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    Early Bird – last day

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    Tennent’s confirmed as drinks partner

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    Ticket Office: Additional opening hours

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    The Foreign Legion: Luc Nijholt

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    Early bird – 4 days left

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    Paul Matthew chats to MFC TV

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    World Cup Day with the Trust

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    Gordon receives international call-up

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    Added incentive to buy/renew early

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    The Foreign Legion: Dirk Lehmann

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    Early Bird – last day

    Today is the last opportunity to take advantage of the superb ‘Early Bird’ offers available for 2017/18 season tickets. 

    And ‘Well fans are reminded to snap up their 2017/18 season ticket to not only secure their seat but to also be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

    As an added incentive the club have put up some money can’t buy prizes to ensure those that buy early guarantee maximum value when buying their season ticket before May 31st.

    Any Junior (15 or Under) that secures their 2017/18 season ticket will be benefiting from one of the following prizes.

    • Playing against a Motherwell XI at our summer open day at Fir Park
    • 20 juniors will be chosen to be mascots next season*
    • 10 juniors will be chosen at random and will have their season ticket personally delivered by a player or the manager**

    Anyone else that secures their 2017/18 season ticket could be benefiting from one of these great prizes.

    • 5 season ticket holders per home game will be chosen at random and invited with 3 friends to watch a game in the South Stand “Fan Box” during the 2017/18 season.
    • 10 season ticket holders chosen at random will get their ticket delivered by a player / manager**
    • A meal out with Tam Cowan and a player as part of Tam’s food review in association with the Scottish Sun.

    To buy your 2017/18 season ticket and to be in with a chance of securing one the above prizes visit www.MyMFC.co.uk or call us on 01698 333 333.

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    Tennent’s confirmed as drinks partner

    Motherwell FC is today delighted to announce a three-year pouring deal with Scotland’s leading brewer Tennent’s.

    Tennent’s continues to grow its distribution at stadia across the country and the deal sees Fir Park join the likes of Hampden, BT Murrayfield, Ibrox Stadium, McDiarmid Park and Celtic Park to work with Tennent’s as a wholesale and supply partner.

    A range of Tennent’s brands including Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best, Magners Cider, Magners Dark Fruit and Heverlee will be available at the stadium, taking over from previous supplier, Heineken.

    The range will be available at the stadium’s four bars; The Cooper Bar, the Millennium Suite, The Joe Wark Lounge and the Centenary Suite, all of which are available for matchday hospitality and private events.

    [pullquote]It came through loud and clear in our recent fans survey that our regulars really wanted the Tennent’s brand and variety they offer, so we’re delighted to confirm the deal![/pullquote]

    Tennent’s will commence supply at Fir Park from July, in a deal that runs until 2020. The bars will be supported by Tennent’s through a range of POS and visibility designed to promote the brands and drive sales through the tills.

    Suzanne Reid, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Motherwell FC, said; “We’re really excited to be working with Tennent’s to offer our fans, staff and customers such a vast range of recognised and desirable brands. Bar sales at the stadium are a real contributor to the club’s revenue and part of our growing trading platform.

    “It came through loud and clear in our recent fans survey that our regulars really wanted the Tennent’s brand and variety they offer, so we’re delighted to confirm the deal!”

    Alan Hay, Tennent’s Sales Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with Motherwell FC as the exclusive beer and cider partner at Fir Park. Tennent’s has a long-standing history of supporting Scottish sport; it’s great to have our range of products on the bar.

    “We’re sure they’ll be well received at all the events at Fir Park and ultimately drive sales at the bar as they look forward to another exciting season in the SPFL Premiership.”

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    Ticket Office: Additional opening hours

    The Ticket office is open late tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday for fans wishing to buy their Season Ticket before the Early Bird deadline.

    The chance to renew at the reduced rate ends on Wednesday, so we are open until 7pm for the first three days of this week to allow everyone the chance to get their ticket on time.

    As well as getting your ticket at a lower price, we have a number added incentives and money can’t buy prizes for those who pick up their ticket before May 31st.

    Any Junior (15 or Under) that secures their 2017/18 season ticket will be benefiting from one of the following prizes:

    • Playing against a Motherwell XI at our summer open day at Fir Park
    • 20 juniors will be chosen to be mascots next season*
    • 10 juniors will be chosen at random and will have their season ticket personally delivered by a player or the manager**

    Anyone else that secures their 2017/18 season ticket could be benefiting from one of these great prizes.

