Gillingham topped the table after three matches, but that would be as good as it got for the Kent side. They were within a shout of the playoffs as late as March, but a run of three wins from their last thirteen (two of those wins came in the final three games) saw their slim promotion hopes quashed, although the final 11th place was Gillingham's highest ever in the Football League.
In the FA Cup, Gillingham earned a 1-1 home draw against Premiers League Leeds United in the fourth round, before losing 2-1 in the replay at Elland Road. This would be the scoreline that saw Gillingham knocked out of the League Cup too, against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Gillingham continued to manufacture their team kits under their own brand, while French ferry company SeaFrance remained kit sponsors. The kit was essentially the same as that worn the previous season, except that the collar had been changed, to a v-neck shape with a red band.
^Nosworthy was born in Brixton, England, but qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally through his father; he was not called up for the squad until October 2007.
^King was born in Dulwich, England, but qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally; he was not called up for the squad until 2004.
^Brown was born in Southwark, England, but qualifies to represent Wales internationally; he played for the U21 side during the season and would make his debut for the full national side in May 2006.
^Fobi-Edusei was born in London, England; it would be alleged in 2006 that he had been called up for the Ghana U19 side, qualifying through his parents, though these reports have yet to be substantiated.
^Crofts was born in Chatham, England, but qualifies to represent Wales internationally through a grandparent; he played for the U19 team during the season and would make his debut for the full national side in October 2005.