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Peter Murphy released by Carlisle United

Legend Peter Murphy is among seven Carlisle United players who have been released by the Blues today.

Peter Murphy photo
Peter Murphy in the shirt

The long-serving defender's 12-year stint with the Cumbrians was ended today when boss Greg Abbott informed him he would not be given a new contract.

The dramatic news emerged at midday as Carlisle announced their released and retained list.

Also axed at the end of their current deals are Adam Collin, Frank Simek, JP McGovern, Rory Loy, Mathieu Manset and Andy Welsh.

The Blues have offered a two-year deal to winger Matty Robson, with one-year terms offered to Lee Miller, Josh Todd and Paul Thirlwell.

Danny Livesey's appearances this season have also triggered the offer of a one-year extension.

United have also confirmed that manager Abbott remains in talks over his own contract.

Managing director John Nixon said discussions over a new one-year deal for the manager would resume later in the week, with No2 Graham Kavanagh and goalkeeping coach Tony Caig also likely to be retained.

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Massive thanks to Murphy, he was a great servant for the club and he gave me two of my best memories as a Carlisle fan at Stoke and Wembley.
Just a point to all of those saying we should have offered Miller a 2 year contract, there's two main things to consider, would Miller tie himself to CUFC for 2 years? And could we definitely afford to pay him the season after next? He is undoubtedly the highest earner at the club and not being able to guarantee at least Lg 1 football for 2014/5 we can't afford to risk having his wages on our books lest we get relegated... Pump some money into the club and then complain that it's not getting spent, don't just cry out for spending when there's no money otherwise we go the same way as Darlington and Chester...

Posted by Friend of Sideshow Bob on 30 April 2013 at 17:14

Creating a team is easier said than done in this league Having watched the Colchester game it was men against boys. Colchester where faster brighter and up for it.i could write the above for a number of games this season. Youth is great and kids have to have a chance but league one can be a daunting place to start. Peter Murphy is a league one player so to see him go is sad he brought a certain class to the back four. A smattering of youth is fine but don't spin the kids story it is about finance sometimes not
skill. If we don't match the league one seasoned pros we will inevitably come up against then league two beckons....Crewe are an exception with one of the best academies in the country for youth built over years but that took time and skilful planning Carlisle United live on the whims of scouts reports and have signed some bad players along side a couple of good ones. Blooding young players is fine but only when we are safe and sound and not as a knee jerk reaction.

Posted by Travs on 30 April 2013 at 15:48

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