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    Officials appointed for Celtic clash

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    Murphy has final dream

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    McCall looks ahead to Celtic finale

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    Murphy nets Young Player gong

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    Social Care training scheme celebrated

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    Player Sponsor’s Evening

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    McCall content with home point

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    Kilmarnock draw in pictures

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    Latest eBay items up for auction

    The club’s official eBay store is full of claret and amber goodies you won’t find anywhere else!

    From signed merchandise to hospitality packages and money can’t buy experiences, fans have the chance to get their hands on some exclusive Motherwell memorabilia.

    Previous auctions have included match-worn shirts, signed footballs, programmes, tickets, and even sponsor rights. Right now, we have a Jamie Murphy signed Breidablik (away programme), a Steve Jones match-worn Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final top, a signed 1991 Scottish Cup Final programme and Darren Randolph’s Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final top.

    CLICK HERE to browse everything at our official eBay store.

    The club also run charity auctions from time to time where all proceeds go towards one of the many local charities we support.

    If you wish to donate an item please contact us on 01698 333 333 or email bid@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Standard eBay terms and conditions apply to any purchases

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    Celtic Tickets and Travel

    Information for Motherwell supporters making the short journey along the M74 to Celtic Park tomorrow.

    The Steelmen travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the final SPL game of the 2010/2011 season.

    And it couldn’t be bigger as Neil Lennon’s men need all three points, and hope that Rangers slip-up at Rugby Park, to clinch the title.

    Stuart McCall’s men will, understandably, have one eye on the Scottish Cup Final six days later but it will still be an important preparation as ‘Well come up against the side they will have to overcome at Hampden if they want to bring the trophy back to Lanarkshire for the first time in two decades.

    Tickets have been on sale from Fir Park all week but they will not be available on the day of the game either from Fir Park or at Celtic Park itself.

    Tickets are priced at:

     ADULTS:   £25  
     CONCESSION:                                                   £16
    • Concessions are applicable to Under 16s, Over 65s.
    • Fans requiring disabled access should contact Elaine MacDonald at Fir Park on 01698 338068 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.
    • Fans planning on making the trip to Glasgow can check our handy “Away Day Guide” to Celtic Park.


    Please note that Celtic will now allow surfing flags into Celtic Park.

    Fans should also be aware of road works on the M74 and on London Road which may increase journey times.


    There is one combined Supporters Association coach making the journey to the match:

    Due to lack of numbers for the game on Sunday, the Supporters Association are running the bus to Parkhead on Sunday. It will pick up at Kenilworth Ave, Wishaw at 1100 and the Bentley at Motherwell at 1115.

    To book seats please contact any of the usual bus contacts for Wishaw and Central branches.


    BY CAR

    The stadium is located in the East End of Glasgow and it is one of the easiest to find in the SPL.

    Simply follow the M74 until its end and then continue into the city on the A74 (London Road). The stadium will be clearly visible ahead.

    If travelling from the East, leave the M8 at Junction 8 and follow the M73 South on to the M74 northbound. Stay on the M74 until its end and then continue into Glasgow on the A74 (London Road). The stadium will be clearly visible ahead.

    There is a large car park at the ground but this is for pass holders only. Street parking is available on the side streets around the ground, although traffic is always very busy before and after the game.

    BY BUS

    Several operators run buses which will take you within a five to 10 minute walk of the ground, including First service 240.

    Further information and timetables are available online at www.firstgroup.com/glasgow.


    Glasgow Central and Queens Street stations are around a 30 minute walk away from the ground. Dalmarnock and Bridgeton stations are closer and both are served by trains from Motherwell.

    Further information and timetables are available online at www.scotrail.co.uk.



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    Officials appointed for Celtic clash

    Referee for tomorrow’s Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League clash with Celtic is Alan Muir.

    It will be Muir’s fourth ‘Well game of the season, having overseen the 1-1 draw with St Mirren in Paisley last November, January’s 2-0 win over Hibs at Fir Park and February’s 6-0 capitulation at Ibrox.

