News

Latest News

  • Archive

    TV: Baraclough excited by Saints opener

  • Archive

    Muir in charge against St Mirren

  • Archive

    Carve the tunnel in Claret

  • Archive

    Annual calendar signing event

  • Archive

    Forthcoming away games: Ticket information

  • Archive

    TV: Highlights from Excelsior Stadium

  • Archive

    Motherwell U20s 0 – 1 Falkirk U20s

  • Archive

    U20s face Falkirk tonight

  • Archive

    TV: Baraclough unveiled to press

  • Archive

    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

  • Archive

    TV: Baraclough excited by Saints opener

    New Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough spoke of his excitement as he prepares to lead the Steelmen for the first time tomorrow.

    The former Scunthorpe and Sligo Rovers boss officially took charge on Monday and has worked on the training pitch with the players all week.

    And the 44-year old has seen enough to give him confidence ahead of the match and says he and his side travel to Paisley in a buoyant mood, looking to take all three points.

    Speaking to the Broadcast press at Motherwell’s pre-match news conference, Baraclough said: “The week has gone so quickly, I don’t know where it has gone in actual fact.

    “All of a sudden it’s Friday afternoon, we’ve got matchday tomorrow and there’s an excitement in my stomach for sure; I can’t wait.

    [pullquote]I’ve picked a side full off energy, is technically good with strength in good areas. We’re going there confident and really looking forward to it.[/pullquote]

    “We have had a real good week’s training. It has been lively, the tempo has been good and the quality has certainly been good. I can only judge it on what I see, but I can’t understand how we are on so few points after this amount of games and the quicker we start climbing the table, the better.

    “I’ve not looked at tomorrow’s game as two teams in the bottom three. For me, it’s more measured. It’s all about setting things in stone for players, giving them guidance, giving them roles and responsibilities. We’ve gone through last week’s game, and how we can improve.

    “Yes, we have pointers on St Mirren but my focus is always on how we play and the focus for us is going there to get three points. I’ve picked a side full off energy, is technically good with strength in good areas. We’re going there confident and really looking forward to it.”

    MFC TV

     

  • Archive

    Muir in charge against St Mirren

    Referee for this Saturday’s SPFL Premiership clash with St Mirren at St Mirren Park is Alan Muir.

    It will be Muir’s second Motherwell game of the campaign and, indeed, only his third in charge of the Steelmen over the last 23 months.

    The one earlier this season was the disappointing 0-1 home defeat to St Johnstone, when a late Brian Graham header secured all three points for the Perth side.

    The other in that almost two-year run was a 2-0 win against Inverness last March, Lionel Ainsworth and John Sutton getting the goals that fired the Fir Parkers into second.

    Despite this, the 38-year old will be a familiar face to Fir Park fans after taking charge of two matches the 2012/13 season.

    The first was the league opener at Ross County as the Steelmen played out an uneventful 0-0 draw with the then league’s new boys.

    His other was a 1-0 home defeat by Dundee United in November 2012, a late Johnny Russell header giving Peter Houston’s side all three points.

    He also handled five matches the previous season (2011/12). It started with Celtic’s 4-0 win in early September 2011, then a 1-0 win over Aberdeen, Bob McHugh scoring the winning goal some fourteen days later.

    The third was a resounding 3-0 victory of St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park before Dunfermline were swept aside 3-1 at Fir Park in a re-arranged game from Boxing Day.

    The last that season was when Motherwell memorably beat Hearts 3-0 on their way to securing third in the SPL.

    His overall record in charge of Motherwell is pretty mixed. The Steelmen have won eight, draw four and lost seven from nineteen games. ‘Well have netted 23 times whilst conceding 27.

    In all those games he has produced 55 yellow cards, 27 of which were shown to a player in claret and amber, and four red cards. (Paul Quinn, Michael Higdon, Stephen Craigan and Keith Lasley).

    Alan will be ably assisted on the day by Willie Conquer and Mark McLean with Craig Charleston on fourth official duties.

  • Archive

    Carve the tunnel in Claret

    Motherwell FC is pleased to announce a new product which will make the perfect Christmas present for any ‘Well fan in your life.

