Motherwell take on La Liga side Levante U.D. in the UEFA Europa League this Thursday but you can pre-order your matchday magazine now.
Following on from the success of the sold-out 84-page publication produced for the Champions League clash with Panathinaikios, we’ve only gone and bettered it with yet another excellent piece of history that you simply mustn’t miss.
But what can you expect from your ‘Steelmen’ European edition…?
There is the usual update from both Stuart McCall and the club skipper Keith Lasley who both look forward to yet another fantastic Euro night at Fir Park. Chief Executive Leeann Dempster once again introduces the magazine and welcomes everyone to the match and sounds the rally call to ensure this isn’t the last big night we have at the home of Lanarkshire’s Premier Club.
Editor Andy Ross has an exclusive chat with Motherwell’s all-time European goalscorer, and goal hero from Saturday’s win at Rugby Park, Jamie Murphy; the former Scotland U21 star romanticizes about another huge night in the history of Motherwell FC.
But that’s not where the features end; no, no, no!
The Press Association’s Gavin McCafferty catches a word with Motherwell’s former midfielder, and now boss of Premiership side Wigan, Roberto Martinez. The Spaniard looks back at his short stint as a Steelman, how the abrupt and sad ending doesn’t hold any bitterness and talks in detail about what ‘Well fans can expect.
The features and big names keep coming…
Another of the Claret and Amber alumni and now England goalkeeper John Ruddy looks back on his time at Fir Park and how making his debut in the Bucharest cauldron helped launch his career. The giant stopper recalls fondly his time in the SPL and chats candidly about his rise to becoming one of the best stoppers in Europe.
We also spoke to the Scottish FA’S Performance Director, Dutchman Mark Wotte, who gives his in-depth assessment of a year in charge and the progress made in bettering our Elite game.
There is also an 12-page section dedication to our visitors from Valencia. Not only is there the low-down on the club and the recent success story, but a player-by-player account of the stars likely to line up in at Fir Park.
A part of that is an exclusive Q&A with Levante skipper Sergio Ballesteros who speaks passionately about what this tie means to him and the club.
There is a breakdown of Spanish footy as well as a guide to Valencia for those travelling over for the return leg. Spanish footy website Futbolgrande’s Sam Marsden also interviews Barrhead-born Ryan Harper who has spent all his footballing life in Spain, including a stint with La Liga side Real Betis.
But wait, there’s even more…
Craig Anderson, author of the excellent SPL Stats blog, has penned another detailed account, this time of the new and improved Europa League. There is also a souvenir poster with the squad lining up in the Olympic Stadium for our first ever away tie in the UEFA Champions League.
Don’t miss the Euro Quiz and a review of the Under 20’s start to the new campaign. There is also match reports from St Johnstone and Kilmarnock as well as the latest up-to-date ticket information.
The last Steelmen sold-out – This is one piece of Motherwell history you won’t want to miss.
Magazines will be in the ‘Well Shop from Thursday and sellers will be outside the ground before the match in their usual spots.
To make sure, you can pre-order now and have one sent to your home, getting there on the day of the match. Do that by CLICKING HERE.