    He’ll be a familiar face to Motherwell fans having taken charge of three games last term too.

    The most recent was certainly one to forget though; a 4-0 defeat by Celtic in Glasgow one year ago.

    He took charge of the 3-2 extra-time with over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Co-operative Insurance Cup Fourth Round and the lively 2-2 draw against Dundee United back in late November 2009.

    The latter was infamous for two red cards, shown to Prince Bauben and Danny Swanson, and a missed red card for Jennison Myrie-Williams which prompted the then United boss Craig Levein to remove him from the game almost immediately.

    The season before last, Muir was the man in the middle for the 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in October, the 0-0 draw with St Mirren at Love Street in January and the 3-0 victory over Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park in May.

    In all those games he has produced 31 yellow cards, fourteen of which were shown to a player in claret and amber, and two red card, the first given to former defender Paul Quinn for a professional foul on David Fernandez in the 1-0 defeat to Killie and the most recent to Michael Higdon in that game with St Mirren two months ago.

    The 35-year-old has taken charge of fifteen SPL games in this campaign, including Celtic’s 9-0 annihilation of Aberdeen which produced three yellow cards, two red cards and three penalty kicks.

    He will be ably assisted on the day by Billy Baxter and Steve Pullar, with Crawford Allan on fourth official duties.

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    Murphy has final dream

    ‘I’d trade it all for the Scottish Cup!’ That’s the view of Motherwell starlet Jamie Murphy, after the gifted forward picked up yet another award in a splendid season.

    Murphy added the Clydesdale Bank Young Player of the Month award for April to his consecutive Player of the Round awards in the Scottish Cup. Indeed, as a hectic season draws to a close there are few players that are impressing as much as young Jamie.

    And, while the accolades are pleasing and the player believes he is becoming a better player, he admits that the success will be hollow without a winners’ medal on the 21st May.

    A typically modest Murphy said: “It’s great to get recognised for playing well, I must be doing something right. It’s good to get that but I would trade it in for the Scottish Cup.

    “The start of the season seems so long ago, but I feel like a better player now. I hope I can continue to impress, my aim is to be the best player I possibly can.”

    Hampden Park looms large in the mind of players, staff and fans alike at the moment, but there is still the matter of a trip to Celtic Park on Sunday to contend with.

    The Scotland under-21 international is of the same opinion as his gaffer; concentrate on the SPL encounter with Celtic – then start to think about the final.

    “You always want to be involved in big games and Sunday is definitely a big game.” He enthused. “You want to go to places like Parkhead and Ibrox and win, so we`re going to do everything we can to do that.

    “I’m sure it will be a completely different game [from the Cup final]. The final will be different altogether so we’re just focusing on this game. We’re not thinking after Sunday and we’re just focused on trying to get a win. We want to win for ourselves so we can show we can play well against Celtic before the final.”

    The gifted 21-year old also dismissed any suggestion that he needs a rest as the Cup final ticks ever-closer. Murphy has played a major part in the vast majority of ‘Well’s 51 games this season, but he insists that he is ready to feature in number 52 if McCall gives him the call.

    “A few of the boys were a bit tired today and I came in and I was all right.” Murphy, who was rested during the midweek draw with Kilmarnock, smiled.

    “But when I was watching the game I was just desperate to be on the park. The manager named the squad and I wasn’t in it, it’s completely up to the manager what happens. I’m sure he’ll do the best for the team against Celtic too.”

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    McCall looks ahead to Celtic finale

    Stuart McCall admits he won’t risk any players with niggles or knocks ahead of the trip to Celtic Park – but insists he is still heading to Glasgow with three points in mind.

    With Celtic requiring a win to clinch the title – if Rangers slip up – it is somewhat inevitable that some people will be paying close attention to the Steelmen’s starting line-up in the East End of Glasgow.

    But with a Cup final six days later, McCall is only thinking about looking after his own charges for ‘Well’s 52nd match of a marathon season.

