Carlisle manager encourages his players

Carlisle United’s manager Keith Curle has encouraged his players by telling them that they are all important members of the squad and that they will have an important part to play throughout the season.

He said that even if they are on the bench for any given game, they are still part of the team and that sooner or later they will get their chance in the team.

He made this statement after naming an unchanged side for three games in a row and there were signs that some players on the bench were becoming a bit restless. Indeed there are players that would want to be on the pitch rather than to spend time on the bench and might consider moving to another club before the transfer window closes.

However, Keith Curle has stated that at the moment he is more concerned about winning football matches rather than keeping everybody in the team happy. He said that at this stage of the season legs are still fresh and that he does not need to rotate his team. But he admitted that as the season goes he will need all the other players in the team to avoid injuries. Read more »


Carlisle has confirmed the signing of two players that will prosecute the football games in the forthcoming season.

The club signed midfielder Mike Jones on a two year deal though it is still subject to paperwork. The club also signed a Striker Shaun Miller on a two year deal.

Jones, who is 28 years old, was released his former club Oldham after the last season. Carlisle decided to sign the player on a free transfer adding that the player would provide valuable experience to the club. The head of recruitment at the club Lee Dykes told the club’s official website: “Mike is someone we were interested in back in January.

He’s a very good, experienced player and he’s someone I’ve worked with previously. We know what we’re getting, he knows the game and he knows how to win matches.”

Jones is the sixth player the club would be adding to its squad this summer as they do an overhaul. He passed through the hometown club Tranmere’s youth system and eventually made a few appearances in the 2008 season for Bury. He also played for Sheffield Wednesday and Crawley before joining Oldham in June 2014. Read more »

Carlisle Boys And Girls Team In The News

If you check the news of Carlisle soccer, you will realize that both teams of boys and girls have been in the news.

However, both teams have remained in the second position as compared to Ballard. When it comes to the boys’ team, the soccer team had been having a winning streak so far. However, that ended on Monday night when they played against Ballard. The Wildcats were defeated by Ballards but not before they put up a formidable defense. As a result, they scored 2-1. The Carlisle goal was scored by Brad Thorpe. He scored it in the second half of the game. There were four minutes remaining, as a result, the game went into overtime. Brad scored his ninth goal for this season. It helps him get into a tie for a third position at the Raccoon River conference. At the same time he would be tied in for tenth position in class 2A. Read more »


English League Two outfit, Carlisle United head coach Keith Curle says playing away games could benefit his side as they hope to maintain their slim chances of a League Two play-off place.

Carlisle United are just seven points off the last play-off spot with two of their final three matches away from home. They play Crawley Town this weekend in an away match then host Oxford United before going away again against Notts County in the last round of games.

The Cumbrians were forced to play home matches at Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool after their Brunton Park home was flooded in the aftermath of Storm Desmond. However. their fortunes have fared better on the pitch this term.

Coach Keith Curle told BBC Radio Cumbria:

“Sometimes you think it might be a slight advantage playing away from home.

Supporters get nervous which affects the players. Anxiousness can creep on and players go into their shell.

“We will do what we have done all season and take each game as it comes,” he continued.

“The opposition will be given the respect they deserve but ultimately we can be competitive in every single game.

“The important thing is we keep our own house in order and what the others do is down to them. We’ve got a full squad and I’ve got to pick the right team and the players have got to perform. Read more »

Luke Brattan left Brisbane Roar as he wants to make a European move

Luke Brattan decided to leave Brisbane Roar for a number of reasons, including not being paid as the central midfielder is owed money by the financially troubled Australian club but the biggest motive on Brattan’s decision to exit was because he wants to join a European outfit and actually get paid for his services.

The English Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion is one of the clubs which has been most consistently linked with Luke Brattan and a move might happen as this is what Brattan wants to happen.

Brattan hasn’t had any luck with his country Australia as he did not get any playing time in any of Australia’s latest World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Tajikistan but even though he failed to get into the pitch for these games, his country mate Tim Cahill praised Luke Brattan.

Tim Cahill lauded Luke Brattan as the veteran player said: “I know for a fact that he has got it. This is a player who has got a style of control and passing similar to Bresh Bresciano. You guys might think that’s a big comment, but I think give it some time and this kid will be making some noises I really take a vested interest in these kids, the decisions they make, the way they train and are professionally.” Read more »