Eastbourne United fans can quiz Crabb as club plot bright future

Eastbourne United manager Matt Crabb / Picture: Jon RigbyEastbourne United manager Matt Crabb / Picture: Jon Rigby
Eastbourne United manager Matt Crabb / Picture: Jon Rigby | jpimedia
Fans of Eastbourne United can quiz manager Matt Crabb on the club’s plans for next season and how it is coping in the coronavirus shutdown in a Q&A tomorrow (Saturday).

Crabb will host a Facebook Live session at 7pm as the club look at surviving the lockdown and coming out the other side for a strong 2020-21 season.

United were sixth in the SCFL premier when football froze.

A club spokesman urged fans to log on to the club’s Facebook page for the Q&A and added: “Ask any questions you have in mind.

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“Matt has been and still is a great player well respected in the football circle and now has started his path in management with us and had a great first season.

“Don’t waste this opportunity – we can all learn something.”

In an earlier update, Eastbourne said they were hopeful of keeping the squad together for 20-21 and were hopeful of a new sponsor and other fresh funding.

They will be seeking help from fans when activities resume to help make the club run successfully – ‘anyone from tea makers to professional trade people’ will be welcomed.

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They plan to installturnstile entrances and rebuild the dugouts damaged in recent storms and put up a new security fence alongside the current tea bar.

A spokesman said: "We are extremely grateful for a donation from one of our supporters towards a project which we had hoped to unveil during the season but were unable to do so. We are using this to support the building of the turnstiles.

"We have great pleasure in announcing that the Football Foundation has granted us the sum of £2800 for the replacement fencing and the rebuilding of the dugouts. Add these projects together with a general clean and re-tidy of the grounds and club and maybe a couple of other surprises and we will be looking ready for the new season.

"We did want to have the pitch reset and professionally seeded this year but money and circumstances will probably prevent this at this time so it will be all available hands to doing our best reseeding, levelling and watering the pitch throughout the summer. Again anyone willing to help?

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"Thanks to everyone for your support - more information as it becomes available will be on our social media so please keep checking. If anyone has any questions or suggestions or indeed offers of help please just email us on [email protected]. and we will be in touch.

"Good luck to all but please please stay safe."

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