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The Brunton Bugle - A Carlisle United Podcast

News, views and features on Carlisle United Football Club!

The best place to get your fix of all things Carlisle United in the podcast world - covering all the latest news from Brunton Park!Your regular host Lee Rooney is joined by various guest hosts, including Dan MacLennan an
Latest Episode6/24/2022

Signings, Fixtures, New Kits and Your Questions Answered - Season 22/23, Episode 1

Season 3, Ep. 1
The Brunton Bugle is back for it's third season and in the first episode of the new series, there's plenty of news to pack in!In this episode, Dan, Lee and Mike cover the news that has come out of Brunton Park over the last couple of weeks. First up, there's some chat about the new signings Holy, Hilton and Edmondson, and how they're going to fit into Simmo's new-look squad.There's plenty of chat about the fixture list and the big clashes we're looking forward to and then we move onto the new kits... a topic that I think it's fair to say, is diving the fanbase right now!The second-half of the show sees us go back to your list of questions - covering topics as wide as "worst CUFC game you've been to" to the merits of the Brunton Pasty ahead of it's rumoured return!On top of this, there is of course the usual run-down on how Ex-Blues have got on recently, with plenty of former players on the move of late.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle and Mike Booth in Formby. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------We're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the podcast once again this season! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
6/24/2022

Signings, Fixtures, New Kits and Your Questions Answered - Season 22/23, Episode 1

Season 3, Ep. 1
The Brunton Bugle is back for it's third season and in the first episode of the new series, there's plenty of news to pack in!In this episode, Dan, Lee and Mike cover the news that has come out of Brunton Park over the last couple of weeks. First up, there's some chat about the new signings Holy, Hilton and Edmondson, and how they're going to fit into Simmo's new-look squad.There's plenty of chat about the fixture list and the big clashes we're looking forward to and then we move onto the new kits... a topic that I think it's fair to say, is diving the fanbase right now!The second-half of the show sees us go back to your list of questions - covering topics as wide as "worst CUFC game you've been to" to the merits of the Brunton Pasty ahead of it's rumoured return!On top of this, there is of course the usual run-down on how Ex-Blues have got on recently, with plenty of former players on the move of late.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle and Mike Booth in Formby. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------We're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the podcast once again this season! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
6/11/2022

Contracts, Rumours and Your Questions Answered - Season 21/22, Episode 48

Season 2, Ep. 49
After a couple of weeks off, the lads are back and with not much to discuss, we've thrown it out to the Blue Army faithful to come up with some topics for this week's show.In this latest episode of The Brunton Bugle, Dan, Lee and Mike discuss some of the recent news to come out of Brunton Park, including contract decisions, pre-season friendlies and the sad passing of two former Blues players.There's then some discussion on some of the stronger transfer rumours to have emerged this summer, before we open the floor to your CUFC-related questions - from who our ultimate Blues penalty shoot-out line-up would be, to our favourite away days in League Two, there's plenty covered!On top of this, there is of course the usual run-down on how Ex-Blues have got on recently, including several international appearances.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle and Mike Booth in Formby. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------This season, we're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the second-half preview section of each episode! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
5/20/2022

Season Review and Potential Targets - Season 21/22, Episode 48

Season 2, Ep. 48
It's a couple of weeks since the 2021/22 season came to a close for United so it's time for the lads to have a bit of reflection how the campaign went (in the most part, not very well).In this week's episode of The Brunton Bugle, Dan, Lee and Mike reflect on the campaign as a whole, reviewing some of the key moments for the Blues, while also looking back on their predictions last summer (spoiler alert - they weren't very good!).And with Greg Abbott now installed in the Head of Recruitment role, we take a look at some of the players we think that he should be targeting on behalf of Simmo this summer.On top of this, there's a news round-up and as ever, there's the usual run-down on how Ex-Blues have got on this week.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle and Mike Booth in Formby. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------This season, we're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the second-half preview section of each episode! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
5/13/2022

