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    Celtic tickets still on sale

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    TV: Balancing act for McCall

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    TV: Lasley calls for ‘home’ spirit

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    Colvin in charge at Celtic Park

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    Hamilton Accies hospitality still available

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    TV: Highlights from Ainslie Park

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    TV: Johansson wants extended run

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    Hibernian U20s 1 – 3 Motherwell U20s

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    New Fir Park Flexi Ticket

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    Under 20s to face Hibs

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    Celtic tickets still on sale

    Tickets for this Sunday’s match against Celtic at Celtic Park are still on sale from the Motherwell Ticket Office.

    The Ticket Office will be open on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Please note that tickets for the match will not be available on Sunday, either from Fir Park or Celtic Park.

    ADULTS:   £26 / £23 
    CONCESSIONS:                       £17 / £14
    JUVENILE:   £10
    • Concessions are listed as Over 65s and Under 16s.
    • Juveniles are listed as Under 13s.
    • The cheaper priced ticket is for restricted view only.
    • If you plan on making the trip to Glasgow, check our our ‘Guide to Celtic’.
    • Fans who require wheelchair access should contact Sharon or John McCaskie on 07745494631 / 07711 992161 or email disabledfans@motherwellfc.co.uk.
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    TV: Balancing act for McCall

    ‘Well boss Stuart McCall says striking the right balance is the key to picking up a result at Celtic Park.

    Although the Fir Parkers have a good record on their own patch, the team has yet to record a goal or point at the home of the SPFL Champions since McCall’s arrival in December 2010.

    Now, with ‘Well desperate to build on last Saturday’s win at Ross County, the Fir Park boss wants his side to carry a threat, but also to be resolute and stubborn at the back.

    Speaking to MFC TV ahead of Sunday’s big match, the 50-year old said: “No one need remind me of our record there.

    [pullquote]Our game plan is based on striking a balance between carrying a threat, obviously you want to score goals and win the game, but we’ve got to ensure we don’t leave big gaps for them to play in[/pullquote]

    “Having said that, we’ve been so very close to taking something on a number of occasions. Three narrow 1-0 defeats, but still defeats all the same.

    “Listen, I think people will be fed up of hearing me say before these games that we are going to have to be at our best, but we will have to be.

    “We are certainly going to need a better level of performance – they’ve fired warning shots with a big win against Dundee Utd after a midweek European game.

    “I also watched their game with Aberdeen and, as much as the Dons performed well in parts, Celtic could have scored a lot more than the two they got.

    “Our game plan is based on striking a balance between carrying a threat, obviously you want to score goals and win the game, but we’ve got to ensure we don’t leave big gaps for them to play in.

    “We’ll try and stamp our authority on the game and, hopefully, come away with a result.”

    MFC TV

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    TV: Lasley calls for ‘home’ spirit

    Keith Lasley wants ‘Well to take inspiration from decent home performances when they travel to Celtic Park on Sunday.

    The Steelmen’s record in the East End of Glasgow is poor, without a point or goal in the last eight visits.

    However, it has been a different story in North Lanarkshire, with the Fir Parkers picking up ten points on their own turf against the Scottish Champions in the same time period.

    Whilst acknowledging it is an infinitely more difficult task away from home, the experienced midfielder hopes ‘Well can cause real problems for Ronnie Delia’s side.

    [pullquote]If we’re at 100%, I am confident we can cause Celtic some problems. We’ve managed to do it, certainly at Fir Park, over the last few seasons and the aim now is to go and do the same in Glasgow[/pullquote]

    “It’ll be a tough one, it always is going to Celtic Park.

    “We’ve not had many positives results there in recent years but the onus is on us to try and change that.

    “I hope the win last weekend will give us a little more confidence to got there with. We’ve got to control what we can; that’s our performance.

    “If we’re at 100%, I am confident we can cause Celtic some problems. We’ve managed to do it, certainly at Fir Park, over the last few seasons and the aim now is to go and do the same in Glasgow.”

    MFC TV

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    Colvin in charge at Celtic Park

    Referee for this Saturday’s SPFL Premiership clash with Celtic at Celtic Park is Brian Colvin.

    Brian will be handling his first Motherwell match of the new 2014/15 season.

    He did handle two during the 2013/14 campaign. The first was the League Cup Third Round clash at Livingston one year ago.

    Bob McHugh put the Fir Parkers ahead before James McFadden made it two with a deft back-heel flick. Livi reduced the deficit late into stoppage time but it wasn’t enough as ‘Well progressed to the Quarter Finals with a 2-1 win.

    The other match came three weeks after that success at Almondvale when ‘Well edged out Hearts 2-1 at Fir Park.

    Ryan Stevenson gave the visitors the lead but Craig Moore scored a cracker on his league debut to level things before Shaun Hutchinson powered home a header to secure all three points.

    Brian took charge of two ‘Well matches the previous season, too.

    The first was his first ever in charge of the Steelmen – a 3-1 win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park last October.

    Jamie Murphy had put Motherwell in a commanding lead with two goals before the break. Nicky Law added a third with a cheeky dink over the goalkeeper before Saints pulled one back late on.

