A Year on from Lockdown

By Alex Macallister Needless to say, it has been a strange old season, not just for Carlisle United but for the whole of football in general. Nobody would have thought that the last game with a significant crowd in Brunton Park would be 10th March last year (a 2-0 victory over Newport County). With the […]

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Board Meeting Summary – March 2021

Held online via Zoom, 18.03.21 There were no apologies. With little recent activity at club board level to report, the board were given a presentation by Mark Middling, recent board recruit, on his research into football club accountability. This was titled ‘Accounting for Supporters’. The presentation was about 20 minutes long, followed by a question […]

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Board Meeting Summary – February 2021

Held online via Zoom, 11.02.2021 There were no apologies. The board discussed the current situation re: EWM administration. News about a novation of the debt owed to EWM had reached the public domain. Billy brought the board up to speed about the status of the debt owed. Mark’s university research into football club governance and […]

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Board Meeting Summary – January 2021

Meeting held online via Zoom, Wed Jan 13 2021 There were no apologies. Lee Rotherham attended the start of the meeting to discuss ideas for developing his role as communtity liaison officer. We have a contact within a major local employer, who acts as head of diversity for the company, who are Lee’s employers. A […]

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Face in the Crowd Abroad

Phil Jones, Carlisle United Supporter who lives in New Zealand and has his Face In The Crowd at Brunton Park, spoke to us recently about his journey following The Blues. CUOSC: Tell us a little about yourself? Phil: Some people might remember me from the mid-90’s when I created the first online presence for following […]

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Board Meeting Summary – December 2020

Wednesday December 9, 2020 held online via Zoom Apologies from Kyle Sproat. A new board member, Mark Middling was co-opted until the date of the 2021 AGM. Mark is based in Hexham and has a lot of experience in financials as well as knowledge of football governance from his university research and some legal issues. […]

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Statement – Taking the Knee

CUOSC would like to echo the words from the Football Supporters Association (FSA) on the back of the disappointing behaviour by some supporters present in the grounds at both Colchester and Millwall over the weekend. The FSA statement reads: ‘The FSA reaffirms our clear and unequivocal opposition to racism and all forms of discrimination. We […]

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Members’ Meeting – November 2020

Members meeting Friday 13th November, 2020 (Held online via Zoom) Attendance – All board plus A Woodcock (secretary) Members – B Abbott, J Kukuc, S Clarkson, A McAllister, R Mullen, M Middling, G Weston Frank Beattie introduced board members. Succession/ financial stability at CUFC Jim Mitchell – fans wanted change for a long time. Described […]

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US support for Carlisle REUnited

We spoke to Carlisle United’s Florida-based supporter Chandler Caudill, who purchased a Face In The Crowd image recently to help the Carlisle REUnited campaign. We’ve had a number of supporters donate to the campaign from across the world, The United States, Australia and even Russia. So we wanted to know just how Chandler came to […]

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