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    Weatherseal launch Charity Raffle

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    Introduce a friend vs St Mirren: Last Day

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    TV: Highlights from Tannadice

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    TV: Johansson reflects on Arabs defeat

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    Dundee Utd U20s 3 – 0 Motherwell U20s

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    Moore signs extended deal

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    The Easter Soccer Camp: Limited places

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    Law wins Cash Converters award

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    TV: Law clarifies newspaper headlines

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    TV: Carswell signs contract extension

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    Weatherseal launch Charity Raffle

    Weatherseal today launched the SPL’s biggest ever, free-to-enter charity raffle in aid of JAM with club themed prizes for supporters of all clubs in the league.

    Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM) is Weatherseal’s official charity partner, and staff have already raised over £130,000 over the last two years.

    Football supporters in Scotland can enter the raffle for FREE via www.facebook.com/weatherseal.

    Weatherseal will make a £1 donation for each entry directly to JAM.

    JAM is a South African founded registered non-profit, Christian humanitarian relief and development organisation with 28 years of experience in relief and sustainable development.

    They work with over 26,000 children in childcare centres, providing food, care and education.

    Programmes focus on nutritional feeding, school feeding, assistance to orphans and vulnerable children, the provision of water and sanitation, as well as skills development, community training on agricultural development, income generation projects and HIV/AIDS programming.

    The raffle closes on Tuesday 2nd April at 11.59pm at which time all winning tickets will be drawn.

    Prizes will include signed shirts, first team goalkeeper gloves, directors box tickets and general match tickets across the SPL teams.

    Tony Reilly, Weatherseal managing director, commented: “Weatherseal is proud to support JAM. Our staff are hugely committed to the project and we’re really pleased to use a number of our SPL rights to give back to supporters and benefit our own charity at the same time.

    “As we saw earlier in the season with our Weatherseal SPL Charity Weekend supporters in Scotland have big hearts, and we hope to be able to make a big donation this time, too!”

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    Introduce a friend vs St Mirren: Last Day


    Today is the last day for Season Ticket holders to introduce a friend to the Fir Park experience when St Mirren visit on Saturday.

    In what has been another fantastic season for Stuart McCall’s side, we are keen to try and show people who don’t come along, just what they are missing.

    In particular, we are concentrating on ‘Well fans who, for one reason or another, don’t come to enjoy the live experience anymore or potential fans who have never been.

    Season Ticket holders can help us by claiming a free ticket to the match against the League Cup holders on April 6th.

    Chief Executive Leeann Dempster said: “We are always striving to get as many supporters to get along to games as possible.  This is to ignite the atmosphere for Stuart and the team, but also to get people back into the habit of enjoying live matches.

    “We sincerely appreciate the support that we get from our Season Ticket holders and not forgetting also the ‘Pay at the Gate’ support, and this a chance to say thank you once again for turning out for the club.

    “We would ask you to give the voucher to someone who perhaps has either not been back for a while or to someone who has never been to a game here at Fir Park and help the club to our goal in time to come of getting an average home crowd up to 10,000.”

    To claim or order your free ticket, please contact the ticket office before close of business on Thursday 4th April 2013. You will be asked to produce Special Voucher ‘C’ from the back of the book.

    Please note that if you are booking over the phone, or via email, the special voucher does not need to be handed over until actually claiming the additional ticket on the day of the match but you are encouraged to collect the additional ticket at your earliest possible convenience to avoid queuing.

    No turnstile access will be given on the day with the special voucher, as this must be exchanged for a ticket as per the above.

    You can secure your additional seat by visiting the Chapman Building in person or by:

    T: 01698 333 333 (Option 2)
    E: wendy.macfarlane@motherwellfc.co.uk

    Terms and Conditions:

    • Only one free ticket per season ticket holder.
    • The club will require minimum contact details for the guest in order to gather feedback on the matchday experience and encourage future attendance.
    • We are unable to guarantee a seat next to the season ticket holder, but we will endeavour to get a seat as close together as possible.
    • If seats together are not available and Season Ticket holders would like to move seats for this one match in order to sit beside their guest, the club will facilitate this. When claiming the free ticket, please also bring along Match Voucher 17 if this is the case.
    • The offer applies to all home stands (East Stand, Davie Cooper Stand and Phil O’Donnell Stand) within the stadium.
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    TV: Highlights from Tannadice

    Extended highlights from Tannadice as Motherwell Under 20s lose 3-0 to an impressive Dundee United side.


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    TV: Johansson reflects on Arabs defeat

    Jonatan Johansson conceded his side were well beaten by an impressive and well-oiled Dundee Utd side.

    The Steelmen played second fiddle to the Terrors, who are chasing leaders Celtic in the SPL U20s table.

    It was a poor night at the office for the youths who never really got going but for a ten minute spell either side of the half-time interval.

    [pullquote]We were well beaten by the better side; they are second in the league and you can tell by how they played[/pullquote]

    Speaking to MFC TV, Johansson said: “We were well beaten by the better side; they are second in the league and you can tell by how they played.

