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14 October 2015

The big match information ahead of the visit of Exeter

It’s a second home game in quick succession for United as Exeter City make the long trip north for match number 12 on this season’s League Two calendar.

The Grecians battled out a compelling 3-3 draw at home with Stevenage last Sunday and have picked up four points from their last two away games at Newport and Portsmouth respectively.

Manager Keith Curle said: “We had bruised egos and dented pride in the dressing room after the game against Morecambe. The players know they have more to give and the work this week is focused on making sure we know our roles and responsibilities going into another important home game on Saturday.”

Remember, you can save £3 on match day prices by purchasing your ticket before 5pm on Friday. Pop down in person, call the ticket office on 0844 371 1921 or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE.


The Big Match

Join us ahead of kick off on Saturday for our ‘Early Blues Special’. 

The Sporting Inn opens at 12pm and will be showing the Spurs v Liverpool game – Happy Hour from 1pm to 2pm.

The Sunset Suite opens at 12.30pm and will be showing the Spurs v Liverpool game – Happy Hour from 1pm to 2pm.

The Balderstone Bar opens at 1.30pm and will run a Happy Hour until 2.30pm.

The ‘Early Blues Special’ offer includes:

+ Fosters - £2.80
+ John Smiths - £2.70
+ Strongbow - £2.80
+ Pint & Burger - £6
+ Pint & Pie - £5

For more information on hospitality packages available for this weekend, call our commercial department on 01228 554 155.


The Brunton Park Playlist

We hit you with ‘The Hits’ for our Brunton Park match day playlist last weekend and the feedback received was fantastic! 

So much so, in fact, that we’ll be doing the same again ... but with a twist! We want YOU to send us your suggestions for songs to play as part our big match build-up, with the best suggestions getting a prime playlist position and a mention over the PA system. 

Send your Saturday playlist suggestions to and we’ll do the rest. 


The Mascots

Our mascots on Saturday are Jackson Fell and Zachary Sutherland. Jabo Ibehre is a big favourite with both lads and you don’t need to go much further than pizza to keep them smiling at tea time.

And it comes as no surprise to learn that both lads are particularly looking forward to meeting their heroes and to warming up out on the pitch.

Have a good day boys!

To find out more about our Junior Blues membership and how to become a mascot, click HERE.


The Man in the Middle

Our match referee is Mr Tony Harrington. Tony has taken charge of five games so far this season and has shown just 14 cards – an average of fewer than three per game.  

The last time we met was for Exeter’s last trip to Brunton Park at the beginning of March. The Grecians took a 3-1 victory home with goals from Ryan Harley (2) and Liam Sercombe. Steven Rigg bagged for us on the day. Troy Archibald-Henville was the only name taken.

Our betting partner Sky Bet has some fantastic odds available on all match markets – click HERE for more details.


The Match Programme

Issue 8 of The Blues is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets from 10am on Saturday morning.

This week we get to know Derek Asamoah much better than we knew him before, including his Ghanaian name. Find out what makes him nervous and who in the squad would have no chance of joining him should he be sent away for a desert island vacation!

Historian David Steele takes at look at our records against every club over the last 3,500 fixtures and regular features from the Paddock, London and League Two will keep you entertained.

Priced at just £2, it’s a definite match day must-have.


Welcome to our Cumberland Building Society Community Ticket Scheme Schools

In the Cumberland Building Society Community A Stand this weekend we welcome Brough Primary School, Newtown Community School, Northbank 1970 U10s and Wings School as part of our Community Ticket Scheme.

We hope you all have a great day.


CUFC Family Zone

The Carlisle United Family Zone is already a well established part of the match day routine with grown-ups and youngsters alike enjoying the wide ranging facilities on offer. 

The Family Zone, housed in the Pioneer Foods Stand, provides a fantastic area where families can relax and enjoy pre-match activities in a safe and secure environment. Activities include FIFA in the XBox Zone, Table Football and Pool in the Activity Zone, stickers and colouring in the Craft Zone and Mario Kart races in the Wii Zone. 

The Zone opens as soon as the turnstiles open at 1.30pm and closes just before full time, with fully qualified staff on hand to help throughout. 

Entry is for families seated in the Pioneer Foods Stand only.

Family Zone ticket prices are £2 cheaper across the board – call 0844 371 1921 for more details! Adults and seniors MUST be accompanied by a child or junior to qualify for the discount.


Academy Half-Time Entertainment

Keep an eye on the Warwick Road End at half time as some of our Academy age groups take on some football related challenges.

Cheer the lads on as they show off their skills and please give them plenty of encouragement as they go head-to-head ... and all in the name of team honour!


Be Bound For Glory with our main sponsor – Virgin Trains

When you’re following Carlisle United away from home this season book yourself a ticket on Virgin Trains and get to the heart of the action in the fastest and most comfortable way possible.
If you are booking travel for an afternoon or evening game please be sure to double check the return journey time is suitable (some of the last services may depart before the final whistle goes!). 


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