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Sorry, Carlisle United - but Knighton was right

Michael Knighton photo Sometimes even a dangerous doctor will prescribe the right medicine. Every so often, it is more about the message than the messenger.

Last updated 4 July 2015
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Stan Bowles the player was greater than the myth

Stan Bowles photo When a footballer like Stan Bowles drifts into conversation, the word “maverick” is not far behind and the myths cling on like barnacles. For instance: Bowles was an off-the-cuff genius to whom it all came effortlessly. (3 comments)

Last updated 27 June 2015
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Act now or prepare for fans’ backlash

Carlisle Utd photo Rejoice! Fixtures day is nearly upon us. The identity of Carlisle United’s first opponents for 2015/16 will finally be known at 9am on Wednesday. (24 comments)

Last updated 13 June 2015
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Halpin’s work puts Carlisle Utd right at the heart of Cumbria

John Halpin photo The door creaks open to find John Halpin holding a mop and standing over a bucket. Once the floor is cleaned Carlisle United’s community sports trust officer completes the fixing of a lock.

Last updated 9 May 2015
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How many costume changes do Carlisle United need?

Stevenage photo Another summer, another shake-up. “I want to be able to bring in people that I think are made of the right things,” said Keith Curle as this gloomy season thankfully neared its end. (7 comments)

Last updated 2 May 2015
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'Greatest thing to happen in Carlisle since the Romans'

Carlisle Utd photo It takes some effort to find a downside to what Carlisle United achieved 50 years ago on Monday, but it is there, in the small print of arguably the most resounding night Brunton Park has known. (1 comment)

Last updated 18 April 2015
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Why United trust’s awkward squad need to get real

Carlisle Utd badge As ever in football it comes down to numbers. In Carlisle United’s case here are some big ones: 2,200, 3,737 and 10,000. (4 comments)

Last updated 28 March 2015
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Who will colour in the gaps in Blue Yonder?

Brunton Park photo 2 In the minds of the Carlisle public, Project Blue Yonder is either a prolonged exercise in wishful thinking or a scheme being buried in secrecy for all sorts of dodgy reasons. (7 comments)

Last updated 21 March 2015
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Could Carlisle Utd really soar like the Swans?

Andrew Lapping photo With a good deal of talk lately about a restructured Carlisle United following the “Swansea City model”, it is not difficult to find the moment that sums up exactly how far the Blues need to go. (3 comments)

Last updated 14 March 2015
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Carlisle Utd should fight this Paint Pot plan

Peter Murphy photo Those who deride the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, those who see little wrong with the idea of polluting the lower-leagues’ cup competition with Premier League ‘B’ teams, never talk about the final. (10 comments)

Last updated 7 March 2015
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Should Carlisle Utd still be in this mess?

sm dannygrainerr Hindsight can be a cheap substitute for reason, but it’s also interesting to wonder how differently certain stories could have gone, with a tweak here or an alternative person there. (7 comments)

Last updated 28 February 2015
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Valentine’s date is the cue for Curle to deliver

Keith Curle photo It was, at first listen, refreshing to hear Keith Curle reject the poor-us narrative at a time when every atom in his body was probably urging him otherwise. (2 comments)

Last updated 14 February 2015
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Ich bin ein Carlisle Utd fan

German fans photo We hear a lot about the supporters Carlisle United have lost over the years, but less about the fans they gain. Meet the newest addition to the ranks of long-distance Carlisle devotees - in Germany. (10 comments)

Last updated 7 February 2015
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Decisions over way forward for Carlisle Utd should not be rushed

CUFC review photo If the surreal barometer at Carlisle United had not broken before this week, it surely snapped on Sunday night, right at the moment when Michael Knighton – or someone on his behalf – typed a message on Twitter accusing the club’s current owners of too much ego.

Last updated 31 January 2015
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Difference between success and failure rarely as small as some make out

John Nixon photo There are one or two friendly fibs that you often hear from important people at football clubs during times of trouble. (3 comments)

Last updated 24 January 2015
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Carlisle United answers simply raise more questions

Andrew Jenkins photo If Carlisle United’s protesting supporters are looking for some banner inspiration, they are going to the right place today. (4 comments)

Last updated 17 January 2015
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Kyle Dempsey carrying heaviest load for Carlisle Utd

Kyle Dempsey photo If anyone deserves a pint right now, it is probably Kyle Dempsey. At the right time, sure. Not 48 hours before a game, no. (5 comments)

Last updated 10 January 2015
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A grim old year but Fred’s gesture gives Carlisle United hope for 2015

Won 11, drew nine, lost 26. The curtain does not need to come down on 2014 for Carlisle United so much as be drawn over it. That way veterinary can do what is necessary, away from sight. (5 comments)

Last updated 30 December 2014
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Blind faith: why fan David sings the Blues

davidrossphilr Like all long-standing Carlisle United fans, David Ross remembers his first game. It was, coincidentally, against today’s opponents Northampton Town, back in 1992.

Last updated 20 December 2014
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A dire fall that Carlisle United must avoid at all costs

Paul Simpson photo Carlisle United head all the way to Exeter today with fears of a deeper southern journey in their minds: the drop down into non-league, in less than five months’ time. (8 comments)

Last updated 13 December 2014
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