    In the final few moments before a crucial game, footballers face a tense wait as they psyche themselves up for the 90 minutes of battle ahead.

    Now the Steelmen are to have some extra help achieving a winning frame of mind – with a wall of support and memory to inspire players set to be unveiled in the tunnel at Fir Park Stadium.

    Amongst other improvements, the plan will see the drab walls of the current passage leading from the dressing room to the pitch transformed in to a motivational tile mosaic featuring messages of support or memories of fans past and present.

    Each white tile will be 25x20cm in size and will carry your own personal message or memory (A maximum of four rows, with a 16 character limit per row) and the Motherwell logo, carved in claret for all time.

    You’ll also receive your official certificate of authenticity at the point of sale, followed by a letter offering a choice of dates for you to come along and visit the tunnel to see your special message in place.

    The price for this memento is just £25.

    If you want to be amongst the first to put that special mention in the tunnel and give the players that little bit of extra motivation, contact us on 01698 333333, commercial@motherwellfc.co.uk or buy online now by clicking the link below.

  • Archive

    Annual calendar signing event

    The special pre-Christmas calendar-signing event will take place at Fir Park tonight.

    It’s your chance to meet with your heroes at our annual event, which will take place in the Centenary Suite as usual between 6.30pm and 8pm.

    You can purchase the calendar prior to the event at the ‘Well Shop and take it along with you or you can buy one at the event on the evening.

    And this year, anyone who purchases anything from the ‘Well Shop today will be entered into a free prize draw to win a framed match worn Motherwell strip signed by your favourite player.

    There will also be an option to buy other Christmas gifts, including Tunnel tiles, Flexi-Tickets, vouchers and Cooper Bricks.

  • Archive

    Forthcoming away games: Ticket information

    Tickets for the St Mirren match this Saturday and Hamilton Accies game on New Year’s Day are on sale now from the ticket office.

    Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased from the Fir Park Ticket Office until 4pm on Friday. After that, tickets will only be available from the Away ticket booth on Greenhill Road at St Mirren Park.

    Tickets are priced at:

    ADULTS:   £20
    CONCESSIONS:                           £10
    JUVENILE:   £5
    • Concessions are listed as Under 18s, Over 65s and Wheelchair Users
    • Juveniles are listed as Under 12s.
    • Fans who require wheelchair access should contact Sharon or John McCaskie on 07745494631 / 07711 992161 or email disabledfans@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Tickets are also now on sale for our New Year’s Day derby with Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park.

    Fans are advised that, at the moment, this is an all ticket game and it unlikely there will be a cash gate. There is also no overspill area so tickets sold for this game will be purely for the Spice of Life Stand, located behind the goals.

    The prices are as follows:

    ADULTS:   £22
    CONCESSIONS (over 65):                           £10
    JUVENILE (under 18):   £10
  • Archive

    TV: Highlights from Excelsior Stadium

    Extended highlights from Excelsior Stadium where Motherwell 20s lost 1-0 to Falkirk.

    MFC TV

     

  • Archive

    Motherwell U20s 0 – 1 Falkirk U20s

    The U20s crashed to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Falkirk at a sodden Excelsior Stadium.

    Motherwell arguably created the better chances but fell behind to a Thomas Grant goal and couldn’t find a reply.

    Jonatan Johansson made two changes to his side from his that drew 2-2 with Ross County a fortnight ago, goalkeeper Max Currie dropping out for Ross Stewart and David Ferguson being replaced by Ben Hall.

    ‘Well started the more likely side and almost broke the deadlock in the eighth minute.

    Dom Thomas and Jack McMillan combined well down the left wing to create some space for Steven Higgins who tried the spectacular from 25 yards but his effort flew well wide.

    The young Steelmen continued to press and looked dangerous on the flanks. Again, McMillan worked the ball down the left, fed it into McCall who, with the outside of his boot, wonderfully slid in Higgins who this time was denied by Bowman, who dived low to his left to palm the ball away.

