Carlisle are a proper football club, playing at their quirky home of over 110 years, the largest none all-seated stadium in the league and likely the last remaining that has terracing on 3 sides which of course used to be the norm. Their history is littered with bounce backs from adversity, from ground fires and floods, to lunatic owners, and of course from having already dropped out of the league. The geographical challenge you refer to that we (you) have to surmount once a season (although its no different to say a Hartlepool, Gillingham or Plymouth) faces them every fortnight, and yet they generally have a good away support including many decent ones at ours over the years. By the way, if you think Carlisle’s a pain, wait until you’ve been to Barrow
I certainly wouldn’t want to see them relegated, certainly not while the anomoly of Salford survive. And a trip to Crawley or Forest Green rather than Carlisle?? Really???