white already needs contract extension

It’s already been one month since the 19 years old defender Hayden White completed his loan deal from Bolton Wanderers to Carlisle United on a temporary loan deal which only lasts one month but the League Two club is attempting to extend the contract of the young defender.

The managing director of Carlisle United is one of the main figures that are trying to talk and convince Bolton Wanderers on allowing the young defender of remaining with at Brunton Park for prolonged period of time.

On November there will be a meeting held concerning the proposal of artificial pitches in the Football League One and Two and the authorities of Carlisle United have already announced that they are in favor of allowing league matches to be played on artificial pitches.

A United spokesman said: “The club has indicated that it will vote to allow the introduction of artificial pitches in Leagues One and Two at the EGM in November.

“Obviously factors such as cost, funding and maintenance need to be investigated but there is a case for allowing this approach to be taken, particularly when you look at the current costs associated with natural grass surfaces and the progression in quality we have seen with artificial surfaces in recent years.

“The introduction of artificial surfaces could help to reduce the number of weather associated postponements and would allow the club to open up a wide range of opportunities for the local community, helping to bring the club and its fans closer together.”

Clubs from the Football League One and Two will be allowed to take their own votes in November. It has already been unveiled that around 29 of the 46 members that will be taking part in the voting process have stated that they are intending of supporting this proposal.

Carlisle Sack Kavanagh

Carlisle United have decided to part company with manager Graham Kavanagh after a run of poor results that left the team 22nd in the table. Carlisle made a poor start to the league campaign and they have been unable to recover from it. The season that started with a 1-0 defeat against Luton has seen the team take only two points so far. The latest 5-0 defeat against Cambridge United has proven to be the last drop of patience from the club’s board, who had decided to act in order to protect the club’s position in the football league.

Relegation from the League Two will see Carlisle United drop out of the football league. This would have been disastrous for a club that was relegated from League One only this summer. Kavanagh’s team has taken the two points from the draws against Cheltenham Town and Southend United. Kavanagh came to the club only last September to replace Greg Abbott, but he was unable to prevent relegation to the final division of the football league. The club have announced that the captain Paul Thirlwell and Tony Caig, who is the club’s goalkeeping coach, will be taking charge of the team for the upcoming matches.

Carlisle United will be hoping for a much better performance in the next match against Accrington Stanley. “Regretfully, it has been decided to dispense with Graham’s services after a very difficult and disappointing start to the season. Saturday’s result at Cambridge was a tipping point for those concerned with the running and management of Carlisle United Football Club. The process of finding a new team manager begins today,” said the club in a statement. Kavanagh becomes the first manager to lose his job in League Two, as the pressure of retaining the league status becomes far more important.

Carlisle Going Through Turbulent TImes

Carlisle United has been going through a series of changes not only in the squad but in the managerial staff as well with the head coach Graham Kavanagh deciding to release Davie Irons from his assistant coach role he had in the club.

The English club sustained a disastrous previous season which concluded with the team of Kavanagh getting relegated and will have to battle in the League Two when the next season kicks-off. Greg Fleming, Jack Lynch, Lewis Guy, Nacho Novo, Pascal Chimbonda, Chris Chantler, Prince Buaben, Liam Noble, Lee Miller, Mike Edwards and Danny Livesey are all the players that have been released from the club so far.

The boss of Carlisle United, Graham Kavanagh has already stated that he wants to make a different and new kind of approach when playing in the next season and this is one of the main reasons on why so many changes are being done.

Kavanagh defended his actions as he told reporters: “I had to make a change for numerous reasons. It was nothing that Davie had done wrong; I just wanted to take a different approach. I explained that to him today and even though it was difficult he took it with incredible grace and honor. It was difficult for him and for me. I felt incredible sadness. I’ve made changes across the board on the playing side, tough decisions need to be made and I have made the toughest one here. I’ve got a bigger support staff now around the football club, but as the season goes on there becomes more of a load. That’s when you need to be in two places at once which isn’t possible, and that’s when you lean on your right-hand man.”

After Davie Irons was released from the club, it was announced that Tony Caig would be the new first-team coach and goalkeeping specialist along with Kavanagh. With all of these changes Kavanagh is expecting to see his squad perform better than their previous season performances and earn a promotion spot back into the League One.


