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20 Jun 2019 08:00 - 20 Jun 2019 09:08 #1 by BoardAdmin
CUFC Fixtures 2019/20 was created by BoardAdmin
Just a reminder that you’re free to talk about fixtures as you please these days since the restrictions were relaxed the other year.

We’ll update this opening post at 0900 with a link to the Fixture List and also highlight the key games (First, Last, Xmas/NY and Easter).

UTB’s!

Fixtures Link: www.carlisleunited.co.uk/matches/fixtures/

Key Fixtures:
First Game: Crawley (H)
First Away: Swindon
Boxing Day: Bradford (H)
Sat 29th: Walsall (A)
New Year Day: Crewe (A)
Good Friday: Salford (A)
Easter Monday: Scunthorpe (H)
Last Away Game: Exeter
Last Game: Stevenage (H)


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20 Jun 2019 09:00 #2 by pigeonpete
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Crawley at Home

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20 Jun 2019 09:03 #3 by Dancingbear
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Club shop would have been packed to the rafters at that news.

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20 Jun 2019 09:05 #4 by heilkmoon
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They'll be getting the Nadesan first scorer odds up on a poster in the window.
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20 Jun 2019 09:12 #5 by Mullen103
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Dancingbear wrote: Club shop would have been packed to the rafters at that news.


I was that excited prior, I needed some bigger socks, but I couldn't get any could I.

They must have known it was Crawley, one of the most depressing fixtures ever. I'm warming to the idea of closing the shop permanently due to pure embarrassment.

At least we’re not Stockport

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20 Jun 2019 09:13 - 20 Jun 2019 09:13 #6 by Bumble
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They really don't give a stuff for fans when they think up these fixtures do they???

Cheltenham, FGR and Northampton are our night games this season, all nice easy drives after work!!!!
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20 Jun 2019 09:23 #7 by CCU
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Bumble wrote: They really don't give a stuff for fans when they think up these fixtures do they???

Cheltenham, FGR and Northampton are our night games this season, all nice easy drives after work!!!!


Is it not that teams preferred the ‘longer’ journeys to be midweek nowadays?

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20 Jun 2019 09:29 - 20 Jun 2019 09:31 #8 by seesaw50
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Reciprocated tho FGR and Cheltenham both Tuesday nights here
oh and Northampton...so that's ok then

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20 Jun 2019 09:31 - 20 Jun 2019 09:32 #9 by Bumble
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I did hear one explanation that made sense.

Clubs don't want to play their nearest rivals midweek because they are likely to be the biggest away gates of the season if played on a Saturday, so they would rather play a long distance club where the gates are less likely to vary much.

I get that, but still feel it's a sign of the times, where fans are relegated to the periphery, instead of being the reason the game goes ahead.
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20 Jun 2019 09:45 #10 by CCU
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More like it’s common sense, something the EFL don’t have much of!

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20 Jun 2019 09:48 #11 by markredfox73
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I bet all these midweek games will be at same time as european games..

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20 Jun 2019 09:50 #12 by Sammy Taylor
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Wouldn`t it be great if the first match of evey season was a derby match ,there would be a buzz around the whole league ...Morcombe v Carlisle,Plymouth v Exeter etc.....interest drops quick enough without losing to Crawley on the first day.
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20 Jun 2019 09:54 - 20 Jun 2019 09:55 #13 by triskelionblue
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Very uninspiring fixture list games you might want to go to are midweek matches home and away and any interesting away places to visit you just about have to wait until next April when there are three...

My tempered enthusiasm has sunk even lower...
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20 Jun 2019 09:55 #14 by crunchblue
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Salford away on good Friday could be a Sky game

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20 Jun 2019 10:03 #15 by Bumble
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Good points;

Bradford at home on Boxing Day should be a good one.

Home at both ends of the season, nice for a change.

First two fixtures in Jan are both at home; that means one of those willbe third round of the FA Cup Day, meaning that either Newport or Plymouth (depending which saturday the cup falls on) may be postponed and they will have to travel up here on a Tuesday night. Very glad those matches didn't fall as away games.

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20 Jun 2019 10:31 #16 by CCU
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FA Cup 3rd Round is weekend of Sat 4th Jan...

www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/more/fa-cup-round-dates

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20 Jun 2019 10:33 #17 by markredfox73
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Salford will be the darlings of sky....no doubt be on sooner than later.

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20 Jun 2019 10:35 - 20 Jun 2019 10:37 #18 by CCU
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markredfox73 wrote: Salford will be the darlings of sky....no doubt be on sooner than later.

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First game is on TV!


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20 Jun 2019 10:38 #19 by Bumble
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CCU wrote: FA Cup 3rd Round is weekend of Sat 4th Jan...

www.thefa.com/competitions/thefacup/more/fa-cup-round-dates


That's Newport then, good enough for them, knowing our luck though neither of us will be in the third round.

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20 Jun 2019 10:43 #20 by seesaw50
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Where you been bumble? Suddenly back on the case ha ha

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20 Jun 2019 10:56 #21 by Bumble
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I've really found it difficult to be interested in Carlisle United this close season; I can't remember the last time, if ever, that I felt so luke warm about my football club to be honest.

