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    Assistant Manager role for Lasley

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    Squad numbers for 2017/18

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    Griffiths pens one-year deal

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    2016/17 season review

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    Book your Christmas Party at Fir Park

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    Secure your 2017/18 Season Ticket

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    The Foreign Legion: Sieb Dijkstra

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    Comedy Night at Fir Park

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    New 2017/18 Macron kits

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    Fir Park set for warm-up areas

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    Assistant Manager role for Lasley

    Motherwell Football Club is today delighted to announce Keith Lasley has been appointed Stephen Robinson’s assistant. 

    The legendary midfielder will hang up his boots as he makes the cross-over into coaching after a memorable and successful playing career at Fir Park.

    The 37-year-old skippered the club to consecutive runners-up league finishes and wore the armband in Champions League qualifying matches in a playing career spanning nearly two decades.

    Lasley is one of the highest appearance holders in Fir Park history, playing almost five hundred games in Claret and Amber and was rewarded for his impeccable service with his testimonial match against Bolton Wanderers in 2015.

    But his Fir Park venture continues and with proud memories as a Steelman, Lasley admitted he was emotional but also excited to make the progression in to coaching.

    Speaking to MFC TV, Lasley said: “It’s a big change obviously, but this is something I’ve been planning for for a long time and this side of the game is something I’m passionate about.

    [pullquote]I’m just thankful to have been around this place for as long as I have – from the first day I walked in here, off a building site in to Motherwell and thinking that I would go on to play however many games, captain the club, play in Europe and play until the age of 37 is beyond my wildest expectations.[/pullquote]

    “It’s not fully sank in that I won’t be pulling on that jersey again but I’m sure that will take a little bit of time – but the excitement of this opportunity is starting to outweigh that certainly.”

    He added: “It’s hard in a short space to cover it to be honest but the main factor is that I’m just thankful to have been around this place for as long as I have – from the first day I walked in here, off a building site in to Motherwell and thinking that I would go on to play however many games, captain the club, play in Europe and play until the age of 37 is beyond my wildest expectations.”

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson knows that he is appointing an ideal number two to head in to the 2017/18 season with.

    The Northern Irishman said: “I spent a great deal of time speaking to a number of potential people for the post over the last few weeks, but Keith was by far and away the outstanding candidate for the job.

    “He is extremely qualified in that he has his UEFA B, his A and his Pro Licence and has coached with our Under 17s and our Under 20s, but just as important, it helps keep a ‘Motherwell’ identity within the coaching staff, which I personally think is extremely important.

    “He understands what it is like to play and do very well here, and has a huge passion for Motherwell FC and the supporters. I am really looking forward to working with him.”

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    Squad numbers for 2017/18

    Squad numbers for the forthcoming 2017/18 season have been confirmed.

    These numbers are subject to change should players arrive or depart.

    The list thus far reads:

    1. Trevor CARSON
    2. Richard TAIT
    3. Steven HAMMELL
    4. Ben HENEGHAN
    5. Gaël BIGIRIMANA
    6. Stephen McMANUS
    7. Chris CADDEN
    8. Carl McHUGH
    9. Louis MOULT
    11. Elliott FREAR
    12. Ryan BOWMAN
    13. Russell GRIFFITHS
    14.
    15. Andy ROSE
    16.
    17. Alex FISHER
    18.
    19. Jacob BLYTH
    20. Craig CLAY
    21.
    22. Allan CAMPBELL
    23. Dom THOMAS
    24.
    25. Jack McMILLAN
    26. Ross MacLEAN
    27. Craig TANNER
    28. Shea GORDON
    29. Adam LIVINGSTONE
    30. Luke WATT
    31. David TURBULL
    32. Dylan KING
    33. Liam BROWN
    34. Barry MAGUIRE
    35. Jake HASTIE
    36. Dylan FALCONER
    37. Jordan ARMSTRONG
    38. James SCOTT
    39. Peter MORRISON
    40. Alfredo AGYEMAN
    41. Kyle MacDONALD
    42. Jamie SEMPLE

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    Griffiths pens one-year deal

    Motherwell FC is today pleased to announce that goalkeeper Russell Griffiths has penned a one-year deal with the club.

