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    Vote closing for Young POTY

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    Limited availability for Awards night

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    Motorpoint March Player of the Month

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    Centenary hospitality sold out

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    Made in Motherwell: Jamie Dolan

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    Collum in charge for Inverness clash

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    Win Hospitality this Saturday

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

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    Craigan: Pleased with performance

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    Motherwell U20s 4 – 0 St Mirren U20s

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    Vote closing for Young POTY

    Voting for the Young Player of the Year is coming to a close – so cast your votes now!

    Our kit sponsors awards nights takes place on the 15th April at the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park and you can still cast your votes for this award before it closes at 1pm on Thursday, April 13th.

    The award is sponsored by local Motherwell business Pachuco www.pachuco.co.uk who are a designer store specialising in children’s fashion.

    Business owner Paul Marley said “We as a local business are really pleased to be sponsoring the award and helping our local community club.

    We are looking forward to the night as we will be showcasing our latest trends and styles which you will be able to purchase there, in store or through our website.

    We thank Motherwell again for the opportunity of helping local businesses and look forward to seeing so many others there on the evening”

    You can learn more about Pachuco at their website here www.pachuco.co.uk and can cast your vote for the YPOTY on their Facebook page here https://poll.fbapp.io/fphbik

    For tickets for the event please call 01698 33 33 33, adult places are £45pp with Juniors at £15

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    Limited availability for Awards night

    The Club’s annual Sponsors Event will take place within the Alona Hotel on Saturday 15th of April, and there are limited tickets left. 

    All Player Sponsors will have already received their invitation to this prestigious event and a limited number of tickets have been released for public sale which are available at £45 per person.

    Children can attend and dine at the event for a fantastic price of just £15, so don’t miss out!

    A 3 course meal will be served followed by a short Q & A with the Management Team and a number of Awards on the night,  including the Sponsor’s Player of the Season Award.

    Your host for the evening will be Fir Park favourite, Tam Cowan.

    To book phone 01698 333 333 or email events@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Saturday 15th April


    Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park

    £45 per adult, £15 for children

    Dress code: lounge suit 

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    Motorpoint March Player of the Month

    Voting has opened for Motherwell’s Player of the Month for March – sponsored by Motorpoint.

    Every month, ‘Well fans have the opportunity to cast their vote for who they think has put in the best performances.

    ‘Well played three games during the month, beating Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, losing narrowly to Aberdeen at Pittodrie and losing at home to St Johnstone; who did enough to get your vote?

    Thanks to club sponsors Motorpoint, the decision is up to the fans, so cast your vote now.

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    Centenary hospitality sold out

    Centenary Suite hospitality for this weekend’s crucial clash with Inverness Caley Thistle is now sold out – but for those who missed it, there is still a chance to support your side with a money saving alternative.

    The club’s popular Centenary Suite hospitality may be unavailable, but the all-new ‘Bois Club’ and ‘Twist and Pout’ packages are still on sale – and at a reduced price too.

    Down from £90 to £80 for a limited time only, don’t miss the chance to take in this weekend’s game from the South Stand boxes.

    Holding up to parties of twenty, packages include:

    • Hot one-course buffet served with complimentary drinks
    • Padded seat within the box with excellent view
    • Matchday Programme and teamsheet
    • Half-time pies or sandwiches
    • Full-time: one hour complimentary drinks

    Dress code: Smart casual

    For more information, please contact hospitality@motherwellfc.co.uk or phone 01698 33 33 33.

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    Made in Motherwell: Jamie Dolan

    An under-rated but extremely popular player, midfielder Jamie Dolan played more than 200 games for the Steelmen in a decade plus career at Fir Park. 

    A product of the Motherwell youth system Jamie made his first outings in Tommy McLean’s side during season 1988’89.

    Used sporadically over the course of the next two or three campaigns it was only during season 1991’92 that he became a fully fledged member of Tommy McLean’s first-team squad.

    By the time of McLean’s departure in 1994, with his carefully constructed squad heading for its peak Dolan was as key a figure as any within it.  Whilst it was his international midfield colleagues Phil O’Donnell, Paul Lambert and the creative Billy Davies who generally grabbed the headlines Jamie was the midfield lynchpin who allowed the trio to do what they did best.

