Sunday, 26 August 2012
In the Fleet's promotion-winning campaign of 2010/11, Brentford defender Ryan Blake was another player to shine on a short-term basis at Stonebridge Road. Released by the Bees at the end of last season, having made just one first-term appearance in three years, he made the permanent switch to Ebbsfleet.
The 20-year-old is one of six players in their second spell with the north Kent club, a statistic which highlights the long-term benefits to be reaped by treating players well, even when they initially appear to be stopgap solutions.
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Monday, 13 August 2012
At the end of June he was off to Hertfordshire, seemingly leaving north Kent behind for good. Twitter followers waved him goodbye, Fleet boss Liam Daish issued a statement of disappointment and when Moses Ashikodi arrived at Stonebridge Road soon afterwards, it looked like a one-in, one-out arrangement of sorts.
Fast-forward a month, though, and the status quo had been restored. Enver-Marum was no longer in Stevenage's plans, but the Fleet were very much in his. The 24-year-old was back in DA11.
For the Fleet, everything had worked out very nicely. But I had some questions. Fortunately, Enver-Marum had the answers.
all of a sudden they said “oh yeah, it’s only going to be a short-term deal”, so I was a bit bemused by that. I thought it’s a big chance, so I’ve got to take it, so I went for it and it didn’t work out how I thought it was going to.