    Speaking as Motherwell helped to re-launch Lanarkshire’s Mental Health and well-being Information website www.elament.org.uk, McCall said: “If we could have beaten Kilmarnock in the week then it might have been a different story.

    “You have to look at every angle, and we now can’t finish fifth – that’s not to say we won’t try and win the match; we absolutely will.

    “It’s been a long season and we have lads who are carrying little knocks and niggles which have cropped up in the last couple of days, so if there is any doubt whatsoever over any players’ fitness then they will not play.

    “But we approach this match like we approach any other game; we want to put in a committed display and hopefully win the match. We’re under no illusions just how tough that will be. There will be a full house there and they’ve bounced back very well from the defeat in Inverness.”

    The gaffer has admitted that one of those players who may miss out is Darren Randolph. The big Irish stopper has been a fantastic acquisition for the Steelmen, but could miss out on Sunday with a slight strain. It couple potentially mean a debut for former Airdrie United keeper Lee Hollis.

    The 46-year old continued: “We’ll just have to wait and see with Darren. It’s not an ideal situation, but if there is any doubt then we simply won’t risk him.”

    The Motherwell boss has dismissed any suggestions that nerves could afflict Neil Lennon’s men as a thrilling SPL title race reaches a culmination with another ‘Helicopter Sunday’ – a term coined after the heriocs of Scott McDonald for Motherwell, against Celtic, back in 2005.

    This time McCall reckons the majority of the pressure is actually on his old club, Rangers.

    “I think, now, people are expecting Rangers to go and win the title,” McCall said. “Celtic still need to try and do the job, so there is a little pressure, but the majority is on Rangers.

    “The major benefit, going there, is there is no pressure on ourselves.”

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    Murphy nets Young Player gong

    Jamie Murphy has been named Clydesdale Bank Premier League Young Player of the Month for April.

    Murphy has been on excellent form throughout April as he helped Motherwell secure their top six position in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

    Murphy played a key role in his side’s 2-1 win over Dundee United in which he scored the opener as well as helping his side to a win over Aberdeen and two draws against Hearts, including a superb fight back from 3 goals down.  It was Murphy’s attacking threat and pace that led the panel to vote him their Clydesdale Bank Young Player of the Month.

    A panel of Scottish football experts chose the award winners from a shortlist which included the top three fans’ nominations from Clydesdale Bank’s football website, www.cbfootball.co.uk

    Football fans can vote for their Manager, Player and Young Player of the Month during the last week of each month, and one fan who correctly votes for the three winners will be selected to win a prize.

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    Social Care training scheme celebrated

    A group of young people in North Lanarkshire recently celebrated their success at an event at Motherwell Football Club, after completing a pilot project for The Prince’s Trust Scotland.

    Get in Social Care, which was run in partnership with the North Lanarkshire’s More Choices More Chances Partnership and social care charity Quarriers at Motherwell Football Club, gave the group the opportunity to complete certification including epilepsy awareness, emergency first aid, food hygiene, safe handling, introduction to autism and SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention), as well as completing work experience placements with local employers.

    The celebration event was hosted at Motherwell Football Club where the young people had the chance to demonstrate the skills they had learned over the six weeks through a series of interactive information stations covering First Aid demonstrations and sensory tasks, as well as presenting their thoughts and experiences of social care to an audience of family, friends and supporters. 

    Geraldine Gammell, Director at The Prince’s Trust Scotland, said: “Get into Social Care is a fantastic initiative for the young people The Prince’s Trust supports and I am delighted we have been able to introduce it to our core programmes.

    “The programme provides a very practical and direct route into training and employment and with social care identified as an area young people have a very keen interest, I am confident that they will make a real difference while building a positive future.

    “I would like to offer my congratulation to the young people who have made this pilot such a success and also thank Motherwell Football Club for hosting the event.”

    The Prince’s Trust runs a range of Get into programmes, giving young people a taster of industries where there are real career opportunities such as retail, catering and mechanics.

