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10 Feb 2020 08:49 #1 by ParcelPete
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Double page spread in todays Mail about his "crazy life"good read.
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10 Feb 2020 09:08 #2 by CCU
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Win or Lose, Up The Blues!
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10 Feb 2020 09:38 #3 by heilkmoon
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Good article. Arriving at Carlisle in 1984 with red highlights in his hair, Bishop had a bit of work to do to win over some of the locals but he soon did it!
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10 Feb 2020 09:43 #4 by topstepwhinger
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One of my favourite ever Blues players.
Very classy on the ball, but could also put his foot in too - my kind of player.
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10 Feb 2020 09:43 #5 by nobbyblue
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One of my all time favourites games was us winning 3-1 at Maine Road (it was on Match of the Day!) with Ian Bishop and Malcolm Poskett running rings round City. :-D
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10 Feb 2020 09:54 #6 by Yorkie Blue
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CUFC also get a mention in the Nigel Pearson article in the same pull out.


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10 Feb 2020 09:56 #7 by bigboblee
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I don't remember the red highlights in his hair, bleached blonde at first I think, my first impression was he looked more like Marilyn Monroe than Stan Ternant. Looked like a great prospect under Stokoe, despite their differences in hair style. Much shorter hair under Harry Gregg, his form declined, improved under Middlemass, then rescued by Harry Redknapp at Bournemouth, where he really came good. The Man City game was amazing, wish the highlights were on YouTube. Poskett turning Mick McCarthy inside out if I remember rightly. We also signed Robbie Wakenshaw from Everton, he had flamboyant hair too, unfortunately not as good at football as Bishop.
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10 Feb 2020 10:00 #8 by topstepwhinger
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nobbyblue wrote: One of my all time favourites games was us winning 3-1 at Maine Road (it was on Match of the Day!) with Ian Bishop and Malcolm Poskett running rings round City. :-D

I remember that well, caught a coin just under my left eye for having the temerity to celebrate our 3rd!

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10 Feb 2020 10:07 #9 by Yorkie Blue
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nobbyblue wrote: One of my all time favourites games was us winning 3-1 at Maine Road (it was on Match of the Day!) with Ian Bishop and Malcolm Poskett running rings round City. :-D


I think we were on MOTD because Maine Road was an oasis of green in an otherwise white out Britain and it was one of a very few matches that was played that day.


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10 Feb 2020 11:15 #10 by ParcelPete
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After the stick some current players get i'm amazed no ones bashing Bishop.
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10 Feb 2020 11:56 #11 by Lakelandterrier
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Great player was Bish!

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10 Feb 2020 15:44 #12 by Flatcap
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heilkmoon wrote: Good article. Arriving at Carlisle in 1984 with red highlights in his hair, Bishop had a bit of work to do to win over some of the locals but he soon did it!


I remember when he first came he got a lot of stick from the scratchers. As you say he had red streaks in his hair and later dyed it blonde, which didn't go down well with some fans. And because he was on the slow side and looked languid some supporters were straight on his back.

Credit it to him though, as he won them round

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10 Feb 2020 16:06 #13 by topstepwhinger
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I'm sure most clubs supporters are the same, there are always some that are on a creative players back as soon as they try something positive that does not quite come off. For Bish you could say Bonnyman, Conway, even Currie at one time or another.
I think some supporters would rather have a whole team of Prokas's or Joyce's as they always appeared to be giving 100% and getting stuck in. Nothing against those two by the way, but it is a team game where you need a balance between those that can win the ball and those that can use it to hurt the opposition by seeing things others can't.
Eric Gates???? .......Discuss!

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10 Feb 2020 16:23 #14 by bigboblee
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The midfield 4 of Halpin, Bishop, Halsall and Cooke was pretty useful. With decent strikers that would have been some team. Cooke looked much better in division 2 than in division 4. Halsall did the tackling and Halpin before breaking his leg was fantastic.
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10 Feb 2020 17:26 #15 by halpinforpope
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Without a doubt one of my favourite Blues players ever, he used to stroll around like a lower league Glenn Hoddle. Also wasn't averse to young pupils from Belle Vue knocking on his door on Green Lane for a kickabout after school...top man and still follows the Blues via Twitter.

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10 Feb 2020 18:48 #16 by Reopen The St Nich
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That Man City game is one of my best ever experiences watching CUFC.

We got the train down using the persil buy one get one free rail tickets, we went for a drink in Seftons bar which is in the Arndale centre. Wanted to get to the ground so got a taxi and asked the driver to take us to a pub near the ground. He dropped us off at the Robin Hood, in we walked to be greeted by a pub full of black guys, without being controversial this was a big shock coming from Carlisle, anyway, we were committed so in we went.

Barmaid was very friendly and was from Caldbeck of all places ! felt a bit more at ease after a few pints and wasn't long before the locals came and sat with us talking football.

Went over to Maine road to find out the cameras were there, did Dave Phillips score for them first a real thunder bolt, then had the pleasure of seeing Carlisle come back and win by 3 1, I remember Don O Riordan having a great game that day.

Was that the day Jon Blott made his debut in goals, was he not on Citys books at one point, did he go onto be a police officer but ending up on the wrong side of the law.

came out the ground happy as Larry to be confronted by City fans wanting trouble, I am sure the police escorted us down the road to a junction, where they stopped 2/3 service buses, took all the passengers off and ordered the drivers to take us to the train station.

