Goddard goes but expects better times ahead for the Fleet

Midfielder John Goddard’s departure from the club following the expiry of his contract has today been confirmed. The former Woking and Swindon Town player joined the Fleet this same week last July after leaving Aldershot Town and scored on his debut on the opening day of the season at home to FC Halifax Town. And…

Egan again as midfielder makes it two

Alfie Egan has become Dennis Kutrieb’s second announced signing for the Fleet this summer following the completion of a new deal for the 2020/21 season. The 22-year-old left AFC Wimbledon at the end of 2018/19 having spent seven years with the Dons and following a successful pre-season trial with the Fleet, he signed for last…

Club statement

Ebbsfleet United today make the following statement regarding the end of the 2019/20 season and the division the club will compete in for the 2020/21 season. Having regard to the wider interest of the National League, Ebbsfleet United have decided to accept the NL position and what that entails and will decline to proceed with the…

Blasting into the O’s zone

If you were a Fleet fan in the Eighties or early Nineties, the FA Cup was pretty lean pickings. Appearances in the First Round proper had ended in 1980 after our capitulation at home to Isthmian League St Albans City and we’d spent the next 12 years failing to make it beyond the qualifying rounds….

Keeping the Holmes fires burning

Jordan Holmes was the last Ebbsfleet player to take a touch in 2019/20, his tip over the bar of a Halifax corner deep into injury time the very last action of the entire National League campaign before lockdown drew a veil over the regular season. That helped secure a second win and clean sheet that…

Fleet bring it on Holmes

Jordan Holmes is back for another season at the Kuflink Stadium as he becomes the first signing of the Dennis Kutrieb era at Ebbsfleet United to be revealed. The popular Australian U23 international agreed terms on a new deal with the Fleet earlier this week, citing ‘unfinished business’ and ‘exciting times ahead’ for the club…

Parklife for walking footballers

Football might still be on hold for the majority of non-league clubs and grassroots outfits but the Fleet’s Over 50s walking footballers are oiling the gears for a return to friendly action as soon as the authorities give the green-light. Our boys have returned to training at Gravesend’s Woodlands Park on Thursday nights (6.30pm-7.30pm) with…

Touchdown Northfleet!

There have been some exotic visitors to Stonebridge Road down the years. We have hosted Racing Club de Calais, European champions Nottingham Forest and Sunderland to name a few. But in our stadium’s first flush of youth, when it was just five years old to be precise and before even the old wooden main stand…

Heroes & Villains

Fleet’s only brush with a top-tier side in our history came during 1995/96 – and encapsulated everything about the ‘romance of the cup’. The qualifying rounds of the FA Cup are always greeted with cliché about it being ‘your year’, about how great journeys can start in such innocuous surroundings. All of which was true…

The special relationship

Ahead of US Independence Day this weekend, we’ve reached out across the Pond to dig out a few links between the Fleet and our transatlantic cousins. Although Ross Smith is the only North American to grace the Fleet (OK, he is Canadian but he’s played in the States), there are several links to players who…