    In all his determined and battling displays in claret and amber there is however one which stands out above all the rest.  It was on 7th December 1996 that ‘Well faced Celtic at Fir Park. Going ahead through Billy Davies, Motherwell were in command until a facial injury forced ‘keeper Scott Howie to go off.  With no substitute goalkeeper on the bench it was Jamie, the smallest man of the park, who took his gloves and went between the posts.

    Performing heroics time after time the Salsburgh born player kept Celtic at bay and when the visitors did finally level it was through no fault of Dolan’s. having been left isolated by a short back-pass.

    The day however was to be Jamie’s with his goalkeeping feats providing Motherwell with the platform to snatch victory in the final minute, ironically after his opposite number in the Celtic goal had spilled a shot allowing Ian Ross to slide home from close range.

    It would prove to be something of a final flourish for Jamie in a Motherwell jersey. With his side struggling to find the net little more than a month later Alex McLeish sacrificed Dolan’s midfield tenacity for the striking prowess of Owen Coyle of Dundee Utd, where Dolan would work under  Tommy McLean once again.

    Thereafter Jamie had something of a nomadic existence serving Dunfermline, Livingston, Forfar and Partick before dropping down to the junior ranks.

    Sadly tragedy would strike when Jamie passed away aged just thirty-nine from a heart condition that had also struck his father at a similarly early age.

    He remains fondly remembered by the Motherwell support.

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    Collum in charge for Inverness clash

    Referee for Saturday’s league clash with Inverness CT at Fir Park is the experienced Willie Collum.

    One of Europe’s most recognisable officials, Willie will be handling his fourth ‘Well fixture of the campaign, after taking charge of the Lanarkshire derby back in September, the away trip to St Johnstone in December and the home loss to Rangers in January.

    On that day, goals from Emerson Hyndman and Kenny Miller secured all three points for the Gers.

    Against St Johnstone, an early own-goal from Saints keeper Zander Clark was cancelled out by an equally fortunate goal from forward Chris Kane as the two sides played out for a point at McDiarmind Park.

    The clash before that, against Hamilton, was a historic day as star forward Louis Moult bagged a phenomenal four goals as the Steelmen stormed to a 4-2 victory over local rivals Hamilton.

    Last season, Collum took charge on three occasions – all resulting in 2-1 defeats.

    The first was a defesat to eventual Champions Celtic, who clinched a 2-1 victory on a day when the Steelmen put in a sound display.

    The other two fixtures also ended in 1-2 home defeats. The first was at the hands of Aberdeen when Marvin Johnson’s early opener was cancelled out by Niall McGinn and Ash Taylor.

    The second, at the end of January, ended with Ross County taking the points when Stephen Pearson’s late goal wasn’t enough to earn the Fir Parkers anything after Jackson Irvine and Brian Graham had put the Staggies into a commanding lead.

    Those results are on the back of the six he took charge of in the 2014/15 campaign too.

    His overall record in charge of the Steelmen reads ten wins, nineteen defeats and eight draws from thirty-seven matches (in all competitions).

    In those games, Motherwell have scored 51 and conceded 67.

    82 players have gone into the book, 37 wearing Claret and Amber, while eight players have been dismissed – Ian Murray of Hibs at Easter Road seven years back, Jerard Aafjes at Falkirk seven seasons ago, Paul Dixon at the end of 2009/10, Henrik Ojamaa at the Caledonian Stadium and Fraser Kerr down at Rugby Park. Stephen McManus was shown a red card against Aberdeen but that was later rescinded after an appeal. O’Halloran and McDonald were both shown red in the referee’s last match involving the Steelmen.

    Willie will be assisted by Frank Connor and David McGeachie with Steven Reid listed as fourth official.

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    Win Hospitality this Saturday

    Supporters have a chance to win Hospitality for Saturday’s clash with Inverness CT – courtesy of Carabao.

    Energy drink, Carabao, offers a premium great tasting energy boost, designed to give hard working men and women a boost of energy to help them get through their busy lives.

    The drink takes inspiration from the ‘Carabao’, the revered Asian water-buffalo.

    The brand is fully involved in football, partnering with a number of Scottish and English Club’s and are delighted to be supporting Motherwell FC as one of our brand partners.