    Following his arrival from Everton in January, the 21-year-old finished the 2016/17 campaign in strong form but was not offered a new deal by parent club Everton.

    And Stephen Robinson had no doubts about offering the young stopper a one-year deal as the Fir Park gaffer continues to enjoy a busy summer in the transfer market.

    Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Griffiths said: “I’m raring to go and I’m looking forward to a good pre-season to get me ready for the start of the season.

    [pullquote]I’m raring to go and I’m looking forward to a good pre-season to get me ready for the start of the season.[/pullquote]

    “I’m glad that I’ve got in today and finalised everything so I’m really looking forward to kicking on and trying to seal the number one spot this season.”

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson added: “Russell showed a tremendous attitude towards the tail end of last season and put in some terrific performances for us in an important run of games.

    “We’re delighted to have secured Russell’s signature and to have that competition for the number one jersey is crucial.”

    You can watch Russell’s full interview on MFC TV’s official YouTube channel.

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    2016/17 season review

    With the 2017/18 campaign just around the corner, watch MFC TV’s review of last season ahead of the fixture announcements on Friday.

    Lewis Irons sat down with MFC TV commentator Graham Barnstaple and Deputy Head of Sport at the Herald & Times Scott Mullen to take a look back over the 2016/17 season.

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

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    Book your Christmas Party at Fir Park

    Let us add the sparkle to your festive celebration and join us at Fir Park for a truly unforgettable occasion this Christmas.

    Motherwell FC are delighted to announce the dates for our fantastically popular Christmas Party nights. Fir Park is the perfect destination, offering a traditional festive menu with lively entertainment, our events are always a night to remember and this year will be no different.

    Enjoy a fabulous three-course meal in the Centenary Suite before dancing the night away with our dj.

    This year the price will be £35 per person when bought before 31st August, and £40 after then.

    The 2nd of December has sold out so we have three dates left available:

    •    Saturday 9th December

    •    Saturday 16th December

    •    Saturday 23rd December

    Each evening the menu will be:

    —Starter—

    Parsnip Soup

    served with a  crusty roll

    or

    Pate

    served with oatcakes and chutney

    — Main—

    Traditional Roast Beef

    served seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and onion gravy

    or

    Sliced Roast Turkey

    served with a medley of vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy

    —Vegetarian—

    Roasted Red Pepper and tomato cous cous crumble

    served with roast potatoes and an arrabiata sauce

    —Desert—

    Traditional Christmas Pudding

    with brandy sauce

    or

    Milk chocolate mousse

    Book now and we will take care of the rest, offering you and your guests a 100% Motherwell hospitality experience this Christmas.

    £10 per deposit to confirm the booking, non-returnable after end of October.

    To book, give the events team a call on 01698 333333.

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    Secure your 2017/18 Season Ticket

    With competitive football just around the corner, Motherwell supporters are reminded to take advantage of our superb season ticket offers. 

    The Fir Park ticket office will be open today (Friday 16th) until 4pm and tomorrow from 10am till 1pm.

    And following a positive start to sales, with the numbers up 18% on last years sales, you can join the many fans who have shown their support to the football club for the coming campaign.

    For more information visit mymfc.co.uk

    How to buy…

    • Pop into the Fir Park Ticket Office now.
    • Phone our Ticket Office hotline on 01698 333 333.
    • Post the renewal form, along with payment, back to Fir Park Stadium.

