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    TV: McCall up for Spanish challenge

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    TV: Law relishing Europa test

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    Players get ready for Levante

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    Pre-order your Levante Mag now

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    Levante U.D. Ticket Update

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    Book Levante hospitality now…

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    TV: Highlights from Rugby Park

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    TV: Murphy delighted with double

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    TV: McCall lauds ‘excellent’ ‘Well

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    Kilmarnock win in pictures

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    TV: McCall up for Spanish challenge

    ‘Well boss Stuart McCall reckons La Liga side Levante will prove stiff opposition for his men when they meet in the Europa League tomorrow.

    Levante, managed by the experienced Juan Ignacio Martínez, finished sixth in La Liga, bettered only by Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Malaga and Athletico Madrid.

    The Steelmen have already tasted European action this campaign in the form of a UEFA Champions League match with Panathinaikos and McCall is hoping the experience from that match will help his side, although he is not sure quite what to expect.

    [pullquote]We’re Motherwell, we’ll give as good as we get and hopefully on the night we can get a result to take over to Spain and make it a real tough encounter for them.[/pullquote]

    He said: “We won’t know how they are going to approach the game but we’ve just got to concentrate on how we are going to approach it, which might be a bit different to the Panathinaikos game.

    “If you look at Levante, they’ve had an outstanding season and only just missed out on the Champions League. They’ve got an experienced side, don’t concede a lot away from home and like to hit on the counter-attack.

    “We’re underdogs, there’s no doubt about it. It’s a big ask but we’ll be more than satisfied if we create the same amount of chances as we did in the home leg against Panathinaikos and we’ll just play our own way and have a go.

    “We’re Motherwell, we’ll give as good as we get and hopefully on the night we can get a result to take over to Spain and make it a real tough encounter for them.”

    -WATCH THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE ON MFC TV-

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    TV: Law relishing Europa test

    Midfield maestro Nicky Law has spoke of his excitement at facing La Liga high-flyers Levante U.D. in the Europa League tomorrow.

    The Granotes finished sixth in the Spanish top league last year having led for a number of weeks including a 1-0 victory over eventual Champions Real Madrid.

    A stiff challenge for the Fir Parkers but one Law is relishing and the former Rotherham and Sheffield United man reckons the squad will have learned some vital lessons from their previous Euro experiences.

    [pullquote]It will be a tough game but we’re at home and will feel like we can do well against any team.[/pullquote]

    He said: “It’s great for us as players, and as a club, to have this two-legged game against a team that did very well in La Liga.

    “Against Panathinaikos we didn’t really get a chance to see them play but this time we saw them play on Sunday night against Atletico Madrid so we know a little bit more about them going into the game which is a bonus.

    “We’ve done our homework but it’s up to us to put the things we’ve worked on onto the pitch.

    “We’ve had five competitive matches now and we’re all feeling a lot more match fit and sharper too so all those things hopefully give us a better chance tomorrow night.

    “They’re maybe quite similar to us last season in that maybe they over-achieved but at the weekend they’ve got a good result against Atletico, who won this tournament last year, so that will tell you the quality that they’ve got in their ranks.

    “It will be a tough game but we’re at home and will feel like we can do well against any team.”

    -WATCH NICKY LAW’S FULL PRESS CONFERENCES ON MFC TV-

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    Players get ready for Levante

    The Motherwell players are put through their paces at Dalziel Park this morning in preparation for tomorrow’s match with Levante U.D. at Fir Park.

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    Pre-order your Levante Mag now

    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.

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    Levante U.D. Ticket Update

    Tickets for the Europa League Play-off with La Liga side Levante U.D are still on sale from the Ticket Office at Fir Park.

    Fans should note that in order to process the backlog of online and telephone sales, tickets can now only be purchased in person from the Ticket Office or over the phone (but for collection only).

    The office will be open until 7pm on Wednesday night and up until kick-off on Thursday night but as always, fans are encouraged to get their tickets as soon as possible to help alleviate any queuing.

    Season Ticket holders are also reminded that today is the last day their seat is held in reserve. Any seats not purchased after today will be available for anyone to buy.

    Prices for the match have been set at:

    Adults:   £25 
    Concessions:                              £20
    Juveniles:   £15
    • Concessions are listed as Over 60s and Full Time Students with a valid matriculation.
    • Juveniles are listed as Under 16s.
    • If you are new to Fir Park, check our handy ‘New Fans’ section that will detail everything you need to know about matchdays.
    • Fans who require wheelchair access should contact Sharon or John McCaskie on 01555 870122 or email disabledfans@motherwellfc.co.uk.
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    Book Levante hospitality now…

    Motherwell take on La Liga superstars Levante U.D. next Thursday night (23rd August) and you can enjoy the match from one of our fantastic hospitality suites.

    We have a five packages available with prices starting from just £40.

    CENTENARY STANDARD PACKAGE

    You will be welcomed to the Centenary Suite where a pay bar facility is available.

    Enjoy re-match chat and hear the team news first.
    You will relax until kick-off when you take up your seat in the centre of the Phil O’Donnell Stand for the match.

    Half-time refreshments are served in the suite and a pay bar facility is available post-match.

    • Access to and use of centenary members bar.
    • Complimentary matchday magazine and team sheets.
    • Half-time refreshments.

    Package Cost: £40

    CENTENARY CLARET PACKAGE

    You will be welcomed to the Centenary Suite and shown to your table.