    From the resulting corner, the ball broke to MacLean who shot from an extremely narrow angle on his left foot. He did well to get it on target but Bowman was equal to it, acrobatically tipping over for another corner.

    It took until the half hour mark for Falkirk to try and test Stewart in the Motherwell goal.

    Grant turned and drove at the ‘Well defence and from 30 yard unleashed a great effort with his left foot. It flew just past, although Stewart looked to have it covered.

    This was to prove a warning sign as Falkirk began to come into the match.

    Robbie McNab spun Cadden with a clever pass to Grant deep in midfield. He spotted the run of Shepherd but from an all too narrow angle, all he could find was the side netting.

    Minutes later Dylan Mackin had the ball in the net, but the linesman had already flagged for offside as the big striker had strayed beyond the centre back when looking to get on the end of Watt’s deep ball in. This would be the last action of a largely uninspired first half and a freezing and soaking wet Excelsior Stadium.

    Johansson’s men appeared to come out with some fire in their bellies in the second half and within five minutes had three good chances.

    Firstly the energetic Chris Cadden did well to get to the byline but his deflected cross was eventually dealt with by the Falkirk defence, despite Bowman spilling it.

    A minute later, some Neill did well to find Thomas just inside the Falkirk box. He jinked forward looking to get a shot away before opting to pass to Higgins whose shot was bravely charged down by Eadie.

    From the resulting corner, Mackin rose highest and was unlucky to see his header cleared off the line by Dick, who was well placed to sweep to safety.

    By now it seemed like it was only a matter of time until Motherwell scored but it was The Bairns who took the lead and disappointingly it came from a Motherwell corner.

    Thomas had tried to find Morgyn Neill on the edge of the box Martin got to it first and nodded it to Grant well inside the Falkirk half. He managed to skip past Watt which left only McMillan to deal with O’Hara. The Falkirk man held it up and eventually squared to Grant who, with fifty-four minutes on the click, was left with an easy finish.

    After that, Falkirk sat in and it took ‘Well until the seventieth minute to get another sniff of goal.

    Steven Higgins won a free-kick twenty yard out which Mackin took. He caught it sweetly and, with Bowman beaten, saw it crash off the top side of the bar, a sign that perhaps this wasn’t going to be Motherwell’s night.

    With The Steelmen pushing forward for the equaliser, Falkirk should really have been two goals up. The busy Grant made it look all too easy as he jinked down the left wing before squaring to Shepherd. From eight yards he somehow could only succeed in hitting the post.

    With time ticking away, ‘Well were desperately looking for a leveller and it very nearly came in stoppage time.

    Luke Watt launched a long throw to Mackin who flicked it into the danger area. After a stramash in the middle of the box, the ball fell kindly to substitute Liam Anderson. However he was always off balance and blazed his shot well over the bar.

    Motherwell U20s: Stewart, Watt, McMillan, Hall, Neill, McCall, Cadden, Mackin, Higgins, Thomas, MacLean (Anderson)

    Subs Not Used: Currie, McNulty, Anderson, R. Leitch, Watters

  • Archive

    U20s face Falkirk tonight

    Jonatan Johansson’s Under 20s are in action tonight when they take on Falkirk at The Excelsior Stadium.

    The young Steelmen’s bounced back from 0-2 to draw 2-2 with Ross County a fortnight ago and last week’s game against Partick Thistle was postponed due to bad weather .

    A win could take the Fir Parkers level with tonight’s opposition, albeit Falkirk have a game in hand and they themselves will be keen for three points after their 2-2 draw at home to to Hibs last time out.

    The match takes place tonight (Tuesday 16th December). Kick off is 6pm.

  • Archive

    TV: Baraclough unveiled to press

    New manager Ian Baraclough was officially unveiled to the press this afternoon.

    The Englishman took his first training session at Dalziel Park this morning before meeting the Scottish press, outlining his plans for the rest of the season and beyond.

    You can hear what he had to say by clicking on the video above.

    MFC TV

     

  • Archive

    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

     Extended highlights from Fir Park as Motherwell are denied three valuable points by a late Tony Dingwall strike.

    MFC TV