    The second was a 2-2 draw with St Mirren at Fir Park. Michael Higdon opened the scoring for the Steelmen only for Connor Newton and Lewis Guy to put the visitors ahead.

    Step forward James McFadden with another piece of brilliance from a dead ball, curling a free-kick high past Craig Samson to rescue a point.

    In those four matches, he has produced just five yellow cards, two of which were flashed at players in Claret and Amber, and one red for Livi’s Jason Talbot for a reckless lunge at Stevie Hammell.

    Brian is no stranger to our opponents having officiated two of their matches last term. The first was a 4-0 home with against Kilmarnock last January, the other a 5-0 demolition of Inverness in Glasgow in early March.

    He will be assisted by Stuart MacMillan and Douglas Ross with Andrew Dallas on 4th Official duty. Bryan Robertson is the referee observer with Frank Coulston as the SPFL delegate.

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    Hamilton Accies hospitality still available

    The Lanarkshire Derby returns as Hamilton Accies visit Fir Park a week on Saturday and we are putting on a fantastic lunch menu in our hospitality suites.

    It’s on a Saturday and it’s a 3pm kick off so an idea opportunity to combine a lovely afternoon meal with a game.

    The Suites are already filling fast so it is sure to be an great atmosphere.

    All hospitality packages include your match ticket, programme, team sheet and half time tea.

    A Former player will host the afternoon with your chance to meet first team players and club staff whilst enjoying your afternoon’s football .

    On the menu will be:

    Soup
    Farmhouse vegetable
    Served with fresh bread roll & butter

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    Main course
    Chicken balmoral
    Supreme of chicken resting on a bed of haggis smothered with a creamy whiskey sauce

    Chefs selection of fresh potatoes & vegetables

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    Sweet
    Strawberry cheese cake
    Served with fresh cream & chocolate strawberry cup

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    Tea coffee & tablet

    You have a choice of three packages:

    • Centenary Claret: Arriving at 1pm prompt for meal. Full service with access to a pay bar till kick off and then again for an hour post match. All this in the comfort of our Centenary Lounge. Book now from only £60 for an adult and £45 for a child under 16.
    • Centenary Amber: Arriving at 1pm prompt for meal. Full table service with complimentary bar and then again for an hour post match. All this in the comfort of our Centenary Lounge. Book now from only £99 for an adult and £55 for a child under 16.
    • Millennium Ticket: Enjoy a lighter bite with a complimentary bar for one-hour pre & post. Soup pre-match and half time refreshments, team sheet, match day programme for only £70 for an adult and £35 for a child under 16.

    Remember, Season Ticket holders can upgrade to hospitality for just £25.

    If you would like to book a place at our fantastic Hospitality Lunch, please phone Jennifer Reston on 01698 338 008 or email jennifer.reston@motherwellfc.co.uk.

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    TV: Highlights from Ainslie Park

    Highlights from Spartans’ Ainslie Park as Motherwell see off Hibs with an impressive 1-3 victory.

    MFC TV

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    TV: Johansson wants extended run

    Jonatan Johansson had challenged his young side to continue their recent impressive run.

    The Steelmen have turned over Hearts and Dunfermline in recent times and, tonight, comfortably saw off a Hibs side with as many as seven first-team players in their squad.

    Steven Higgins and a Dylan Mackin double secured all three points for the Fir Parkers.

    The next scheduled game isn’t for a few weeks, but the Finn wants his players to continue to push on and build on their current fifth place in the SPFL Development League.

    [pullquote]It’s important for us to try and keep the run going. It gives the players confidence and they dare to play well.[/pullquote]

    “I thought it was an impressive performance at a difficult venue against a strong Hibernian side,” Johansson told MFC TV after the match.

    “For ninety percent of the match we were really at it, we pressed really well to win the ball and the quality of our football and goals was excellent; it was really pleasing.

    “It took us about twenty minutes to really grow into the game and the goals came at a really good time. We ended the first half really well and started the second strong.

    “It’s important for us to try and keep the run going. It gives the players confidence and they dare to play well. Otherwise, they are in their shell, play poorly and don’t show how good they are.”

    MFC TV

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    Hibernian U20s 1 – 3 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell made it a hat trick of wins with an impressive 1-3 victory over Hibs in Edinburgh this evening.

    The Steelmen, who have already disposed of Hearts and Dunfermline in recent weeks, took the lead shortly before the break when Dylan Mackin tucked home his third of the campaign.

    The same player doubled the advantage five minutes into the second half with a stinging drive from distance before Steven Higgins finished a lovely passing move to make it 3-0 just two minutes later.

    Hibs added a late consolation through Jason Cummings but ‘Well held on for all three points.

    Jonatan Johansson made three changes to the side that edged out the Pars seven days ago. Max Currie, Ben Hall and Ross MacLean dropped out and had to settle for a place amongst the subs and were replaced by Ross Stewart, Adam Cummins and Jack Leitch.

    It was a fairly slow start to the match, it took 21 minutes for either side to register a chance and it fell to ‘Well. Dom Thomas played in Chris Cadden with a neat reverse ball, but the midfielder took an extra touch inside the area allowing Kleton Perntreou to race off his line and make the block.