A lot of the time I've kept away from the message board,enjoyed a hoilday, and got on with other things, and actually wondered if I'd bother with football this season at all.

The fixtures coming out have lifted me a bit (I may even buy shirts for the family at the weekend) but there is still such a lot wrong and I really don't want to watch over the clubs demise. I find it difficult to motivate myself to rant and fight it.

A couple of marque signings would lift my lethargy but I just can't see them happening.
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20 Jun 2019 11:25 #22 by markredfox73
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Well for us West coasters its another weekend in Exeter next year...was a cracking spot to go around in 2017..and the result went our way to add to it. I doubt this time around both teams will be competing for play offs..(well not us anyway).

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20 Jun 2019 11:35 #23 by sirjimmyglass
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Bumble wrote: I did hear one explanation that made sense.

Clubs don't want to play their nearest rivals midweek because they are likely to be the biggest away gates of the season if played on a Saturday, so they would rather play a long distance club where the gates are less likely to vary much.

I get that, but still feel it's a sign of the times, where fans are relegated to the periphery, instead of being the reason the game goes ahead.


As CCU says, I really do think that putting long journeys in midweek rather than weekends is for the benefit of fans.

A trip to Cheltenham on a Tuesday night might halve our fans from 300 to 150. A trip to Morecambe on a Tuesday night might halve our fans from 2,000 to 1,000. Far better to get an extra 1,000 on the gate than an extra hundred or so.
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20 Jun 2019 11:52 #24 by Bumble
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But that's just it. It's for the benefit of the club and I can fully agree it does benefit the club.

But it doesn't benefit the fans, not Carlisle United fans trying to travel to Forest Green on A Tuesday night, taking time off work, look for trains, driving down. Long trips on Tuesday nights are tough for the travelling fans, you can't argue they aren't.

So the clubs benefit, the fans don't, I can understand that but it does make me ask the question what is the point of football.

Is it for clubs and club owners to make money, keep afloat and as such they make choices that does the best for the club, which these fixtures probarbly do.

Or is the football club for the fans, so decisions put them first, even it means less money for the club.

Just musing really, wondering when and where the line is drawn.

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20 Jun 2019 11:57 #25 by sirjimmyglass
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You're suggesting that 100-150 extra fans who might travel to Cheltenham on a Saturday are more important than 1000 extra fans that would be able to make the Saturday match to Morecambe.

Clearly that's nonsense. You might go to Morecambe regardless of what day it is on but there are far more fans that would only ever go to away games that are both on a Saturday and a couple of hours round trip.
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20 Jun 2019 12:05 #26 by crunchblue
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sirjimmyglass wrote:
As CCU says, I really do think that putting long journeys in midweek rather than weekends is for the benefit of fans.

A trip to Cheltenham on a Tuesday night might halve our fans from 300 to 150. A trip to Morecambe on a Tuesday night might halve our fans from 2,000 to 1,000. Far better to get an extra 1,000 on the gate than an extra hundred or so.


I agree. I'd much rather have the likes of Morecambe, Bradford, Oldham etc on a saturday than Cheltenham and Forest Green.

The only southern game I really wanted on a saturday was Orient, due to the convenience and speed of going by train.
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20 Jun 2019 12:15 #27 by Bumble
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I see what you are getting at and I'm sure yours is the majority view. I always used to enjoy the night matches at Hartlepool and Darlington, made them a bit more special under lights with a decent away following. Would have enjoyed a trip to Morecambe under lights this season whereas really don't fancy the trip to FGR on a Tuesday but that's just me I guess.

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20 Jun 2019 12:33 #28 by jakeyblain
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I know it's not everyones cup of tea but with longer trips on a midweek night it means that they'll still get the 200 or so that will go no matter what then those who wouldn't normally go but would want to watch it can then pay to watch it on ifollow and at least the clubs are making money which they wouldn't have made otherwise.
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20 Jun 2019 12:53 #29 by carwash
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That's right jakey. I'm happy FGR and Cheltenham are likely to be pay per view ifollow games. Hopefully we'll play Exeter twice at the end of the season as we did in 2017.

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20 Jun 2019 13:43 #30 by 182blue
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Bradford is a good early away trip on the train, if Northern are not on strike.
Nice train trip and tickets won't cost a bomb.

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20 Jun 2019 15:11 #31 by Dancingbear
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To be fair most away following up here are fairly crap whether on a Saturday or Tuesday so by playing more local ones on a Saturday we’re only really helping our oppositions coffers.

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20 Jun 2019 16:28 #32 by Urban Designer
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It's been kind to us for once.

Home games first day, last day and boxing day.

Only disappointment is Walsall away is Sunday 29th December which is a good away day.

Why on a Sunday?

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20 Jun 2019 17:40 #33 by CCU
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More equal gap between Thurs 26th Dec and Weds 1st Jan...

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20 Jun 2019 17:59 #34 by Wukkie
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Don't worry, give it three years and the majority of our games be it weekend or midweek will be Northern when we're in the National League North. That seems to be the master plan anyhow.

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