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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New diversity initiative

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Thanks to Jon Colman and the News and Star for allowing us to reproduce his feature How diverse is Carlisle United’s fanbase? Are there pockets of potential support the club is missing? Could more people be included, and made to feel like this is their club? These are questions which, according to those behind a new initiative, […]

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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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News & Star column 30.01.20

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Blues fans are walking on air this week. After two consecutive league wins – for the first time in over a year –life is suddenly looking much rosier. There’s now a 10 point gap between United and the one relegation place and, at last, we seem to have a team we can be proud of. […]

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News & Star column 23.01.20

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Head coach Chris Beech will be hoping to hear that ‘Brunton roar’ again as he bids to register his first home league win on Saturday. The Blues take on Walsall at Brunton Park knowing three points could drag a few teams above them into the relegation scrap. The fans were in full voice for last […]

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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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