Motherwell’s biggest ever Matchday Magazine is on sale again when Ross County visit Fir Park tomorrow.
We’ve joined last Wednesday’s match with Inverness along with the weekend’s clash in this bumper edition.
But what is inside this incredible 100-page issue?
‘Well boss Stuart McCall and Captain Keith Lasley both return with their regular columns.
The Fir Park gaffer looks back at the 3-3 draw with Hibs and what he expects from both Caley and County, in what is a huge week for the club.
Skipper Lasley does the same, and warns of the threat posed by the Highland duo.
The feature interview is with Fir Park and Scotland legend James McFadden. The 30-year old talks about his role at Motherwell and how he is taking pride in helping nurture the clubs’ stars of the future.
Faddy also features as the next in the centre-page souvenir poster collection.
There is the usual extensive section dedicated to both our visitors, Inverness Caley Thistle and Ross County.
As ever, Ray Morrison introduces both teams and there’s a player-by-player breakdown of who is likely to line up for Caley and County.
We also report from Celtic Park as Inverness agonisingly lose the SPFL League Cup Final on penalties to Aberdeen, as well as County’s impressive 1-0 win at McDiarmid Park last Saturday.
Graeme McGarry’s ‘Us and Them’ features former Inverness and Staggies midfielder Iain Vigurs. He chats about his ever-improving form and his time at both the Caledonian Stadium and Victoria Park.
We are also fortunate to have respected journalist Charles Bannerman write an interesting feature on the rise of the Highland clubs in the last two decades.
‘From the Press Box’ returns with regular host, the Herald’s Scott Mullen and, for one time only (we promise!), Press & Media Manager Alan Burrows also returns with ‘The Last Word’.
That’s not all… Club director Graham Barnstaple introduces two new columns: The first is a review of some of our counterparts across the globe who share our famous and unique Claret and Amber colours. We kick off with the obvious; Bradford City AFC.
His second is a review of some of the unique programmes throughout the last sixty plus years, starting with one of the first (in 1949), the Texaco Cup match against Spurs in the 1970’s and the first ever European programme against Katowice in 1991.
Gavin McCafferty also took the time to catch up with Academy Director Scott Leitch, who outlines his vision and talks about his pleasure at watching the club succeed in recent years.
We have another guest columnist too – the Bleacher Report blogger Paul Mullaney, a Queen’s Park far no less – who focuses on one of the SPFL’s most underrated talents, the man celebrating his Testimonial Dinner this week, Mr Keith Lasley.
The second of the Eggheads Semi Finals pits Simon Ramsden against Stuart Carswell for the right to face James McFadden in the Grand Final.
We also have an update from Barcelona as CEO Leeeann Dempster takes in the European Club Association’S (ECA) 12th General Assembly.
But wait, there’s more!
Our match reports section takes a look back at the 4-1 win over Hearts and the 3-3 draw with Hibs at Easter Road last time out. There’s also a detailed look at the Under 20s 4-3 thriller against Falkirk last week.
We have the latest from The Ticket Office, Commercial and Community Departments as well as the latest stats, facts and figures from the 2013/2014 campaign.
We also take a statistical look at the match official and the ‘Junior Steel’ kids page that will test the youngster’s quiz minds with puzzles and ‘Did you know’ facts.
As we’re combining the programme for the next two matches, this incredible issue is available for £5 and is will be on sale from the Club Shop as well as the usual sellers located in and around the ground pre-match.
You can also order back editions or take a season-long subscription to the magazine by visiting the website of our publishers – Curtis-Sport – CLICK HERE.