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Shrimpers Tales books ready for collection

Shrimpers Tales books ready for collection

Copies of Shrimpers’ Tales have now arrived in stock and are available for purchase from the club shop. For supporters who pre-ordered and requested collection from the club shop, they will be ready for pick-up at the shop before Saturday’s game v Leyton Orient. Books will also be mailed Friday to those who opted for postage. The book celebrates the…

Ex-Fleet goalkeeper passes away

Ex-Fleet goalkeeper passes away

Ebbsfleet United are sorry to learn of the death of a former goalkeeper, Ted Bennett. Ted – very probably the oldest surviving Fleet player until his death – passed away earlier this week, the day after his 93rd birthday. Born in north London, he played in the Football League with QPR and Watford, as well as turning out for Southall.…

Fleet’s average attendance highest for half a century

Fleet’s average attendance highest for half a century

Fleet’s average attendance figure for 2017/18 at the Kuflink Stadium has broken records stretching back 55 years. The club’s average for the campaign just passed was 1,561, the highest level since a mean number of 1,741 regularly came through the turnstiles in 1962/63, the season of our greatest FA Cup run. Fleet’s crowds declined steadily after that season and reached…

Club suffers loss of long-term supporter

Club suffers loss of long-term supporter

Ebbsfleet United have learned of the death of long-standing supporter Ronald French, 93. Ronald passed away last Friday and his support stretches back to before our formation as Gravesend & Northfleet. A fan of Gravesend United before the Second World War, Ronald maintained his allegiance when the Shrimpers merged with Northfleet United in 1946 and continued to shout for his local…

Taking a Gander at previous form

Taking a Gander at previous form

Fleet fans may not have the most pleasant recent memories of trips to Gander Green Lane (two defeats in the past two seasons) but historically we’ve enjoyed more success there than misfortune. Our previous win at Sutton came in March 2002 as the Fleet battled it out in a two-horse race for the league title against Canvey Island and a similar…

Johann Cruyff: how a former Fleet man kick-started his career

Johann Cruyff: how a former Fleet man kick-started his career

Following the sad news of Johann Cruyff’s death from cancer earlier today, we thought it might be interesting to Fleet fans to discover how a former Northfleet player was instrumental in the rise to prominence of the Dutch master (this article originally appeared in our matchday programme earlier this season). Admittedly it might be something of a stretch to suggest that…

Northfleet book now available for pick-up

Northfleet book now available for pick-up

The history of Northfleet United Football Club book, Set In Concrete, is now in stock in the club shop and anyone who opted to pick their copy up may do so on week days, during office hours, and on match days. For those who paid for delivery, the books will be mailed out from tomorrow. Anyone wishing to purchase a…

Available now: the History of Northfleet United book

Available now: the History of Northfleet United book

Set In Concrete: The History of Northfleet United Football Club, 1890-1946 is now available in the club shop at a price of £12.99 (+P&P where applicable) and can also be ordered online via the link below. November 2015 sees the 125th anniversary of senior football in Northfleet. Northfleet Invicta, founded in 1890, is the ancestor club of the present-day Ebbsfleet United and to celebrate the landmark…

Winter blows into Fleet Store

Winter blows into Fleet Store

The EUFC club shop has a number of new items available for pre-order or to buy as we head into winter. The club is launching the Fleet Festive Mini-Season ticket on November 7th. Prices for the special ‘logoed’ credit card-sized mini tickets are Adults £44, Concessions £36 and Juniors £20. Each mini-ticket permits entry to five matches of the supporter’s…

Lionel Ball, 1937-2015

Lionel Ball, 1937-2015

It is with sincere regret that Ebbsfleet United announces the death of our former chairman, Lionel Ball, who passed away last Wednesday. It is no exaggeration to say that Stonebridge Road and the football club would probably not be as we know it today, if existing at all, were it not for the tireless work of Lionel during the Eighties and early…

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