Carlisle United

Carlisle United

Nickname: The Cumbrians

Year formed: 1904

Ground: Brunton Park, Warwick Road, Carlisle, CA1 1LL

Capacity: 16,981

2008/09 average: 6,267

For visitors: 1,700 in the Cumberland Building Society Stand and the Peterill End

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Position last season: 20th in League One

Manager: Greg Abbott (November 2008)

Player to watch - Marc Bridge-Wilkinson: The midfielder was one of the bright sparks for the Cumbrians in a disappointing 2008/09 campaign. Bridge-Wilkinson was more of a winger in his early days, but now often operates more centrally as a creative midfielder, weighing in with the odd crucial goal. Will be key to the Blues' hopes of a better season.

Record transfer fee paid: �140,000 (Joe Garner, Blackburn, 2007)

Record transfer fee received: �1.5m (Matt Jansen, Palace, 1998)

Ticket office: 0844 371 1921

Official website:

Distance: 281 miles

Journey time: 5 hrs, 43 mins

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Pub: For Canary fans wanting a relaxed, family-friendly place to enjoy a drink, The Lakeland Gate is one mile from Carlisle station and a short walk from Brunton Park. It offers a range of food and drink as well as a children's play area.

There's also the Howard Arms at 107 Lowther Street.

Last league meeting: Carlisle United 0, Norwich City 1 (10 October, 2009) Wes Hoolahan's fifth goal of the season was enough to give Norwich City their third successive League One victory and sent them up to sixth place in the table. Hoolahan struck after 41 minutes at Brunton Park after the Carlisle defence failed to deal with a cross from Chris Martin.