Bolton Wanderers continued their impressive run of form in the last few weeks after they managed a 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers in the midweek action. This win helped the club rise to 14th in the table.

Even though the prospect of reaching the play-off positions still remains a distant dream, Bolton will at least be relieved that the threat of relegation has disappeared for now. It was only a few weeks ago that Bolton were in danger of being relegated to the third tier of English football, which would have been catastrophic for the club with more than £ 150 million in debt. Continue reading BOLTON CONTINUE RUN


Barcelona will be facing one of their nemesis this season – Atletico Madrid – in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and midfielder Cesc Fabregas has already said that this is one of the opponents they were looking to avoid at this stage of the competition. Atletico Madrid have been one of the finest teams in Spain over the last few years, but they have gone to another level this year due to the goals from Diego Costa. Unlike in previous years, Costa has been able to score on a consistent basis and this has allowed Atletico to maintain their position at the top of the table.

Barcelona have long dominated Spanish football with their possession style of football, but if there is one manager who has found a way to counter-attack this style, it is Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid. The Argentine has come up against Barcelona four times already this season. He has suffered just one defeat in these matches. Simeone famously has said ahead of the first leg that Barcelona know how to keep the ball, while Atletico are aware how to defend the spaces on the pitch.

The first leg between the two clubs ended in a 1-1 draw and Fabregas says that Barcelona are now under tremendous pressure to score in the second leg.

“It will be a very difficult match, but we have the team to beat Atletico. We have to compete hard and we have the players that are more than capable to do that. We don’t enjoy playing Atletico. They have a very well-defined style. Tomorrow we have to play like Barcelona more than ever. We need to score if we want to remain a big club and move to semis,” said Fabregas.

Barcelona recently managed a 4-3 win over Real Madrid in which Lionel Messi appeared to come back to form.


Carlisle United manager Graham Kavanagh says that he wants to keep the pair of Danny Redmond and Jordan Pickford at the club beyond the end of the loans spells. The duo have been brought to the club a loan deal. So far, they have been mightily impressive for the League One outfit. Even though Carlisle United are flirting with relegation, the presence of such players has provided Kavanagh with a lot of belief that the club will be able to stay up this campaign.

Carlisle have managed to win two out of the last five matches, but it is a significant improvement over the form compared to their rivals near the foot of the table. Pickford has been one of the best goalkeepers in the last few weeks and he is only 19 years old.

Kavanagh says that he is expecting big things from the youngster. He has arrived on a loan deal from Sunderland and he has already kept clean sheets against the likes of Bradford. He has been brought to the club in order to overcome the injury to first choice Mark Gillespie, who is slowly returning to training. However, the manager has confirmed that the club do not plan to rush Gillespie back from injury since Pickford is already doing extremely well.

“We haven’t spoken yet, but I would definitely want to keep both of them for as long as I can” he told the http://www.liverpooltees.com website.   They have been great additions to the club, both in and around the group and also getting valuable minutes. We are allowing them to make their mistakes with us, but their clubs have also been first-class in entrusting us with their players,” said the Carlisle United manager regarding the future of Pickford and other loan stars at the club.

Carlisle are 17th in the table after 33 matches.


Carlisle United have been struggling against relegation throughout most of the season and their manager Graham Kavanagh is prepared to get into the transfer market to solve the crisis. He has stated that he will be making the request of new players to the board. The club are now just two places above the relegation zone after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Colchester United during the weekend. This was the fourth consecutive defeat they have suffered in all competitions. Carlisle are yet to taste success in 2014 after losing all of their matches so far.

Kavanagh has stated that one of the reasons for the poor performance of the team is the lack of strength, which is an issue he is looking to address by entering into the market. He has said that even getting some players back from injury may help him in the short-term, while he is ideally looking to spend some money to bring in quality names. The manager will be away for the next few days in order to undergo his UEFA Pro-Licence course, which lasts until Wednesday. However, he has confirmed that training will take place as usual and he will stay abreast of the situation.

The club’s next match will be against Milton Keynes, who are 10th in the table with just one win in the last five, on Wednesday.

