End of an era approaching for Blues

NEWS & STAR column 09.11.23 With the Blues takeover edging ever closer Saturday’s home clash with Bristol Rovers could represent the end of an era. All indications are that American businessman Tom Piatak and his family will have taken over United before the following home league fixture with Charlton on November 25. That means this […]

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Exciting times ahead for Blues fans

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 02.10.23 With the Blues on the verge of a takeover there are exciting times ahead. The CUOSC board are first and foremost fans, and we share the dreams and aspirations of all supporters. But we also believe as an organisation we can thrive under the new ownership. The deal with American […]

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Membership soars ahead of proposed takeover

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 12.10.23 With the Blues on the brink of a new era there has never been a better time to join CUOSC. The proposed takeover has seen our membership soar to 1100 – more than double what it was 18 months ago. But we are not finished yet, we want even more […]

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How CUOSC helped the Piataks become big United fans

Two Carlisle shirts posted to America by CUOSC helped pave the way for the proposed takeover of the club. CUOSC chairman Matt Spooner sent the shirts to Florida-based logistics businessman Tom Piatak and his son, Tom II, after being contacted by email. He said: “I bought them in the club shop and had their names […]

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CUOSC influence could be greater after takeover

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 28.09.23 It was hard not to be a little bit emotional as Tom Piatak laid out his exciting vision for the Blues at CUOSC members’ meeting on Sunday. Fans believe the club have found a potential new owner who has the financial clout to help make their hopes, dreams and ambitions […]

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Piatak family hope to strengthen Blues’ bonds with community

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 21.09.23 It will be a family affair when the Piataks take the stage at CUOSC’s members’ meeting on Sunday. But they have stressed it will be more about the community should their hopes for the Blues materialise. The Americans have confirmed they are in advanced negotiations over potential acquisition and investment in […]

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CUOSC must remain aware of investment ‘senisitivities’

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 14.09.23 “There (sic) not relevant”, “They offer nothing”, “Total waist (sic) of space”… Your Supporters Trust board is used to receiving online, sometimes in person critique and often downright straight personal abuse. In the past as an organisation we have perhaps been guilty of donning the tin hats and retreating to […]

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Fantastic to see CUOSC membership rising

NEWS & STAR COLUMN 07.09.23 As previously mentioned in recent weeks, we are holding an upcoming meeting with the potential investors into Carlisle United. We can now confirm that this meeting will take place at 14:00hrs on Sunday 24th September, at The Halston Hotel on Warwick Road in Carlisle. We’re currently finalising the ticketing details […]

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