By Dave Noble - CUOSC

The CUOSC membership tipped the 1,300 mark in the last week, thanks largely to a recent influx of members from across the Atlantic.

You may have seen the social media posts from Magellan, with the workforce showing the Stateside support for the Blues. It is great that our fanbase is expanding, wherever it may be on the planet, and we hope to be able to welcome some of them to Brunton Park in the future.

Rumours of a Florida CUOSC forum are slightly premature, but there are plenty of volunteers to sit on the panel!

Storm Isha may have caused some visible damage to the ground and surroundings, but improvement work continues apace. The club last week submitted plans to the council which, once approved, will see the East Stand finally finished (just in time for its 30th anniversary) and areas of the Warwick Road End upgraded extensively.

CUOSC obviously supports the club’s vision to make Brunton Park ‘The place to be on a matchday.’ The club welcome feedback from all fans on the plans which are on the club website.

Someone who will be having a slightly different Matchday this week is the first winner of our Boardroom Experience draw. Long time Blue, Colin Dorrance, will be spending the afternoon with his friend Norman Johnstone in the Brunton Park boardroom and will be watching the action against Bolton Wanderers from the director’s box.

Although entirely at random, it would be difficult to pick a more deserving and appropriate winner with Colin having been awarded an MBE in 2019 for the work he has done with American relatives of those who were tragically killed in the Lockerbie Air Disaster.

I’m sure this will give him something to talk about with Tom and Patty, who we see make a welcome return to the UK this week.

There will be another draw for the chance to join us in the Boardroom for the Portsmouth game in February.

Finally, thanks and congratulations must go to former CUOSC 1921 director Nigel Davidson, for his extensive and passionate work to help the club achieve Bronze Standard Accreditation for its work in Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI).

Although often overlooked by fans this is a mandatory EFL regulatory requirement and has been achieved through a huge amount of voluntary work, and Nigel can take enormous credit for being the major force behind gaining this accreditation. Well done Nigel and everyone else who has been involved.

To join CUOSC’s growing band, visit our website at It currently costs £10 for an adult for one year and £5 for seniors and under-18s.