By Malcolm Nugent - CUOSC

The sun is shining for Blues fans again. Paul Simpson has worked his magic and brought back happy days to Brunton Park.

It’s great to see supporters and players united behind the manager and fully committed to the cause.

Never was this better illustrated than against high-flying Bristol Rovers at Brunton Park last Saturday when the Blues all but secured League Two safety.

It was a glorious day, brilliant match, terrific atmosphere…and perfect result.

Even Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Rochdale will hardly have dampened supporters’ enthusiasm.

The Blues may not be mathematically safe but fans can be forgiven for casting their thoughts ahead to next season. And it would be hard to find anyone amongst them who doesn’t want to see Simpson remain at the helm.

The board have to do everything within their power to keep him – we know fans will demand nothing less.

It is not going to be easy. The Blues' impressive form since he returned – six wins in eight games - means he may have other admirers.

But Simpson, born and bred in Carlisle, must be enjoying his return to the city. He has tasted success here in the past and knows the fans love him. Sometimes a club and a manager are just made for each other. Sometimes it is something that can’t be replicated elsewhere.

Over the last three home games fans have to turn up and try to convince him that is most definitely the case.

There is also important business that must be done in the boardroom. CUOSC are committed to seeing a change of control as are the other owners.

We have already stated we don’t think things can move forward until discussions take place with Purepay retail about repayment of their £2.5million loan.

We believe all the owners understand this – but it is not them holding up discussions.

The next CUOSC members’ meeting is planned for the end of the season with the date to be announced shortly. We want to tie this in with the draft release of our manifesto for the future of the club.

Members should also watch out next week for the vote for their player-of-the season. After the heroics of the last few weeks there’s likely to be a few candidates.

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