    Download the forms…

    You can still download the forms from the website and fill them in: Click Here

    PHIL O’DONNELL STANDUntil 31st May 2017From 1st June 2017
    Adult£399£420
    Concessions*£230£240
    Junior (15 and under)£20£20
    WELLevate£399£420
    DAVIE COOPER STANDUntil 31st May 2017From 1st June 2017
    Adult£330£345
    Concessions*£195£205
    Junior (15 and under)£20£20
    WELLevate£330£345
    JOHN HUNTER STANDUntil 31st May 2017From 1st June 2017
    Adult£310£325
    Concessions*£170£180
    Junior (15 and under)£20£20
    WELLevate£310£325

    *Please note, concessions are applicable to over 60s, full-time students with a valid matriculation card and 16 to 18 year olds.. ‘Junior’ age of Under 16 is applicable as at 1st August 2016.

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    The Foreign Legion: Sieb Dijkstra

    Motherwell have had plenty of fine shot-stoppers down the years but few could match Sieb Dijkstra for colour and character when he kept goal for the Steelmen in the early nineties.

    Confirming there was at least some validity in the old cliché that all goalkeeper’s are mad Sieb endeared himself to his new followers before he’d even kicked a ball for the club when tabloids revealed he had attempted to smuggle his pet cat into the country when moving from Holland.

    Joining from Roda JC Dijkstra was called upon to make an early debut filling in for Billy Thomson in a League Cup tie against Raith Rovers on 21 August 1991.  Whilst the game resulted in a shocking 4-1 loss for then Scottish Cup holders the Dutchman impressed between the posts and did likewise in keeping his first clean sheet for the club in the Lanarkshire derby win over Airdrie three days later.

    Sieb had to bide his time for his next opportunity waiting for more than a year for his next appearance in claret and amber but soon established himself ahead of Billy Thomson as first choice.

    Resplendent in his trademark florescent coloured top every inch of the penalty box was his domain. It became commonplace to see him launch his 6ft 5in tall and near 15 stone frame high in the air on the edge of his area to claim crosses off the heads of oppositions players. And woe betide any player – friend or foe who was unfortunate enough to get in his way whilst in full flight!

    Of course not all of these aerial assaults would work out as planned with the occasional goal lost as a consequence but much loved as he was the Motherwell fans were forgiving of a player whose passion was such he occasionally have blazing on-field rows with his own team-mates.

    Sieb’s commanding presence between the posts contributed to Motherwell avoiding relegation in season 1992’93 and secure third place in season 1993’94 in Tommy McLean’s last season at the club, a campaign that would see him start every one of the club’s forty-nine league and cup fixtures.

    It would in fact also turn out to be Sieb’s final year at Fir Park when QPR offered him the opportunity to test himself in the English top flight.

    In later years he would again serve under Tommy McLean at Dundee Utd but he retained a special bond with Motherwell FC and the club’s supporters.

    Dijkstra would travel from the Netherlands to feature for ‘Well legends sides in both the Phil O’Donnell tribute match staged at Celtic Park and  Dougie Arnott’s testimonial in 2008.

    He would also be one of the first former players to be interviewed for the popular MFC Podcast and in 2013 would even make a trip to Scotland to turn out for the Fir Park Corner Motherwell supporters team.

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    Comedy Night at Fir Park

    Join us at Fir Park on Friday 16th of June for what promises to be a laugh-filled night.

    We have invited along five of Scotland’s funniest and upcoming comedians;

    Ray Bradshaw, who is one of the brightest and most exciting acts on the UK Comedy circuit, having performed sell out solo festival shows in Edinburgh, Adelaide, and Melbourne. A double Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist, Ray has numerous radio credits under his belt with BBC Scotland and Radio 4, as well as recently being the tour support for Ardal O’Hanlon.

    Chris Scott and Joe McKeown who are two up and coming stars of the Scottish comedy scene.

    Accompanying them will be Susie McCabe whos is known for her brilliant storytelling, acute observations and killer punchlines, which have made her one of most sought after performers in the UK, supporting the likes of Ardal O’Hanlon, Zoe Lyons and Stewart Francis.   She has been tipped as one to watch in 2017, so don’t miss this chance to catch her on her first ever Scottish tour!

