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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

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.

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. (6 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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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... (4 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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