By Malcolm Nugent - CUOSC

The Blues are determined to do #whateverittakes to keep their Football League status.

Their appointment of boss Paul Simpson two weeks ago has been a masterstroke, with his instant impact simply astonishing.

Now, fans have a chance to play their part and show what League football means to the city by backing the club’s latest initiative - #whateverittakes.

The Blues have slashed prices for Saturday’s home clash with high-flying Northampton at Brunton Park and are hoping for a bumper 10,000 plus crowd.

It is also a chance to show our appreciation to Simmo, who has taken maximum points from his first three games, and given fans hope that we can beat the dreaded drop. Right now, it is the only thing that matters.

Prices have been cut to £10 for adults, £5 for juniors (11-18), £2 for 7-11s and free for under 7s. It’s a great opportunity to bring all the family.

There will be no price increases on the day but you can buy in advance or order on the club’s website at

The Blues are also running a ticket donation scheme where individuals and businesses can buy tickets for community groups or schools to allow fans, who may not have had the chance, to attend.

The match promises to be a tough test for the Blues and they’ll need all the help they can get but a full blooded ‘Brunton roar’ could tip the scales in our favour.

CUOSC are also proud to support a couple of other initiatives that will be happening on the day.

We have joined forces with the local Ukrainian and Polish community to help with a bucket collection. The money raised will be handed over to the Disasters Emergency Committee for their Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The club and CUSG (Carlisle United Supporters Groups) are also keen to celebrate International Women’s Day. Women and girls from different backgrounds will be guests in the Community Stand. Several groups including Multicultural Cumbria, Cumbria Pride, and Anti-Racist Cumbria will be represented.

The club have thanked CUOSC and fellow supporters group Unita Fortior for their help in replacing items damaged or stolen in recent break-ins at Brunton Park.

CUOSC provided a new TV for the concourse and UF gave some X-Boxes and games for the Family Zone.

To find out more about CUOSC visit our website at

If you have any questions you can pop in to our regular pre-match supporters’ surgery in the study centre, next to the club shop, between 1.30 and 2.30pm.

During the game let’s make some noise and help the Blues take three points.