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    Phil O’Donnell: 1972-2007

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    Dundee Utd match postponed

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    Les Hutchison: Christmas Message

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    TV: McGhee hopes to maintain standards

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    Christmas Lunch with First Team

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    TV: Highlights from Balmoor Stadium

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    Aberdeen U20s 2 – 1 Motherwell U20s

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    TV: Highlights from Celtic Park

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    TV: McGhee thrilled with Celtic win

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    Celtic win in pictures

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    Phil O’Donnell: 1972-2007

    Motherwell FC remembers the late, great Phil O’Donnell, who tragically passed away eight years ago today.

    O’Donnell came through the youth ranks at Fir Park before eventually making his senior debut against St Mirren 24 years ago.

    He would go on to famously score in the iconic ’91 Cup Final against Dundee United, which ‘Well eventually won 4-3 in such dramatic circumstances.

    Phil continued to develop, won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award in 1992 and 1994, and earned one cap for the Scottish national team, playing for 15 minutes as a substitute against Switzerland in September 1993.

    His form attracted the attention of bigger clubs and Tommy Burns and Celtic eventually paid £1.75m for his services in September 1994.

    He spent five years in Glasgow, winning the Scottish Cup again and formed part of the Hoops side that famously denied Rangers ten-in-a-row under Wim Jansen back in 1998.

    He would later join Sheffield Wednesday and spend four years at Hillsbrough before returning home to Fir Park under Terry Butcher in 2004.

    After being named Captain, he enjoyed a real resurgence in form, particularly under Mark McGhee in the Autumn of 2007, before being tragically taken before his time in a game against Dundee United eight years ago this very day.

    The thoughts of everyone at Motherwell FC is always with his wife Eileen, four children Megan, Olivia, Christopher and Luc and the rest of the close and extended O’Donnell family.

    Phil O’Donnell, brave as a lion. Our Captain, Forever 10.

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    Dundee Utd match postponed

    Today’s scheduled Ladbrokes Premiership match at Tannadice has been postponed due to a water-logged pitch.

    The Steelmen were hoping to make it four matches undefeated when they faced the Terrors, but extremely heavy overnight rain, together with a bleak forecast for the rest of the day, forced the match official to call the game off after a 10am inspection.

    No date has, as yet, been confirmed for the re-arranged fixture.

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    Les Hutchison: Christmas Message

    On behalf of the Board, staff and players, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and successful 2016.

    We all received an early Christmas present from Mark, his coaching staff and the players last weekend… Very well done to all concerned.

    In addition, I would like to say a special thanks to the 624 people who have currently made a regular financial commitment to the ‘Well Society, at an average of £11.46 per month.

    Without your funds the club would be in some financial difficulty during this transition period toward the new plan for Motherwell FC. I am sure you would agree, thanks to the hard working employees of the Club, we are heading in the right direction.

    I would once again encourage everyone to join the fight for fan ownership and for the future stability of the club.

    We need at least 2000 people donating on average £10 per month if we are to be successful during this transition period.

    Because this target was not achieved this year, there is now some urgency to push for this target as soon as possible in 2016.

    My final thanks are to you, the Motherwell supporters and the ‘Well Bois’ group, who have stood by the team and provided much needed noise and encouragement through “Thick and Thin”.

    Very best wishes,

    Les Hutchison
    Vice Chairman

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    TV: McGhee hopes to maintain standards

    Mark McGhee hopes last weekend’s stunning win at Celtic Park will further boost the player’s confidence ahead of the Boxing Day clash at Tanandice.

    The Steelmen have taken seven points from the last nine available, including a rare win in the east end of Glasgow.

    And the 58-year old current Scotland assistant says that’s the benchmark the players have set, and encouraged them to redouble their efforts to maintain the recent improved form.

    Speaking to the Broadcast media at Thursday’s pre-match news conference, McGhee said, “A win like that, and particularly a performance like that, should give the players the belief they can beat anyone in this league.

    “Of course we’re not going to always beat everyone, we’ll obviously lose again before the end of the season although I hope it’s not this Saturday.

    “However, what we have now is a measure and a benchmark for me to say to the lads ‘that’s the standard and what you’ve got to achieve’.

    “I still maintain it’s much more about us than the opposition. If we can produce more performances like we did last weekend, we’ll win games. We’ve had three good results and we’ve now got to work hard for another.”

    Despite their current position in the table, McGhee insists absolutely no one at Fir Park is under any illusions as to how difficult a task it will be.

    United, under Mixu Paatelainen and former Motherwell Academy Director Gordon Young, have been playing well and creating chances, but have been unlucky with results.

    However, the Fir Park boss is adamant his mindset is focusing on what ‘Well need to do to win the match.

    He continued: “I view the Dundee United match as a big game. I still of the same psyche as I was when I was a player and that is a fixture against Dundee Utd is one of ‘the’ big ones in the calendar.

    “When I think of them, I think of one of Scotland’s biggest clubs and therefor, I fully expect a very difficult game, regardless of their current position in the table.

    “I saw them first half at Kilmarnock the other week and they were decent, and I’ve watched some of their recent matches on DVD, so I know what to expect and know we’re going to have to play as well as we did at Parkhead to come away with three points.

    “From our point of view though, we’ll concentrate on ourselves, we’ll concentrate on trying to remain unbeaten and if we’re making our way down the road with our recent run still intact, I think we can be quite satisfied.”

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    Christmas Lunch with First Team

    On Tuesday 29th December, we are offering a limited number of places for this fantastic festive experience to meet and greet the current squad of players, have your picture taken with them and sign your memorabilia – an ideal Christmas gift for any ‘Well supporter!

