Thursday 7 March 2024

Cumbrians out in force

More than 800 Carlisle fans will be making the journey from Cumbria for tomorrow's clash at The Valley (I suspect that at least a quarter live in London and what used to be called the Home Counties):

Carlisle are bottom of the league and second from bottom in the form league.   They have won just two games away, drawing three and losing twelve.   They have conceded 30 goals and scored just 14,   They have lost nine matches in ten. In other words, they are just about ready for a shock result.

Paul Simpson admitted that his side struggled against the pace of Reading in their 1-3 home defeat last Saturday and says that he finds the athleticism of League One teams a problem.  Our group is getting fitter and faster, we just need to avoid the defensive errors.

Critics have said that our performance at Cheltenham was gritty rather than accomplished.   However, I will settle for the goals and points and wait for us to play like Manchester City.   This is a time for what Curbs called grinding out results, the flowing football can come later.

Most managers don't make that much of a difference the statistics show, but Nathan Jones may well be an exception to the rule (as is also happening with 'Chopper' Harris at Millwall).  The dedication and passion of the Welshman is transmitting to players and fans.

CAS Trust preview here:

No comments:

Post a Comment