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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News & Star column 28.01.21

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Blues fans hopes of a pandemic pick-me-up were dashed this week when our match at Newport was postponed. Supporters were eagerly awaiting the clash after being starved of ‘proper’ football for 24 days. But no sooner had iFollow match subscriptions been paid than the game was called off because of a waterlogged pitch. It means […]

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News & Star column 21.01.21

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The Blues face a game every four days until the end of the season with a fixture pile-up threatening to put pressure on their promotion push. That’s both an exciting and worrying prospect for supporters who have seen the season stalled for 10 days by a Covid outbreak at Brunton Park. Football has been an […]

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Board Meeting Summary – January 2021

Meeting held online via Zoom, Wed Jan 13 2021 There were no apologies. Lee Rotherham attended the start of the meeting to discuss ideas for developing his role as communtity liaison officer. We have a contact within a major local employer, who acts as head of diversity for the company, who are Lee’s employers. A […]

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News & Star column 14.01.21

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Blues skipper Nick Anderton and vice-captain Aaron Hayden are there. Club legends Hughie McIlmoyle and Dean Walling are also there – and you can be too. The joint ‘Face in the Crowd’ initiative at Brunton Park between the club and CUOSC has proved very popular. So far more than 250 ‘faces’ are on display in […]

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News & Star column 07.01.21

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With coronavirus cases soaring we all need something to lift the doom and gloom. And seeing the Blues sitting proudly on top of the League Two table this week was definitely a sight for sore eyes. It may be nightmarish times as we struggle to cope with the pandemic but United have done their best […]

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News & Star column 31.12.20

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Congratulations to head coach Chris Beech on extending his contract with the Blues until the summer of 2022. CUOSC welcome the stability this brings to the club amidst these Covid-stricken times for football. United were in dire trouble and facing the real possibility of dropping out of the League when Beech took over just 13 […]

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