Still plenty for Carlisle United to play for
Last updated at 12:27, Tuesday, 19 February 2013
So what’s left? Carlisle United enter the final stretch of the League One season without a realistic hope of the play-offs but with relegation also now unlikely, writes Jon Colman.
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A sad situation to be in. The board want the fans to come and spend their money at the turnstiles, yet the fans want value for their money.
It can take only a couple of bad performances to lose many fans but many more in good results to claw some of them back.
This season has seen Carlisle struggle in all competitions, with our team being on the receiving end of massive goal defeats again and again.
Until recent games our defense record was the worst in the league.
Carlisle lost it's way and lost its supporters along the way.
With the season two thirds complete, it is difficult to see the lost fans returning this season. We need to secure our position in league one and then draw a line under it and move on.
That is when Carlisle United's battle really begins.
2. Several players contracts to be sorted.
3. Finance available to strengthen the squad.
4. Rebuilding confidence.
5. Persuading fans to buy season ticket for 2013/14.This board have a hard job ahead and having heard that there's no money in the pot, i struggle to see how the fans can be persuaded to return.
Something has to change.
The problem this season is that the team and board havent matched the fans expectations. Year on year we've improved , so naturally this season the play-offs were a dead cert?!! , or so we thought. And with that not happening it creates negativity! As for madden , it's amazing what a forward can do with the right service. We're an established league one side and until someone comes forward and spends , thats where we'll stay.
Amazing how everybody focuses on the negatives and pays no attention at all to the positives with regard to the managers signings. All this talk of Madden (a player who showed no signs at all of being able to perform at league one level for Carlisle) and yet no mention of Rory Loy, returning from a career threatening injury and already back in amongst the goals...if he continues like this who cares about Madden. As for the club now being one of the "dullest" to follow - We nearly made the playoffs last season, did make them a few years ago, have been to Wembley twice in the last 4 years, have won silverware amongst other achievements and this is considered dull?? What are we actually expecting from a league one club? I'd take this "dullness" over what we had 10 years ago any day of the week!