News & Star column 08.10.2020

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CUOSC’s ‘Carlisle REUnited’ campaign passed an important milestone this week when donations topped the £10,000 mark. The fund has been given a boost by the Face in the Crowd initiative that has gone down well with fans and is being run jointly with the club. Over 110 supporters had their faces – upper body cut-outs […]

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News & Star column 01.10.2020

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I live and breathe Carlisle United because of my dad. He took me into the ‘Scratching Pen’ when I was just a boy and ever since the Blues have been in my blood. In the FA Cup we followed the team around the country and I have memories that will last forever. Frank died 15 […]

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Everything will be okay when we get back to normal! But can ‘normal’ ever be the same as before? The Premier League financial ‘bubble’ could be about to burst and the ripple effects felt throughout the game. No one can predict what will happen when we finally emerge from the carnage of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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CUOSC Comments 28.03.2020

More disappointing news arrived this week with the announcement that the News and Star were putting their sports team on “furlough”. With the Coronavirus crisis starving us of live football we were relying on the Blues reporter Jon Colman to give us our regular ‘fix’. Unfortunately Newsquest, who own the News and Star and many […]

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News & Star column 26.03.20

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They said it was nineth wonder of the world. But it was just CUOSC holding a board meeting by video conference. With government advising against group meetings during the coronavirus pandemic we employed the technology for the first time in our 19-year history. And guess what, it went without a hitch – even with a […]

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News & Star column 19.03.20

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When will we see the Blues in action again? For those of us who love our favourite football fix it is a question gnawing away at the back of our minds – and one that is unlikely to be answered soon. With the world at war with Coronavirus we are in unprecedented times. Sport must […]

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News & Star column 05.03.20

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The Blues may not pick up any silverware this season but there is still a chance for the fans to do so – and on the hallowed Brunton Park pitch. We are looking for supporters’ teams to enter the CUOSC Cup on Sunday, April 26, the day after our final game of the season against […]

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News & Star column 20.02.20

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The Blues are now 13 points clear of the one relegation spot so what could possibly go wrong? Well, this is Carlisle United…. and those of us of a more nervous disposition will only be happy when it is mathematically impossible for us to go down. However, after just one defeat in seven games, there […]

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News & Star column 13.02.20

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Only “damned awkward mechanics” are preventing EWM from becoming more involved in the running of the Blues. That was revealed by co-owner John Nixon when he gave an update on the succession of ownership issue at a Fans Forum last week. Billionaire Philip Day’s company has been helping the Blues financially and Nixon said it […]

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News & Star column 06.02.20

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Blues fans have a chance to measure United’s recent improvement when we entertain top-of-the-table Swindon at Brunton Park on Saturday. It is match we might have feared a few weeks ago but not now. The Blues’ four game unbeaten run means we should be full of confidence. Fans will be hoping Hallam Hope, having moved […]

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