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Weekly Briefing

June 17, 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 next month. There will be vacancies on the CUOSC Board for people with sufficient time and energy to get involved. CUOSC is a voluntary organisation so bear in mind, being a Board member does not come with any financial compensation - although we do pay expenses where appropriate. We are particularly keen to attract younger Board members and to increase our female contingent. People with particular skills in accountancy, IT, knowledge of the law, business background, previous voluntary and community work will be particularly welcome.

If you want to stand for election, or even if you just want to enquire about getting involved in a supportive/advisory capacity, please reply to this email.

Close season update

Some positive news this week saw Mike Jones agree a new one-year contract to keep him at Brunton Park while former Aston Villa midfielder/forward Harry McKirdy arrived on a free transfer. This means United have a squad of 13 contracted players at things stand, with pre-season beginning in under two weeks

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

Adam Collin
Louis Gray
Jack Iredale
Jon Mellish
Christie Elliott
Keighran Kerr
Kelvin Etuhu
Mike Jones
Harry McKirdy
Hallam Hope
Josh Dixon
Jarrod Branthwaite
Liam McCarron

Contract offered to:

Stefan Scougall

Pre-season friendlies (to date):

Hibernian (h) 09.07
Penrith (a) 13.07
Chester (a) 16.07
Fleetwood (h) 20.07
Tranmere (h) 23.07
Ross County (a) 27.07

2019-20 fixtures to be announced on June 20


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 - 19.06.19
Next CUSG Meeting - 01.07.19

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 : PAUL GORMAN (correctly answered first by Paul Cogan)

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

Season: 1967-68
Line-up: Geczi, Novak, Pancsics, Havasi, Juhasz, Szucs, Szoke, Varga, Albert, Rakosi, Fenyvesi

Last week's answer: JUVENTUS (correctly answered first by Joanne Merrie)

Answers in next week's briefing

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