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Inside Brunton Park with Jon Colman

At last, the Blues leave past behind

tenunited Carlisle United started investigating the possibility of a ground move back in 2008 but it was the moment on Easter weekend this year, when Brunton Park was reconfigured as 1950s Old Trafford for the benefit of TV viewers, that rammed home the need for change.

Last updated 19 November 2011
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When Knighton was a small-town king

mknight Carlisle United and their supporters have spent most of the last decade sprinting away from Michael Knighton. Now the FA Cup, in all its mischief, goes and dumps the Blues right on his doorstep.

Last updated 12 November 2011
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Carlisle's Utd's Liam Noble must now show that he can take all the flak

Liam Noble photo Industrial farming machinery may be required to hack through the bitterness and hypocrisy of Paul Dickov’s character-assault on Liam Noble, but it’s worth persisting, because buried in the hedge is a point that rewards a second look.

Last updated 5 November 2011
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United reveals long and short of the new EPPP plan

Eric Kinder photo Lost in the debate over the Premier League's tank-parking on small clubs' lawns (otherwise known as the Elite Player Performance Plan) was a debate on the most important factor in youth football: coaching.

Last updated 5 November 2011
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Gary Madine was a twit – but he wasn’t alone

Gary Madine photo Brunton Park’s status as a Bermuda Triangle for social media addicts with loose tongues was confirmed on Tuesday night. The latest plane to vanish into thin air was Gary Madine, who flew off the handle once too often for his club’s taste and was abruptly subjected to the order of the zip. (1 comment)

Last updated 29 October 2011
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John Holliday is an inspiration

He might not appreciate this. Tough. As a journalist John Holliday knows that one of the privileges of the job is that you get to write certain things that others would prefer you didn't.

Last updated 29 October 2011
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Standard of silliness has been set by Carlisle Utd players

Carlisle Utd photo Writing serious things about goal celebrations should normally be resisted. An outbreak of silliness after scoring is not, by and large, a suitable subject for sober analysis.

Last updated 29 October 2011
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Pericard and Michalik: Two Carlisle United careers in contrast

Carlisle action photo An irresistible comparison came to mind the moment one Carlisle United hero received a backslap from his international manager whilst a previous overseas star was pulling on his boots for battle against a Royal Navy XI, at the Burnaby Road Recreation Facilities, Portsmouth. (3 comments)

Last updated 15 October 2011
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Paddy Madden’s the target of Carlisle Utd joker

Paddy Madden photo If Paddy Madden had ever considered trading football for a life in the Tour de France's peloton, his enthusiasm for the switch has probably faded now.

Last updated 15 October 2011
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Ex-Carlisle Utd ace's kids showing appetite for a contest

Paul Murray photo One is a fierce Cumbrian competitor, known for his battling qualities whatever the opposition. The other is Paul Murray.

Last updated 8 October 2011
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Carlisle Utd's Lee Miller strikes the right note

Lee Miller photo Normally, the sound of a centre-forward describing his wish to score more goals can be filed away with other classic statements of the obvious.

Last updated 8 October 2011
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Danny Livesey’s winning manner

Danny Livesey photo Talk is cheap in football, which is a royal shame, because otherwise Danny Livesey could charge top dollar for his contributions.

Last updated 1 October 2011
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Blues are striking the right note

As Lee Miller prepares to pull his boots back on for action, a thought for two previous Carlisle United forwards.

Last updated 1 October 2011
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Centring in on mystery of Kevan Hurst goal

The top memory to emerge from the mist of November 28, 2009 was and always will be Vincent Pericard's gymnastic 'scorpion' goal which gets no less extraordinary every time it's viewed.

Last updated 1 October 2011
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Can Carlisle United get rid of the smell of fear?

Mick Rathbone photo For a little perspective at the end of a grim week I sought out Mick ‘Baz’ Rathbone, a man whose modest managerial history leads him now to say: “By the time we got to eight defeats in a row I wanted to get to nine, just so I could have the record.”

Last updated 24 September 2011
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Another Steve who can fill the Twitter void

Steve Pattison’s withdrawal from social media commitments this week was regrettable, but the director’s accompanying claim that he had been “taken out of context” didn’t go far enough.

Last updated 24 September 2011
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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 2011
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