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    Christmas Party Nights

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    Youths return to action against Saints

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    Aberdeen Tickets and Travel

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    TV: Hughes signs on for a second term

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    TV: Reserves win seven-goal thriller

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    Lawless extends Rovers stay

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    Officials appointed for Dons clash

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    TV: Young gutted at Cup exit

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    Accies defeat in pictures

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    Motherwell U19s 2 – 3 Hamilton U19s

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    Christmas Party Nights

    For a truly unforgettable occasion, Motherwell FC are delighted to offer the perfect destination, a choice of tempting cuisine and sparkling entertainment this winter.

    Christmas parties at Fir Park are always a night to remember and this year will be no different. We’ve all the ingredients for a great party; high quality catering, lively entertainment and excellent service.

    Enjoy a fabulous three-course meal in the Centenary Suite then afterwards, dance the night away with the live band and entertainment.

    All this for an unbelievable £30 per person*

    We have FOUR fabulous nights still available:

    • Saturday 3rd December 2011
    • Friday 9th December 2011
    • Saturday 10th December 2011 SOLD OUT
    • Friday 16th December 2011
    • Saturday 17th December 2011SOLD OUT
    • Friday 23rd December 2011

    Demand has already been high so to avoid disappointment, confirm your place now. Phone Wilma or Diane on 01698 338008/338062 or email commercial@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    *A £10 deposit is required before the night itself.

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    Youths return to action against Saints

    The Under 19s return to action looking to bounce back after last week’s disappointing Cup exit at the hands of Hamilton Accies.

    The young Steelmen side crashed out of the SFA Youth Cup last Friday but the side are desperate to put that right against St Mirren.

    Head of Youth Development Gordon Young said, “We are now playing teams for a second time and if we have beaten a team, we are looking to see how far we have come since. If we have lost, we are looking at home much we have improved.

    “The last game against St Mirren, certainly for one half at least, we played really well so the challenge for the players is there.”

    -WATCH GORDON YOUNG’S FULL INTERVIEW ON MFC TV-

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    Aberdeen Tickets and Travel

    Motherwell travel north to Pittodrie on Saturday hoping to continue their good run of away form against Craig Brown’s Aberdeen.

    Stuart McCall’s men have already won on the road at St Mirren Park, Broadwood, East End Park, Tannadice, Easter Road and the Caledonian Stadium this season but will face a tough task against a somewhat rejuvenated Aberdeen side.

    Tickets for the match are available on the gate at Pittodrie priced at:

    ADULTS:   £23  
    CONCESSIONS:                                £17
    UNDER 12s:   £9
    • Concessions are listed as Under 18s, Over 60s and Full Time Students with a valid matriculation card.
    • Under 12 tickets must be pre-purchased from the Pittodrie Ticket Office prior to entry and the turnstile.
    • Fans who require wheelchair access should contact John McCaskie on 01555 870122 or email sharon.mccaskie@sky.com.

    SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION COACHES

    Just one bus will run to Aberdeen on Saturday, leaving from Wishaw at 9.30am picking up in Motherwell at 10am and stopping in Stonehaven on route, returning direct to Motherwell and Wishaw directly after the game.

    There are still seats available and anyone wishing to travel should contact Jim Frame on 01698 299650 or Anne Sim on 01698 470601 as soon as possible.

    TRAVEL

    By car

    The stadium is located to the North of the city near the harbour and is well signposted for travelling fans.

    Head North on the A90 towards Aberdeen and then join the A956. Follow this road through the city and you will eventually come to the stadium on your right.

    If travelling from the West, follow the A96 into Aberdeen and turn left on to Machar Drive (A978) at the roundabout. Proceed along the A978 and then turn right on to King Street. The stadium will be clearly visible on the left.

    There is a large car park at the ground but this is for pass holders only. Street parking is available in the side streets around the stadium and on the esplanade along the sea front, which is on the other side of the golf course.

    By bus

    Several operators run buses to Aberdeen, departing every hour from Buchanan Station in Glasgow city centre.

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

    By train

    Aberdeen station may be a 25 to 30 minute walk from Pittodrie but travelling by train remains a popular and affordable way of getting to the Granite City.

    Upon leaving the station, turn left, walk across the bridge and then turn right on to Union Street. Walk down to the road end, where you will reach Castle Gate. Proceed through the Castle Gate and on to Park Street, which eventually becomes Golf Road. The stadium will be clearly visible on the left.