“We are going to need some players [back] fit, or some money in the market to improve. It’s a problem and I’ll be asking this week what we can do. We are going to have to try and improve. I don’t think it’s a place for breathers and I don’t think the fans want to hear that I’m giving players breathers. They need to be on the training pitch as much as they can, getting things right,” said the manager.


The manager of Carlisle United, Graham Kavanagh, is thankful to the chairman of the club for providing him the funds to sign players on loan.

Recently, Carlisle has signed 3 players on loan from some top class sides. Tom Lawrence has been signed from Manchester United, Craig Roddan has been signed from Liverpool, while, Josh Morris has been signed from Blackburn Rovers. All these deals got finalized yesterday which was the last day for making emergency loan signings.

One more Liverpool player i.e. Adam Morgan, was on the radar of Carlisle, but, they couldn’t secure his services as the 19 years old striker decided to sign for Yeovil Town which is a Championship club.

According to Kavanagh, Carlisle’s chairman and the board of directors should be praised for backing the management on loan signings.

Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Carlisle boss said, “We got the backing of the chairman and the board of directors and we are thankful to them for that. They provided us the money to sign the players and now, we need to repay them by winning some games.”

“I hope the fans react to this in a good way and turn up in big numbers in our upcoming home games.”

“What we are looking to do is to form a young, enthusiastic unit and we need to be supported.”

Carlisle United will play its next match against Swindon Town. That will be an away game for them and they are expected to go into that game with all their 3 new loan signings.

Carlisle United’s overall performance in the ongoing season hasn’t been that good. They have won just 5 out of the 18 games that they have played so far and they are currently at no. 17 in the League One Points table.


After the sacking of Greg Abbott, Carlisle United caretaker manager Graham Kavanagh has managed to do himself no harm by getting the club to 2 consecutive victories. He said after the 1-3 win over Stevenage during the weekend that he would like to be considered for the permanent position. The win over Stevenage helped Carlisle United move into the 15th position of the table. Kavanagh has said that he has made no secret that he would one day want to become the permanent manager and the work he has done so far as a caretaker manager will certainly help him.

Abbott was sacked by the club two weeks ago after the club were without a win in the first six matches of the season. Since Kavanagh’s arrival, the club has taken six points and have conceded just one goal. They beat one of the contenders for promotion – Sheffield United – last weekend by 1-0. This was followed by a 3-1 win over Stevenage during the weekend. Miller opened the scoring for Carlisle after just 27 minutes. Even though Stevenage equalised through a penalty from Pansey in the 59th minute, they were unable to prevent Carlisle from scoring two more goals in the second half.

Kavanagh has said that the counter attacking abilities of the team are fantastic at the moment.

“I think everyone can see I’ve done myself a little bit of a favour. Let’s see what this week holds. I’ve said from the outset I want the job, and I think we’re showing we – because it’s about all the staff – are capable of doing the job. As we are at the moment we look a very good counter-attacking team, and there’s no shame in that, that’s the way we set up. It’s about taking the shackles off,” said Kavanagh.


Carlisle United’s average gate receipts have been fallen consistently in the last five years. Even though the club had enjoyed a lot of success only recently, the last season was something to forget for Greg Abbott and his team. It was only in 2011 that they won the Football League Trophy, while they also missed out on the play-offs shortly afterwards. After a 17th place finish in the league last season, the club will be indebted the supporters according to the manager. Average attendances have fallen to just over 4000 per match from the 6000+ enjoyed only a few years ago.

Abbott has said that it is time to win the fans by playing good football over the coming season. The club’s managing director John Nixon has recently said that the falling gate attendances is a huge concern for the club at the moment. The 49-year-old has said that he may have to work within a tight budget for the new season, but that should not prevent the club from not giving their 100% in every match. The club will be starting the new campaign with a match against Leyton Orient at home on the first day. They have matches against the likes of Blackburn Rovers in the first five encounters.

“We’re going to work even harder to get off to a good start, win back the fans that have gone missing and have a successful season. I’m used to having not much money to spend in summers. I don’t want to disclose what we’ve paid for some of the players, but it is a lot lower than other clubs have been paying. What we’re getting is a group who are buying into what we want to do and a group who want to be here,” said Abbott to the BBC.