Retained List and Abbott Returns - Season 21/22, Episode 47

Season 2, Ep. 47
The season is over and the lads are quite frankly, glad to see the back of it. Bar the last few months, it's been a long old slog but the most important thing is, the Blues are still an EFL side!Dan, Lee and Mike do a quick review of the final day of the season defeat at Bradford City before getting stuck into a busy-week news-wise at Brunton Park.There's plenty of talk about the retained list, including the surprise departure of Mark Howard after he walked away with pretty much everything at the end of season awards last week, plus a look at the announcement that former Blues boss Greg Abbott is returning to the club to take on the Head of Recruitment role.And as ever, there's the usual run-down on how Ex-Blues have got on this week.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle and Mike Booth in Formby. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------This season, we're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the second-half preview section of each episode! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
5/6/2022

Bradford City (A) - Preview - Season 21/22, Episode 46

Season 2, Ep. 46
The end (of the season) is nigh as United complete their home fixtures with a 2-1 victory over Stevenage and get ready for the last away game where they'll be backed by over 1,800 Cumbrians in West Yorkshire.In this week's episode of The Brunton Bugle, Dan and Lee look back on the win over Stevenage at Brunton Park, with particular focus on an impressive debut for young defender Jack Ellis at right wing-back.There's also a lengthy discussion ahead of the retained list being announced early next week - who should stay and who should go as Simmo begins his revamp of the Blues squad?We also look ahead to this weekend's trip to Valley Parade to take on Mark Hughes' side - can United end the campaign on a high note and will Patrick and Gibson haunt the Bantams once again?On top of all that, there's the latest news (including a tribute to retiring Blues legend Danny Livesey) a round-up on how United's players out on-loan are getting on, a catch-up on the exploits of ex-Blues have in the last week and another question of the week from Mike for you to have a crack at.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined online by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------This season, we're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the second-half preview section of each episode! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
4/29/2022

Stevenage (H) - Preview - Season 21/22, Episode 45

Season 2, Ep. 45
The lads are back together to discuss all things United and there's a pretty big of news to digest this week - the confirmation that Paul Simpson will be staying on as Blues boss after agreeing on a new three-year contract with the club!Dan, Lee and Mike discuss the Simmo announcement, what he might look to do on the coaching side and whether United fans need to show a little bit of patience over the next twelve months.There's also a brief review of the Harrogate game (basically it was rubbish!) and the usual preview of the weekend fixture, as the Blues play their final home game of the season against Stevenage. We spoke to Matt from the Stevenage FC Podcast about how they've got on this season and his views on recently appointed boss Steve Evans.On top of all that, there's a Loan Watch update, a little bit of news and the usual run-down on how Ex-Blues have got on this week.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle and Mike Booth in Formby. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------This season, we're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the second-half preview section of each episode! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org
4/22/2022

Harrogate Town (A) - Preview - Season 21/22, Episode 44

Season 2, Ep. 44
A one-nil defeat followed by a one-nil victory over the Easter Holiday weekend was enough for United to secure their EFL status for another season and move all the focus on to getting Paul Simpson tied down on a longer deal at Brunton Park!In the 100th episode of The Brunton Bugle, Dan and Lee look back on those two Easter fixtures against Walsall and Mansfield, taking a particularly in-depth dive into the impressive victory over the Stags on Easter Monday that secured those three points to confirm EFL status for next season.There's also plenty of chat about whether United can convince Simpson to stay long-term after the minor miracle he has performed over the last couple of months - fingers crossed, but we've got a good feeling about it!We also look ahead to this weekend's trip to North Yorkshire to face an injury-hit Harrogate Town side - can the Blues make it a positive end to the campaign in the final three fixtures?On top of all that, there's a round-up on how United's players out on-loan are getting on, a catch-up on the exploits of ex-Blues have in the last week and another question of the week from Mike for you to have a crack at.Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined online by Dan MacLennan in Carlisle. You can find us on Twitter@bruntonbugle, Facebook (search for "Brunton Bugle") and email us with any questions, suggestions and feedback tobruntonbugle@gmail.com.-------------------This season, we're pleased to confirm that Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch will be sponsoring the second-half preview section of each episode! As part of this sponsorship, they will be providing some useful info for us to share ahead of each away trip in terms of pubs, public transport changes, places to eat etc.The London Branch is open to all Carlisle United fans across the world - whether you're based in the capital, New York, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at www.carlislelondonbranch.org