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Man U fans have now officially decided that they reject the model of having super-rich clubs , swallowing up all the minnows.
Better times ahead for us all then, with this movement seeming to point towards supporting your local club.
That there London and the South East is hugely populated, but has quite a few big clubs.
Manchester and Lancashire seem to have loads of league clubs in a far less densely populated area, still far more populous than Cumbria, clearly..
If everyone supported their local club, based on current league clubs, would we fare relatively well? I'm thinking yes.
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People can support who they like.
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I’ve always seen within the red line as the rough boundary of our support (I know folk come from further, but mostly what you deem as exiles) - based on knowing folks from all corners of it:

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Thats a decent line CCU ..about right I would say.

Be interesting if any Kendal folk have decided to go across to Barrow now league football is regular that way.
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I’ve always seen within the red line as the rough boundary of our support (I know folk come from further, but mostly what you deem as exiles) - based on knowing folks from all corners of it:

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A big area to promote the club yet it doesn't happen.
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When I worked in Kendal a lot of people supported Blackpool, not sure what the connection was.

We’ve a massive catchment area, I wonder if Barrow might try to entice some from Workington/Whitehaven area, guess it depends how well they do and how poor we are.
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When I worked in Kendal a lot of people supported Blackpool, not sure what the connection was.


Plenty PNE fans there too. Club House at Kendal Town has plenty PNE Memorabilia in it!
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I couldnt see Barrow attracting many if any from Workington or Whitehaven.
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It's a big area but not many people in it. There'll be around 300k-400k in that area which might sound like a lot but it's below average. 59 million population of England and Wales divided by 92 clubs gives 640k average population per club.

Should do more to make the most of it though. Some clubs tap into a wider regional identity and Carlisle should be able to do the same. I'm from Penrith and I've always been a proud Cumbrian and followed Carlisle as the county club.
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Seems a bit of a lowly level at times, to attract people from further afield.
A North and South bottom two divisions would spice up the rivalry and make fans more engaged in following their tribe, in my opinion.
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There's a decent number of Carlisle fans down here in Kendal, however never been anything to promote the club as far as I am aware.

Do the club do holiday coaching courses for kids even in Carlisle? I think not? Ex local pro Gary Thompson seems to dominate with them around here.

I'd love to see a Kendal/South Lakes supporters group with away travel minibuses etc. Maybe we could make it happen?
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West coasters picks up on j36 on some occasions..group got on the bus regular but in recent years we didnt pick them up that often....due to us being shit no doubt
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In the good old days, and I mean the genuine good old days when we were in the top 2 divisions, some people used to travel from Hawick to watch us.
  1. 05-05-2021 01:22
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Just curious, is Toronto within our catchment area?
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In the good old days, and I mean the genuine good old days when we were in the top 2 divisions, some people used to travel from Hawick to watch us.


Only on those rare weekends where Galasheils are playing away and the common riding isn’t on
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Thats a decent line CCU ..about right I would say.

Be interesting if any Kendal folk have decided to go across to Barrow now league football is regular that way.


I've seen quite a few people from Kendal support Morecambe, not sure why.
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West coasters picks up on j36 on some occasions..group got on the bus regular but in recent years we didnt pick them up that often....due to us being shit no doubt


West coasters being shit or Carlisle. ?
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In the good old days, and I mean the genuine good old days when we were in the top 2 divisions, some people used to travel from Hawick to watch us.



After our first trip to Wembley, I drove home afterwards. Passing buses of fans literally all the way to Carlisle. The last part of the journey is along the A7, where I passed another 4 buses between Carlisle and Longtown at about 2.0am. I'm sure they weren't all frae Langtoon.
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If Morecambe get promoted more from Kendal may switch to them especially as they are their nearest club.
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When I worked in Kendal a lot of people supported Blackpool, not sure what the connection was.


Plenty PNE fans there too. Club House at Kendal Town has plenty PNE Memorabilia in it!


Sir Tom Finney was the club president. I think his brother played for them.
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https://twitter.com/GISPip/status/701170892710215680/photo/1

Obviously neglects our magnetic pull on Gretna, Langholm etc

edit: bugger knows why that link stopped working, but here's a photo

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There’s a lot more Scottish fans than people think, Lockerbie, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, etc.

The fact is, and always has been, we’re not a footballing area.
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There’s a lot more Scottish fans than people think, Lockerbie, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, etc.

The fact is, and always has been, we’re not a footballing area.

What area are we then because I see plenty of red shirts about in this City.
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I do think we have a reasonable fan base. Just we have been struggling in recent years.
People can support who they like, but the club should offer an exchange , if people hand in their Man U and Liverpool shirts, they can swap them for a CUFC shirt and make them swear an oath of allegiance to the blues.
Any red football shirts should be driven out of the city , like in that film 'The Village'. Kids should be taught from a early age to steer clear of red.
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I wanted to support Man City as a kid but my mum told me to "stay away from that Maine road".
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CCU's line is about right although Kendal is arguably outside... however no reason why it should be... the Club have been absolutely useless at promoting the Club within the wider region. So much more could be done, esp in West Cumbria where the population total is similar to Carlisle area.
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Used to get fans from Newcastle coming over in Div 1 and 2 when they did not have a game.
Supposedly because we had Alan Shoulder, but still sees odd all this time later.
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Their used to be a few things at Kendal, eg we were at a fans forum at The Cumberland with Nigel Pearson when he announced that Jimmy Glass had signed and was on his way up. Ian Walker organised it and I remember a guy from Milnthorpe called Steve too
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