Tributes paid after death of former Carlisle legend Ivor Broadis

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Tributes have been paid to former England and Carlisle United footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died.

He was 96-years-old.

Born in 1922, the forward played for the Blues between 1946-1949 and then again between 1955 and 1959.

His former club tweeted a tribute to Broadis on Saturday.

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He first came to my attention when I came to my first ever game as a fan. That was against Barrow, and Ivor was playing for us. He was magnificent to watch.

In later years, when he was the journalist who covered the club, he came on the team bus with us to the away games and he was fantastic company.

His reports were very detailed and accurate and the insight he got from being so close to the club was a huge help to him.

We got together as directors when he retired from journalism to take him for a meal, by way of a thank you from the club. We also got him a present, a coffee table, which may seem strange these days, but that’s the way things were done back then.

He was a pleasure to know and to work with and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”

– Carlisle United chairman Andrew Jenkins

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After playing, Broadis took up a career as a football journalist which lasted for 45 years.

He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Carlisle in 2018.