Abuse from Cheltenham Town fans does not bother Gillingham boss Martin Allen
by Luke Cawdell
Gills boss Martin Allen will not be losing any sleep over
the abuse from Cheltenham fans on Tuesday night.
Allen supported Cheltenham as a boy, during the time his
father was managing the Gloucestershire club and had a brief stint
himself as boss there.
"I have learned from a young age to shut those things off and
just concentrate and do the job," said Allen.
"I had some magic times at Whaddon Road when I was a boy and
nobody will ever take that away from me. I am fine.
"I took stick from those supporters but you have got to remember
that I used to play in front of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60,000
supporters every week when I played and I used to get that stick
from the whole stadium, so a few hundred people calling me
"Well, you can imagine what it’s like to me. It spurs me on and
makes my shoulders go back higher and my step bigger. I kind of
love it in a way."
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