Played cards on the train on the way home, won about £50, I was only on £60 a week at the time working ! stopped off at the off license for a bottle of cider then home to watch MOTD.

I had that game on a VHS tape for years, but my ex wiped it clean when we got divorced ! long story I know, but a very good football day out.
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10 Feb 2020 18:51 #17 by Markovitch
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Blott was amazing that day, saved everything that came near him. Remember the game well.

Only played 3 (?) games for us?

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10 Feb 2020 19:25 #18 by Seekaye
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That Man City game was on ESPN classic not so long ago.

I watched that game so many times when I was younger - “... and Carlisle, who survive on gates of some 4000, come to the big city ground and take the points”

Bishop was a brilliant player for us. It was good he went on to have a good career at a higher level.
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10 Feb 2020 20:08 #19 by nobbyblue
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Markovitch wrote: Blott was amazing that day, saved everything that came near him. Remember the game well.

Only played 3 (?) games for us?


Pity he was a rapist.

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11 Feb 2020 16:05 #20 by Wukkie
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Seekaye wrote:


“... and Carlisle, who survive on gates of some 4000, come to the big city ground and take the points”


The more things change , the more they stay the same!

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11 Feb 2020 18:43 #21 by Molly123
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Wukkie wrote:

Seekaye wrote:


“... and Carlisle, who survive on gates of some 4000, come to the big city ground and take the points”


The more things change , the more they stay the same!


Very deep Wukkie

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13 Feb 2020 00:34 #22 by NORTHERNSOUL
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CCU wrote: Link: www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/artic...-footballer-too.html


During the time Bishop was at the club i used to do a little Northern, Motown and soul djing early in the week at the big pub next to the old fire station opposite the civic centre and he used to come along most weeks and I regularly had the crack with him, it was one hell of a leather coat that he used to turn up in.

Then in I think it was 1997 I attended the FSA annual conference held at West Hams ground where after lunch we were given a tour accompanied by a first-team player and yes my group got Bishop he gave me a few funny looks but after about 10 minutes he said where do I know you from you're not a scouser so I didn't go to school with you but I know you from somewhere and after a few clues from me he got it. During a boring session, we nipped off to an old East End boozer across the road and had a good crack for half an hour. What a difference to the rebel I got to know a decade or more earlier but still a nice working-class bloke who hadn't let the money and fame go to his head
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13 Feb 2020 05:38 #23 by Peekaboo Flo
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Got that Man City game highlights on a dvd at home somewhere. Bet it was a top day out!

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13 Feb 2020 07:15 #24 by melbourneblues
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One of my best away games ever, it’s only now when you look at how big Man City are you realise what a result it was, at the time we were a match for any team.

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13 Feb 2020 08:32 #25 by heilkmoon
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Peekaboo Flo wrote: Got that Man City game highlights on a dvd at home somewhere. Bet it was a top day out!


I keep hoping that someone will upload them to Youtube - all that seems to be online at the moment is David Phillips opener for City.

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13 Feb 2020 09:03 #26 by nobbyblue
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Unbelievable that it was 35 years ago last week since that game!

Manchester City vs Carlisle United
Division Two (Old)
Sat 09 February 1985.

Score: L 1-3

Attendance: 21374

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Alex Williams
Andy May
Paul Power
Ken McNaught
Mick McCarthy
David Phillips
Gordon Smith
Graham Baker
Jim Melrose
Clive Wilson
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13 Feb 2020 09:13 #27 by nobbyblue
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13 Feb 2020 09:41 #28 by a66blue
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Yes great memories.
Very dodgy coming out after match lots of rocks been thrown by angry city fans.

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14 Feb 2020 08:18 #29 by nobbyblue
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What a forward line that was!

Andy Hill, Malcolm Poskett, Alan Shoulder.

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14 Feb 2020 09:54 #30 by topstepwhinger
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Always liked Don O'Riordan, as Bish. not the quickest but could play.
We have had some good footballers playing centre back over the years.
Pounewatchy, Saddington, Fitzpatrick, Mountfield, Walling to name a few - oh for a couple of those in our current team.

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14 Feb 2020 10:16 #31 by nobbyblue
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I wouldn't include Paul Fitzpatrick in any list of great players!

Don ORiordan was as hard as nails. I remember him knocking a woman copper out with a wayward shot at Birmingham when warming up!

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14 Feb 2020 11:37 #32 by heilkmoon
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One of the best strikers of a ball I've seen play for us, O'Riordan.
Don't know how many free kicks he actually scored but he really gave them a blast.
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14 Feb 2020 12:34 #33 by Sammy Taylor
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topstepwhinger wrote: Always liked Don O'Riordan, as Bish. not the quickest but could play.
We have had some good footballers playing centre back over the years.
Pounewatchy, Saddington, Fitzpatrick, Mountfield, Walling to name a few - oh for a couple of those in our current team.


All the players mentioned were good players but mainly played for Carlisle in the 4th Division.

You`ve missed out the best of the lot... Bobby Parker, who made over 400 appearances for the Blues all in the top three divisions of English football.
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17 Feb 2020 16:33 #34 by BlueofBuckshaw
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I bet Jenkins was livid, what with all those "disclosed' transfer fees on the programme!
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