    You’ll enjoy the same lunch as the players, freshly prepared by our in-house Chef with your day culminating in a memorable behind the scenes, access all areas tour of Fir Park where you will learn all about the Club’s history, a fantastic trip down memory lane for all fan’s – young and old!

    If you’re a season ticket holder or a member of The Well Society, lunch places can be purchased at a favourable £24.95 for adults and £14.95 for Juveniles with a family ticket priced at £34.95

    Regular adult places are priced at £29.95 and £19.95 for a juvenile or a family ticket at £39.95

    Arrival on the day from 12pm at the Centenary Suite here at Fir Park.

    To book your place, call 01698 333333 or buy online at www.motherwellbuyonline.co.uk

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    TV: Highlights from Balmoor Stadium

    Highlights from Balmoor Stadium in Peterhead where ten man Motherwell lose 2-1 to Aberdeen in the Development League.

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    Aberdeen U20s 2 – 1 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell’s Under 20s suffered a 2-1 defeat this afternoon at the hands of Aberdeen in a quiet game of football in Peterhead.

    The young Steelmen took the lead through a Luke Watt free-kick but were quickly pegged back by a Louis Laing own goal and eventually consigned to defeat by a late Connor McLennan strike.

    The game looked in doubt as a strong wind coming in from the North Sea was causing havoc with the goalkeeper’s kick-outs, barely getting beyond 40 yards but referee Thomas Shaw deemed the conditions suitable, much to the relief of the travelling side.

    In a game of precious little chances, ‘Well edged the opening spell and opened the scoring after twelve minutes.

    McFadden was impeded wide on the right and up stepped Luke Watt who fired in a dangerous low ball which came through a ruck of bodies and ended up in the net.

    The lead would only last two minutes, though, as Aberdeen levelled in unfortunate circumstances.

    A harmless ball forward from Dylan Thomas fell to Louis Laing’s feet but the big defender didn’t realise Brett Long had raced off his line and fired the ball into his own net from twenty-five yards.

    Five minutes later Dylan Mackin almost nodded  Motherwell  back in front from Adam Livingstone’s deep ball in but couldn’t quite produce the accuracy required to beat Brown in the Aberdeen goal.

    With half-time approaching, the ball was knocked with to Norris who was quickly chased down by Livingstone. In his desperation to get there, the full back flew in recklessly with both feet off the ground, and although he won the ball, it was dangerous enough to warrant the red card.

    Ten men Motherwell reshuffled for the second half, with Stephen Craigan sacrificing striker Dylan Mackin and replacing him with Barry Maguire as they looked to soak  up any pressure and hit on the counter.

    Indeed, this was effectively how the second half played out, with neither goalkeeper having any real work to do. There was some decent football played but neither side could carve out a chance. It was very much “next goal’s the winner” stuff.

    Unfortunately for Motherwell that goal came for Aberdeen three minutes from time, courtesy of Connor McLennan.

    The Dons broke and substitute David Dangana whipped in an inviting low ball which McLennan did superbly to prod back across Long and into the top corner.

    Motherwell U20s: Long, Watt, Livingstone, Ferguson, Laing, Campbell, McFadden (Falconer), Fletcher (Turnbull), Mackin (Maguire), Cadden, Thomas

    Unused subs: Morrison, Moore, Hastie, Leitch

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    TV: Highlights from Celtic Park

    Extended highlights from Celtic Park as Louis Moult’s double seals Motherwell’s first win at Celtic Park since 2008.

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    TV: McGhee thrilled with Celtic win

    ‘Well boss Mark McGhee heaped praise on his players after a famous 1-2 win over Celtic at Celtic Park.

    It is the first time the Steelmen have taken maximum points from Glasgow’s east end for almost eight years, when coincidentally McGhee was enjoying his first spell in the Motherwell hot seat.

    What made the result more impressive was the fact the Steelmen had to come from behind after a deflected Nir Biton shot wrong-footed the helpless Connor Ripley.

    However, a quick-fire double from the on-fire Louis Moult had the Fir Parkers in front and the only real disappointment of the afternoon was the margin of victory wasn’t more pronounced, such was the chances the visitors created.

    However, it was an over-joyed McGhee who emerged from the away dressing room after seeing his team move to within three points of fifth spot.

    He said: “The last time we won here at Celtic Park, we nicked it and it was almost a bit embarrassing to leave with all three points, but that wasn’t the case today.

    “I think we’ve played really, really well. We’ve not come here and parked the bus, we’ve played some really good stuff, had some great performances and deserved to win the game.

    “The lads worked so hard, matched Celtic all across the pitch and made more of the better chances in the game.”

    [pullquote]I think we’ve played really, really well. We’ve not come here and parked the bus, we’ve played some really good stuff, had some great performances and deserved to win the game.[/pullquote]

    There were some outstanding performances from the men in all claret, with every player doing their bit in a famous win.

    Top goalscorer Louis Moult added another two to take his tally for the season to eleven as he continues to impress in his first season in Scotland.

    And McGhee, a talented striker himself during his playing days, was quick to heap praise on the former Wrexham front man.

    “He’s brilliant, he’s got so much going for him,” he said.

    “His movement, his attitude, his touch; he has that edge to him and he’s everything you want from a centre forward.

    “He is also prepared to work defensively and along with Scotty [McDonald], were every bit as good defenders as they were attackers. That’s how you win at Celtic Park, with everyone working their socks off.

    “Louis was terrific and I was delighted he got his goals.”

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    Celtic win in pictures

    Action images from today’s superb 2-1 win over  Celtic in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Celtic Park.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix.

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