    • 5 season ticket holders per home game will be chosen at random and invited with 3 friends to watch a game in the South Stand “Fan Box” during the 2017/18 season.
    • 10 season ticket holders chosen at random will get their ticket delivered by a player / manager**
    • A meal out with Tam Cowan and a player as part of Tam’s food review in association with the Scottish Sun.
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    The Foreign Legion: Luc Nijholt

    Tough tackling Dutchman Luc Nijholt was a hugely popular figure amongst the Fir Park faithful in a spell at Motherwell that saw him lift the Scottish Cup in 1991.

    Signed by Tommy McLean in the summer of 1990, Nijholt had been recruited from Old Boys Basel for a reported £100,000. Prior to his season in Switzerland he had previously played all his football in his native Holland largely with Harlem, but latterly at AZ Alkmaar and Utrecht.

    Luc made his ‘Well debut in a 4-3 League Cup win over Morton on 21 August 1990 and made his league bow in the memorable 2-0 victory over Celtic four days later. He was initially deployed in central defence alongside Craig Paterson and Chris McCart but over time he would prove himself capable all across the back line.

    The defender suffered a broken leg just four months into his ‘Well career but returned to full fitness as Motherwell’s Cup run began to gather momentum. After missing out on the opening two ties, Nijholt featured in every round from the Quarter Final against Morton onwards and capped his first season in Lanarkshire in style, by helping Motherwell to their first Scottish Cup win since 1952.

    Luc’s second season in claret and amber saw him reveal a previously unseen facet of his game. Taking advantage of his much admired calmness under pressure, he inherited penalty taking duties and netted three spot kicks in the opening month of the season, including a late winner in the first ever Premier League derby between Motherwell and Airdrie. Over the course of the season he slotted home no fewer than six penalties.

    Having been a member of the Cup winning side and involved in the first ever Motherwell side to play a match in Europe, Nijholt’s third season at Fir Park had no such highlights, yet it would still be a rewarding campaign. With Tommy McLean’s side in danger of being detached at the foot of the table, a second half of the season turnaround saw Motherwell escape the drop on the penultimate weekend of the season after a tense encounter that saw Dougie Arnott bag a late winner against Falkirk to send both the Bairns and Airdrie down.

    A measure of the impact Nijholt had made in Scottish football was evidenced when Luc was offered the opportunity to play in the English top flight with Swindon Town in the summer of 1993.  Having given the club three years of terrific service Motherwell didn’t stand in the Dutchman’s way and saw the £175,000 fee for a player edging towards veteran status as fair compensation.

    After two seasons with the Robins, Luc returned to the Netherlands to join Volendam where he concluded his playing career. Moving into coaching he was at one time assistant to Louis Van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar and given his noted fondness for the Steelmen, he has been linked with the manager’s job at Motherwell more than once.

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    Early bird – 4 days left

    With just 4 days to go until the end of the early bird offer supporters are reminded to snap up their 2017/18 season ticket to not only secure their seat but to also be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

    As an added incentive the club have put up some money can’t buy prizes to ensure those that buy early guarantee maximum value when buying their season ticket before May 31st.

    Any Junior (15 or Under) that secures their 2017/18 season ticket will be benefiting from one of the following prizes.

    • Playing against a Motherwell XI at our summer open day at Fir Park
    • 20 juniors will be chosen to be mascots next season*
    • 10 juniors will be chosen at random and will have their season ticket personally delivered by a player or the manager**

    Anyone else that secures their 2017/18 season ticket could be benefiting from one of these great prizes.

    • 5 season ticket holders per home game will be chosen at random and invited with 3 friends to watch a game in the South Stand “Fan Box” during the 2017/18 season.
    • 10 season ticket holders chosen at random will get their ticket delivered by a player / manager**
    • A meal out with Tam Cowan and a player as part of Tam’s food review in association with the Scottish Sun.

    To buy your 2017/18 season ticket and to be in with a chance of securing one the above prizes visit www.MyMFC.co.uk or call us on 01698 333 333.

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    Paul Matthew chats to MFC TV

    With a busy pre-season ahead for Motherwell Football Club, MFC TV caught up with one of the busiest departments in the club – the ground staff – as Paul Matthew discusses the work taking place on the Fir Park turf. 

    With a limited time before the 2017/18 campaign gets back up and running, it’s a hectic spell for the ground staff.

    For more exclusive content, subscribe to MFC TV’s official YouTube channel.

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    World Cup Day with the Trust

    Motherwell Football Club Community Trust is holding a one-day ‘World Cup Camp’ on Thursday 8th June for children aged 5-12.

    The fun tournament will involve small-sided games, skills challenges and fun activities for any kids whose schools are closed for the General Election.

    All sessions are delivered by the Community Trust’s fully-qualified coaches, who are all members of the PVG scheme.

    Motherwell FC Community Trust General Manager Dawn Middleton said: “We have planned a busy day for participants, with small-sided games, skills challenges and fun activities.

