The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

MONTY Python taught us to ‘Al­ways look on the bright side of life’. I can re­mem­ber meet­ing Martin Allen on a Pro Li­cense re­fresher shortly af­ter his Notts County ten­ure had ended. At that point in time, I felt he was a lit­tle down, al­beit he is a fighter and was al­ways go­ing to bounce back. Man­age­ment has cer­tainly given Martin his ups and downs. But as they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and no­body can deny that he has done an out­stand­ing job at Gilling­ham. Martin di­vides opin­ion, for sure, but he has changed his man­age­rial for­mula and has de­liv­ered im­me­di­ate re­sults. Liv­ing and learn­ing I guess that is called.

Just as Nick Faldo went back to ba­sics and re­mod­elled his swing in or­der to reach the heights as a Ma­jor win­ner, so a man­ager can have a good re-think and ap­proach the job dif­fer­ently.

Huge credit to Martin and Gilling­ham for a job very well done.

TOP BOSS: Martin Allen

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