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Carlisle United prepare for second leg of play-off tie with Exeter

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Carlisle United fans are preparing for the second leg of their play-off tie with Exeter on Thursday.

The Blues fought back from 3-1 down, to make it 3 all at yesterday's match.

The game was played in front of the club's biggest home crowd of the season - nearly 10,000 fans.

Many supporters feel the comeback bodes well for a trip to Wembley to end the season.

The fact that we came back to three much strength, so much character. I actually think we are going to win the next leg I really do. 100% we'll do it at Exeter it is worth it."

– Carlisle United fan

WATCH: Football, mental health and the community

The high pressure world of football is no exception when it comes to mental health issues.

Gazza, Stan Collymore and most recently Everton's Aaron Lennon have had high profile struggles.

As part of our series of reports for Mental Health Awareness Week, our reporter, Ryan Dollard, takes a look at the work Carlisle United are doing to provide support for the community:


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

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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