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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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Face in the Crowd

Be here in spirit Back the Blues Carlisle United Football Club and CUOSC have joined up as part of the Carlisle REUnited campaign to put your Face In The Crowd. With the long-term lockout announced this week, fans won’t be at BP for some time, but you can be there in spirit to show support […]

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Board Meeting Summary – September 2020

Held online using Zoom, 16.09.2020 There were no apologies. Frank Beattie and Nigel Davidson were re-appointed unanimously as Chair and Vice-Chair. Alastair Woodcock re-appointed unanimously as secretary. Peter Harrington to continue as treasurer. There had been little boardroom activity recently. The position re: succession has not moved significantly. Carlisle REUnited: Fund had reached £8,063. 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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CUSG Meeting Summary – September

Remote meeting via Zoom, 07.09.2020 Attendance – Simon Clarkson (Chair, London Branch), Terry McCarthy (London Branch), Geoff Weston (SLO), Nigel Davidson, Alastair Woodcock (CUOSC), Keith Elliott (CUSAT), Dan Maclennan (TheCumbrians.net), Barry Carter, Barbara Abbott (Disabled Group), Keith Ward (Scottish Supporter), Gary Wylie (LGBTQ supporter), Andy Hall, Amy Nixon, Nigel Clibbens (CUFC)Apologies – Jim Mitchell (CUOSC), […]

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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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Minutes of 2020 AGM

Minutes of The Nineteenth Annual General Meeting of CUOSC held online via Zoom on Sunday August 23 2020 Board/Officers Attendance Apologies/ Absent Frank Beattie* (Chair) Nigel Davidson* (Vice-Chair) Alastair Woodcock (Secretary) Norman Steel* Jack Oddie* Kyle Sproat* Jim Mitchell* Billy Atkinson* Carol Wilson* Malcolm Nugent* Peter Harrington (Treasurer) All Board members marked with an asterisk […]

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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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