Foot­ball match raises al­most £2,000 for Ed­die’s treat­ment

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Al­most £2,000 has been raised fol­low­ing a ben­e­fit match in aid of a for­mer An­gus foot­baller.

Ed­die Wolecki-Black, 52, was man­ag­ing Air­drie United last year when he suf­fered two brain haem­or­rhages.

The for­mer Dundee United and Mon­trose FC coach has since strug­gled with his mobility and a fundrais­ing match took place at the week­end, with pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards pioneer­ing treat­ment cost­ing £10,000 that the dad of seven hopes to have in Florida.

Re­tired Scot­tish foot­ball stars took part in the match at Air­drie’s Ex­cel­sior Sta­dium against ladies’ team Glasgow City, man­aged by Ed­die – the same team he was in charge of be­tween 2011 and 2015. The event raised £1,925. Ed­die said it was great to be back in the dugout again – al­though he had a num­ber of dilem­mas over the line-up.

He said: “The match had been planned for a cou­ple of months so I had a lot of time to think about the line-up and it changed about three or four times.

“The game went very well and fin­ished in a draw.

“I would like to thank all who at­tended and the play­ers of both teams.”

Ed­die hopes to be able to do it again soon as plans are un­der way for a squad of for­mer Dundee and Dundee United play­ers to take on Lochee United next month.

He has been over­whelmed by the sup­port he has re­ceived.

He said: “I’ve had great sup­port from peo­ple I’ve been as­so­ci­ated with over the years.

“The sup­port of a vast num­ber of peo­ple who have been in the op­po­site dugout to me is re­ally hum­bling.”

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