“I wouldn’t have been happy even with a draw”

Dennis Kutrieb was angry at the manner of his side’s late defeat at Hampton having underlined before kick-off the need to eliminate mistakes. In a tight encounter on a pitch that was cutting up as the game wore on, a mistake was always likely to provide a breakthrough for either side. “It was terrible and…

More belief = more wins, says boss

Dennis Kutrieb was more than satisfied with his side’s application as they put the disappointment of an early goal conceded well and truly behind them to see off Concord Rangers on Tuesday night. And the Fleet boss could feel the relief and belief surge through his players as they scored two – and could have…

“Missing the big chances hurt us”

A first 45 minutes that was “not good enough” was the difference between the teams on Tuesday night, said Fleet boss Dennis Kutrieb. He praised his side’s second-half efforts, with the visitors firing eight shots on target and 10 off to Dorking’s five and six respectively but acknowledged that without taking those opportunities, it handed…

Princes Park performance pleases Fleet boss

While he felt three points could have come his side’s way at Princes Park, Dennis Kutrieb was more than satisfied with his side’s performance against second-placed Dartford which denied Steve King’s side the chance of returning to the top of the table. “It was much better,” said Kutrieb. “But we talked the whole week that…

Fleet boss reacts to Havant result

Dennis Kutrieb said the defending that led to Havant & Waterlooville’s goals on Saturday felt like own goals. Fleet were guilty of surrendering possession in the build-up to the second and third goals, while the opener was avoidable said the manager. “That was very sloppy,” he said. “It’s a little bit like an own goal…

English deluge doesn’t rain on Dennis’s parade

Drenched, bedraggled but unbowed, Fleet’s now familiar post-match congregation on the pitch wasn’t going to let ‘a bit’ of rain stop it as Jake Goodman’s second-half brace reversed the visitors’ fortunes. For Dennis Kutrieb, if he didn’t understand the eye rolls when ‘English weather’ is mentioned, he surely does now after an autumnal blast in…

Kutrieb emphasises clean sheets

Dennis Kutrieb impressed upon his players before last night’s fixture at Eastbourne that a clean sheet would have been enough to take the three points as he was confident his side would score in the 90 minutes. So it proved on the one hand, with Alfie Egan celebrating his first strike in a Fleet shirt,…

Reaction: “Who loves a challenge?”

Going in at the break a goal and a man down might have buckled some changing rooms. But in the Fleet camp, Dennis Kutrieb and his staff simply told the players to roll up their sleeves and meet the challenge. “I asked the boys at half-time if they love challenges,” Kutrieb said in his post-match…

The bottom line is the win, says Fleet boss

It was certainly an action-packed introduction to English football for Dennis Kutrieb in his first competitive game as Fleet boss. He began pre-season with 10 goals and he kicked-off the season proper with another nine if you include the spot-kicks that sent the Fleet through to the next round of the Emirates FA Cup. “The…