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Former Notts County manager Martin Allen has just begun his fifth spell in charge of Barnet. The 50-year-old, who had a spell at Meadow Lane between 2011 and 2012, remains well liked at Meadow Lane. But much like one of those annoying on-off relationships between Z-list celebrities that are constantly plastered all over the news, Allen and Barnet find themselves together once again. Allen, whose love story with the Bees began in 2003, saw his fourth spell in charge end in 2016 when he left to take over at National League side Eastleigh but lasted just 14 games in the role. As for Barnet, they parted ways with Graham Westley just over two months in the role to make room for Barnet's return. Allen returns with Barnet seven points from safety, at the foot of League Two, with eight matches remaining this season. “Everyone at The Hive London would like to wish Martin the best of luck as he joins our fight to keep Barnet in the Football League,” the Bees said in a statement. “The club would like to encourage every Bees fan out there to get behind Martin and the team for our crucial eight-game run-in and for us all to pull together as we look to maintain our league status. “Barnet Football Club can also confirm the departure of head coach Graham Westley and head of technical Mark McGhee with immediate effect.” We at Pride of Nottingham wish Mad Dog Allen and Barnet all the best - we're sure this time it will last forever and ever. Share your thoughts about this news story on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.
Oxford City defender Freddie Grant has expressed his delight at the prospect of playing at Meadow Lane as his side prepares for an FA Cup meeting with Notts County. The non-league side overcame Colchester United in round one and will now travel to Nottingham for the second-round tie against the Magpies. Grant, who is the nephew of former Notts manager Martin Allen and also friends with his namesake Jorge, has described the game as massive and insists his side will not be intimidated by the Kop. “The ground and the crowd are certainly motivating all of our team. Our team gets encouraged by that and we’re not too afraid by that,” Grant told the Nottingham Post. “It’s massive and because I’m only 20 years old, I only had a year in professional football and never played at such an historic ground. “For a 20-year-old or ones coming to the end of their career, every single one of us is going to be buzzing to play at Meadow Lane - the massive Kop behind the goal is something we rarely see. “It’s massive, you’re pinching yourself up until it actually happens.” Share your thoughts about this news story on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining in the chat with hundreds of fellow Notts County fans. Fancy showcasing your brand or business on Pride of Nottingham? Click here to find out more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities with us.