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IN MEMORIAM: Our loved ones remembered at the Crawley game

The July 2022 Roll of Honour

30 July 2022

Remembering our loved ones who are no longer with us - July 2022:

Craig Farrell

Craig was with the Blues for just under three years scoring 24 goals in 95 appearances, which included a fine introduction to Brunton Park with a goal on his debut against Torquay having initially joined the club for a one-month loan spell from Leeds.

A total of four goals that month prompted discussions about a permanent move, and that was all finalised in November 2002 when he penned a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

That first season was his best with the club, with 14 goals netted in 41 appearances, but a run of five goals in seven outings through March and April 2004 was part of a revival under manager Paul Simpson which almost saved the club from the drop into the Conference, and it was a peak in form which confirmed him as a favourite with many of the fans.

Boro born Farrell started his career with his hometown club before being snapped up by Leeds at the tender age of 15.

He went on to play for Exeter, York, Oxford, Rushden and Telford when he moved on from Cumbria and latterly had spells with Hinckley United, Blyth Spartans and Whitby Town.

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Frank Clarke

Frank, one of five footballing brothers, was a top transfer target for manager Alan Ashman, who had seen the team struggle in Division Two through the 1972/73 season.

A formidable, strong forward, he had an immediate impact as he netted on his debut in a 1-1 home draw with Cardiff.

He led the line with aplomb as United defied the odds to clinch promotion to Division One, with 16 of the goals coming from the bustling target man along the way.

His finest hour in a Carlisle shirt came at the end of March 1974 when he scored four (one from the spot) in a 5-1 home win over relegation doomed Swindon Town.

It was fitting that he bagged the last goal of that season when United took the points from Aston Villa here at Brunton Park in front of 12,494 expectant fans, setting up a nail-biting finale with everyone in Cumbria camped in front of their radios for the Orient game that followed, on the night that promotion was confirmed.

Frank scored over 30 goals in just over 150 appearances for the Blues between 1973 and 1978, and also represented Shrewsbury Town, Ipswich Town and QPR over a career that spanned 17 years in the sixties and seventies.

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Clive Middlemass

Sheffield-born Clive started in the game at Leeds, then moved to Workington, where he played over 170 games.

He worked as scout, chief scout and assistant manager at a number of clubs after he’d retired from playing, including Bristol Rovers and Bristol City, Burnley, Preston, Derby and Everton.

One of his only stints as manager was here at Brunton Park between 1987 and 1991, having taken over a struggling outfit from Harry Gregg. He steadied the ship and flirted with the play-offs at the end of the 1989/90 campaign, missing out on the final day due to an away defeat at Maidstone.

A popular manager with the players, he parted ways with the Blues in March 1991 as his team struggled to make a dint in Division Four.

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Arthur Brown

With love from Kerry Brown

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Derick Wilson 

Derick was a lifelong Carlisle fan and recently passed away on July 12 at his home in Carlisle, aged 91

Paul Wheadon

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Denise Hewitson

Denise passed away at the age of  58 on 5 April 2022.

She was loved and is missed by many.

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Josh Reay

Josh was a keen supporter of Carlisle United and followed the team since he was six-years-old, being a regular in the east stand (seated just below the 'F' in the stand) and a season ticket holder for over 15 years.

Josh sadly passed away on 21 May 2022 at the Cumberland Infirmary, aged 27, following a short illness and, was a much-loved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to everyone.

He will be missed by all of those closest to him.

RIP Josh

With love from Joe

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Margaret Hodgson

Margaret was a fan for 83 years – she started supporting when she was just seven, following the Blues until she was 90.

With love from Andy Barnard

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Brian Halford

Brian passed away in January this year at the age of 86, and was a season ticket holder for most of his life.

With love from Mike Halford 

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George Vevers

Much loved husband, father and grandad.

He was a loyal blue still regularly following the team despite moving to Rugby, Warwickshire, in the late 70's.

Never forgotten.

Mike Vevers

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Connell Steven

Season ticket holder and Blues Lotto agent.

Missed by everyone.

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Thomas Milner

December 1928 - June 2022

A much loved Dad and Grandad and a loyal Carlisle United supporter for over 80 years. 

With love, Elaine

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John Mason (Chass)

Missed by all his friends and family.

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Harry Barrett

Missed by all – a Gretna-based season ticket holder and huge fan.


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