Carlisle manager, Keith Millen, has had management spells at Bristol City, Crystal Palace & MK Dons (mostly in a caretaker capacity).
You’ll note the ties in the photo opposite! Dale Vince sat with travelling Rovers fans at Brunton Park because he refused to wear a tie (a Carlisle requirement in the directors’ box). Dale wrote on his Facebook page – “Carlisle have a strict dress code, no tie no entry – so I’m with our fans for the game, nothing lost there….. And we have a ‘mirror dress code policy’ that will bite Carlisle later in the season (when they visit us) – whatever they ban we insist on, whatever they insist on we ban – so it’s obligatory jeans and trainers for them and no shirts or ties…” That’ll be jeans and trainers for the visitors on Saturday then!?
It’s not the first brush between the 2 sides. Back in 2018 Blues chairman, Andrew Jenkins, the head of Pioneer Foodservice, said that he ‘couldn’t bring himself’ to sample the cuisine on offer at all-vegan Forest Green. In his programme notes, Jenkins said “I don’t really want to be sarcastic, but what would happen if, when vegetarians came to our club, all we could offer was an all-meat menu?” Dale Vince responded by suggesting that, in the future, families who made their living in the meat trade would be regarded in the same way as people who ran the slave trade. In spite of all this, Carlisle have provided a vegan menu at Brunton Park!