    “The event will have a “World Cup” theme and we have prizes and certificates for everyone. The staff at the Trust are looking forward to what will be another successful and fun-filled day.”

    The cost is £10 for the full day or £5 for a half day, and children are asked to bring their own packed lunch.

    Registration is at 8:45am with pick up at 3pm.

    Visit the Trust’s website here to book and get in touch.

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    Gordon receives international call-up

    ‘Well youngster Shea Gordon has been called up to the Northern Ireland under-21 training squad.

    Former ‘Well boss Ian Baraclough named his first squad selection as under-21s boss and has rewarded a strong six month spell for Gordon with a call-up.

    Shea has made four first-team appearances this term for Motherwell since his January arrival and has particularly impressed Fir Park boss Stephen Robinson.

    The Northern Ireland under-21s will play Estonia in an upcoming Euro Qualifier.

    Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to congratulate Shea on his well-deserved achievement.

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    Added incentive to buy/renew early

    With just 8 days to go until the end of the early bird offer supporters are reminded to snap up their 2017/18 season ticket to not only secure their seat but to also be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

    Ten season ticket holders, and ten junior season ticket holders, will have their ticket hand delivered by a player or the manager ahead of next season.

    You never know, you or your child could be the lucky one to receive that chap on the door, but you can only be in with a chance if you purchase on or before May 321st.

    As further added incentive the club have put up other money can’t buy prizes to ensure those that buy early guarantee maximum value when buying their season ticket.

    Any Junior (15 or Under) that secures their 2017/18 season ticket will be benefiting from one of the following prizes.

    • Playing against a Motherwell XI at our summer open day at Fir Park
    • 20 juniors will be chosen to be mascots next season*

    Anyone else that secures their 2017/18 season ticket could be benefiting from one of these great prizes.

    • 5 season ticket holders per home game will be chosen at random and invited with 3 friends to watch a game in the South Stand “Fan Box” during the 2017/18 season.
    • A meal out with Tam Cowan and a player as part of Tam’s food review in association with the Scottish Sun.

    To buy your 2017/18 season ticket and to be in with a chance of securing one the above prizes visit www.MyMFC.co.uk or call us on 01698 333 333.

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    The Foreign Legion: Dirk Lehmann

    The bulk of striker Dirk Lehmann’s career at Fir Park was at a crucial period in Motherwell’s history with the club in administration. The German would make a vital contribution when the club’s need was at its greatest. 

    Dirk was brought to Fir Park a few months into Eric Black’s reign in charge as a replacement for former Ireland striker David Kelly.

    Signing for the Steelmen in early 2001, Lehmann was already well known to Motherwell fans from his time with Hibernian. Indeed it was against ‘Well that Dirk made his Hibees debut, where he netted twice in a thrilling 2-2 draw at Easter Road on the opening day of the 1999’00 season.

    Following his spell with Alex McLeish’s side the German moved on to Brighton. His stay on the English south coast was brief and he made a speedy return to Scotland with Motherwell after little more than six months in England.

    Having made his debut from the bench against Dunfermline four days earlier, Dirk netted on his first start for ‘Well on 23rd January 2001 as the Steelmen beat Kilmarnock 2-0 at Fir Park. He would develop an excellent understanding with the emerging talent James McFadden and the duo’s goals did much to ease Motherwell away from the relegation zone.

    Before the close of the season, Lehmann would net a further three goals including one against his former club Hibs in a 4-0 romp, and one on an emotional day as Dundee were beaten 2-1in the final game of the season.

    As the team walked from the park that May afternoon, the future of the club was uncertain. But Lehmann would return as part of a core of experienced pro’s in a streamlined squad under the command of Terry Butcher.

    Season 2002’03 was a season of struggle for Motherwell but Dirk’s goals helped ensure Motherwell remained competitive throughout. He netted at both Tynecastle and Parkhead and scored in the memorable 6-1 thrashing of Hearts in December 2002. He also found the net in the Scottish Cup Quarter Final win over Stranraer that helped take ‘Well to Hampden to face Rangers in the Semi Finals.

    As the season progressed however, Dirk found his place under threat from another youngster in the shape of David Clarkson with Steven Craig, brought in from Raith Rovers, providing further competition still.

    With the club remaining in the top flight, albeit on a technicality, and having had a hand in the development of a number of exciting young talents, it was a sense of “job done” for Lehmann who chose to move on to Yokohama in Japan upon the conclusion of his Motherwell contract.

    Retaining a place in the German’s heart, Dirk pledged his support to Motherwell’s fan ownership ambitions when he signed up as a ‘Well Society member in April 2016.