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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To mask or not to mask…?

With a return to football for Carlisle United (CUFC) planned for mid-September 2020, the football club has been working very hard on plans for games played behind closed doors and for when supporters are allowed back into the ground; currently this is expected to be some time in October, but is yet to be confirmed. […]

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CUSG Meeting Summary – August 2020

Remote meeting via Zoom, 03.08.2020 Attendance – Simon Clarkson (Chair, London Branch), Terry McCarthy (London Branch), Nigel Davidson, Jim Mitchell, Alastair Woodcock (CUOSC), Keith Elliott (CUSAT), Dan McLennan, Matt Spooner (TheCumbrians.net), Barry Carter, Barbara Abbott (Disabled Group), Keith Ward (Scottish Supporter), Andy Hall, Amy Nixon, Nigel Clibbens (CUFC) Apologies – Geoff Weston (SLO) This was […]

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CUOSC seek new members

CUOSC is looking to increase its membership. We have had an excellent response to our ‘Carlisle REUnited’ campaign to raise cash for the club during the coronavirus pandemic and are keen to enrol new members. You can join or renew your membership by clicking on the following link http://cuosc.org.uk/apply-for-membership/ It costs £10 for adults and […]

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Board Meeting Summary – July 2020

Held online via Zoom – no apologies. There had been no recent board meetings, but Billy and Jim provided an update on the latest preparations for the new season. We were expecting an early September re-start without crowds until at least October. There was a still a deal of uncertainty around the club’s finances, but […]

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Tim’s special message to Blues fans

Tim Barker has recorded a special message for Blues fans – in ‘proper’ Cumbrian. The Silloth actor who has appeared in many TV favourites and in the West End is also an enthusiast of our local dialect. He has been watching with interest as his 1974 recording of ‘Looking Good – We’re Carlisle United’ has […]

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