Succession meetings out of our hands

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 16.09.21 CUOSC fully understands the frustration of fans who want to see progress on the ‘succession of ownership’ issues at the club.  While we continue to await the outcome of a number of meetings that may help bring matters to a conclusion it should be recognised that CUOSC is not in […]

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Chandler’s delighted with special delivery

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 19.08.21 Blues fans are overjoyed to be back at games again. But one supporter, who cannot be there, is also ‘celebrating’. Chandler Caudill, who lives in Florida was delighted to hear there is a special delivery on the way to him. CUOSC have arranged for the ‘Face in the Crowd’ board […]

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‘Taking the knee’ – we support our players

News and Star column 12.08.21 It is hard to fathom why some Blues fans felt the need to boo their own team when they ‘took the knee’ before Saturday’s match with Colchester. It must have been distressing for the players – some of them making their debut – and may even have detrimentally affected performances. […]

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Young Blues are hungry for success

NEWS & STAR column 05.08.21 Saturday cannot come quick enough for Blues fans. With Covid restrictions lifted they have been eagerly awaiting the start of the new season and a return to Brunton Park. United have slashed ticket prices for their opening League Two match against Colchester and are hoping a good turnout will help […]

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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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