By Malcolm Nugent

CUOSC are urging all fans to read our recent statement about the ‘behind the scenes’ situation at the Blues.

As we reported, a deal was agreed in 2019 between the club, Edinburgh Woollen Mill and CUOSC that would have led to change of control in the boardroom.

The agreement needed to go to the EFL for approval but wasn’t sanctioned because some assurances they sought from EWM were not forthcoming. This had nothing to do with CUOSC.

A second proposal was then put to CUOSC that would have led to no change of control for the foreseeable future. We don’t believe this is what fans wanted.

You can read our full statement by visiting

We will answer questions about our position at our members meeting prior to the Bradford City game at Brunton Park on Saturday. A summary of the meeting will then be released later.

The meeting will be held in the study centre, next to the club shop at 1.30pm. Because of the Covid situation we are asking members who attend to wear a mask inside the building.

We would also like them to consider bringing an item for our Christmas Foodbank collection which will be taking place at the same time.

The Foodbank appeal is always well received by Blues fans and it is likely to be busy at the study centre. The last drop off time for food parcels will be 2.30pm.

Everything collected will be handed over to Carlisle Foodbank whose aim is to provide three days of emergency food for people in crisis, who have been identified and referred by agencies working in the community.

Every donation of tinned or long life food is important but the Foodbank is always in need of UHT or powdered milk. Also toiletries, nappies, baby wipes and household cleaning products would be appreciated.

On the field the Blues got their reward for some improved recent performances with a 2-0 win at fellow strugglers Stevenage on Saturday.

It was also a nice bonus for travelling fans who saw their first league win ‘on the road’ since early August.

The Blues can now go into the Christmas period in a confident mood after two wins in their last three league games. And, all of a sudden, we have reasons to be more positive!

To learn more about CUOSC visit To join, it costs £10 for adults for a year and £5 for juniors and senior citizens.