At today’s General Meeting, SPL clubs voted overwhelmingly to reject the application from Rangers newco to join the SPL.
SPL clubs say ‘no’ to Rangers NewcoWednesday 04 July 2012
Results of ‘Well Society BallotTuesday 03 July 2012
The Board of Motherwell FC asked members of the ‘Well Society and shareholders to vote on the question of whether Motherwell should vote to allow a ‘Newco Rangers’ to remain in the SPL in 2012/13 season.
The results of the ballots returned were are as follows:
Yes: 119 (18%)
No: 542 (82%)
Votes not returned: 247
Champions League tickets go on saleTuesday 03 July 2012
The club have put Champions League Third Qualifying Round tickets on sale to Season Ticket Holders and ‘Well Society members.
The draw isn’t made until 20th July, leaving the club just eleven days to make the relevant match preparations.
However, It is hoped that by extending the selling period, it will ensure a quicker and easier process for fans wishing to attend the match.
Fans should note that the days allotted for the Third Qualifying Round is 31st July / 1st August for the first leg and 7th / 8th August for the return leg.
Obviously it is still not known when the match will take place at Fir Park so anyone buying prior to the draw being made (20th July) should be able to attend on any of those four dates.
Tickets will initially go on sale for 2012/13 Season Ticket Holders and ‘Well Society members up until Friday 6th July before they go on full general sale on Saturday 7th July.
Prices for the match have been set at:
Adults: £30 Concessions: £20 Juveniles: £15
*Concessions are listed as Over 60s and Full Time Students with a valid matriculation.
*Juveniles are listed as Under 16s.
*Fans wishing to sit in the Phil O’Donnell Stand should note that the club has a ground inspection tomorrow (Wednesday 4th July). Only after that will it know the full status of the stand and what areas UEFA will allow tickets to be sold.
Club Statement: Derek WeirMonday 02 July 2012
The club has been advised by Derek Weir that he will be stepping down from the role of Vice Chairman.
Over the past two years Derek has dedicated a significant amount of his personal time to working on club issues and representing the club on the SPL board.
As a result of the number of extremely difficult and complex issues currently facing the game, Derek feels he is no longer able to make the time commitment required to properly fulfill the role at the club and that he needs to refocus on his other business and family matters.
He has also advised the Executive of the SPL that he will not be seeking re-election to the Board at the AGM on July 16th.
Derek has agreed to remain a Director of Motherwell FC and will continue to assist the Chief Executive and other Board members in what is an extremely difficult period for the club.
We would like to thank Derek for the significant contribution he has made to the club in his role as Vice Chairman during the past two years.
‘Well to face Rapid BucureștiMonday 02 July 2012
Motherwell will face Romanian side Rapid București next Monday night in the first of our 2012/13 pre-season matches.
The match will take place at Rapid’s Scottish base at the Grangemouth Stadium in Falkirk (7pm kick off).
As the stadium only has seating for 1,500, the match will be strictly all-ticket, with tickets going on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office Tuesday morning (3rd July) priced at £10 for adults and £5 for juveniles.
The game marks the start of the pre-season programme. The following Saturday, Motherwell will travel to Ayr to take on the Honest Men. Raith Rovers lie in wait the Tuesday after with Everton visiting Fir Park on Saturday 21st July for Stevie Hammell’s Testimonial.
Before the Champions League Third Round qualifier, there is still enough time for a Lanarkshire derby when ‘Well take on Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park on Tuesday 24th July.
Ticket Office open SaturdaySaturday 30 June 2012
The Ticket Office will be open today (Saturday) for any fan wishing to renew or buy their 2012/13 Season Ticket.
The office at the Chapman Building will be open from 10am to 2pm.
The Club Shop in the Davie Cooper Stand will also be open, 10am to 1pm.
TV: McCall puts his faith in youthThursday 28 June 2012
‘Well boss Stuart McCall has told MFC TV today he expects some of the younger players in the squad to play a much bigger role this term.
The Steelmen have a fairly thin squad in terms of experience but is topped up with an underbelly of exciting young talent promoted from last season’s Under 19s squad.
And McCall has admitted he may have to rely on the likes of Adam Cummins, who made his first-team debut towards the end of last season, a whole lot more in the forthcoming campaign.
He said: “We are obviously missing Stephen Craigan who retired, Tim Clancy who has gone to Hibs and Steve Jennings who, through his agent, told me he wouldn’t be back.
“We’re a bit thin; last season we had a small squad and were fortunate with injuries. We were fighting with League Two and non-league clubs in terms of wages. Now, what with everything going on in Scottish Football, we are going to struggle to match any of them.
“But the major positive is we are going to try and blood some of our younger players. I am always one for giving youngsters a go but to be fair if you look at last season, the senior players, in fact, everyone in the squad, were really at the top of their game.
“If it is a case where we have to play our youngsters then you hope the swim as opposed to sink. Hopefully, by getting a chance early they can prosper and flourish similar to previous talents this club have produced.
Players return for pre-season trainingThursday 28 June 2012
The Motherwell first-team squad, along with a certain James McFadden, returned to a rain-soaked Dalziel Park for the first day of pre-season training.
Season Tickets: Why should you buy?Wednesday 27 June 2012
Season Tickets have been on sale for almost two months now and sales thus far have been extremely encouraging.
With some of the uncertainty surrounding Scottish Football, it is important as many Motherwell fans as possible play their part by supporting the club.
But the Season Ticket represents tremendous value for money; here are just some of the reasons why you should become a Season Ticket holder.
PRICES FROZEN & SAVINGS
The club have completely frozen prices from last year meaning what you paid for your ticket in 2011/2012 will be exactly the same as what you pay in 2012/13.
In addition, a season ticket, when compared to paying at the gate each week, could also save you anything between £72 and £524 depending on where in the stadium you choose to sit.
A 2012/13 Season Ticket will guarantee you exclusivity on all our home European games including Champions League qualifiers. You will not miss one second of the clubs’ seventh season in European competition.
For the third season running, this initiative allows any adult or senior citizen season to bring along any kid aged 12 or under for free all season (season ticket book will be issued). What is more, the Davie Cooper Stand is slightly different meaning you can claim up TWO U16s tickets absolutely free of charge.
The excellent Season Ticket offers, which can be used to earn a host of discounts in a number of well-known businesses throughout Lanarkshire, has also been extended.
We’ve added the likes of Tony Macaroni, Hamilton Palace, Knockhill Racing and Esporta to the 35 strong list which already contained the likes of McDonalds, KFC, Subway, Pizzahut, LivingWell Health Club, Evans Halshaw and many, many more.
We are Scotland’s Family and Community Club and we want and need you to be a part of that.
Accies prices confirmedTuesday 26 June 2012
Prices for the pre-season friendly against Lanarkshire neighbours Hamilton Accies can now been confirmed.
The match, which is due to be played at New Douglas Park on Tuesday 24th July (7pm KO) will be pay at the turnstile with admission agreed by both clubs as:
ADULTS: £10 CONCESSIONS: £5 DISABLED: £5
- Concessions are listed as Under 18s and Over 65s.
- Disabled price includes one carer. Tickets should be pre-booked with email@example.com.