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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers

16 March 2016

A look ahead to the weekend home game

Carlisle go up against a Wycombe side who have hovered around the edges of the play-off places on Saturday and with just two defeats in our last eight games we’ll be looking to push on with three points to keep us right in touch.

The Chairboys returned to winning ways against Stevenage last Saturday and they’ll also be on the hunt for the points they need to make sure they’re involved come the end of the campaign.

Manager Keith Curle said: “We know we need wins now and that’s exactly what we’re looking for.

“We’re still there or thereabouts and there’s room for a team to come along and nudge their way in. There’s no reason why that can’t be us. We have become a very hard team to beat and we want to gain a bit of momentum by turning that into wins and strong performances.”

We have dedicated this fixture against Wycombe Wanderers to supporting the work of Kick It Out. For over 20 years, Kick It Out has played a vital role in ensuring that everyone, regardless of background, is welcomed into the community of football. 

Their message of equality is extremely important to us at Carlisle United Football Club, and this is why we’re supporting Kick It Out today and encouraging all supporters to download their free app to eradicate all forms of discrimination from the game.

Visit www.kickitout.org for more information.




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. Calls to this line are charged at 7p per minute from a land line. Mobile charges may vary. 

Our Cumberland Building Society ticket pod [Fisher Street Branch] is also open for the sale of home match day tickets on Wednesdays [10am to 3pm], Thursdays [10am to 5pm] and Fridays [10am to 5pm] in the week leading up to the game.

Turn the terraces blue and show your support for the lads - shop ‘til you drop at our online Blues Store with everything from replica first team kit to Blues items perfect for the home and for school. Click HERE to visit our online Blues Store. 

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Join us for our end of season push

With six home games to go until the end of the season it's all there to play for as United continue to push for a play-off place.

We want you there every step of the way, as you have been all season, and we have a number of offers running as part of our 'End of Season' campaign, with savings of up to £5 per game available compared to match day prices.

Tickets - Purchase an 'End of Season' membership for £20 and receive an adult ticket for each of the six remaining home games for £64 (terracing - equivalent to £14 per game) or £82 (seated - equivalent to £17 per game). 

This membership can be purchased in person from the main ticket office portacabin at Brunton Park or over the phone by calling 0844 371 1921. Please note - calls to this line are charged at 7p per minute. Mobile charges may vary. 

Memberships must be purchased before 5pm on Friday 18 March. All six-match tickets will be issued at point of purchase. 

Click HERE for more information on package deal ticket prices.

Hospitality - Treat yourself and watch the run-in in style in Foxy's Restaurant with one of our fantastic six or three game hospitality packages. 

Click HERE for pricing details for these fantastic hospitality packages.

To book either a six or three game package you must contact the Commercial Department on 01228 554 155 or email commercial@carlisleunited.co.uk.



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The Blues Store

We now have a number of fantastic offers running in our Blues Store here on Warwick Road.

Option 1 - Bag yourself an 'End of Season' membership and that will entitle you to purchase an adult home/away shirt for £10, or a child's home/away shirt for just £7.50. 

Option 2 - Adult home/away shirts are now available at the knock-down price of £25 and you can pick up a child's home/away shirt for £17.50. 

At point of purchase you will then be offered EITHER a voucher for a free match ticket for any of the six remaining games in the 15/16 season OR a £5 voucher towards one of next season's new replica shirts. 

Match ticket vouchers will be issued on a like-for-like basis - if you purchase a child's shirt, you will be entitled to a child's match ticket. 

These offers are available in-store only. 

Blues Store opening times: 

Monday: 10am-5pm
Tuesday: 10am-5pm
Wednesday: CLOSED 
Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm (open until 5.30pm on match day) 
Sunday: CLOSED



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The Mascots

Our mascots this weekend are Eddie Taylor and Jamie Thompson. Eddie tells us that his favourite players are Derek Asamoah and Wayne Rooney and Jamie is a big fan of Danny Grainger and Steven Gerrard. 

As for food, it’s either fish and chips or chicken and pasta. Nice!

Have a good day lads!

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



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The Man in the Middle

Our match referee is Mr Tim Robinson. Tim has taken charge of 33 games so far this season and has shown 117 yellow cards and six reds. 

We last met Mr Robinson at our FA Cup away meeting with Yeovil Town in January. Antony Sweeney bagged our goal in the 1-1 draw and Luke Joyce was given his marching orders at the end of the first period of extra time. Mark Ellis became the hero of the hour as he scored the winner in a dramatic penalty shoot out.

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



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The Match Programme

Issue 21 of The Blues is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets from 10am on Saturday morning.

This week we have an extra special four-page interview ... but we’ll leave it until match day before we reveal who it’s with. What we can say is that it’s a fascinating piece with a long-term servant of the club.

Your regular favourites are there along with a comprehensive stats section to help you to track our progress as we head into an important period.

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



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Welcome to our Cumberland Building Society Community Ticket Scheme Schools

In the Cumberland Building Society Community A Stand this weekend we welcome Shankhill C of E Primary School, Silloth Primary School, 1st Dearham Boys Brigade and Girls Association, Ivegill CE School, Lazonby School and Crusaders Reds U8s.

We hope you all have a great day!



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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!). 

BOOK NOW: http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/tickets-offers/

 to book.HERESeason ticket holders are entitled to 25% off ALL travel on the Virgin Trains network, click 


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