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Chesterfield manager Martin Allen's unique transfer announcements

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Most football clubs announce player signings via the official press office. But not Chesterfield FC.The National League team's new manager Martin Allen takes it upon himself to tell the world about the players that he signs. And he has a pretty unique way with words.New signing Michael Nelson, a centre-back, was described as "very old", a "leader of men" and "fit as a butcher's dog"."Local lad" Sam Wedgbury is apparently someone who "will be good for us", according to Martin - who signs off every release with a "Take care. Martin".
Have a look for yourselves, and scroll down to see what the man himself told Newsbeat about his popular sign-offs.
"Very old" Michael Nelson
No word on what Michael has to say about it all
The unusual player descriptions have caught the attention of sports writers and fans alike. Some said he sounded like a "nana" with his "take care" sign-offs, while others mused on just how fit a "butcher's dog" actually is
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Martin Allen is my favourite.
"I'll do the press releases."
"Oh there's really no need, we've got a media team who can do that for you."
"I'll. Do. The. Press. Releases." https://t.co/P3VucvflVC— LoftforWords (@LoftforWords) May 22, 2018
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I’ll be asking Martin Allen just how fit a butchers dog is when I speak to him tomorrow morning #spireites #Chesterfieldfc https://t.co/mJJwJ46JpJ— Joe Rawson (@joerawson) May 22, 2018
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Martin told Newsbeat that this is his way of talking directly with Chesterfield fans. "I always write my own stuff, to be fair. It's just my own mind, and my own way of communicating with the supporters," he says."You might as well just tell 'em straight: when they signed, who they are, a little bit about them."
An example of Martin speaking directly to fans
He defended his description of new centre-back Michael Nelson, saying: "He is very old - he's 38". Although he did add: "He's a great warrior, a great leader, a great person."
"Take care"
As for that sign off, he told Newsbeat: "What could I write? Best wishes? Kind regards?"I think the best thing for me to relay to our supporters is - take care. I can't think of a better way to sign off a nice little note."Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 every weekday on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra - if you miss us you can listen back here.
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