News & Star column 15.04.21

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‘There are not many of us but we are everywhere.’ Those words will always be attributed to late Carlisle fan and author Mick Mitchell. And they have never been better illustrated than during the Covid pandemic. Fans from around the globe have continued to follow the Blues and CUOSC’s Carlisle REUnited campaign. We have supporters […]

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News & Star column 01.04.21

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What a huge relief as the Blues returned to winning ways against Crawley in midweek. They looked much more like their old selves as midfielder Joe Riley inspired a comfortable 2-0 win to lift the mood of fans. If we can follow it up with another good display at Southend on Saturday then the play-off […]

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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 ‘Accounting for Fans, re-addressing the social contract of football.’ He […]

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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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News & Star column 25.02.21

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Fans may be banned from Brunton Park but some still haven’t missed a Blues game all season – thanks to the match streaming service, iFollow. I bet it is a long time since so many have been able to say that. United have been one of the best followed teams in League Two raising the […]

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News & Star column 18.02.21

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We waited and we waited….and then we were disappointed. After 45 days without an away game – and only two at home – fans were eagerly looking forward to United’s return to action at Harrogate in midweek. Unfortunately, it took until the second half for a rusty-looking Blues team to find anything like their usual […]

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News & Star column 11.02.21

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Take a bow Blues fans! Once again you have come up trumps. The pandemic may have shattered the world around us but United supporters are still showing their enduring love for the club. Last weekend TheCumbrians.net messageboard came up with the brilliant idea of covering the Warwick Road end and Paddock with huge Premier League […]

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News & Star column 04.02.21

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United supporters dreaming of promotion were given a rude awakening by a streetwise Forest Green in midweek. The Blues narrowly lost a hard fought match against one of the promotion favourites. You still wouldn’t bet against us finishing above them in the League Two table come the end of the season – we are only […]

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