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    ‘Well launch ‘Steelmen Forever’

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    Club Statement: SPL Vote

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    SPL clubs say ‘no’ to Rangers Newco

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    Results of ‘Well Society Ballot

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    Champions League tickets go on sale

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    Club Statement: Derek Weir

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    ‘Well to face Rapid București

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    Ticket Office open Saturday

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    TV: McCall puts his faith in youth

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    Players return for pre-season training

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    ‘Well launch ‘Steelmen Forever’

    Motherwell Football Club today launched ‘Steelmen Forever’, a campaign designed at focusing fans, sponsors and well-wishers behind one banner.

    Chief Executive Leeann Dempster said, “There has been plenty of negativity around the game in recent months but the new landscape of Scottish Football provides hope and opportunity.

    “I believe we are about half way through our journey to being a truly sustainable fan owned club. 

    “A club working toward a secure financial base, underpinning a community and talent development model.  I see the early and encouraging results that are happening because of the changes we made four years ago – a strategic decision that moved to fully focus the club wholly on family, on community and on local people.

    “Our gates are up again this year and importantly we are seeing more young people in the stadium now than at any time in our recent past, this can only bode well for the future.  The average attendances at Fir Park were up last year by 13% to 5,948 – non Old Firm attendance averages were up even higher at 19% last season. 

    “It shows that when you offer the very best value you can, when you invest in supporter relationships and when there is entertainment to be had on the field, that supporters can and will flock back to the game.

    “Recent events though have moved out with our control and if we do not act, we could face a material risk to our club.  Scottish football is currently in crisis and we need to face up to this challenge by uniting as clubs and as supporters to get every club through these difficult time.

    “Today we are launching ‘Steelmen Forever’.

    “A campaign designed at focusing fans, sponsors and well-wishers behind one banner. This is the first club campaign and we know other clubs will be joining us to promote and protect our game. We will work closely with our SPL partners to help each other but our first focus is Motherwell.

    “We have six key asks and five key pledges that form the basis of how the club plans to navigate this difficult period.  These will change with time and progress and with your help we’ll devise more.  We ask everyone who cares about what we are about to help. There is a real chance for the fans in this country to rescue the game and we want you to play a big part in that.

    “We need you now more than ever – football supporters and the wider Lanarkshire community to help us bridge that gap and keep us on our progression path.”

    CLICK HERE for more information on ‘Steelmen Forever’

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    Club Statement: SPL Vote

    Following the outcome of the ballot of ‘Well Society members, the Club today voted to reject the transfer of an SPL share to a ‘Newco’ Rangers.

    As we have stated previously, the situation has potential serious financial consequences for the club.  It is a matter of huge regret that we are put at risk through no fault of our own but must work in every way possible to protect the club.

    We will be asking our supporters to do whatever they can to assist the club in these extremely difficult time, further details will follow in the next few days.

    As a club, we will wait to hear the outcome of the ongoing discussions between the games governing bodies before making any further comment.

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    SPL clubs say ‘no’ to Rangers Newco

    At today’s General Meeting, SPL clubs voted overwhelmingly to reject the application from Rangers newco to join the SPL.

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    Results of ‘Well Society Ballot

    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

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    Champions League tickets go on sale

    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.

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    Club Statement: Derek Weir

    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.

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    ‘Well to face Rapid București

    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.

    >> UPDATED FIXTURE LIST

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    Ticket Office open Saturday

    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.

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    TV: McCall puts his faith in youth

    ‘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.

    -WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW ON MFC TV-

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    Players return for pre-season training

    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.

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