The Monday Profile: Ben Marshall

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in The Monday Profile | No Comments
The Monday Profile: Ben Marshall

Flash back to the 31st of January 2010 — shot shy Carlisle United are desperate for an experienced front man to come in to help out the earnest pairing of Scott Dobie and Joe Anyinsah, the then still errant, gangling giraffe Gary Madine and the bunged-up blunderbuss Richard Offiong. By mid-morning the signing of a striker had been announced, in the form of 18 year old Stoke City man Ben …

MK Dons: ever so ‘umble

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | 40 Comments
MK Dons: ever so ‘umble

This hasn’t been a plum week in the history of MK Dons. Their dumping out of the cup at the hands of Premier League QPR on Tuesday night followed a weekend of sincere apology from all involved at the club after the farcical cancellation of their League One match with Carlisle. The game was the only weather casualty in the entirety of the professional game across England and Scotland …

EPPPIC FAIL?

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments
EPPPIC FAIL?

For our first proper post following the big redesign, we are very pleased to welcome back John McGee. Bring Me the Head of Keith Mincher is John’s blog devoted to Carlisle United and he likes nothing better than to rail against anyone who disagrees with him on Twitter under the nom de plume of @epouvantail – he’s a little smug at the moment given the club’s continued robust play-off

The Monday Profile – Paul Thirlwell

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in The Monday Profile | 2 Comments
The Monday Profile – Paul Thirlwell
File him under journeyman if you will; Paul Thirlwell’s career hasn’t exactly hit stellar heights anywhere. Decent spells at his hometown club Sunderland, Sheffield United and Derby were flecked by seemingly the only consistency of his career — injury. Ask any fan of his current club Carlisle to define Thirlwell in a single word and the wags will chorus on cue — ‘injured’.
This is unquestionably fair — no

On Fandom – With the Fervour of a Convert

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
On Fandom – With the Fervour of a Convert

It’s an oft heard clichà© that football is ‘like a religion’. That’s never an assertion I’ve been wholly comfortable with. In large part this is probably coloured by a personal lack of faith, but having been raised and schooled (at least until the age of 11) in the bosom of a strong Northern Catholic community and subsequently lived in some of the country’s most ethnically diverse post codes I’d …

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