Club statement

The club announced this evening that first-team manager Steve Brown has left the club. Chairman Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi said, “I feel that the team needs a change of direction. I would like to thank Steve for all his efforts on behalf of the club and wish him well for the future.” No further statement will…

Manager’s Notes 15.11.14

Today’s opponents have sold a couple of players since our last meeting and have used the money to make some useful additions to their squad. In comes Louie Theophanous from Staines and Harry Grant has joined from Bromley, as has Jamie Slabber. Michael Richens has been loaned from Peterborough United so the line-up facing us…

Manager’s Notes 25.10.14

Our last match here saw us take on the league leaders Basingstoke Town in the FA Cup and despite our best efforts we lost the game 2-1. From time to time in football you get periods where you play average at best and win and you play well and draw but on this occasion it…

Manager’s Notes 27.09.14

Last Saturday saw us take on a very strong Sutton side who are one of the favourites to push for promotion this season. The first 20 minutes were frenetic and a little scrappy with both sides not allowing the other to have any time or freedom in possession. We did create one fantastic opportunity in…

Manager’s Notes 25.08.14

Wealdstone have started the season well and having watched them dominate the Ryman Premier last season, we know we are in for another tough game. In Scott McGleish they not only have a striker with a wealth of experience and a natural ability to find the back of the net, they have an old colleague…

Manager’s Notes 16.08.14

Tuesday night’s game was frustrating and pleasing in equal measure and although the result was the most important thing we have to accept that as a team we can be sharper mentally and physically. We scored two excellent goals. The first a brilliant strike from distance from Daryl McMahon and the second a well-constructed move…

Manager’s Notes 02.08.14

We are now just a week away from the start of the Conference South campaign and it has been a very productive pre-season so far. I’ve always said it is about getting everyone fit for selection for that first game and in truth we’ve picked up a lot of injuries in this first five weeks….

Manager’s Notes 23.07.14

A lot has happened since our last pre-season friendly with Charlton. Two managers have been disposed of at The Valley, new owners have rescued the club from certain administration, a relegation battle was successfully fended off with Championship status maintained and a new manager and a host of new players make it an almost unrecognisable…

Harrington hoves into view

Fleet boss Steve Brown revealed Lloyd Harrington’s appearance in a Fleet shirt against Charlton came out of the blue after the Dover defender/midfielder sought to gain more regular football following a lack of game time at Crabble this pre-season. He told Charles Webster, “Lloyd wasn’t on the radar at all. I had no idea he was…

Fleet boss mulls options for finals double-bill

Fleet boss Steve Brown is currently weighing up his options ahead of two clashes against Dover in the Kent Senior Cup and Skrill South Promotion finals. Following his side’s progress at Bromley, Brown sat down with Steve Gritt last night to pore over his permutations ahead of Monday’s first final at Priestfield, knowing that with…