Martin Allen became manager towards the end of the 2003-4 season and was tasked with saving the club from relegation from the third tier with just nine games to play. After what became known as The Great Escape, the following two seasons saw the club achieve two play-off places, both ending in semi-final defeats. A character on and off the field, Allen still holds a special place in the hearts of many Brentford supporters.
In this episode we talk to Martin and some of the fans who came into contact with him.
The music was written and performed by Robb Johnson.
Push Up Brentford is an oral history project set up to commemorate the last year the club will play at Griffin Park, their home for 116 years.
We have interviewed fans, young and old, as well as players and managers to uncover their personal stories.
We have created a fascinating living history of Brentford Football Club, starring the people who have made it such a special place over the years.
The project is run by volunteers, many of them Brentford fans, and supported by Arts and Education charity, digital:works.
The project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by Brentford Football Club.
Produced by digital:works.