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 25.03. 21

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CUOSC board members were last week given an insight into how football clubs could – and should – become more accountable to fans. Mark Middling, a lecturer at Northumbria University in Newcastle, is hoping to gain a Doctorate in Business Administration with a thesis entitled ‘Accounting for Fans, re-addressing the social contract of football.’ He […]

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News & Star column 03.12.20

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Still looking for a Christmas present for a Carlisle United supporting friend or relative? At CUOSC we have a couple of options for you that you might wish to consider. Although a limited number of fans are now allowed back in Brunton Park we are still promoting ‘Face in the Crowd’ – a chance for […]

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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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