    “We conceded poor goals again with two penalties given away and that is very disappointing.

    “We use this as a reserve league but even so, this is where you have to show you are ready to take the step-up, keep 90 minutes of concentration and keep your levels up but we don’t seem to be able to do that.

    “Our best spells came ten minutes either side of half time and we really had to score, instead we give away a sloppy goal and that killed the game.”


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    Dundee Utd U20s 3 – 0 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell Under 20s crashed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of an impressive Dundee Utd at Tannadice this evening.

    United charged into a 2-0 lead in the opening stages, Thomson and Gauld putting Stevie Campbell’s men on the way to victory.

    Right back Gilmour added a third from the penalty spot just after the hour mark, as United deservedly collected all three points.

    Johansson made two changes from the side that edged out Hamilton last Wednesday. Steven Saunders returned in place of Adam Cummins whilst Adam Asghar got the nod ahead of Jack Leitch in the middle of the park.

    The game exploded to life after just eight minutes when the home side took the lead.

    Ross Stewart blocked Scott Fraser’s low shot from the edge of the area; the home side reacted quickest and Gauld got on the loose ball, squared it for the unmarked Thomson who had the simplest of tasks, slotting it home from close range.

    Motherwell could have drawn level eight minutes later. Humphrey’s buccaneering run down the right left three in his wake. His pull back towards the ‘D’ was excellent but instead of hitting it first time, Carswell was forced into taking a touch and the chance was gone.

    United’s response  to that chance was instant and only a fantastic one-handed save prevented Thomson grabbing his, and United’s, second. The big striker managed to work space after Saunders had slipped but his fearsome strike was expertly blocked.

    However, United wouldn’t be denied a second goal some three minutes later when they doubled their advantage from the penalty spot. After breaking up an attack, the home side quickly broke through Ryan Ferguson. He eventually slid in Gauld who was brought down by the Saunders as he was lining up a shot.

    The striker dusted himself down and blasted it past Stewart who went the wrong way.

    The home side cranked it up a gear and should have extended their lead further. Gauld again teed up Thomson but he blasted over, Fraser had a curling effort well saved, Ryan Dow fired wide before sending a stinging free-kick straight at Stewart.

    Motherwell only really got going in the closing stages of the first forty-five. Bob McHugh posted the first chance on target with a low free kick comfortably saved by Phil Anderson.

    Minutes later, the goalkeeper had a much more difficult save to make when he turned round a Francis-Angol shot from the edge, after the Antiguan had gone on a marauding run.

    McHugh had the Steelmen on the front foot at the start of the second half and posted intentions early on with a spinning half volley that flew over the bar.

    It was but a fleeting moment of pressure as United got themselves back on top. Ferguson fired over before bringing out a good save from Stewart, cutting in from the flank and firing one at the young ‘Well stopper.

    Chris Humphrey, Motherwell’s best player on the night, tried to haul his side back into things with another rampaging run and shot that was well held by Anderson.

    However, the Jamaican would concede a penalty shortly after that effectively ended the match as a contest.

    The visitors surrendered possession cheaply, with the former Shrewsbury man caught the wrong side of right-back Ross Gilmour who was bursting into the area.

    In an attempt to stop his run, Humphrey bundled the youngster to the ground and the referee pointed to the spot for the second time. Gilmour took it himself and although Stewart went the right way, there was enough power to beat the goalkeeper.

    The rest of the match was fairly uneventful. Motherwell tried to get themselves back into things, but with little success. McHugh and substitutes Leitch and Thomas all had half chances, but never really made Anderson work.

    It was another poor night for Johansson’s men who are back in action again this Thursday when St Mirren visit Fir Park.

    Motherwell: Stewart, Neill, Francis-Angol, Saunders, Asghar (Leitch – 63mins), Carswell (Thomas – 80mins), Humphrey, Erwin (Shirkie – 73mins), McHugh, McCafferty, Murray

    Subs Not Used: Higgins

    Booked: Saunders, Humphrey, Francis-Angol, Neill

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    Moore signs extended deal

    Motherwell Football Club are delighted to confirm young striker Craig Moore has signed a new two-year contract at the club.

    Although yet to make his full debut for the first-team, Moore has impressed both for the Under 20s this year and on-loan at Cowdenbeath, where has netted four in four starts.

    That figure would have been even more impressive but for fog, after the Blue Brazil’s match with Partick Thistle was abandoned twenty minutes from time with Moore already on a brace.

    Moore has appeared on the bench for Stuart McCall’s side back in November but was an unused sub in the 2-1 win at Tannadice.

    He did appear in the pre-season friendly against Raith Rovers at Starks Park and impressed despite such a short time on the pitch.

    The 18-year old will spent the rest of the season at Central Park and will return in the summer hoping to push for a spot in the first-team for 2013/14.

    His new contract ties him to Fir Park until the summer of 2015.

    [pullquote]With my future sorted, I am looking forward to the next few years. I will work as hard as I can to try and win a spot in the first-team squad then we’ll take it from there.[/pullquote]

    Speaking exclusively to motherwellfc.co.uk, Moore said: “I am pleased with how this this season has gone so far, and signing this contact is the icing on the cake.

