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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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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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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