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Keith Curle Wants Clarity over Confusing Shootout Decisions

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By , September 13, 2016 7:55 am

Carlisle United came close to causing an upset in the second round of the EFL cup, as his team lost to Derby County only on penalties.

The penalty shootout was lengthy by any standards and the Championship outfit only edged it with a 14-13 win. The shootout was also highly controversial since the referee allowed Derby County’s Bradley Johnson to take a penalty despite the player having completed his role in the game. Darren Bent scored the opening goal for Derby in the second half and it looked like they were heading for a comfortable victory before Mike Jones came up with a very late equaliser for the away team.

This took the game into extra time where the two teams struggled to make much of a difference. As penalty shootouts were the norm to decide games that were still remains even after 120 minutes of action, fans prepared for a potential quick shootout as is the norm in most circumstances. However, fans were in for a shock when both teams carried on without facing any penalties. When the full complement of 11 players had been used, the game was still undecided. Derby, though, did not elect to use Johnson for any of the penalties and Keith Curle claimed that he was disappointed with the decision of the referee to allow this to happen.
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By , August 19, 2016 8:30 am

Mark Gillespie was in action against Liverpool in the past term and even starred in the League Cup at Anfield but is now ready to face life in the League Two division.

The last season was one that fans and players of Carlisle United would not forget in a hurry as there were a lot of highs and lows.

For Gillespie, it was one memorable moment as he was the hero in October when they faced Liverpool in a penalty shootout in the League Cup. Gillespie was awarded the Man of the Match as he was impressive throughout regular time and saved the kicks of Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana, even with the pressure of playing at Anfield.

One of the lows was when he had to be rescued from the first floor window of his house when the floods hit Carlisle. He eventually joined a few other players that volunteered to repair the damage the water did. The club also finished on a disappointing note when they finished tenth in the League Two, flooring hopes of a possible promotion to the League One. Despite not making it to the upper echelon of clubs, Gillespie remained a standout player with his reflexes, agility and distribution prowess.

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.

The Carlisle Boys’ Team Has A Winning Streak

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By , May 20, 2016 10:23 am

The boys’ team of Carlisle has been able to pick up two wins this season.

This happened at a triangular tournament that was held on Saturday. It took place at Chariton. Here the Wildcats were able to defeat their opposing team by a score of 3-0. They also played against Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, whose team they defeated by a score of 8-0. When the match against Chariton was being played, Brad Thorpe was able to score two goals for his team. The other goal was scored by Dylan Reed. When the match was against Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Thorpe was able to score a hat trick and a total of three goals. The other goals were landed by players like Hunter Clark, Reed Alex Benhart and Anthony Fuentes. They were all able to score goals in this game.

In the earlier part of the same week the boys’ team were up against Winterset. They put up a good defense, but were unable to sustain their winning streak in that game. They lost out at a score of 3-2 against Winterset and that too during overtime. Reed and Fuentes were able to score the goals which were assisted by Thorpe, noticed by the experts and appreciated as well. Continue reading 'The Carlisle Boys’ Team Has A Winning Streak'»

Carlisle wants to keep their play-offs dream alive by beating Mansfield

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By , April 28, 2016 2:26 pm

Carlisle, who recorded an impressive win against Hartlepool on Tuesday, will want to keep their run going by beating Mansfield. However, Carlisle United defender MacauleyGillesphey recognized that it will not be easy and that they will need to stay focus if they want to make it to the play-offs.

Carlisle won the game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Hallam Hope in the 55th minute. Again, it was Gillesphey who made a sublime pass from defence to assist the substitute. Indeed, Gillesphey completed a wonderful performance in this game, and he was rewarded with a man of the match award.

Hartlepool started the match well and created chances early on, but Luke James missed the target from close range. Billy Paynter also had a crucial shot blocked. Carlisle also had chances of their own with JaboIbehre’s header saved by the keeper

Carlisle fans will want to believe that the defender and the team, in general, will be able to replicate the same performance against Mansfield. Continue reading 'Carlisle wants to keep their play-offs dream alive by beating Mansfield'»

Carlisle United is interested in signing the free agent JaboIbehre

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By , July 23, 2015 11:43 am

The head coach of Carlisle United, Keith Curle is believed interested in signing the 32 year old English attacker JaboIbehre who was released by Colchester United on May of 2015.

Ever since JaboIbehre turned into a free agent, he has been linked with a number of clubs that are rumored to be interested in signing the English forward.

The player himself admitted in saying that he doesn’t know what his future will be and which club he is going to join but Ibehre is happy about that as it’s a new challenge which is awaiting him.

“I like challenging myself and that’s one of the things I like about football. As long as everything is right for me and the ambitions are correct, then I’ll consider it.” JaboIbehre said as he said that his future remains undecided at this point in time.

Ibehre has managed to score 93 goals out of 519 appearances from his entire playing career.

JaboIbehre is still in the process of being signed by Carlisle United but they have already made a move in this summer as Keith Curle managed to secure the services of the 22 year old defender David Akitson.

David Akitson was given the chance to join Carlisle United on a permanent deal after the young player had already performed with the English club on a loan deal during the previous season. Continue reading 'Carlisle United is interested in signing the free agent JaboIbehre'»