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Monday, 22 December 2014

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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

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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Sooner the better for Carlisle Utd rescue act to kick in

Paul Simpson photo However many reasons there are for Carlisle United to get busy quickly with their rise up League Two, here is another... (3 comments)

Last updated 6 December 2014
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Why Dempsey should stick with Carlisle Utd rather than twist

Kyle Dempsey photo Here in the Carlisle-following media it has become habit to lump ‘Kyle Dempsey and Brad Potts’ together so routinely that the five words nearly type themselves. (4 comments)

Last updated 29 November 2014
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Why Carlisle Utd will need a stroke of fortune

Kyle Dempsey photo Money talks, especially when you haven’t got any. So any attempt to extract mega bucks from clubs circling Brad Potts and Kyle Dempsey will encounter the awkward problem of Carlisle United’s current hardship.

Last updated 22 November 2014
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Toasting 40 years of capital gains

ibp1 Mike Houghton is happily bewildered, rather than boastful, about what he created 40 years ago this weekend. “They say from small acorns great oak trees grow,” he says. “Now the tree is unrecognisable.” (2 comments)

Last updated 17 November 2014
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How will Curle make case for the defence?

Tom Anderson photo For a while at Portsmouth last weekend the eye deceived. Had Carlisle re-signed Danny Livesey, stretched him an inch or two and sent him out to make blocks and clearances at Fratton Park? (1 comment)

Last updated 9 November 2014
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Time to toast deckchair heroes - 20 years on

CUFC squad photo Two lions of the back four are joining together again. Twenty years after shutting out opponents, Dean Walling and Derek Mountfield want to stop something else slipping away.

Last updated 25 October 2014
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So what next for the boys' brigade?

Patrick Brough  photo The kids are alright. We have known this for a while, and now so do England’s Under-19 set-up, who scouted Carlisle’s Patrick Brough – made in Silloth – at Tranmere this week.

Last updated 13 October 2014
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Not just manager who has to set out what is required at Brunton Park

Keith Curle photo Carlisle United’s culture is changing in many ways – except one. The people judging Keith Curle are the same people who judged Graham Kavanagh, and Greg Abbott before him. (2 comments)

Last updated 6 October 2014
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Curle must coach Carlisle United into shape

Keith Curle photo If success was measured by press conferences then Carlisle United could book their play-off place now. Keith Curle’s popularity appears to be rising with each declaration of intent at Brunton Park.

Last updated 27 September 2014
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Carlisle Utd kit saga - what they should have said...

Brad Potts photo Carlisle United's kit suppliers Sondico today released a short statement on Twitter explaining the ongoing delay in receiving replica kit. (12 comments)

Last updated 15 September 2014
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Carlisle's new boss must chase away United’s woes

Tom Aldred photo Theories abound on the ideal candidate to manage Carlisle United. A man who can bring some order to the team and the club or even, in time, make Brunton Park a fortress. (2 comments)

Last updated 6 September 2014
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Why winning is the only game in town

Stephen Elliott photo It was another shabby night on the road for Carlisle United. On January 25, 2008, the Blues’ poor away form continued with a 1-0 defeat against Cheltenham Town.

Last updated 30 August 2014
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How Carlisle Utd are giving food for thought

meppwalt Under normal circumstances there ought to be a place in Room 101 for those people who have an uncontrollable urge to take photos of their meals and then publish them on social media for the world’s fascination. (5 comments)

Last updated 16 August 2014
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Sadness that shows Carlisle United’s strength

flloyd1 The shirt is still there, pinned to the fence above parking bay 49. The club say there are no plans to remove it. They say they know what it means. One dearly hopes, at the start of this new season, that they do. (7 comments)

Last updated 9 August 2014
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The dangers of Nation building

Frank Lynch photo Well, that all ended sweetly. “It is impossible for me to take care of this thing,” said Frank Lynch, erstwhile owner of Carlisle United’s neighbours Celtic Nation, making his club sound like an unwanted pet or an unruly house plant. (4 comments)

Last updated 28 July 2014
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Why this is now Kavanagh FC

Graham Kavanagh photo The departure of Davie Irons came as a surprise, but not for the obvious reason. It is said that the timing was curious. Perhaps so. But what time is ‘usual’ for hirings and firings in football? (2 comments)

Last updated 19 July 2014
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Michael Knighton told me how to answer the phone

Sarah McKnight photo There will be some who feel that, instead of a commemorative plaque, Sarah McKnight should have received a medal for surviving the last 20 years at Carlisle United. (1 comment)

Last updated 28 June 2014
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No blame culture? Maybe we need one

There are two versions of the game Consequences. One involves writing down the start of a story, then covering the words up and passing the folded paper along to the next person, who adds the next bit, and so on. (12 comments)

Last updated 17 May 2014
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