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Match Previews


6 April 2017

Match Previews


6 April 2017

Everything you need to know ahead of the weekend home fixture

United play host to the Magpies on Saturday with confidence high following a solid display and a welcome three points at Huish Park last weekend.

Manager Keith Curle said: “The important thing now is to make sure we use the performance against Yeovil as a building block for what we want to achieve through the last six games of the season.

“Notts County will come here in high spirits following their recent run of results. They’ve got good attacking options at the moment but we know we have absolutely nothing to fear if we do our jobs properly on the day.

“We’ve given ourselves a springboard and it’s up to us to kick on and get the job done.”

Click HERE to watch highlights of the 3-2 away win at Meadow Lane earlier this season.

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

This weekend we welcome three sets of Match Ball Sponsors – CUOSC, Malcolm and Yvonne Millar, and Mark Nicholson and Ian MacDonald.

It’s great to see groups of fans taking match day sponsorship, as well as businesses, and even more so for Mark and Ian as they are travelling to today’s game from London.

We hope they all have a great day.

Remember, you can upgrade your match ticket to book a place in Foxy’s Restaurant - £25pp for a two-course meal or £30pp for a three-course meal.

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


Adam Collin match worn gloves – Hopper Fund Prize Draw

Former-Blues and Workington keeper Adam Collin returns to Brunton Park with Notts County this weekend and he has cast aside team rivalries to support his friend and ex-team mate Tony Hopper as he looks to raise vital funds for Motor Neuron Disease research.

Big Ad, as he’s known round these parts, will be donating his match shirt and gloves [all items signed] from the game, for a prize draw, with tickets available from our sellers around the ground on the day [please note, draw tickets are available NOW from the Ticket Office and from the Blues Store].

United keepers Mark Gillespie and Max Crocombe will also be donating their signed match day gloves for this fantastic prize draw!

Adam Collin said: “As soon as I heard that Tony had been diagnosed with MND I wanted to do something to help. The signed match shirt is going to go up for auction [details to follow] with the gloves included as part of this weekend’s prize draw.

“It’s no surprise at all that Mark and Max have donated their gloves because they’re both great lads and I know they want to help Tony as much as I do.

“I would also like to thank Ewan [Wood] from the Lottery Department because he has donated a signed Carlisle United shirt as well, which is fantastic.

“Hopefully the draw will raise a nice sum of money for the MNDA.”

Prize Draw prizes:

+ Match day keeper gloves signed by Adam Collin
+ Match day keeper gloves signed by Max Crocombe
+ Match day keeper gloves signed by Mark Gillespie
+ Match day shirt signed by this season's Carlisle United squad

Tickets cost only £1 – please support this fantastic cause.

Tickets will be on sale for this prize draw at our Open Door event on Tuesday 11 April, with the draw taking place on Wednesday 12 April.

CUSG chairman Simon Clarkson has asked for volunteers to help to sell tickets for this draw on Saturday. If you can spare some of your time for this great cause please meet at the West Stand Main Reception at 1.30pm on the day, where you will be given tickets to sell and an area of the ground to cover.


Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign

Prostate Cancer UK thank Carlisle United and their supporters for helping to raise over £2m to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.

This weekend is our official Prostate Cancer Awareness fixture.

Since Prostate Cancer UK’s Official Charity Partnership with The EFL (formerly The Football League) was announced back in 2012 the charity has raised over £2m to help stop prostate cancer being a killer, and raised the profile of a disease not really spoken about.

Clubs and fans from across the EFL have walked, run, cycled, collected at match days and donated in the fight against prostate cancer.

Over four years nearly 800 fans have put on the pitch rivalries aside cycling to Amsterdam with former England internationals Terry Butcher, Viv Anderson and Luther Blissett – who has joined the ride every year.

And back in March 2016, it was difficult to ignore Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling marching 262 miles to Wembley from his beloved Hartlepool United to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. 

Find out more about Prostate Cancer UK’s work in football by visiting their website HERE


The Mascots

Our mascots for this game are Hayden Bowes and Jamie Hodgson.

Hayden’s favourite player is Mark Gillespie and Jamie is a big fan of Nicky Adams. They are both predicting a 2-0 win for United and they are both looking forward to running out on to the pitch with the lads.

Have a great day!

Our match mascots are chosen at random from our Junior Blue membership - to find out more about our Junior Blues membership, click HERE.


The Man in the Middle

Our match referee this weekend is Mr Seb Stockbridge.

Mr Stockbridge has been in charge of 37 games and has shown 150 yellow cards and 9 reds.

This is his third visit to Brunton Park this season having already taken charge of our home games against Wycombe and Mansfield.

Shaun Miller got our winner against the Chairboys, with Luke Joyce and Mike Jones going in the book, and goals from Jason Kennedy and Reggie Lambe complemented a Wyke hat-trick, with Brisley and Kennedy the names taken on the day, as we beat the Stags by 5-2.

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


The Match Programme

Issue 23 of The Blues is on sale from our usual programme selling points and outlets around the ground.

This week we get to know a little bit more Samir Nabi as he reveals his secret phobia and his favourite songs, amongst other things, as we meet our new arrival for the first time.

Priced at just £2 - it’s one not to be missed.


Match Day Ticket Sales

Match Day Ticket Sales are as follows:

Main Stand [B, C, Pirelli Family Stand and EWM] – from the ticket office situated on the west side of the stadium.

Paddock – from the Paddock ticket office situated at the southern end of the Paddock.

Pioneer Foods Stand and Warwick Road End – from the Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office situated on the ground floor on the east side of the stadium.

Away fans – from the away ticket office situated at the northern end of the Pioneer Foods Stand.

Remember – during the working week our Pioneer Foods Stand ticket office, situated on the first floor of the Pioneer Foods stand, is open for ticket sales for ALL areas of the ground.

The ticket office on the west side of the stadium is open on MATCH DAYS ONLY.

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.

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.

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


It’s Happy Hour Again ...

We’ll be hosting a Happy Hour in the Sporting Inn and the Sunset Suite once again this Saturday between 1pm and 2pm.

Your favourite tipple is just £3 per pint for John Smiths, Fosters and Strongbow. Or you can pick up a Pie and a Pint at just £5.50.

It’s a great way to start the day – we’ll see you there ... and it’s your round!


Golden Gamble

Keep your eye out for our Golden Gamble sellers around the ground ahead of kick off.

Your tickets can be purchased for just £1 (or at 3 for £2) and give you the chance to win either £100, or the share of a cash pot, in our half time draws.

And, while we’re on the subject, why not sign up to our exciting Blues Lotto? For just £1 you can purchase 10 lucky numbers for our weekly draw giving you the chance to win cash prizes from our fund of nearly £60,000.

There is now the opportunity to pay an additional £1 per week to upgrade to Premier Membership where there is another £17,000 cash, 3 new cars and many other prizes waiting to be won.

For more details visit or email

Alternatively call 01228 526 237 and ask for Ewan Wood.



The catering outlets in the Paddock and Warwick Road End will be serving the full range of hot and cold food for every game this season.

Fans can purchase burgers, hot dogs, pies and hot drinks inside the stadium, as well as from the catering van situated in the main car park, as normal.


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.

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.


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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