The Chairman’s Musings

Notes of wit and wisdom, from our own John Burgess





Well here we are again at the start of another season full of anticipation at the exciting football ahead! It doesn’t seem that long since we were all at Torquay and Tranmere cheering on The Fleet – two places we won’t be visiting this season.

The Fleet Supporters’ Trust is now fully established in The Old Boardroom and office. Members can enjoy a drink in the Members only bar after having booked their away travel in the office next door. The Board has decided this year that it is necessary to be more precise in the numbers needed to warrant a second coach to away games. This has become necessary to minimise the financial shortfall on the cost of away travel.

To help manage this it would be much appreciated if you book your away travel as early as possible and make payment at the time of booking. The coach to Leyton Orient is already full and a minimum of a further ten bookings are need to make a second coach viable. I’m sure that will be achieved today.

I would like to remind all Fleet Trust Members that their membership becomes due for renewal today so please ensure you renew as soon as possible in order that you can enjoy the discounted away travel price.

I know the Manager and players much appreciate the numbers of fans at away games so, hopefully, we can travel in even greater numbers this season.

By joining the Fleet Supporters’ Trust you are not only helping to support the Club but can save yourself up to £115 on away travel over the season – what a great return on your money! Membership also entitles you to priority ticket purchase for all ticket games. You can join and pay online or at the Trust office on matchdays.

Following our successful weekend trip to Torquay last season many of you have been asking if there is to be a similar trip this season. I have identified the game v Harrogate on Saturday 16th February 2019 as a potential venue. The format would be similar to last season – leaving Ebbsfleet on Friday morning and returning from Harrogate on Sunday morning. Please contact me on 07951 610878 or email if you are interested in making this trip. If there is sufficient demand I will make the necessary arrangements.

The pre-season games have been a success so let’s hope that can be carried over into the start of the season proper as we meet Chesterfield in their first game in The National League.

On a personal note I would like to say how great it is to have Dave ARCHER back at The Fleet; we enjoy a fantastic working relationship and I look forward to taking that further again this season.

So come on Fleet fans let’s cheer the team on today for a victory to start the season! UP THE FLEET!


To read Johns’ notes from last season



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