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CHIEF EXEC: Something has to give somewhere

31 July 2020

With the 20/21 season starting late, but currently scheduled to finish at the usual time, it goes without saying that the fixture computer gurus are going to have a planning nightmare as they try to...

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CHIEF EXEC: We received a set of draft guidelines last week

31 July 2020

Still being discussed at EFL level are the proposed new Salary Cost Management Protocols which could, if agreed, see spending caps placed on clubs across the divisions as the game looks to protect...

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CHIEF EXEC: If we get a spike, we risk going backwards

31 July 2020

With everything from getting to away games to travelling to training venues to consider, chief executive Nigel Clibbens admitted that every area of the club was going through changes at various levels...

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CHIEF EXEC: All players will need to pass a Covid test to progress to stage two

31 July 2020

United’s first team squad returns to contact training on 3 August as they take the next step up in their preparations for the start of the 2020/21 season.

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CHIEF EXEC: We're looking at where these zones might be

30 July 2020

Safety is uppermost for everybody at the club as planning starts for a return to football action, and chief executive Nigel Clibbens confirmed that the use of a ‘traffic light’ zonal system, as seen...

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CHIEF EXEC: We've been cautious throughout and we've conserved the cash

30 July 2020

Another area of the club which has continued to function through the lockdown, albeit under much-changed circumstances, is the academy, with players aged as young as eight to look after.

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CHIEF EXEC: By necessity selling commercial packages will happen quickly

30 July 2020

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens spoke more about the impact on the commercial side of the business as they prepare to begin their activities once again as soon as the situation allows.

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CHIEF EXEC: Our commercial partners have been really supportive

30 July 2020

With what appeared to be a potentially disastrous situation facing the club back in March, we wondered if there had ever been a time when the board of directors had wondered how the club was going to...

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CHIEF EXEC: There are all kinds of swings and roundabouts here

29 July 2020

Speaking more about how the club has balanced the books through the four-month lockdown period, chief executive Nigel Clibbens explained how permanent losses were factored into the thought process...

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CHIEF EXEC: The furlough scheme has been an absolute lifesaver

29 July 2020

Having spoken a lot about the impact Covid-19 has had on both Carlisle United and the wider game in his regular updates, chief executive Nigel Clibbens talked about some of the positive points from a...

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CHIEF EXEC: We're saying no on that particular vote

29 July 2020

Fans who have watched recent play-off and Championship fixtures will have seen the introduction of a drink break midway through each half, and what appears at times to be an unlimited use of...

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CHIEF EXEC: It shows the potential that’s maybe unlocked and ready to burst out

28 July 2020

With preparations behind the scenes designed to consider every possibility when it comes to welcoming fans back to Brunton Park, we wondered if the season ticket option is going to be the best course...

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