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GEORGE MELLING: United help to raise vital funds

27 July 2021

United’s friendly fixture against Kendal last Wednesday evening provided an excellent opportunity to raise more funds for former Town player George Melling, who announced in February that he was...

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: We feel really positive about where we are

7 June 2021

United’s director of football David Holdsworth confirmed today that work is ongoing behind the scenes as the football department looks to add to the squad ahead of the new campaign, with talks with...

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KITCHEN REBELS: Another strong local partnership

13 May 2021

Having already announced a fantastic new partnership with Thomas Graham, who will be our front-of-shirt sponsors for the 2021/22 season, we are delighted to confirm that we will be keeping it local...

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DoF: They will be launched early to mid-June

23 April 2021

With United’s front of shirt sponsor changing to local firm Thomas Graham next season, director of football David Holdsworth went on record this week with a thank you to EWM, who had held the...

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DoF: I would love to be able to have a community facility

23 April 2021

As we head into the summer months the winter problems with training facilities tend to shuffle to the back of the mind, but director of football David Holdsworth admitted this week that it was an...

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DoF: We didn't feel we had a decision to make

23 April 2021

United’s director of football David Holdsworth spoke this week about the difficulties faced by the club through January, and into February, following what had been an unprecedented set of...

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DoF: We're dealing with young people's futures

22 April 2021

United’s director of football David Holdsworth spoke this week abut how tough it is for every club when it comes to under-18 second-year decision day, particularly knowing that the young players who...

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DoF: I'm confident in knowing what we can and can't do

22 April 2021

Director of football David Holdsworth sat down with the press on Thursday morning to discuss a range of subjects, with the season now into its final three weeks.

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INTERVIEW: It's about finding the right people

1 February 2021

As the January 2021 transfer window comes to a close (in February, just to add another hint of daftness to these already crazy times) we caught up with director of football David Holdsworth to get his...

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: Everything we do is success related

21 January 2021

A stat released in graphic form at the back end of last week showed that Carlisle United was the club to have made most progress in terms of league position across all divisions over the course of the...

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: The lads have conducted themselves well

20 January 2021

Internal and external Carlisle United media channels should now be full of post-Tuesday night match action and reaction but, with the club isolating in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, it’ll be...

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: Every club is facing their own situation

19 January 2021

United’s chief executive Nigel Clibbens confirmed last week that lost trading income due to Covid remains well in excess of £1m, despite a £360,000 Premier League grant package to cover some of the...

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: There's nothing concrete

19 January 2021

The emergence of Jon Mellish this season has been one of the many highlights United fans have been able to enjoy, but even the confident defender-turned-midfielder couldn’t have predicted that the...

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DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL: We'll see how it unfolds over the next few days

18 January 2021

The back end of last week brought a sense that the Blues were hovering around the edges of some more January transfer window dealings, but the Covid-19 lockdown situation threw a spanner in the works...

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CHIEF EXEC: We need to carefully consider what it means

3 December 2020

An announcement this afternoon confirmed that the EFL and the Premier League have today concluded negotiations on a rescue package and distress fund to address the immediate financial challenges faced...

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INTERVIEW: To have continuity you have to build from strength

23 October 2020

In the final part of our interview with director of football David Holdsworth he spoke more about the change of policy over the course of the last year which has led to longer contracts handed out...

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