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Curle 'won't be forced to lose key players' in transfer window

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Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says he won't be forced to lose key players in the transfer window.

The Blues boss says he has his eye on a number of targets and won't have to sell any key assets unless the price is right.

We're in a good position whereby any transfers that we do, we are in control of. If we need to sell somebody or want to sell somebody, it is because it is good business for us."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager

Magpies defender signs third half-season deal with Carlisle United

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Newcastle United defender Macaulay Gillesphey has agreed a third half-season loan deal with Carlisle United, keeping him at Brunton Park until the end of the season.

21-year-old Gillesphey initially joined the Blues on a short-term loan deal in September 2015 .

He rejoined the team for pre-season in July and has so far added 22 appearances to the 27 he made for the club last season.

We see ourselves as very much a part of Macaulay’s medium and long term development. He has some excellent attributes and he’s shown us recently that he has versatility and adaptability by playing in a role which is unfamiliar to him."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager

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Keith Curle immortalised in super-fan's cheeky tattoo

A devoted Carlisle United fan has immortalised the Blues manager in a tattoo.

The portrait of Keith Curle appears inside the lyrics 'Mysterious Curle, I wanna play 3-5-2' - which was part of a trending hashtag on Twitter #ReplaceSongLyricsWithCurle.

As for where the tattoo is... well, let's just say it's been the butt of all the jokes.

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Blues break club record for unbeaten start to season

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Carlisle United have smashed a club record, by starting a season fourteen games without a loss.

Their 2-1 victory over Stevenage this weekend took them up to second in the table, behind Plymouth.

The table toppers and teams like Portsmouth and Doncaster Rovers have all had their chances to put a dent in United's promotion charge.

So far nobody has been able to prevent them taking at least a point.

The Blues taken on ninth placed Crawley Town at home on Saturday 29 October.

Blues on the verge of setting all-time club record this weekend

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Carlisle United are preparing to face Stevenage at the weekend, on the verge of setting an all-time club record for the longest unbeaten start to the season.

The Blues are third in League Two, having played thirteen games without a loss in the campaign so far.

Club captain, Danny Grainger, says the squad's focus remains on promotion:

First and foremost, we need to go down there and get the three points, make sure we are in the automatic places come five o'clock on Saturday. That's our first goal.

Obviously it is nice to pass records as we are going. The lads are very proud of what we are achieving at the moment. But again, we need to get promoted. That is the big thing this season."

– Danny Grainger, Captain, Carlisle United
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