    Completing the billing is Des McLean who Billy Connolly has cited McLean as his favourite comedian.

    Tickets cost £20 which includes a Curry.

    To book and makes sure you don’t miss out, call the events team on 01698 333 333.

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    New 2017/18 Macron kits

    Motherwell Football Club is tonight delighted to showcase the new Macron home and away kits for the 2017/18 season.

    It will be Motherwell’s fourth campaign with Italian manufacturers Macron and the first with new principal sponsors McEwan Fraser Legal, the UK & Scotland’s award-winning solicitors & estate agents.

    The home strip has a very traditional look and feel to it, with a return to claret shorts and the claret and amber hooped socks.

    The away is something different and unique, with a black, grey and claret hooped shirt, with black shorts and hooped socks and includes an unique white tonal badge.

    Both shirts will be available to pre-order online at www.motherwelldirect.co.uk from this coming Monday, 19th June 2017.

    [pullquote]”We are extremely delighted to be able to showcase our new kits in June and we’re obviously proud of what Macron have delivered for us once again.”[/pullquote]

    The home shirts are expected to be on sale before the end of June, with the away to be available before the end of July.

    Chief Operating Officer Alan Burrows said: “We are extremely delighted to be able to showcase our new kits in June and we’re obviously proud of what Macron have delivered for us once again.

    “We are also excited to be working with McEwan Fraser Legal for the first time and think their logo compliments the kits perfectly.”

    PSL Managing Director Alan Provan added: “It’s important for us to retain a traditional look and feel to a Motherwell home kit, and that’s what we’ve tried to achieve.

    “We have again gone with something a bit different for the away kit this year, something that’s a little away from the normal but we’ve been extremely pleased with the results. We look forward to launching both over the next few weeks.”

    A spokesperson for McEwan Fraser Legal said, “We’re delighted to see the new Motherwell FC kits revealed tonight.

    “We’re sure that they will be popular with supporters at a time when much good is happening around the club in preparation for the new season on and off the field.”

    To kick-off the new kit, Well supporters can win the new home shirt on the official McEwan Fraser Legal twitter account for the Steelmen, @MFC_MFL.

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    Fir Park set for warm-up areas

    Motherwell FC will lead the way for Scottish Football with innovative new warm-up areas being added to the Fir Park pitch ahead of the new season.

    Head Grounds man Paul Matthew and assistant Stuart Harker are overseeing the operation which will lead to extra protection for the pitch during the 2017/18 campaign.

    And the new areas, located behind both goals, will be ideal for visiting teams as well as the Steelmen throughout the season.

    Paul Matthew said: “It’s something we looked at a couple of years ago when we realised that we had a problem with the intensity of the warm-ups within the SPFL and the top flight.

    “It became a problem in terms of the damage that is incurred on the pitches during warm-ups so we came up with an idea of extending the pitch to create a warm-up area for teams to use.

    [pullquote]The primary function of it is to take the hardwearing exercises and warm-ups, including goalkeepers, off the park, but still have them on grass.[/pullquote]

    “We had more room at the South Stand than we did in front of the Cooper, so we extended the South Stand side by six-metres and we’re going to put in a hybrid carpet, which can take a lot more wear and tear during warm-ups.

    “Goalkeepers will now go back there, teams can do their drills, fast-feet and intense work off the pitch area which means the pitch is there for what it is meant for… the game.”

    And the exciting development is a first in Scottish football, and could well inspire other clubs.

    Paul said: “It is a first in Scottish football. There are clubs that have hybrid pitches, but none are using the surface we will be using called Extra Grass which we have done our research on and we are excited to use over the course of next season.

    “We think we can do other small things with it, for example our players will be able to do fitness tests on it, maybe do a bit during the week instead of having to go up to Dalziel Park.

    “The primary function of it is to take the hardwearing exercises and warm-ups, including goalkeepers, off the park, but still have them on grass.”