News & Star column 25.03. 21

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CUOSC board members were last week given an insight into how football clubs could – and should – become more accountable to fans. Mark Middling, a lecturer at Northumbria University in Newcastle, is hoping to gain a Doctorate in Business Administration with a thesis entitled β€˜Accounting for Fans, re-addressing the social contract of football.’ He […]

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A Year on from Lockdown

By Alex Macallister Needless to say, it has been a strange old season, not just for Carlisle United but for the whole of football in general. Nobody would have thought that the last game with a significant crowd in Brunton Park would be 10th March last year (a 2-0 victory over Newport County). With the […]

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Board Meeting Summary – March 2021

Held online via Zoom, 18.03.21 There were no apologies. With little recent activity at club board level to report, the board were given a presentation by Mark Middling, recent board recruit, on his research into football club accountability. This was titled ‘Accounting for Supporters’. The presentation was about 20 minutes long, followed by a question […]

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News & Star column 18.03.21

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It is now a year ago since football felt the first devastating effects of the Covid pandemic. And if there is one thing we have learned in that time it is that supporters are crucial to the spectacle and survival of the game. Despite not being able to attend games and suffering the consequences of […]

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News & Star column 11.03.21

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Just a few weeks ago fans were desperate to see the Blues playing again after an extended interlude due to a Covid outbreak and weather problems. Now, they probably wish the break had gone on for another month at least. United just cannot buy a win at the moment.  It needed an injury-time equaliser to […]

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News & Star column 04.03.21

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For the fourth game in a row the Blues scored first but still failed to go and win – leaving fans shaking their heads in disbelief after defeat at Colchester in midweek. United dominated most of the game but have now taken just one point from their last six games, seriously denting any promotion hopes.  […]

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