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Curle reveals who is in and who is out.

Keith Curle has given a clear outline of how he sees the future of the club by revealing a list of players leaving in the summer and those available to other clubs.

The United manager met all the players personally today and informed them of the news.

Players who are already contracted to CUFC for next season:

  • Patrick Brough
  • Kyle Dempsey
  • Danny Grainger
  • Dan Hanford
  • Connor Hammell
  • Steven Rigg
  • Charlie Wyke

The players being offered new contracts at Brunton Park are:

  • David Atkinson (currently on loan)
  • Jason Kennedy (currently on loan)
  • Mark Gillespie
  • Brad Potts
  • Derek Asamoah (short term deal)
  • Nathan Buddle (short term deal)

Contracted players being made to other clubs:

  • Troy Archibald-Henville
  • Mark Beck
  • Gary Dicker
  • Anthony Griffith
  • Danny Kearns
  • Courtney Meppen-Walter
  • Billy Paynter
  • Antony Sweeney.

Out of contract players who will not have their terms renewed:

  • David Amoo
  • Stephen Elliott
  • Josh Gillies
  • Sean O’Hanlon
  • Matt Robson
  • David Symington
  • Paul Thirlwell

Some of those who will be looking to forge careers elsewhere will have been no surprise to blues supporters. While others, including Troy Archibald-Henville and recently back in form Sean O'Hanlon may have been less expected.

In a statement on the club website Curle made special mention of the conttribution Paul Thirlwell, United's longest serving player, has made in his years at the club and wished him well in his future career.


Crunch time for Carlisle players

Keith Curle has said that he intends to sit down individually with every member of his squad today and give them his assessment of whether or not they have any part in the club's future.
United barely survived in the football league this season and Curle has made no secret of the fact that he wants to see a radical shake up. It is thought he has already identified some targets to be courted in the summer, but he also appears to have identified players in the current squad who will find themselves surplus to requirements. The list of who is available and who is being retained is expected to be released later today.

Final day of the football season

Carlisle United host Hartlepool United on the last day of the season at Brunton Park. It is expected up to seven thousand fans will descend on the ground for the game, despite both sides now being safe from the threat of relegation. Meanwhile Stranraer still entertain hopes of winning the Scottish League One title. They need to beat Brechin and hope that Forfar and Morton both lose if they are to clinch the trophy at the final hurdle.


Hartlepool chairman dismisses costume controversy

Hartlepool fans plan to dress up as reggae star Bob Marley Credit: PA

The controversy over Hartlepool United's visit to Brunton Park on Saturday has been blown out of proportion, according to the club's chairman.

Football equality campaigners Kick It Out warned fans over their plan to attend this Saturday's League Two game at Carlisle in Bob Marley-themed costumes.

But club chairman Russ Green says the away supporters are not planning to "black up" as some had feared.

It is a fantastic, celebratory event.

"Bob Marley was a big football fan - there was nothing derogatory or wrong with it I don't think.

"I think it is great. It is all about a good day out and I just think sometimes some of these things are taken out of proportion."

– Russ Green, Chief Executive of Hartlepool United
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