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Match Previews


8 September 2016

Match Previews


8 September 2016

All you need to know ahead of the weekend game

A second consecutive home game in the space of a fortnight brings Leyton Orient to Brunton Park on Saturday and both sides will be looking to push on from the encouraging starts they’ve enjoyed thus far.

Manager Keith Curle said: “Orient are a good side and in Andy [Hessenthaler] they have a manager who demands performances. He’s passionate and he wants to win games and I can relate to that, because I’m exactly the same.

“They will be competitive and they’ll try to stop us from playing, but we know we have a good squad here. We think we know the threats they will bring and we have prepared diligently.

“It was good to see over 5,000 people here last weekend and hopefully they are spreading the word. We are trying to play the game the right way and we are determined to keep the good run going.”

Remember, you can purchase your tickets by telephone on 0844 371 1921* or buy online and print at home, or order for collection, by clicking HERE

*Calls to this number are charged at 7p per minute from landlines. Charges from mobiles may vary. A booking fee of £1 applies to all online transactions.


Thank you to our Big Match Sponsors

We welcome EEC Limited as our main match sponsors this weekend. 

They have 35 guests who will be joining us in our brand new Sponsor’s Lounge, which opened at the start of this season. 

With a private bar, food served before the game and a Man-of-the-Match presentation afterwards, we hope that everyone enjoys their day with us. 

We have an extensive range of sponsorship opportunities available, from Match Day sponsorship to Player and Ball sponsorship packages. For more information please contact the Commercial Department on 01228 554 155 or email


The Mascots

Our mascots for this game are Luke Cross and Kyle Shankland. 

Luke is a Reggie Lambe fan and Kyle tells us that Jason Kennedy is his favourite player. As for ice cream – you’ll find them munching on chocolate or mint choc-chip! 

Have a great day guys!

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 this weekend is Mr Ben Toner.

Mr Toner has taken charge of six games so far this season and has shown 17 yellow cards, an average of just under three bookings per game.

Our last meeting with him was for our 0-0 draw at Cambridge in April when Hallam Hope and Mark Ellis were sent off. Tom Miller, Danny Grainger and Charlie Wyke were also booked on the day.

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


The Match Programme

Issue 5 of The Blues is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets today.

This week we take a look at the transfer window to see the impact that just one big money move can have, and particularly as deadline day approaches. Our walk through the past takes us into the 1982/83 season, and we also bring you bang up to date with an excellent start to the season for our U18 side.

Packed with stats, facts, history and features, and priced at just £2, it’s one not to be missed. 


The Blues Store in the East Stand Club Bar

We are delighted to confirm that our Blues Store will be operating from the Club Bar adjacent to the Family Zone in the Pioneer Foods Stand once again this weekend.

A full range of stock will be available with the emphasis on smaller items, suitable for the younger visitors to our extremely popular Family Zone games and play area. 

Keep an eye out for our East Stand Tuck Shop which sells a full range of soft drinks and confectionery.

Replica kit sales continue to go well in our main Blues Store on Warwick Road and it would be great to see you in your favourite colour [blue, red or white] as you cheer on the lads in the big game against Accrington.

Blues Store opening times: 

Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-5pm (open until 7.45pm on a match day)
Wednesday CLOSED 
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm (open until 5.30pm on match day)  

Telephone sales: 01228 554 138 (during store working hours only).

Click HERE to shop at our online Blues Store.


Don’t forget to join us in our Family Zone

EFL title sponsors Sky Bet helped us to restore our Family Zone to its former glory recently and it is proving to be extremely popular with our younger fans on a match day.

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 catering outlets in the Pioneer Foods Stand (east side of the stadium) will be in full operation for the game and will be serving hot and cold food.

A catering van with hot food options will be situated externally in the main car park on the west side of the ground. Snacks and light refreshments are available inside the ground for our Paddock and Warwick Road End supporters.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we wait for the work on our catering huts to be completed.


Match Day Ticket Sales

Our ticket office staff are situated in the main building on the west side of the stadium and are ready to deal with all of your ticket sales and queries throughout the week. 

Head to the main ticket office windows, adjacent to the main entrance, during working hours.

Please note – the Pioneer Stand ticket office and Paddock ticket office are both open on match days. Tickets for these areas of the stadium can be purchased from these satellite ticket offices as normal in the lead up to the game.

The ticket office is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays (and until kick off for midweek games) and from 10am to 5.15pm on weekend match days.

It is worth noting that entry can be gained on match days by showing your ticket confirmation email on your smart phone or equivalent device. Simply present the relevant section of your eTicket for scanning at point of entry.

For full ticket office opening times and ticket prices, click HERE.

Please note - ticket collections (home and away fans) are from the Main Ticket Office window on the west side of the stadium. 


Challenge 25

We are operating the ‘Challenge 25’ policy at Brunton Park this season. 

Please do not be offended if you are asked for ID when purchasing alcohol and if you appear to be under the age of 25 to our bar staff.

Thank you for your cooperation.


The Supporters’ Car Park

Our supporters’ car park is open with parking available at the stadium at just £2.50.

Please be aware that the ground is still soft underfoot, so take care when navigating and walking around the area.


Local Match Day Travel with Stagecoach

Carlisle Footyrider – get to the match for half the cost!

Stagecoach Cumbria and Carlisle United are working together to make it easier for you to get to Brunton Park on match days.

The Carlisle Footyrider ticket will get you to every first-team home game for half the price of a normal dayrider ticket.  

Stagecoach service 76 and 685 takes you straight to Brunton Park. Simply catch service 76 from The Crescent (Stand U) near the train station or service 685 from Carlisle Bus Station.

What you'll need

To get a Carlisle Footyrider ticket you’ll need to show our driver one of the following:

+ A valid Carlisle United season ticket 
+ A ticket for that day's match

Where you can travel 

You can get to Brunton Park from anywhere across Cumbria and North Lancashire. Depending on where you’re travelling from, you can purchase a Footyrider ticket from within the:

+ Carlisle dayrider zone
+ Carlisle dayrider plus zone
+ Explorer zone

How much does it cost?

+ Carlisle dayrider - £1.50
+ Carlisle dayrider plus - £3.35
+ Explorer - £5.40

Click HERE to visit the Stagecoach website for full travel details.

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