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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

Why Lee Miller is a hero who needs no hype

Lee Miller photo The genius of the Player Of The Year poll is that it wipes out myths and tidies up perceptions at a stroke.

Last updated 14 April 2012
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MK Dons v Carlisle Utd was a lesson in style

Andy Welsh photo It’s time, surely, to nail the Great Lie: the one that says the only way to achieve results in football is to stop playing “attractively”, a word which should always be used in praise but is too often employed to condemn.

Last updated 31 March 2012
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London fans are a shining light for Carlisle Utd

Carlisle's London Branch supporters' club are known to be a pro-active bunch but they have excelled themselves with their latest enterprise.

Last updated 31 March 2012
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Why the rush to dish out prizes in football?

Jordan Rhodes photo Not content with dishing out prizes, the team who brought you the Football League Awards are now dipping their toes into the publishing world, with a host of exciting new sporting titles out this summer.

Last updated 17 March 2012
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Jack Watson was never old

Jack Watson photo Sometimes, when writing up interviews, a journalist is contacted by the subject with a request to “see the piece” before publication.

Last updated 17 March 2012
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Why Carlisle Utd can’t cash in on play-off push

Zoko goal photo Not even jokes are recession-proof. Take the old one about the Scotsman who is so thrifty that when he drops a 50p piece and bends over to pick it up, it hits him on the back of the head. (1 comment)

Last updated 10 March 2012
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We deserve better

They never disappoint, do they? Another week, another abuse of the word “deserve” by a League One manager.

Last updated 10 March 2012
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A dazzling description of James Berrett

At this end of the paper we’re all for creative use of the English language, but has Notts County’s programme editor pushed artistic licence too far?

Last updated 10 March 2012
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Carlisle United right to keep the faith in Collin

In the football press we are often accused of judging a team on its last game but at Notts County today Carlisle United’s fans rock up clutching the hope that their goalkeeper is as good as his last 44 minutes, no more.

Last updated 3 March 2012
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This is football, not daytime TV

Greg Abbott photo Not much went to plan for Carlisle Utd on Monday but something went right in Greg Abbott’s mind when he used the A-word so reluctantly he might have had a peg on his nose as he spoke. (1 comment)

Last updated 25 February 2012
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Grant Holt: A worthy candidate for player of the year

Grant Holt photo You wait an age for a Cumbrian accent to enter the sporting mainstream and then you can’t switch on your TV or radio without hearing the strains of the promised land. (1 comment)

Last updated 18 February 2012
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Why James Berrett's Carlisle Utd return should be a big deal

Carlisle Utd moustache photo All will be revealed by 7pm on Tuesday night, assuming the photocopier is in order. Team-sheet time is not always a moment of high intrigue but when Carlisle United’s next line-up is handed out we shall know for sure if James Berrett has joined the ranks of the indispensables.

Last updated 11 February 2012
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Carlisle Utd boss Greg Abbott right to keep the faith

Lee Miller photo Two hundred and seventy minutes. Is that all it takes to bring on an attack of the vapours? Must we really watch Carlisle United’s next three games through the fingers until the cell door opens and Lee Miller is back on the pitch waging war against centre-halves?

Last updated 4 February 2012
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Carlisle Utd legend Ginger Thompson celebrates his 80th

Ginger Thompson photo Ginger Thompson is 80. That’s what his birth certificate suggests, at least, and the number is down there on the invitations to a ‘surprise’ party in Carlisle tonight in the old wing-half’s honour. But Ginger himself? Not convinced. (3 comments)

Last updated 21 January 2012
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Exclusive: Graham Kavanagh had brown hair

Graham Kavanagh photo With his familiar silver crown, Graham Kavanagh is well-equipped to conceal the stresses of management should Carlisle United’s assistant boss ever take a top job.

Last updated 14 January 2012
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You’ve got to feel for the former Carlisle Utd boys

Darlington, seemingly football’s basket-case club this and every season, is still the home to four ex-Carlisle players, which allows us to sympathise a little more than usual with the Quakers’ desperate plight.

Last updated 14 January 2012
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Role for Chris Chantler need not be a tall order

Chris Chantler photo In a parallel universe, reporters file in to the Nou Camp to meet Barcelona’s latest graduate from La Masia. The news is that another pocket genius has been successfully passed through the system. But all the scribes want to talk about is size.

Last updated 14 January 2012
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Joe Garner inaction shows why Carlisle Utd must strike now

Joe Garner photo We have been here before, of course, and the history lesson does not come from tatty yellow pages but the last four years, which Carlisle United have mostly spent trying to recuperate from a stinker of a decision.

Last updated 7 January 2012
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Why it’s not wrong to play blame game

Rory Loy photo It was David Gray the singer, not the 23-year-old right-back, who sang Please Forgive Me, and that’s how it will remain until football can peer around its blind spot to any offences not committed with malice aforethought.

Last updated 2 January 2012
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Liam Noble has been fully committed to Carlisle Utd

Liam Noble photo The best loan players manage to find a way of showing they care, of proving they’re not just here for a couple of months of personal gain.

Last updated 2 January 2012
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