The build up to the weekend fixture
United come back to Brunton Park with two good away performances under their belts as they look to build on the hard-earned victory they got against Exeter last time round.
It’s been seven games in all competitions since the Glovers last registered a victory and, with just two wins to their name all season, they’ll be looking to turn things round quickly with just over a third of the campaign already gone.
Manager Keith Curle said: “We’re pleased with our performance levels and with the way we’re approaching games at the moment. I know I keep repeating this but we are nowhere near the finished article.
“What we’ve done so far is put down the foundations to give ourselves something to kick on from going forward. Yeovil will come up here to frustrate us and stop us from playing our game. We’ll be very mindful of the fact they have some good players and they’ll feel they are in a false position. It won’t be easy, but we’ll go out there determined to give our fans plenty to cheer about.”
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Fiendish Family Fun Zone Fun
The Carlisle United Family Fun Zone takes a spooky twist this weekend with a host of ghoulish games lined up to help us to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.
As well as our now extremely popular Games, Crafts, and Activity Zones we’ll be delving into the ghastly depths to bring you a scare or two along the way, with the following activities to test your resolve:
+ Pin the wart on the Wicked Witch
+ Dastardly dunking
+ Beastly apple bobbing
+ Monstrous Mummy wrapping competition
+ Frightful face painting
And watch out for a cross bar challenge with a difference at half time as we do battle with some terrifying pumpkins.
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 to the Family Zone is for Pioneer Foods Stand ticket holders only. Supporters with youngsters who want to go into the Family Zone can switch locations at a cost of 50p (seated area to seated area) or £3 (terraced area to seated area) per ticket.
But remember, 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.
Our mascots this weekend are Kyle McCluskey and Tommy-Leo Norris. Kyle told us he is most looking forward to ‘meeting the guy with the red hair’ as well as running out onto the pitch.
Tommy-Leo is a big fan of Steven Rigg and can be found watching Match of the Day or playing football.
Have a good day lads!
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The Man in the Middle
Our match referee is Mr David Webb. David has taken charge of 13 games so far this season and has shown 44 yellow cards and one red – an average of just over three cards per game.
An experienced official and regular visitor to Brunton Park, he was last here in October last year for our 3-0 victory over Stevenage. Brad Potts, Steven Rigg and Mark Beck scored the goals and Danny Grainger was the only name taken on the day.
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The Match Programme
Issue 9 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 Bastien Hery just that little bit more. What advice would he have given to his childhood self ... who definitely wouldn’t get to go with him on a desert island trip … what is the worst haircut he’s ever had … this and much more is revealed in our off the wall interview.
Club partner Global Heat Source launch a fantastic FREE season ticket offer with their exclusive Solar Energy campaign and we have updates from the Business Club, the Charity Partner vote and the Carlisle United Ladies team to keep you more than busy.
Your regular favourites are there along with a comprehensive stats section to help you to track our progress as we head into a busy period.
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 Orgill School as part of our Community Ticket Scheme. We’re looking forward to meeting the gang as they take a look behind the scenes ahead of the big kick off.
We also welcome youngsters who attended this week’s Community Sports Trust soccer schools around the county. Soccer camps were held in Carlisle, Penrith, Whitehaven and Wigton and children who attended were given free entry to today’s game, with their accompanying adult receiving a voucher entitling them to a half price ticket.
We’re looking forward to hearing them all cheering the Blues on from our packed Community Stand where they will get to meet Olga the Fox and some of the first team squad for that all important autograph and selfie opportunity.
We hope you all have a great day.
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