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

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    TV: Hughes signs on for a second term

    Motherwell have today re-signed 29-year old former midfielder Stephen Hughes on a short-term contract.

    Hughes, a former Scotland International, was previously at Fir Park during the Mark McGhee era at the club, playing over 70 times in Claret and Amber.

    He left in the summer of 2009 to join Norwich City and although he enjoyed back-to-back promotions with the Canaries, his second season was dogged by injuries.

    He joined up with the squad last month in an attempt to get fit but his performances in training and during bounce games have convinced ‘Well boss Stuart McCall to sign him up, initially until 3rd January 2012.

    [pullquote]The team are doing really well just now so the challenge is there for me and the other boys in the fringes to push them, keep them on their toes, and try and win a spot in the starting eleven.”[/pullquote]

    Motherwell-born Hughes began his career with Rangers and has also had spells with Leicester City and Milton Keynes Dons.

    Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Hughes said, “I am delighted; the manager was good enough to let me come in and train with the boys and it is great for me to get something sorted even though it is short-term.

    “The team are doing really well just now so the challenge is there for me and the other boys in the fringes to push them, keep them on their toes, and try and win a spot in the starting eleven.”

    -WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH STEPHEN EXCLUSIVELY ON MFC TV-

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    TV: Reserves win seven-goal thriller

    Motherwell Reserves came from behind to beat St Mirren 4-3 at Dalziel Park this afternoon.

    Saints took the lead early on when Jon McShane swivelled to rifle home a twenty-yard shot low into the far corner. The visitors doubled their advantage shortly after, David Barron’s low effort deflecting off Jonathan Page and into the net.

    However, Motherwell hit back midway through the half; Gary Smith sprung the offside trap, latching on to a lovely Jamie Pollock pass over the top of the defence, before drilling home from close range.

    The Steelmen drew level when the attacking trailist, one of three playing for ‘Well, got on the end of a terrific Jordan Halsman cross from the right to bullet home a header from about eight yards out. Incredibly, within sixty seconds, Motherwell got their noses in front and what a sublime goal it was.

    It was created by Ross Forbes, the midfielder dinking an exquisite sixty-yard ball over the top of the Saints’ backline into the path of Stuart Carswell. The youngster cut inside his marker before lashing an unstoppable drive into the top left hand corner, leaving Graeme Smith absolutely helpless.

    In an enthralling first-half, St Mirren, shocked at throwing away a two goal advantage, managed to get themselves level before the break and again it came from another wicked deflection. Barron and Nigel Hasselbaink combined just inside the area before eventually cutting the ball back for Joe McKee. The on-loan Burnley midfielder had taken up a good position and he was rewarded when his low shot spun off the unlucky Page and into the net.

    The second half was less eventful in terms of goals, yielding just one, which would prove the winner for ‘Well. Ross Forbes released substitute Adam Cummins down the right flank and his tantalising cross to the far post was gobbled up by Gary Smith who rose above Barron to head past Smith.

    Motherwell: Trialist, Halsman, Page, Trialist, McKinnon, Forbes, Pollock, Hughes, Carswell, Trialist, Smith

    Subs: Howarth, Lawless, Cummins

    -WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS ON MFC TV-

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    Lawless extends Rovers stay

    Striker Steven Lawless has extended his loan period with Second Division side Albion Rovers until January 5th.

    Lawless, 20, has started the last five games for Rovers with Paul Martin’s men winning their last four games, pushing them from last place in the table to within four points of third-placed Stenhousemuir.

    The Glaswegian has won rave revues and has extended his stay until early next year.

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    Officials appointed for Dons clash

    Referee for Saturday’s Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Aberdeen at Pittodrie is Calum Murray.

    The experienced Murray hasn’t taken charge of a ‘Well game this season but Motherwell fans will be familiar with the 41-year old; the man in the middle four times last season, including the Scottish Cup Final last May.

    Previous to the Cup Final, he handled the 1-0 defeat at McDiarmid Park in January. Saints won courtesy of a controversial penalty award when Stephen Craigan was adjudged to have clashed with Michael Duberry inside the area; Liam Craig dispatched the resulting kick from the spot.

    He also officiated the 2-2 Scottish Cup Quarter Final draw at Tannadice which won wide applause for being end-to-end and exciting and Murray played his part with an excellent display, including getting a number of penalty calls spot on.

    The replay was one of the best Motherwell displays of the campaign, Murphy, Humphrey and Jeffers scoring in an excellent all-round team display.

