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Curle says his players need to 'knuckle down' for tonight's match

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Carlisle United play Cheltenham tonight still smarting after their three nil loss to Portsmouth at the weekend.

Keith Curle says his players need to knuckle down and fight back with a good result this evening.

We caused a very good team some big problems so, there are elements that we can still work on, we need to work on, we are still a work in progress, there is more to come from this group. We need a reaction and I have not got a problem with that."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United

CUFC: talks with potential investor have ended

Brunton Park. Credit: ITV News

Widespread speculation that Carlisle United could benefit from a mystery billionaire investor ended on Monday evening when the club issued a formal statement confirming they have decided to end long standing talks with a 'Potential Overseas Investor (POI).

It said:

"The discussions started 20 months ago and were somewhat intermittent for the most part. Since June last year talks have progressed to a series of face-to-face meetings and, just over three months ago, an investment proposal was submitted following a visit to Brunton Park by the POI.

This was considered closely and carefully. It was followed up by a written offer to invest in the Club, which included a funding proposal.

Although there has been some movement, it was felt by the shareholders that these proposals did not present a way forward they could support and, just as crucially, the proposals were unlikely to gain the support of CUOSC members, or the Club’s fans more generally.

The Club understands that the prolonged period of time these discussions have taken has not been what anyone would have wanted. Throughout, the shareholders have sought to allow sufficient time and every opportunity for credible proposals to come forward, to be properly and diligently reviewed and for a deal to be done, if possible. This process has now run its course and we have drawn a line, and we are now looking forward.

The desire to see new investment and a succession of ownership to take the Club forward remains unchanged."

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Stokes tops England's most expensive IPL signings

Ben Stokes Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Ben Stokes became England's most expensive player ever at the Indian Premier League at Monday's auction.

Exactly a week after discovering he will be England's new Test vice-captain, the Cumbrian all-rounder learned he will be earning more than £1.7m with Rising Pune Supergiants.

Here is a list of the most expensive England players in the competition's history.

  • 1 - Ben Stokes, Rising Pune Supergiants, £1.74m (2017)
  • 2 - Tymal Mills, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.44m (2017)
  • 3 - Kevin Pietersen, Royal Challengers Bangalore, £1.24m (2009)
  • 3 - Andrew Flintoff, Chennai Super Kings, £1.24m (2009)
  • 5 - Chris Woakes, Kolkata Knight Riders, £500,000 (2017)
  • 6 - Jos Buttler, Mumbai Indians, £455,000 (2016)
  • 7 - Ravi Bopara, Kings XI Punjab, £360,000 (2009)
  • 8 - Stuart Broad, Kings XI Punjab, £320,000 (2011)
  • 9 - Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders, £280,000 (2011)
  • 10 - Paul Collingwood, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)
  • 10 - Owais Shah, Delhi Daredevils, £220,000 (2009)

Town win 6-22 against Haven

Whitehaven Rugby League FC played Workington Town Credit: ITV

After a very delayed start caused by an incomplete medical kit, West Cumbria's rugby league derby finally produced the goods everyone had come to see: some rugby.

Played out on a soggy afternoon, the home side Whitehaven RLFC lost 6-22 to Workington Town.

It was the first match of the season and both sides will undoubtedly be hoping the headlines are restricted to what happens on the pitch for the rest of their games.

Fans to take to social media as West Cumbrian rugby derby delay rolls on

Fans have taken to social media to complain about a delay of over an hour to the start of the Whitehaven RLFC v Workington Town derby.

The delay was reportedly due to items being missing or out of date in the medical kit.

Fans took to twitter as they waited for the match to start Credit: Twitter
Fans took to twitter as they waited for the derby to start Credit: Twitter

The game was due to kick off at 2pm. Just after 3.15pm the game finally commenced.

The match began shortly after 3.15pm Credit: Twitter
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