News & Star column 15.10.20

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If you value your local club, now is perhaps a good time to consider joining CUOSC. The coronavirus pandemic means the future of football in England is clouded in uncertainty.  Talks involving the Premier League are underway that could lead to the restructuring of all four divisions. Meanwhile, at Brunton Park it is worrying times […]

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Statement 15.10.20 Re: Project Big Picture

With the Premier League rejecting ‘Project Big Picture’ CUOSC hope all minds can now be focused on preserving the integrity of the entire football pyramid – an institution that has been around for well over a century. Football is in crisis with many lower league clubs needing financial support to survive. CUOSC agrees football needs to be reformed with […]

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News & Star column 08.10.2020

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CUOSC’s ‘Carlisle REUnited’ campaign passed an important milestone this week when donations topped the £10,000 mark. The fund has been given a boost by the Face in the Crowd initiative that has gone down well with fans and is being run jointly with the club. Over 110 supporters had their faces – upper body cut-outs […]

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News & Star column 01.10.2020

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I live and breathe Carlisle United because of my dad. He took me into the ‘Scratching Pen’ when I was just a boy and ever since the Blues have been in my blood. In the FA Cup we followed the team around the country and I have memories that will last forever. Frank died 15 […]

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It felt great to be one of the privileged few going into the Paddock again to watch the Blues. But it felt even better on the way out. Despite all the Covid-19 paraphernalia around the Southend game last weekend it was still the three points at the end of the 90 minutes that mattered the […]

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The government has said the October 1 date for the long awaited return of supporters to EFL games is to be reviewed. Although the Blues are taking part in a ‘test event’ for fans against Southend on Saturday no one will be surprised, following new Covid-19 restrictions, if it is eventually delayed. Over the last […]

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News and Star column 12.09.20

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CUOSC have already given their general backing to ‘Sustain The Game’ – a campaign that calls for action from authorities to protect the existence of clubs. Now we would like to get the views of our fans on some of the key principles within that campaign. The financial strain caused by Covid-19 is threatening many […]

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News and Star column 05.09.20

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Not many fans will lose any sleep after United’s defeat by Fleetwood in the EFL Trophy in midweek. They believe the competition is tainted by the introduction of Premier League academy sides and just saw the game as our last pre-season practice fixture. But those that watched on iFollow know it was much more than […]

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News & Star column 27.08.20

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Blues boss Chris Beech’s message to fans last week was: ‘We are all in it together.’ He was echoing what CUOSC have been saying throughout the summer as football tries to come to grips with coronavirus. Beech said: “I don’t think the players were connected to the supporters; the supporters weren’t connected to the press […]

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FSA launch ‘Sustain The Game’ campaign

CUOSC and supporters’ groups from across the country have joined forces with politicians and pundits to launch ‘Sustain The Game’ – a new campaign which calls for urgent action from the authorities to protect the existence of clubs. The financial strains caused by Covid-19 have threatened many clubs and fans say urgent action is needed […]

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