WE shared the news that Carlisle United have confirmed the departure of their long-serving media officer Andy Hall.

He has "decided to move on" from Brunton Park, the club said in a statement.

It ends a long association with the Blues going back to 2000 for Hall, who went on to become the club's programme editor and then full-time media officer.

Here's how readers reacted.

Marie Winter said: "A voice of reason in some times of absolute madness. Very best wishes to Andy in whatever his career takes him next."

John Sander said: "Very professional at what he did in often difficult circumstances. An all-around nice guy. Best wishes both personally and professionally for the future Andy."

Julie Hall thanked the News & Star for the story, saying: "Great write up. Thank you Jon."

Amy Bradberry said: "I’m pleased he got the recognition he deserves. Not an easy place to work or situations to deal with but Andy stuck by it all. Good luck to you all for the future."

Faye McGuinness added: "The very best of luck to Andy, what a huge part of the club he has been, he will be sorely missed."

Andy has overseen the transformation of United's media output, including the club's website and social media activity, as well as carrying out press officer duties to liaise with the local and national media.