A look at some of the vital statistics from a campaign of struggle at Brunton Park...

0 – The number of occasions Carlisle won consecutive league games.

1 – The number of clean sheets United kept in their 23 home league games.

1 – The number of opponents against whom Carlisle did a league ‘double’. Poor Burton Albion…

1 – The number of points Carlisle won in their final ten home games.

1 – United failed to progress past the first round of three separate cup competitions.

2 – The number of hat-tricks by Blues players in 2023/24; one by Jordan Gibson, the other Jon Mellish.

3 – The number of players punished by the club for an Easter night out in Carlisle.

3 – Leyton Orient’s Ruel Sotirou scored in all three meetings with the Blues in league and cup.

4 – The number of own-goals scored by United in their league games; three from Sam Lavelle, one by Jon Mellish.

4 – Reading’s Harvey Knibbs scored four goals against Carlisle in their respective league meetings.

4 – The number of first-half goals United scored in their 23 home league games.

7 – Jordan Gibson was United’s top scorer with seven league goals and nine overall.

8 – United’s worst losing run involved eight consecutive defeats in January and February.

9 – The number of away games in which the Blues scored first…yet only won three of them.

11 – United were adrift of second-bottom by this many points after 46 games.

11 – The number of times Carlisle conceded three goals or more in league games.

12 – Loan forward Terry Ablade made a dozen league appearances…but not a single start.

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13 – The number of points United gained in the second half of the season.

15 – The number of points the Blues took from their home games…the worst return in their history.

15 – The number of different league goalscorers Carlisle had during the season.

16 – United’s gap to safety in points come the end of the campaign.

17 – The number of points United gained in the first half of the season.

17 – Paul Simpson is now the 17th longest-serving manager in the English league…and tenth longest in the EFL.

18 – This many players made their Carlisle debuts during the league season.

18 – The number of league games in which United failed to score.

21 – United scored this many goals in their 23 home league games.

30 – United lost this many of their 46 league games in 2023/24 – a club record.

36 – The number of players Carlisle used in their league games…eight more than the previous campaign.

40 – United finished with a goal difference of -40.

42 – The tally of goals United conceded at home in the league.

46 – Both Jon Mellish and Sam Lavelle were ever-presents in United’s league season, starting every game.

163 – The number of minutes Joshua Kayode played in his season-long loan with the Blues.

482 – The number of minutes across the whole season where United were ahead in games…out of a possible 4,140.

716 – The attendance for United’s EFL Trophy home game against Harrogate Town: comfortably Brunton Park’s lowest ever.

8,000 – Carlisle’s average home crowd for the league season…their highest since 1975/76.

11,443 – United’s highest home attendance of the season, against Bolton Wanderers; one of four five-figure crowds at Brunton Park in 2023/24.