    Carabao will be offering Motherwell and Inverness supporters the opportunity to sample their product pre-match on Saturday and in addition, they are giving away 2 Millennium hospitality tickets for the match.  Hospitality includes:

    ·         Arrival 2pm for snacks and complimentary bar

    ·         Half-time refreshments

    ·         Complimentary bar for one hour following the match

    ·         Dress code: collar and tie (no jeans or trainers permitted)

    To enter, simply email your name, address and contact number to Graeme Clark: Graeme@scot-serve.co.uk

    The lucky winner plus guest will be selected on Friday at 12 noon and will be able to select and present the man of the match award. Good luck to everyone!

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

    Extended Highlights from Fir Park as a David Turnbull double helps the Steelmen to a 4-0 win over St Mirren in the Development League.

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    Craigan: Pleased with performance

    Under-20s boss Stephen Craigan was never in doubt that his youngsters would bounce back from last week’s semi-final loss.

    And following tonight’s 4-0 victory over St Mirren at Fir Park, the Northern Irishman reflected on an impressive performance.

    Speaking to MFC TV at full time, Craigan said: “We’re pleased, naturally, and of course things got a little bit easier when they went down to ten-men because the intensity of the game changed a bit.

    [pullquote]I never really had any fears that the boys wouldn’t bounce back because younger boys are more resilient and there isn’t as much focus on under-20s football.[/pullquote]

    “But I feel that even at eleven vs eleven we were good although we didn’t start the game too well.”

    He added: “If you told me before the game that we’d have won 4-0 I’d obviously have taken it so I’m pleased.

    “I never really had any fears that the boys wouldn’t bounce back because younger boys are more resilient and there isn’t as much focus on under-20s football.”

    You can watch Craigan’s full post-match interview on MFC TV’s official YouTube channel.

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    Motherwell U20s 4 – 0 St Mirren U20s

    Motherwell U20s cruised to a 4-0 victory over St Mirren in the Development League tonight.

    And the youngsters matched the impeccable standard of the Fir Park turf they were playing on by scoring some exceptional goals in front of the onlooking crowd.

    A Davie Turnbull brace and goal from Jake Hastie and Jack McMillan secured all three points as the youngsters bounced back in style from last week’s Youth Cup semi-final loss.

    Manager Stephen Craigan called on senior defenders Joe Chalmers and David Ferguson as he named a young starting line up – including 16-year-old forward James Scott up front.

    The youngsters dominated for much of the opening half hour and were unfortunate not to be ahead when some terrific footwork from Scott freed up space in the box. The forward looked up and unselfishly cut back for Davie Turnbull, but his effort from eight yards was terrifically shut down and blocked.

    From the resulting corner the ball fell at the feet of Jake Hastie just two or three yards out. However, among a crowded box, the visitors did enough to scramble bodies in front of the ball and block a certain opener.

    Less than a minute later though, Hastie made no mistake to finally put the Steelmen in front.

    Scott, again involved, dribbled in to space before slotting the ball down the left for the run of Livingstone, who didn’t need to break stride and struck a first time effort on goal, forcing a good save from Christopher Henry. It only fell kindly for Hastie though, who tapped home from just two yards.

    Turnbull’s first of the night was an impressive strike from 20 yards just minutes after Hastie’s opener, but the youngster would out do himself with an even better strike later in the game.

    The Steelmen went in to the break with their two goal advantage in tact but the visitors nearly pulled one back early in the second half.

    Defender Connor McBrearty struck an ambitious effort narrowly over the bar from 25 yards just minutes after a goalbound effort in to a vacant Motherwell goal was terrifically blocked by Chalmers.

    However, the Saints momentum was dealt a significant blow when substitute Lewis McLear was shown a red card for descent just eleven minutes after coming on for ex-Well youngster Ryan Watters.

    Matters got worse for the Paisley youngsters, when Jack McMillan scored a neat third.

    Jordan Armstrong’s high cross-field ball was met by the inside of the full-back’s boot on the volley – leaving Henry with no chance as it flew past him in to the bottom far corner.

    And with just minutes left on the clock, Turnbull got his secind and it was the best of the lot. A short free-kick was teed up for the youngster, who took a touch and struck an inch-perfect strike from 25-yards in off the underside of the crossbar.

    It capped a terrific evening for the youngster and for the team as a whole as they moved to 51 points in the Development League.