‘Mad Monday’ as close season gets underway

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 12.05.22 The close season kicked off this week with a ‘mad Monday’ as Blues fans were given plenty of hot topics to talk about. The club’s retained list always stirs up interest and with goalkeeper Mark Howard a surprise inclusion among the eight players released there was much to debate. The […]

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Back Simpson’s bid to make the Blues better

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 05.05.22 CUOSC can only echo Paul Simpson’s rallying call to fans and local businesses as he bids to make the Blues better. If everyone unites behind the manager and we all pull in the same direction then, hopefully, the club can look forward to a brighter future. Supporters have got behind […]

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CUOSC launch supporters’ six-a-side tournament

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 28.04.22 The Blues final home match of the season against Stevenage gives fans the chance to celebrate Paul Simpson’s decision to stay at Brunton Park for the next three years – providing hope for a brighter future. He now has the chance to reshape the football side of the club and […]

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League survival increases chances of finding new investors

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 21.4.22 Fans breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday as United secured their football league future. While some believe this is not something to be celebrated it was a magnificent achievement considering our desperate league position just a couple of months ago. And, make no mistake, the victory over Mansfield […]

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‘Derby’ win was massive – but job still not done

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 24.03.03 Blues fans were celebrating after a massive ‘derby’ win over Barrow on Saturday earned them Cumbrian bragging rights. But boss Paul Simpson will have been drilling into his players this week that the job still isn’t done. It is hard to believe it is just a month since Simpson took […]

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Blues survival is all that matters

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 17.03.22 The Paul Simpson bubble was finally burst on Tuesday when he suffered his first defeat since his Blues homecoming. But his objective was never to win every game – it was always just to keep us in the Football League #whateverittakes. That is still the only thing that matters. And […]

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‘Brunton roar’ can boost the Blues

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 10.03.22 The Blues are determined to do #whateverittakes to keep their Football League status. Their appointment of boss Paul Simpson two weeks ago has been a masterstroke, with his instant impact, simply, astonishing. Now, fans have a chance to play their part and show what League football means to the city […]

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Simmo’s homecoming brings back hope

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 03.03.22 What a week that was. Paul Simpson’s homecoming magically dispelled the gloom and injected new hope and enthusiasm into Blues fans. Most thought relegation was inevitable after watching the dire display against Swindon. But a few days later boss Simmo arrived and now after two wins we are all believing […]

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