News & Star column 19.11.20

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CUOSC have written to the EFL after problems with the iFollow match streaming service left Blues fans frustrated and angry at the weekend. Many missed out on some of the coverage of United’s home clash with Cheltenham despite paying the £10 match fee. The club were also unhappy with the situation as they see the […]

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Members’ Meeting – November 2020

Members meeting Friday 13th November, 2020 (Held online via Zoom) Attendance – All board plus A Woodcock (secretary) Members – B Abbott, J Kukuc, S Clarkson, A McAllister, R Mullen, M Middling, G Weston Frank Beattie introduced board members. Succession/ financial stability at CUFC Jim Mitchell – fans wanted change for a long time. Described […]

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News & Star column 12.11.20

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I wonder how many Blues fans missed our ‘Great Escape’ in the FA Cup on Sunday. Two goals down with three minutes of extra-time to go and with the BBC iPlayer freezing again it was tempting to switch off and call it a day. It’s likely some supporters will have been shocked, later, to find […]

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News & Star column 05.11.20

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CUOSC is endorsing the club’s plea to fans not to ‘pirate’ stream United games. With supporters locked out of Brunton Park because of coronavirus many are taking advantage of the EFL’s iFollow service to watch the Blues in action – and earning the club some much-needed revenue. The Blues made around £50,000 from the first […]

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News & Star column 05.11.20

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Fans are being invited to put Blues head coach Chris Beech on the spot next month. The club is holding a socially distanced forum that will be published on their official website. Supporters can send in their questions by video and they will be posted alongside answers from the United boss on the club’s YouTube […]

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US support for Carlisle REUnited

We spoke to Carlisle United’s Florida-based supporter Chandler Caudill, who purchased a Face In The Crowd image recently to help the Carlisle REUnited campaign. We’ve had a number of supporters donate to the campaign from across the world, The United States, Australia and even Russia. So we wanted to know just how Chandler came to […]

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News & Star column 22.10.20

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CUOSC are seeking the support of Carlisle MP John Stevenson as we continue to get behind the Football Supporters Association’s ‘Sustain the Game’ campaign. We are writing to the Conservative MP hoping to persuade him to lobby sports minister Nigel Huddleston to encourage the progression of a fan-led review into the governance of the game. […]

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CUSG Meeting Summary – October

Remote meeting via Zoom, 19.10.2020 Attendance – Simon Clarkson (Chair, London Branch), Terry McCarthy (London Branch), Geoff Weston (SLO), Nigel Davidson, Alastair Woodcock (CUOSC), Dan Maclennan (TheCumbrians.net), Barbara Abbott (Disabled Group), Keith Ward (Scottish Supporter), Gary Wylie (LGBTQ supporter), Andy Hall, Amy Nixon, Nigel Clibbens (CUFC) Apologies – Geoff Weston (SLO), Keith Elliott (CUSAT), Jim […]

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Board Meeting Summary – October 2020

Held online via Zoom, Wednesday October 14, 2020 Apologies received from Jim Mitchell. The board discussed the situation of the club’s chief creditor Edinburgh Woollen Mill. They had signalled their intention to enter administration following difficult trading during the COVID pandemic. They had not yet appointed administrators, with the business up for sale. The club […]

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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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