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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

More style at Brunton Park can beat the blues

John Gorman photo John Gorman is a thoroughly decent ex-Carlisle United man with such a lovely line in faint praise that he probably doesn’t even know he is delivering it.

Last updated 10 September 2011
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We’ll forgive Dolly - just this once

Neil Dalton photo If only the Carlisle United players who passed through Neil Dalton's treatment room had a similar availability record as the physio himself.

Last updated 10 September 2011
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Deleted tweets and the race storm that wasn’t

ibpfeeney A dignified high point in the long campaign to exorcise racism from football came on June 24 in Russia’s Metallurg Stadium, in the moments after a banana landed at the feet of Roberto Carlos.

Last updated 27 August 2011
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What mates are for!

TOM Taiwo's breakneck sprint to finish off Peter Murphy's shot against Bournemouth on the goalline last Saturday drew a questioning frown from the defender and a big, goofy grin from the midfielder.

Last updated 27 August 2010
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A tribute to basic humanity

CARLISLE United’s connecting thread to the tragedy of April 15, 1989 is that Liverpool began their fateful FA Cup run with a 3-0 victory at Brunton Park before the hell of Hillsborough unfolded three months later.

Last updated 27 August 2011
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Why a Carlisle Utd goal machine isn't the only answer

Ian Stevens photo There may come a point over the next few days when Greg Abbott hears one question too many about his striker hunt and charges out of Brunton Park, his hand over his mouth, muffling a scream.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Abbott gets into a flap over flip boy Tavernier

Carlisle United signed not just a promising right-back but a potential Olympic gymnast when they landed Newcastle's James Tavernier. Or did they?

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Don’t write Danny Livesey off

One of the more bracing sights of the season so far was of Danny Livesey, once a League One team of the year member, engaged in solitary running drills at Rochdale while 16 of his team-mates were preparing for Tuesday's game.

Last updated 20 August 2011
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Francois Zoko is Carlisle Utd's creator not striker

Francois Zoko photo It only takes a second to score a goal, so the old phrase goes, in which case Francois Zoko is due.

Last updated 13 August 2011
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James Berrett’s a hero without the hype

James Berrett photo Park players and junior midfield hopefuls should listen up, for here is James Berrett to unlock the secrets of successful long-distance shooting.

Last updated 6 August 2011
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Carlisle Utd star man Frank Simek did go to Specsavers

Frank Simek photo Frank Simek, United’s yeoman right-back, begins this season with a year’s supply of free contact lenses.

Last updated 6 August 2011
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Why it’s unfair to bracket Stephen O'Halloran with McDaid

Stephen O England’s newest football agent today carries two burdens: the decidedly mixed reputation of his profession and an unwanted status as a measuring tool for Carlisle United left-backs with an injury past.

Last updated 2 July 2011
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If they have the skills, age doesn't matter

Commentators still droning on about the age of Chelsea’s new manager are guilty of a juvenile assumption that “youth” should always bend the knee to “experience” in the technical areas.

Last updated 2 July 2011
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Blues, Seagulls and the experience myth

bridcutt Talented, but raw. Not nearly enough first-team appearances between them. Average age 25, and only just. Could do with a couple more stubbled veterans to pull them through, don’t you think?

Last updated 25 June 2011
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One that will stay in my memory

KEIREN Westwood’s leap into the Premier League this week activated the mind’s film reel. Back into the memory came those eye-rubbing acts Sunderland’s new goalkeeper performed during his soaring years with the Blues.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Honesty the best policy?

THIS column came under assault – politely, I should add – from certain members of the United high command when it suggested in February that undisclosed transfer fees were an enemy of transparency.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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One that will stay in my memory

KEIREN Westwood’s leap into the Premier League this week activated the mind’s film reel. Back into the memory came those eye-rubbing acts Sunderland’s new goalkeeper performed during his soaring years with the Blues.

Last updated 25 June 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Honesty the best policy?

THIS column came under assault – politely, I should add – from certain members of the United high command when it suggested in February that undisclosed transfer fees were an enemy of transparency.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Blues, Seagulls and the experience myth

bridcutt Talented, but raw. Not nearly enough first-team appearances between them. Average age 25, and only just. Could do with a couple more stubbled veterans to pull them through, don’t you think?Third-placed Huddersfield made the clearest declaration of faith in experience, with an average of 28.2, runners-up Southampton a little lower at 27.5. Down among the dead men, Swindon disappeared off the bottom of the table despite a relatively experienced average of 27.2. Similarly, Dagenham with 27.1. Crisis-ridden Plymouth, meanwhile, plummeted with players whose years averaged 24.6.

Last updated 25 June 2011
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Carlisle Utd were right to let Glenn Murray walk

Glenn Murray photo The biggest irony of Carlisle United’s summer hunt for a striker after their thin campaign of goalscoring is that the Blues contributed heavily to the art of net-swelling elsewhere in the 2010/11 season.

Last updated 28 May 2011
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