Board Meeting Summary – June 2021

Held online via Zoom, Wednesday June 30, 2021 There were no apologies. Finances were solid with over £12,500 in the bank, most of which was ring-fenced as Carlisle REUnited funds. Membership stood at 436. We would start promoting renewals from this week with the membership year end coming up at the end of July. Our […]

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Board Meeting Summary – May 2021

Held online via Zoom on May 26 & May 30 Malcolm Clarke, chair of the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) attended the beginning of the meeting. He described the process being followed by the Government’s ‘fan-led’ review into football. The FSA would make a series of submissions, and each supporters’ trust would be able to submit […]

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Succession in ownership of CUFC

At our members meeting in November last year Jim Mitchell spoke about potential ownership change. He felt able to do so because he was covering ground that was already in the public domain. What he said was that CUOSC, the Club’s other owners and a third party (now identified by John Nixon as EWM) had […]

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News & Star column 06.05.21

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Spare a thought for United’s forgotten victims of this extraordinary season. Teenagers Charlie Barnes, Charlie Birch, Tom Wilson, Liam Lightfoot and Jamie Armstrong all saw their dreams and aspirations shattered last week when they were released by the club. The group of ex-academy youngsters were promoted to the senior ranks last year but because of […]

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News & Star column 29.04.21

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CUOSC would love to see a surge in membership numbers on the back of the ‘best own goal ever seen.’ The collapse of the European Super League has tilted the power in football towards the fans and now supporters’ trusts throughout the country are hoping they might benefit. Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters’ […]

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News & Star column 22.04.21

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A long, long time ago Carlisle United were promoted to the top tier of English football while Manchester United were relegated. It wasn’t a fairy tale – it was just football. For a short time, we Cumbrians lived the dream. Under the ill-judged breakaway European Super League there would have been no more dreams for […]

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News & Star column 15.04.21

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‘There are not many of us but we are everywhere.’ Those words will always be attributed to late Carlisle fan and author Mick Mitchell. And they have never been better illustrated than during the Covid pandemic. Fans from around the globe have continued to follow the Blues and CUOSC’s Carlisle REUnited campaign. We have supporters […]

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News & Star column 01.04.21

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What a huge relief as the Blues returned to winning ways against Crawley in midweek. They looked much more like their old selves as midfielder Joe Riley inspired a comfortable 2-0 win to lift the mood of fans. If we can follow it up with another good display at Southend on Saturday then the play-off […]

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