Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Southampton Season 2010/11 Rivals - Carlisle

Southampton Season 2010/11 Rivals - Carlisle

Wembley in the JPT final was a good day out for all but a marvellous day for the Southampton fans.

Though we fully deserved our win there were a couple of moments when Carlisle missed opportunities to take the lead.

Carlisle United began life on May 17th 1904. The annual General Meeting of Shaddongate United agreed to change their name to that of Carlisle United forthwith.

There is a myth that says Shaddongate almagamated with Carlisle Red Rose. Proof exists that this is a myth due to the fact that Carlisle met and defeated Carlisle Red Rose in the 1905/6 FA Cup.

The highlight of Carlisle's history was made in the 1973/74 season when they won promotion to the old Division One. They then went on to win the first three games of their first season of top flight football.

This didn't help them though as they began dropping down the league ending up finishing bottom. They did beat the eventual champions Derby County before they were relegated


Carlisle do still have the rather unique record of having played in all five of the top leagues in the English Football League system before anybody else. Still first team to do so but both Oxford United and Luton Town have now equalled their record.

Over the last few years carlisle have had a mixed record with many ups and downs. 2004 saw them finally drop down to the Conference after a few narrow escapes.


The most famous of these is probably the day that Jimmy Glass an on loan goalkeeper, went up to the Plymouth Argyle end a minute from the end of 4 minutes extra time to drive the ball home. Thus ending the 1998/99 on a high.

After relegation the club returned at the first time of asking in season 2004/5. They gained promotion via the play-offs and with Paul Simpson in charge followed up by winning the Division Two Title.

Doncaster were pleased to see them because at their new ground the Keepmoat Stadium because Carlisle were the first winners there.

Since arriving in the 1st Division, Carlisle have flirted with promotion. They have maintained a relatively high position and could again have a say in who will end up at or near the top.

As previously stated they will be hoping to do better against us than they did last year. A 1-1 draw in September at Brunton Park as Saints tried to get a squad together.

The Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley which was followed by a much closer game at St Mary's Stadium. Saints ending up the winners in a tight tense game by 3 -2.

I can see no other result but a home win with us pushing for, and hopefully defying the staistics, to get an away win.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Thursday July 15 2010
Time: 11:07AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
We had a great day when we won at the twin Towers. Party time had arrived big time and I can see no reason why this win can not be repeated this time around. Carlisle will be among a host of clubs trying to wrest the trophy from us. They will be hoping to do better against us all round as well.
stellarnw
15/07/2010 13:38:00
0
I think with another two or three players we will be the bees knees and Carlisle will feel our power full on this season.
VS sparkle
15/07/2010 14:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Who Will Southampton Face In 2016/17 (29/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Premier League for 2016/17 is now known.

Liverpool Was The Highlight For Koeman

Manager Ronald Koeman met with fans for a question and answer session, and one of those questions was his highlight from a successful 2015/16 campaign.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Southampton

Should Southampton progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Reed Talks Progression & Europe

Executive Director of Football Les Reed gave two interviews yesterday where he talked of the progression of Southampton in recent years, and how he believed...

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster13%
Martina1%
Fonte1%
van Dijk12%
Bertrand7%
Wanyama0%
Romeu1%
Mane9%
Davis39%
Tadic14%
Long3%
Sub - Pelle0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
Sub - Austin0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Mark Clutterbrook2