Tom Aldred

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Onwards and Upwards

I went up for the training camp in Scotland twelve days ago and that was very enjoyable. It was a preparatory for the European Championships in Turin in May. I went up there on the Sunday night and we stayed in a posh hotel in Glasgow, and then we trained on the Monday at St Mirren’s training ground.

Carlisle United Reserves v Bury Reserves

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Tough Treadmill Test

Youth Alliance Match: Carlisle United v Stockport County

We played Stockport County at Creighton last Saturday and it was difficult conditions for us yet again. The wind was blowing strongly but I thought we dealt with it quite well, and we played some decent stuff.

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Just Unbelievable…

Youth Alliance Match: Carlisle United v Port Vale

Well, the weekend started rather badly for me for me this time, but it definitely got better as it went on! I started the game for the Youth team against Port Vale on the Saturday morning but I didn’t last very long.

Aldred leaves the pitch injured in Port Vale game

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Missed Out On Progression 09

Our next Youth game was the away trip to Macclesfield. The trip is a fairly long one but that’s nothing we’re not used to given our location and the geography involved in the Youth Alliance League.

Aerobics session with CUFC Youth team

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Seasiders Hit For Six

Match: Carlisle United Reserves v Blackpool Reserves

The next game I played in is the Reserve game against Blackpool. We played that on their first team pitch and it’s always good to get the chance to play on the main surface at any club.

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First Press Conference

I’m a bit late in doing this blog as it has been a really busy period for me with plenty of ups and downs.

Youth Alliance Match: Carlisle United v Wigan Athletic

We played Wigan ten days ago and it was a disappointing 2 – 0 defeat.

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International Call-Up

Match: Tranmere Rovers Reserves v Carlisle United Reserves

The next game that I was involved in was against Tranmere in the Reserves and we had quite a young team out.

Carlisle United Res. v Manchester City Res.

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Proud to be Nominated

Cumberland Cup Match: Carlisle United Reserves v Whitehaven FC

The good thing about playing for the Reserves at Carlisle United is that we are involved in a County competition called the Cumberland Cup.

Carlisle Utd Youth team training

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Punished By Rovers

Match: Carlisle United Reserves v Morecambe Reserves

Our next game was a Reserve home fixture against Morecambe on the Brunton Park pitch. We started off really well but ended up losing the game by 2 – 1.

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Nowhere Near It!

Match: Sheffield United Reserves v Carlisle United Reserves

We had another Central League Cup game to play against Sheffield United on the Wednesday, and it was a competition that we hadn’t been doing too well in.

Carlisle Utd v Blackpool

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Last of the Christmas Pudding

We were allowed to go home two days before Christmas, which was good, as it gave me the chance to spend a bit of time with my family and friends.

Training at Newton Rigg