Match Rewind v Notts County, 2003

When the Notts County ball emerged from the FA Cup velvet bag immediately after ourselves in November 2003, Fleet fans could have been forgiven for feeling a little bit blasé about it. After all, with promotion to the Conference in the intervening time and having played the Magpies only three short years before, it didn’t…

Fleet boss answers fans’ questions

The club arranged for Dennis Kutrieb to throw open his doors and field questions from two Fleet supporters yesterday morning as he and the football world edges nearer to a return to action. YouTubers and Fleet supporters Ben Brown and Nathan Holt were granted access to Kutrieb by the club and plugged into separate Zoom…

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….

The year it rained goals

There wasn’t much of a bounce around Stonebridge Road as summer 1992 approached. Two long-suffering years at the bottom of the Beazer Homes League Premier – one escape from relegation on a ground technicality and one actual relegation after a second successive season to forget – had dumped the Fleet back in the Southern Division…

Match rewind: Hereford United

This weekend’s match replay travels back 17 years to a ding-dong battle at Edgar Street when promotion hopefuls Hereford United took on a Fleet side struggling to gain a toehold at the beginning of the 2003/04 season. Graham Turner’s Bulls had a 100% home record whereas Fleet, with new signings struggling to bed in, had…

Bed down for an afternoon’s nostalgia

The Fleet YouTube channel will be showing extended video highlights of our 2001/02 Ryman League Premier title clincher at Bedford Town’s Eyrie ground from 3pm today (June 6th). You can watch via the link below or click on the logo to be taken to YouTube: Fleet went into the game on 96 points, one clear…

Resurfacing some 40-year-old footage

Somewhat grainy and perhaps not too easy on the eye in this video-on-demand generation, but these match highlights from four decades ago are one of the earliest surviving film records of Stonebridge Road. Not quite as old as this brief footage from a 1957 match between the Fleet and Kettering Town (3-2 to the Fleet…

Trophy quarter-final footage added

Continuing to work our way through restoring the video archives on the club’s YouTube account, today we have added the tight encounter against Burton Albion on our road to Wembley in 2008. The quarter-final replay was played in February 2008 and the tie proved to be one where defences were very much on top. Fleet…

From the video archive: Fleet’s open-top triumph

Now added to our YouTube channel is the video of the Fleet squad’s parade through Northfleet and Gravesend with the FA Trophy on this day, 12 years ago. It includes interviews with manager Liam Daish, assistant Alan Kimble, defender Sacha Opinel and club secretary Roly Edwards recalling the squad’s invitation to the Civic Centre and…

Promotion Final recollection

Today was, of course, the third anniversary of our promotion via the play-offs and the final victory over Chelmsford City. We collected together some images and video around that game for a lookback on our YouTube channel (video below). Don’t forget to subscribe to the club YouTube channel as we have some archived games to…