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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

A viking invasion we can all welcome

They came, they saw, they got the official Carlisle United teddy bear, and now they want to come back again, as quickly as possible, which still won’t be soon enough.

Last updated 22 September 2012
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Jake Jervis is worth another chance

Jake Jervis photo Jake Jervis has not been everyone’s idea of a smash-hit signing but Carlisle United are not yet in a position to dispense lightly with someone who strikes once every two games.

Last updated 22 September 2012
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The gloves are off

af coll gill 89 One League One boss hooks his goalkeeper after 20 minutes, another waits 146 games. With his seemingly endless patience and reprieves Greg Abbott was like Paolo Di Canio in negative until Tuesday’s about-turn.

Last updated 8 September 2012
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Ben was one of greats, not one that grates

BEN Marshall, who made his England Under-21 debut this week, is a former Carlisle player who easily sticks in the mind.

Last updated 8 September 2012
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How kids showed a better way forward

andy becksymington Some day in the future someone will invent a device that allows us to see the words that people are thinking. Until then it won’t be easy to be sure, but on Tuesday night at Brunton Park, at a late stage in the second half, one communal thought did seem to be everywhere: ‘Give it to Symington.’

Last updated 1 September 2012
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How kids showed a better way forward

andy becksymington Some day in the future someone will invent a device that allows us to see the words that people are thinking. Until then it won’t be easy to be sure, but on Tuesday night at Brunton Park, at a late stage in the second half, one communal thought did seem to be everywhere: ‘Give it to Symington.’

Last updated 1 September 2012
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You’ve heard of us now!

ptbradpotts MASSIMO Luongo, the Ipswich midfielder, tweeted this before Tuesday’s game: “tbh I’ve never even heard of Carlisle…”

Last updated 1 September 2012
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Ben’s change of luck

sm marshallinjuryryryry BEN Marshall was the sort of young player who gives loanees a good name: donating all of his talents to the cause for a full season and playing as if he was on the payroll.

Last updated 1 September 2012
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You’ve heard of us now!

ptbradpotts MASSIMO Luongo, the Ipswich midfielder, tweeted this before Tuesday’s game: “tbh I’ve never even heard of Carlisle…”

Last updated 1 September 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Ben’s change of luck

sm marshallinjuryryryry BEN Marshall was the sort of young player who gives loanees a good name: donating all of his talents to the cause for a full season and playing as if he was on the payroll.

Last updated 1 September 2012
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When anger is no excuse for poison

Adam Collin photo The default position for anyone sitting in a free seat should be to nip their tongue before passing down advice to the paying masses, especially when it concerns etiquette on voicing anger, offering criticism. (4 comments)

Last updated 25 August 2012
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So good to see Sean McDaid again

Sean McDaid photo One of the most regrettable duties around Brunton Park in the last couple of years was to write up the story of Sean McDaid’s retirement at 25.

Last updated 25 August 2012
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Carlisle Utd are right to be tough over Tom Taiwo

Tom Taiwo photo You know the old saying. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. And so, obviously, to Tom Taiwo. (2 comments)

Last updated 18 August 2012
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Keeping track of the Zoko-motive

Francois Zoko photo Paul Gascoigne, another maverick, was wisest on predictions. “I don’t make them and I never will,” he said. The world duly laughed along. But some of us wish Gazza had been around a few months ago to steer us on the subject of Francois Zoko.

Last updated 5 May 2012
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John Gorman: a grown-up on a planet of juveniles

John Gorman photo English football will lose a gentleman at the end of the season, so Roy Hodgson’s appointment as the national team’s coach is worthwhile for that reason alone.

Last updated 5 May 2012
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It’s not wrong for Carlisle Utd to ask Liam Noble to learn

Liam Noble photo At first view the best road for Liam Noble is simply to get his boots on and do what he is good at, not be remembered as a Joey Barton of the lower-leagues; more memorable for what he comes out with than what he does.

Last updated 28 April 2012
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It’s just simply the way of football today

Francois Zoko photo Carlisle United were operating in the real world when they declined to condemn Francois Zoko's agent, Louis Denolle, for preparing a 12-minute highlights package of his client and uploaded it to YouTube.

Last updated 28 April 2012
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Next for Carlisle Utd is a better Plan B

Carlisle Utd photo For sanity’s sake at this mind-sapping time of year it helps to see Carlisle United as a work in progress, a team at a stage on a journey.

Last updated 21 April 2012
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Charlton fans do not deserve invasion of FA killjoys

Charlton Athletic have been threatened with FA sanctions after their fans galloped onto Brunton Park’s pitch last weekend. Pretty soon the government will catch on and launch a new celebration tax. (3 comments)

Last updated 21 April 2012
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Fair play to referee Waugh

It's a shame Jock Waugh’s refereeing display was so poor on Monday, otherwise his little answer-back to Greg Abbott would have been worthy of more attention, and a bigger cheer, than it got.

Last updated 14 April 2012
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