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Weekly Briefing

July 15, 2019

Dear <<First Name>>

Membership Year End - July 31

The time is fast approaching when memberships have to be renewed. Our membership year end falls on July 31. There is no change to the membership fee which remains at £10 for adults and families, and £5 for Under 18s and OAPs. Valuable benefits come with membership - a £1 share in CUOSC which is the second largest shareholder in CUFC Holdings and a vote at our annual general meeting (see below), plus club shop discount and priority for cup ties and other big games in the coming season.

To renew via PayPal or download the membership form, please visit

Thanks to all those who have renewed so far. Your support is so important to us, and allows us to maintain our sponsorship of the club. Those of you who have taken out standing orders will see your membership automatically renew on July 31. If there is any problem with taking your payment, we will advise individually.

If you want to know if your membership needs to be renewed please reply to this email and we will advise.

Important: Your current membership card is designed to be permanent. We will not supply a new membership card when you renew. Please keep your membership card in a safe place. We will soon start to charge a fee to replace any cards that have been thrown away.

AGM - July 21

Our AGM for 2019 is coming up on Sunday. We sent out our AGM information last week so if you have yet to vote (you can do this online, by mail or in person), please do so. The AGM starts at 11am in Foxy's Restaurant. We will be holding our usual Q&A session after completion of the formal business and we will also be holding a raffle.

CUFC Volunteer Week - July 15-19

This week represents the second week of volunteering at Brunton Park. Small maintenance jobs that need doing around the ground (mostly painting work) need completing during pre-season. If you want to volunteer to help, please contact the Club's Supporter Liaison Officer Geoff Weston, on his email address:

CUFC Family Fun Day - This Saturday

Fans' Forum - August 1

Manager Steven Pressley, director of football David Holdsworth, chief executive Nigel Clibbens and other football staff will all attend this event, to be held in The Sunset Suite. The event is being hosted by the CUSG of which CUOSC is a member. For more information and to book your place, please click link below:

Close season update

United kicked off their pre-season with an entertaining match against Hibernian which ended in a narrow defeat at Brunton Park. On Saturday, the Blues travelled down to Penrith to take on the Northern League club. A 4-0 win was achieved with a very young side, consisting mostly of Academy players, impressing during the second half. Today another trialist arrived at the Club in the shape of defender Aaron Hayden. Lewis Brunt arrived on a two-week assessment period last week with a view to a season long loan move from Aston Villa. Hayden and Brunt are expected to feature again when United travel to Chester for their next pre-season game tomorrow night.

Squad so far for next season (players under contract):

Adam Collin
Louis Gray
Jack Iredale
Jon Mellish
Christie Elliott
Byron Webster
Nathaniel Knight-Percival
Keighran Kerr
Kelvin Etuhu
Mike Jones
Jack Bridge
Harry McKirdy
Stefan Scougall
Hallam Hope
Josh Dixon
Jarrod Branthwaite

Pre-season friendlies:

Hibernian (h) 3-4
Penrith (a) 4-0
Chester (a) 16.07
Fleetwood (h) 20.07
Tranmere (h) 23.07
Ross County (a) 27.07

The Cumbrians will kick off the new campaign at home to Crawley Town on August 3. They follow this game with a visit to Swindon Town a week later with Salford City, newcomers to the EFL, visiting Brunton Park on August 24. Boxing Day sees a home game with Bradford City. Full fixtures can be found HERE.


To contact Jim Mitchell, please drop him an email via - you can raise any issue with him. Some things may not be relevant at board meeting level but Jim has regular contact with various people at the football club and your issue will be raised with the appropriate personnel, should it require an answer from the club. As an attendee at meetings of Carlisle United Supporters Groups he has the opportunity to raise concerns, queries and issues in that forum as well. You can also raise internal CUOSC issues with Jim. If Jim isn't available, we will pass on your query to his deputy, Billy Atkinson. Billy is also your representative on the board of CUFC Holdings

Next CUOSC Board Meeting - 17.07.19
Next CUSG Meeting - 12.08.19

Quiz Time

Mystery CUFC personality
Over the next few weeks we are running a new series of picture posers. Every personality featured has an association with Carlisle United, either as a player, coach or manager. However the photos show them many years before or after their time at Brunton Park. Can you identify them?

Answer next week. 
First person to email through the correct answer gets a mention in next week's briefing!

Last week's answer : PETER McCONNELL (correctly answered first by Michael Driver)

Spot the Club
Identify the club from the team line-up and season :

Category: MODERATE
Season: 1989-89
Line-up: Immel, Schafer, Allgower, Buchwald, Schroder, Katanec, Hartmann, Schmaler, Sigurvinsson, Gaudino, Walter

Last week's answer: ANDERLECHT (correctly answered first by Michelle Hall)

Answers in next week's briefing

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