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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

Team of champions we should not forget

Champions photo November 15 is a landmark date in Carlisle United’s recent history. Why? It was, as Twitter reminded us this week, the day 10 years ago that Michael Bridges signed for the Blues.

Last updated 21 November 2015
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Sweeney has earned his place in Carlisle Utd's flying squad

Antony Sweeney photo An “excellent gentleman” was Keith Curle’s description of Antony Sweeney last month. The Carlisle United manager’s choice of phrase made him sound like the Earl of Grantham sizing up a fresh suitor for Lady Mary.

Last updated 14 November 2015
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Twenty questions Carlisle United must answer

Carlisle United badge Fun on the pitch, fears off it. Carlisle United’s status near the play-off places is a reason for hope.

Last updated 10 November 2015
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When will Carlisle United hire another chief?

Suzanne Kidd photo A strange thing happened the other evening. A leading Carlisle United director was asked a straight question on a matter of serious concern to supporters, and back came a straight answer. (8 comments)

Last updated 7 November 2015
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You just can’t cheat the scouting system

Gillieadgoalphilr With two goals in four games and an individual performance that matches anything seen at Brunton Park for several years, Alex Gilliead is both a gust of fresh air and a triumph for a system. (1 comment)

Last updated 24 October 2015
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I’m positive we’re not being negative about Carlisle Utd

Carlisle Utd photo The negative media were out in force on Monday. They turned up to cover the guest appearance of a couple of Carlisle United players at a local under-7s’ training session. (14 comments)

Last updated 17 October 2015
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How Danny helped lift the blues

Danny Grainger photo Carlisle United are in such encouraging fettle on the pitch right now that it's easy to forget how things felt on Tuesday, May 5. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 October 2015
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Tweet made Austin look a proper Charlie

bastienheryphilr He didn’t even bother with his name. To the privileged and expensively-heeled Championship striker, watching on his plasma screen, Bastien Héry was no more than some “fella” with a questionable “barnet”. (1 comment)

Last updated 26 September 2015
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About time Carlisle Utd reached right pitch

Carlisle pitch photo On May 19, a few hours before the billionaire announcement changed Carlisle United’s summer dramatically, I spent a morning with one of the Blues’ all-time greatest signings. (2 comments)

Last updated 19 September 2015
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A dark cloud that simply has to shift - the billionaire

Carlisle Utd fans photo If a child was asked to draw a picture of Carlisle United right now he might show lots of stick men having fun on a line of green grass, with a great, thick smudge of a black cloud in the sky. (10 comments)

Last updated 12 September 2015
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When will Carlisle United join big spenders?

Danny Kearns photo You must learn to save first and spend afterwards, said the American author H John Poole. Carlisle United are mastering the first bit without seeming in a great hurry to crack the second. (10 comments)

Last updated 5 September 2015
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'It isn’t just about football. If the boy isn’t happy, there’s no point'

James Trafford photo The best story of Cumbria’s sporting week may not even have been told at Loftus Road, or on a Chinese running track. It might have been written on a farm in Greysouthen, far from the floodlights of London or Beijing.

Last updated 29 August 2015
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No man’s an island - Jabo Ibehre will need some help

 Jabo Ibehre photo After several days to chew on the defensive problems that have blighted Carlisle United’s opening weeks, it’s time to examine the other end.

Last updated 22 August 2015
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A long overdue case for Carlisle United’s defence

Zoko photo Keith Curle was adamant and unrepentant. “There will be rotation,” said the Carlisle United manager. (9 comments)

Last updated 15 August 2015
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An open letter to Carlisle United’s mystery billionaire

Carlisle Utd badge Dear Sir, Please forgive the impertinence of a newspaper hack disturbing your day. It is just that 81 days have now passed and, to borrow an old-fashioned terrace song, it’s all gone quiet over here. (16 comments)

Last updated 8 August 2015
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Hard to replace Kyle Dempsey but Carlisle Utd must try

Kyle Dempsey photo Kyle Dempsey stood in front of his new Huddersfield Town team-mates this week and sang a few bars of Kenny Rogers. (3 comments)

Last updated 18 July 2015
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A chance for the trust to return

Carlisle Utd fans photo For too long the word “Trust” – capital T – at Carlisle United felt like a misnomer.

Last updated 11 July 2015
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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. (5 comments)

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. (5 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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