    Jane Liddell, Head of Education Quality and Development at North Lanarkshire Council added: “The Get Into programmes we have delivered this session have given unemployed young people within North Lanarkshire new qualifications, skills and employment experience which we know will assist in moving them into employment.

    “We are very proud of the young people who have been part of the Get Into Social Care programme as they have demonstrated commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn – all important qualities in preparing our young people for life and work in the 21st century.”

    Paul Moore, Chief Executive at Quarriers said: “Quarriers is delighted to have delivered this successful training course.  We’re committed to getting young people involved in social care and firmly believe our diversity and skills make Quarriers an obvious choice to deliver this.”

    Delivery of the new programme is being supported by the North Lanarkshire Partnership, the Wood Family Trust, The European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

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    Player Sponsor’s Evening

    The Club’s annual Sponsors Event will take place in the Centenary Suite, Sunday 15th of May. 

    All Player Sponsors will have already received their invitation to this prestigious event.  A number of tickets have been released for public sale and are available at £30 per person. 

    A 3 course meal will be served followed by a short Q & A with the Management Team here at Fir Park.  The Presentation by players to the Sponsors will be followed by the Sponsor’s Player of the Season Award. 

    Your host for the evening will be Fir Park favourite, Tam Cowan, making this year’s event THE perfect prelude to the Cup Final with only 6 days to go until the big day.

    This year, you will be able to bring along any of your treasured Motherwell FC items to be signed by the players.  If there’s anything you’d like signed, please make our staff aware on arrival.  You’ll be able to collect your items at the end of the night.  

    For more information or to sponsor a player for 2011/2012 please contact 01698 338008 or email (including your contact telephone number) commercial@motherwellfc.co.uk.


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    McCall content with home point

    Stuart McCall was delighted to stop the rot of consecutive SPL defeats, and begin to build the momentum ahead of the Scottish Cup final.

    The Steelmen shipped nine goals in their previous two outings, but looked far more solid against the men from Ayrshire and also had several moments of incisive football going forward, particularly through the lively Steve Jones.

    And McCall has now set his sights on taking those positive traits into the weekend – and the Hampden showpiece beyond.

    “I would have loved to have won the last home game of the season,” the gaffer conceded. “But I thought we dealt well with a Kilmarnock team, who we have seen can play a bit this season.

    “I was pleased with our application and the way we played the game, although it would have been nice to win, especially after we scored and then Jenno [Jennings] has a goal disallowed. But it was a well-deserved point.

    “We have now got eleven days – obviously with the SPL match against Celtic in there – between us and the Cup final; the biggest game in many of the player’s and staff’s careers, really. We’ll approach Sunday in the correct manner, then we’ve got the big one.

    “It’s just a fantastic way to end the season. For these lads to have started playing in Europe back in July, considering the lack of numbers, is terrific and they deserve every credit.”

    McCall was particularly effusive in his praise for his defence, which had been through a tortuous couple of matches recently.

    Yet against a lively Kilmarnock attack – Eremenko scheming, Dayton buzzing down the flank and Bryson bursting from midfield – ‘Well defended well and constricted Killie to only a couple of truly clear-cut chances in the 90 minutes.

    The gaffer continued: “We tracked runners and were defensively much stronger. There were certain spells that Kilmarnock looked dangerous, but I thought when we were on top we had opportunities that just wouldn’t fall for us.

    “I thought Kilmarnock played well, though; in fact I thought it was a decent game.”

    The Motherwell boss, after the match, also sought to put Motherwell fans’ collective minds at ease regarding Jamie Murphy’s absence from the match squad.

    The ‘Well star, so often a stand-out during the Steelmen’s mammoth 51-game season so far, was left out against Killie altogether – but the Scottish Cup quarter-final and semi-final Player of the Round will be back in the team when 21st May rolls round.

    “He’s one of those players who has played a lot of football this season,” McCall conceded. “And I thought I should freshen things up a little bit.”

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    Kilmarnock draw in pictures

    Pictures from the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Fir Park.

    These action shots and more are available to buy online at www.motherwellpics.com.

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