    Hibs replied quickly though Danny Handling, who collected a loose ball in the middle of the park, surged forward but could only send his low shot fizzing past the post.

    ‘Well were starting to take control of the match and Higgins was almost in on goal but the chance was gone after a heavy touch. Shortly after, Thomas shinned a volley wide of target but it only delayed the inevitable as ‘Well eventually got their noses in front.

    The Steelmen worked the ball down the right and when it eventually landed at the feet of Thomas, he cut inside and sent a blistering effort at goal. Perntreou got down to make the save, but it squirmed loose and Mackin was on hand to tuck home from close range.

    Two minutes later, the Fir Parkers almost made it two. Leitch’s neat ball over the top had Higgins in behind the Hibs backline and with the ball bouncing; he smashed a volley at goal that was turned away in style by the Greek youngster.

    ‘Well finished the forty-five on top, but started the second half on fire and extended their lead with two quick fire goals.

    Mackin grabbed his second of the night with a piledriver from the edge of the ‘D’ before Steven Higgins grabbed his fourth of the campaign, rounding off a lovely passing move between Mackin and Jack Leitch, to prod home from close range.

    Eddie May’s men looked shell-shocked but almost reduced the arrears through Cummings, his long-range effort crashing back off Ross Stewart’s right-hand post with the keeper at full stretch.

    Motherwell continued to threaten though and looked dangerous with every attack. Thomas almost added his name to the scorers list, weaving past a few challenges only for his low shot to be well held by Perntreou.

    Hibs shot wide via Lewis Alan and Higgins was unlucky not to grab a brace, but his curling shot dropped just the wrong side of the far post.

    The hosts did eventually grab a consolation when Cummings latched on to a short Morgyn Neill back pass to slot home.

    They also spurned two late chances when Handling fired wide and Alan headed over in the closing stages, but it remained 1-3 as ‘Well saw out the match for a deserved three points.

    Motherwell: Stewart, McMillan (Watt – 76mins), Ferguson, Cummins, Neill, McCall, Mackin, Cadden, Higgins (MacLean – 76mins), Thomas, J.Leitch (R.Leitch – 83mins)

    Subs Not Used: Currie, Hall, Campbell

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    New Fir Park Flexi Ticket

    Motherwell FC has introduced a new Flexi Ticket designed to give supporters more freedom on what games they attend at Fir Park this season.

    Reacting to feedback from fans, many of whom tell us they cannot commit to a full season ticket for various reasons, the Fir Park Flexi Ticket will allow you the chance to purchase a package for any five or ten games of your choice.

    The Flexi Ticket packages will replace season (and half season) tickets for the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign.

    A ten-match adult Flexi Ticket costs from £155, which works out at just over £15 per match, and a five-game Flexi Ticket can by snapped up from as little as £77 and remember, you choose which matches you wish to attend and get the same cost-per-game value as a regular Season Ticket holder.

    How will it work?

    When you buy either your Five or Ten Match Flexi Ticket, you will be given a voucher with a barcode, which you will redeem for a match ticket at each individual game. If you know the tickets you want when you first buy the Flexi Ticket, you can get them right there and then.

    Alternatively, when you wish to attend a home league fixture at Fir Park, simply pop into the ticket office (up until 1.30pm on the day of the game), have your Flexi Ticket scanned and your stand tickets will be printed, subject to availability.

    Flexi Tickets will go on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office this coming Monday (8th September 2014).

    Please note that Flexi Tickets are NOT redeemable at the turnstiles. Furthermore, domestic cup and european games, away fixtures, friendlies, play-off or testimonial matches are NOT included in this package**.

    Prices

    PHIL O’DONNELL STAND10 Game Package5 Game Package
    Adult£200£100
    Concessions*£130£65
    Young Adult (13 – 15)£60£30
    Juvenile (12 and under)£60£30
    DAVIE COOPER STAND10 Game Package5 Game Package
    Adult£170£85
    Concessions*£100£50
    Young Adult (13 – 15)£60£30
    Juvenile (12 and under)£60£30
    EAST STAND10 Game Package5 Game Package
    Adult£155£77
    Concessions*£90£45
    Young Adult (13 – 15)£60£30
    Juvenile (12 and under)£60£30

    *Please note, concessions are applicable to over 60s and full-time students with a valid matric card. The ‘Young Adult’ age of 13-15 and ‘Juvenile’ age of Under 12 is applicable as at 1st August 2014.

    ** The ticket is non-transferable and refunds will not be given for any unused vouchers at the end of the season.

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    Under 20s to face Hibs

    The Motherwell U20s will hope to make it three consecutive wins when they take on Hibernian tomorrow night.

    The Steelmen have recorded back-to-back wins against Hearts and Dunfermline and will look to make a hat trick and keep within touching distance of teams at the summit.

    The Hibees, temporarily managed by former ‘Well player Eddie May, have had a mixed bag start too. They lost heavily to Aberdeen in their first match, but managed to edge out Dunfermline in their last match.

    The game will take place at Ainslie Park, home of Spartans FC, kick-off is 7.45pm.

    There is no admission charge, but entrants are invited to make a donation to the Hibs Academy.