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Carlisle United fans set off for Plymouth

CUFC: 778 miles and 12 hours round trip

Brunton Park Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle United fans face the longest away trip in the Football League tonight.

The Blues will make a round trip of nearly eight hundred miles to Plymouth Argyle for their fourth game of the new season.

Even though kick-off isn't until quarter to eight, supporters have already left Brunton Park to make their way to Plymouth.

778
The distance of the round trip from Brunton Park to Plymouth and back.

The total journey from Carlisle to Plymouth and back again is thought to take just over 12 hours.

As supporter and players set off for plymouth here are some other journey distance's to put it into perspective.

762
The distance in miles between Stranraer and Amsterdam.
789
The total of miles between New York and Chicago in the United States.
793
From London to Prague.
883
There are 883 miles between Paris and Rome

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Hutton and Heffernan join Queen of the South

Queen of the South sign Paul Heffernan and Kyle Hutton Credit: PA

Former Rangers midfielder Kyle Hutton and former Kilmarnock and Hibernian striker Paul Heffernan, who finished last season with Dundee, have this morning both signed with Queen of the South football club

Their contracts will take them through to January.

Kyle will take the squad number 16 and Paul will have number 18.

The duo join the club ahead of the Doonhamers' trip to Livingston in the Scottish Championship on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Jabo Ibehre scores on Carlisle debut

Jabo Ibehre scored a debut goal for Carlisle to earn them a point in a 1-1 draw at Mansfield.

Malvind Benning gave the hosts an early lead with a long-range free-kick, but the Blues claimed an equaliser before half-time.

On Tuesday, August 11th, Carlisle take on Chesterfield at home in the League Cup.

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Keith Curle sit down interview

The new football season is upon us and Carlisle United get their campaign underway away against Mansfield Town tomorrow.

After last season's desperate battle with relegation Keith Curle has had a root and branch overhaul of his squad as he looks to make sure there is a major turn around this time around.

After United's final pre-season training session he sat down with our reporter Neil Billingham to explain how he feels preparations have gone and what supporters can expect.

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