News & Star column 16.01.20

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It was great to see Blues fans leaving Brunton Park with smiles on their faces despite Wednesday night’s defeat against Cardiff. A seven-goal thriller, packed with excitement, was easily the best game of the season and a great advert for the FA Cup. But if some of football’s ‘bigwigs’ get their way it is something […]

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News & Star column 09.01.20

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Head coach Chris Beech spoke of the tremendous unity between the team and the fans as the Blues earned an impressive FA Cup draw at Championship Cardiff City. More than 700 fans followed United to Wales and they never stopped shouting from start to finish as United gave one of their best performances of the […]

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News & Star column 19.12.19

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CUOSC are ready to move into the New Year with fresh optimism. An honest and open members’ meeting last weekend has seen fans come forward with offers of help. We have always shown willingness to evolve and to attract new and younger fans on to our board of directors and we believe that process may […]

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Members’ meeting: December

December 14, 2019 Sunset Suite, Brunton Park Frank Beattie as Chair introduced the Board members present. Nigel Davidson sent his apologies. Jack Oddie was introduced as the newest board member. Questions were invited. Q: John Kukuc resignation – what proposal was he ‘forced’ to agree with? A: John agreed with the objective of the proposal. […]

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Board Meeting Summary – December 2019

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019Location: Upperby Community Development Centre There were no apologies. Jack Oddie was formally co-opted on to the Board. Frank Beattie was appointed as Chair, and Nigel Davidson as Vice-Chair. Jim reported that the club had not yet needed to call on EWM for further financial support. The FA Cup victory over […]

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News & Star column 12.12.19

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CUOSC, in conjunction with Carlisle United, are holding a foodbank appeal on Saturday – and we aiming to make it a bumper Christmas special. Blues fans will be hoping to see United collect three points against Grimsby but they can also make a difference by helping out Carlisle Foodbank. The main collection point will be […]

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News & Star column 05.12.19

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With a big week ahead Blues fans will be hoping for some early Christmas cheer. First on Saturday, we will take around 1500 fans to Morecambe for a vital League Two encounter against the bottom-of-the-table side. Then it’s back to Brunton Park on Tuesday for the FA Cup second round replay against Forest Green – […]

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News & Star column 28.11.19

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New head coach Chris Beech may not be a Blues legend yet – but the omens are good. The ex-Rochdale assistant boss is following in the footsteps of two of Carlisle’s most successful managers. Bob Stokoe, in 1968, and Paul Simpson, in 2003, both arrived at the Blues immediately after spells at Rochdale and they […]

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News & Star column 21.11.19

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A reported new approach to United hierarchy was a big talking point among fans on social media this week. As I write CUOSC have no meaningful information on the proposal ‘to help the club’ by a consortium of businessmen involving ex-players Chris Lumsdon and Steve Skinner and are seeking some clarity.  Like all fans, we […]

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Board meeting 13.11.19

Upperby CDC – November 13, 2019 There were no apologies. Billy updated the Board on the latest news from the boardroom. The club’s financial position had stabilised and EWM had not been called on for support in six months. He also updated those present on the situation around the departure of Steven Pressley who the […]

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