    The season prior to last, he was the man in the middle for the 1-1 draw with Rangers; Tom Hateley netting a sensational equaliser for the Steelmen. That game was also marred by a controversial call when Ross Forbes’ goal was somehow disallowed for offside despite television pictures showing the midfielder to be at least two yards onside.

    He also took charge of the 3-2 home defeat by Dundee Utd in April 2010 when a John Sutton double wasn’t enough to give ‘Well the points.

    His overall record in charge of the Steelmen is fairly decent. Of the sixteen games he has taken charge of, Motherwell have won seven, drawn three and lost six. The Fir Parkers have scored twenty-two whilst the same number has hit the back of the ‘Well net.

    48 players have seen yellow on those fourteen matches, 25 of which were shown to a player wearing Claret and Amber. Only one player has been sent for an early bath, Bob Malcolm in the famous 1-0 win over Celtic back in early 2008.

    Calum will be ably assisted on the day by Alan Mulvanny and Graeme Leslie with Mike Tumilty on fourth official duties.

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    TV: Young gutted at Cup exit

    Gordon Young couldn’t hide his disappointment as Motherwell crashed out the SFA Youth Cup at the hands of neighbours Hamilton Accies this afternoon.

    ‘Well, who played the majority of the match a man down after defender Adam Cummins saw red after just eleven minutes, battled bravely but were outdone by a terrific individual performance by Accies striker Andy Ryan.

    Speaking to MFC TV, Young said, “I am massively disappointed, particularly for the players who put so much effort into the match.

    “However, I am not going to hide behind the fact that we had one or two sterling individual performances. The bottom line is some of our decision making wasn’t as sharp as it should be!”

    -WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVELY ON MFC TV-

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    Accies defeat in pictures

    Pictures from the 3-2 defeat by Hamilton Accies U19s in the Scottish Football Association Youth Cup at Bathgate’s Creamery Park.

    These pictures and more are available to buy now over a variety of products on motherwellpics.com.

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    Motherwell U19s 2 – 3 Hamilton U19s

    10-man Motherwell crashed to a cruel Cup defeat at home to Hamilton Accies despite equalising twice during the match.

    Former Everton defender Adam Cummins was red carded after just eleven minutes; the scouser was sent packing for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity when he brought down James Martin on the edge of the area.

    By the letter of the law, referee Nick Walsh was correct but the 18-year old can feel hard done to as it was more a clash of legs than a trip as the defender tried to recover against his pacy opponent.

    Andy Ryan put the visitors ahead some fifteen minutes later when he capitalised on some good work down the left to fire home from close distance.

    Both teams traded chances but the score was the same as the teams broke for the half-time interval.

    ‘Well started the second half on the front foot and brought themselves level just nine minutes in. Darren Brownlie worked space for himself on the right flank and his terrific ball across the face of goal evaded everyone until Steve Hetherington arrived late at the back post to slot home from a few yards out.

    Accies got their noses back in front again shortly after; Ciaran Johnston did well to run the channel and found himself in space inside the box. From the angle, he managed to trundle a shot past Ross Stewart in the home goal and Ryan was there to smash home from under the bar for his second of the afternoon.

    Despite looking jaded after playing an hour with a man less, Motherwell continued to battle away and actually looked like the team most likely to score. After some excellent saves from Jonathan Grier, ‘Well eventually got it back to level terms for a second time when defender Ewan Murray soared to head home a Josh Watt corner from the left.

    It was anyone’s game at that stage but it would be the New Douglas Park men who would eventually grab the game’s winning goal with just seven minutes left to play.

    With Motherwell pushing for a winner, Accies won the ball in the middle of the park and immediately broke on the counter attack. James Martin burst forward, drawing defenders towards him before slipping in Andy Ryan on the edge of the area. The impressive striker took one touch to compose himself before drilling the ball beyond Stewart and into the net for his hat-trick.

    It was harsh on Motherwell, who fought hard despite being a man down. Focus will quickly shift towards next week’s game with St Mirren, scheduled to take place next Friday afternoon back at the Creamery Park, kick-off 1pm.

    Motherwell: Stewart, Brownlie, Murray, Cummins, Francis-Angol (Leitch – 87mins), Hetherington, Carswell, Mboa Mekongo (Moore – 76mins), Watt, McGachie, MacDonald (Lynch – 21mins)

    Subs Not Used: Muir, Green, Asghar

    Goals: Hetherington (54), Murray (70)

    Booked: Mboa Mekongo, Hetherington

    Sent Off: Cummins