    A pay bar facility is available via our attentive staff offering a drinks service direct to your table. Enjoy pre-match chat and hear the team news first before enjoying a delicious three-course meal.

    Relax until kick-off when you take up your seat in the centre of the Phil O’Donnell Stand for the match.

    Half-time refreshments are served at your table and a pay bar facility is available for an hour post-match.

    • Access to and use of centenary members bar.
    • Scrumptious three course meal.
    • Complimentary matchday magazine and team sheets.
    • Half-time refreshments.

    Package Cost: £99

    CENTENARY AMBER PACKAGE

    You will be welcomed to the Centenary Suite and shown to your table.

    A complimentary bar facility is available via our attentive staff offering a drinks service direct to your table. Enjoy pre-match chat and hear the team news first.

    Relax until kick-off when you take up your seat in the centre of the Phil O’Donnell Stand for the match. Half-time refreshments are served at your table. 

    You can chat to the players and generally make the most of the day with a complimentary bar available for an hour pre and post match. Thereafter a cash bar facility is available on request.

    • Access via Centenary Suite.
    • Scrumptious three course meal.
    • Complimentary bar for an hour pre and post match.
    • Complimentary matchday magazine and team sheets.
    • Half-time refreshments.
    • Cash bar facility available one hour after match.

    Package Cost: £165

    MILLENNIUM STANDARD PACKAGE

    The Millennium suite offers the chance to meet up for some light food and a drink before the match.

    Accessed through the main door and directly opposite the Board Room, the Millennium suite offers a prestigious venue to relax on a match day.

    You can chat to the players and generally make the most of the day with a complimentary bar available for an hour pre and post match. Thereafter a cash bar facility is available on request.

    • Freshly baked bread roll and traditional home-mad soup.
    • Complimentary drinks in the Millennium bar before and after the game.
    • Complimentary matchday magazine and team sheets.
    • Half-time refreshments.

    Package Cost: £85

    SOUTH STAND STANDARD PACKAGE

    With four heated boxes and unrestricted views, the South Stand offers fully inclusive meals and drinks packages.

    Each box is unique in layout and size with hospitality areas to the rear of the box. Your four course meal will be prepared in the nearby kitchens for fresh delivery to your table with complimentary drinks served throughout the day.

    There is no need to hurry away when the final whistle blows as your bar will remain open for an hour post-match to give you plenty of time to debate the score and analyse the game.

    • Complimentary pre-match drinks.
    • Four course dining with full table service.
    • Complimentary bar with beer, spirits and wine.
    • Armchair seating in the spacious viewing boxes.
    • Complimentary matchday magazine and team sheets.
    • Half-time refreshments.
    • Supervised car parking.

    Package Cost: £125

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    TV: Highlights from Rugby Park

    Extended highlights from Rugby Park as a first-half double from Jamie Murphy gives ‘Well a 2-1 victory of Kilmarnock this afternoon.

    -WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS ON MFC TV-

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    TV: Murphy delighted with double

    Goal-hero Jamie Murphy was thrilled with his match-winning contribution as Motherwell edged out Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this afternoon.

    Murphy’s first-half brace was enough to claim all three points and a deserved win, the first success over the Ayrshire side in almost two years.

    The win puts Motherwell joint top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, for twenty-four hours at least, and the Glasgow-born 22-year old was happy to play his part.

    [pullquote]Getting the goals early was an advantage. To take the lead into the second half was great and we managed to hold on for the three points.[/pullquote]

    “I’m delighted,” he beamed. “Obviously you want to get your first goal of the season as early as possible. I’ve managed to do that and we’ve also got the win which is even better.

    “Getting the goals early was an advantage. To take the lead into the second half was great and we managed to hold on for the three points.

    “My job is to go by people and score goals and thankfully my shot went in. The second was a great pass from Higgy.

    “They’ve played a high line which is hard for defences especially playing against Henrik. It was just me against the goalie and thankfully it has gone in again.”

    -WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW ONLY ON MFC TV-

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    TV: McCall lauds ‘excellent’ ‘Well

    Steelmen boss Stuart McCall hailed his players after a superb 2-1 away win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park this afternoon.

    Jamie Murphy had put the Fir Parkers ahead with an excellent finish but the visitors were quickly pegged back by an equally brilliant Gary Harkins effort.

    But former Scotland U21 hitman Murphy would have the final say, beating the home defence’s offside trap before rounding Cammy Bell and slotting into an empty net for his 39th Steelmen goal.

    [pullquote]We merited the win, played some nice football for long spells and always looked dangerous on the break; I am delighted[/pullquote]

    McCall was delighted with the showing, particularly as the Steelmen finished the match with eight players 22 or under – four of them teenagers.

    He told MFC TV: “I was really pleased with the way we started the game and although obviously Jamie’s two goals will take the headlines, there were some excellent performances out there.

    “We probably should have killed them off and got the third but we didn’t and Daz has had to make one fantastic save to keep the three points for us. Overall we merited the win, played some nice football for long spells and always looked dangerous on the break; I am delighted.

    “We always try to win games and today we set-up a little differently, but again in a positive manner. We wanted to get at them which we did on many occasions.

    “We were looking for not only victory but a good performance and we got both.”

    -WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVELY ON MFC TV-

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    Kilmarnock win in pictures

    Pictures from the 2-1 win over Kilmarnock in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Rugby Park.

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

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