 fine dished out for the same of­fence in de­feat to Bur­ton Al­bion the week prior to their trip to The Den.

But Scally, in his 21st year as Gills chair­man, wants to meet with Kent FA chair­man Barry Bright to air his griev­ances – if he can track him down.

“I haven’t heard nei­ther sight nor sound of Barry Bright for around two years,” said Scally. “Con­sid­er­ing we are his only pro­fes­sional foot­ball club in Kent and, wear­ing his KCFA hat, I am as­ton­ished.

“I be­lieve one of his roles as chair­man of the KCFA is to sup­port the clubs in his area. He has not been near me while all this tur­moil has been go­ing on.

“He has not even had the cour­tesy to make con­tact with me to dis­cuss my prob­lems with the FA. I have asked my sec­re­tary to call him and ask him to come for a meet­ing.”

FU­RI­OUS: Paul Scally

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