Reading (A) Preview - Season 23/24, Episode 22

The dawn of a new era for United as the first game under the ownership of the Piatak Family ends with a battling draw against United - but there's an overwhelmingly positive atmosphere around the ground that leaves you think the future is bright for the Blues.

In this week's episode of The Brunton Bugle, Lee is joined by Mike Booth and Adam Tiffen (@adamtiffen18 on Twitter) to look back on that 1-1 draw with the Addicks - plenty of talk about the efforts on the pitch, but also how good the matchday experience was for fans off the pitch.

That's followed by a look ahead to the long midweek trip south to take on Reading, the first fixture between the two clubs in 42 years. We speak to Alex from the Elm Park Royals podcast about the on-going saga that is their ownership (makes you feel very lucky to be in our situation right now!), whether they can beat the drop and what Blues fans can expect on their first visit to the Select Car Leasing Stadium.

On top of that, there's a news round-up (including an extensive chat about the Piatak's first press conference) and the usual Ex-Blues update.

Your host Lee Rooney is in Liverpool and is joined via the wonders of the internet by Adam Tiffen 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 to


The Carlisle United Supporters' Club London Branch is proud to be once again sponsoring the Brunton Bugle Podcast for the 2023-24 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, Jacksonville, Timbuktu, Berlin or even Cumbria itself! To find out more, visit their website at

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