    “I really enjoyed playing for Jonathan Johansson with the Under 20s and although the results weren’t going for us, I could feel the benefit of coming up against some experienced opponents.

    “Going on loan has also proved a great experience; I enjoy competitive football with Cowdenbeath every weekend.

    “With my future sorted, I am looking forward to the next few years. I will work as hard as I can to try and win a spot in the first-team squad then we’ll take it from there.”

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    The Easter Soccer Camp: Limited places

    Motherwell Football Club Community Trust’s Easter Soccer Camp for boys and girls aged between 5 and 14 starts on Monday 1st April.

    During the Easter break, the club will again be holding our own Football Camp aimed at young people at the Fir Park AstroTurf.

    There will be 2 weeklong courses, the first week starting on Monday 1st April – Friday 5th April and the second week running from Monday 8th April – Friday 12th April.

    The Easter camp will provide a fun programme with special appearances from some of Motherwell’s first team players.

    For our football enthusiasts, we will have a wide range of football activities from dribbling, passing and shooting through to penalty competitions, and small-sided games

    We are passionate about improving the skills of all our players and our experienced SFA Accredited coaches will help young players take themselves to the next level.

    Prices are £45 per week, £10 per day or £5 per half day.

    For further information on times, a detailed breakdown on what you need to bring with you as well as bookings phone the Motherwell Football Club Community Trust on 01698 239 926 or alternatively visit www.motherwellsoccerschools.com.

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    Law wins Cash Converters award

    Midfield maestro Nicky Law has won the Cash Converters Player of the Month for January and February.

    The former Sheffield Utd man played a pivotal role in driving the Steelmen up to second in the table and was presented with a magnum of champagne by lifelong ‘Well fan Susan Scanlan and family.

    Nicky told motherwellfc.co.uk, “It’s always nice to win these awards, particularly when it is the fans who vote for it.

    “I also want to thank our sponsors, Cash Converters, for running the competition and the Scanlan family for coming along to Fir Park to present.

    “I hope we can continue our recent run of good form into April and May and continue our push for a spot in Europe.”

    To win the chance to present the March Player of the Month trophy at Fir Park, enter at Cash Converters SPL Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CashConvertersSPL?fref=ts

    You can also enter for the chance to take part in the Convert for Cash challenge and also the chance to Convert your Seat and sit next to the lads in the dugout.

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    TV: Law clarifies newspaper headlines

    Nicky Law has today sought to clarify newspaper headlines regarding his future beyond the summer.

    The former Sheffield United and Rotherham Utd midfield has been linked with a move away from Fir Park at the end of his current contract.

    That prompted several headlines last Monday that Law felt didn’t represent what he actually said to reporters in the Press Room at Pittodrie.

    Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, the 24-year old made it clear that no decision has been made on his immediate future, nor has any other club approached him.

    [pullquote]The last thing I want is for the fans, who have been so good to me, to think I am not committed because that’s certainly not the case.[/pullquote]

    “If you are like me, you sometimes only read the newspaper headlines and not the story itself,” he said.

    “If you did, then you would understand the headlines didn’t match what I actually said. I didn’t issue a ‘come and get me plea’ to anyone, and I felt it was important to let the ‘Well fans know that.

    “I was asked at the time if it was flattering to be linked with other clubs, and I was honest enough to say it was. That is different to what the headlines made it out to be.

    “I said that I’ve had no contact from anyone and that is still the case now.

    “I also told the reporter that I will be speaking to Motherwell and will probably take their offer more serious than anyone. I’ve had two great years here, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it and we’ve had some great success.

    “The last thing I want is for the fans, who have been so good to me, to think I am not committed.

    “We have got seven huge games left and that’s my only focus at the moment, giving 110% and hope the supporters see that.”


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    TV: Carswell signs contract extension

    Motherwell FC are today pleased to confirm young midfielder Stuart Carswell has signed a year extension to his contract.

    The 19-year old, a product of the Motherwell Academy, is now tied to the club until the summer of 2015.

    Bellshill-born, Carswell has played 41 times for the first-team since making his debut against Hearts at Tynecastle almost two years ago.

    He follows in the footsteps of Zaine Francis-Angol and Adam Cummins, both of whom have already committed their long-term future to the club.

    [pullquote]I’ve played quite a fair bit this season, it’s something like seven starts and fourteen from the bench. My aim is to keep working hard and hopefully become a regular for the first-team.[/pullquote]

    Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Carswell said: “It’s a good achievement for any player to sign a contract at any club, particularly at Motherwell where young players are encouraged and promoted.

    “I am very happy to sign and I hope some of my teammates do so too.

    “I have managed to come through the Academy system at the club, and have been lucky to be given a chance and I want to repay people for that.

    “I’ve played quite a fair bit this season, it’s something like seven starts and fourteen from the bench. My aim is to keep working hard and hopefully become a regular for the first-team.”


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