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Carlisle United’s David Holdsworth wants to start a new chapter

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By , November 12, 2018 6:04 am

Earlier in October, Carlisle United’s goalkeeping coach Dan Watson opted to leave the English League Two club as he joined Northampton Town FC. This was a particularly difficult period of time for Carlisle United as they had only managed to win 1 competitive match in the entire month of October and had to settle with 5 defeats and 1 draw.

 

David Holdsworth is the Director of Football of Carlisle United and he revealed some details concerning the exit of the goal-keeping coach as the 49 year old said:
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Corry Evans Happy with Strong Start Made by Blackburn

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By , September 25, 2018 8:31 am

Corry Evans claims that he is extremely pleased with the start of the season made by Blackburn. Under the regime of Tony Mowbray, Blackburn have been able to make a decent start of the Championship campaign by staying unbeaten in the first five matches. They have been able to pick up two victories and three draws in these five matches. As a result, Blackburn are in the play-off places of this early part of the campaign. After having just received a promotion from League One, there is a huge challenge awaiting Blackburn in the 2018-19 campaign since the team has to compete against vastly superior teams and still hope to see their Championship status remain intact at the end of the campaign.

The 28-year-old midfielder says that the substantial strengthening to the midfield provided by Tony Mowbray during the summer transfer window has certainly helped Blackburn cope with the superior class of opponents. Some of the latest signings by Blackburn in the midfield positions are Harrison Reed and Jack Rodwell. At the same time, this has also increased the competition for places – especially amongst midfielders – but Evans is not worried at the prospect of having to fight for his spot since he says that it will only help the team in the long run.
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CARLISLE ASKS FOR REPRIEVE FOR STERLING

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By , July 5, 2018 2:28 pm

The former chair of the Professional Footballers’ Association Clarke Carlisle has asked for reprieve for Raheem Sterling whose tattoo of an M16 assault rifle is making the rounds. The Manchester City star had an excellent season, playing a crucial role as the club lifted the Premier League title in grand style.

Sterling is among the crop of players chosen to represent England at the World Cup in France. Ahead of a friendly game against West African soccer giants Nigeria, Sterling has been featured on the front page of dailies in the UK for the tattoo.
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Carlisle likely to miss out on Gilliead

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By , August 1, 2016 1:23 pm

Keith Curle admits he might not have the services of Alex Gilliead for the second season on the bounce as Newcastle United which owns the player at the moment doesn’t seem to intend to have him another run in the fourth division and wants him to be playing at upper standard now.

Gilliead was one of the two players whom Carlisle had landed on loan from the Magpies last year and his productivity was high enough for the head coach to want him to stay on.

But, having held talks with Newcastle on the matter, Curle has realized that they are not keen on that. Yesterday evening, he said, “On the basis of the early conversations, it looks like Newcastle has other plans for Alex and he would probably be playing in an upper League.”

Ticket-Cost reduction

The Carlisle supporters will have to spend a little bit lesser than usual to get an entry for the team’s opening match at home this summer.

The cost of the tickets has been reduced to ensure that a maximum number of supporters register their presence. “We are looking to have the spectators absolutely filling the stadium.” the Chief Executive Officer of the club was quoted as saying.

However, the reduction in the cost applies to only those tickets which are bought a day before. If you opt to buy your ticket on match day, you will have to pay the normal price.

Top Academy post to be filled up

Carlisle is in search of a worthy individual to be roped in in to take charge of the academy which doesn’t have a manager at this point.

The interview committee which contains Keith Curle as well is expected to make and announce the selection next week.

Curle will not be pressured on extending contract

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By , October 20, 2014 6:33 pm

Carlisle United’s Keith Curle reiterated and told the media that he will not be pressured or rushed in any way on extending the contracts of his players at the League Two club.  The coach of Carlisle United says that it would be wrong to make a quick decision concerning the contract or future of his players and will be discussing this subject with the Brunton Park board before announcing his decision.

There are a few players in the squad of Keith Curle that have been attracting the attention of clubs around Europe including Brad Potts and Kyle Dempsey. Some of those players in the team will also be expiring in 2015 and the head officials of Carlisle United will take part in which player will remain in the team and which ones won’t.

Curle said: “All players’ contracts will be part of the review system, when I sit down with John Nixon, managing director and the chairman Andrew Jenkins and produce my thoughts on the playing squad. I know some of them have clauses in their contracts where they are open for review. But because of the managerial situation at the football club, those reviews had to get put back’’

“I don’t think it’s right for me to walk into the club and, within two weeks, be asked to review a player’s future. So I will ask for a little more time. But we are fully aware of everyone’s contract position.”

It has been less than 3 months since Keith Curle was delegated with the task of coaching Curlisle United and having such a short period of time in charge of the club is one of the main reasons why Curle wants to take his time before deciding the future of his players and wants to have the help of the managing director and chairman of the League Two club.

Heskey turns Down Carlisle

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By , September 10, 2014 10:57 am

Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh says that former Liverpool and Wigan Athletic striker Emile Heskey turned down the opportunity to join the League Two club this summer. Heskey is out of contract after deciding to leave Newcastle Jets at the end of last season. The 36-year-old has the top flight experience that Carlisle United can do with in the bottom division of English league football. After their relegation to League Two, Carlisle face a fight in order to get back to the top division.

They have made a poor start to the campaign and now starring at another relegation that would send them out of the football league. Kavanagh says that he is confident of turning round of results with the team facing a tough away match against Cambridge United. Kavanagh, interestingly, was a teammate of the England international while playing at Wigan Athletic. However, even this connection was not enough to secure the signing of the 36-year-old. Scoring goals has been a problem for Carlisle this season, but a challenge for promotion spots straightaway considering that they were able to field a number of players who were part of the League One season.

Heskey has always not been renowned for his goalscoring prowess, but he has the ability to inspire teams and also bring other players into the attack. “I tried to get Emile in. I played with him at Wigan and I know what he is all about. Unfortunately he turned it down as I think he wants to be playing in the Championship or going back abroad,” said the former Wigan Athletic man. Kavanagh is in danger of losing his job if results do not improve quickly. Carlisle have managed just two points this season despite having played five matches, while they have also been knocked out of the League Cup.