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    Barrow AFC friendly announced

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    Robinson: Impressed by Lasley’s desire

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    Youngsters pen professional deals

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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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    Barrow AFC friendly announced

    Motherwell’s final pre-season fixture before the Betfred Cup will be an away trip face Vanarama National side Barrow AFC.

    The Steelmen will take on the Bluebirds on Tuesday 11th July (6.30pm) at the Furness Building Society Stadium (Holker Street).

    The game will be the final preparation match before the Betfred Cup opener against Queen’s Park at Hampden on Saturday 15th July.

    Pre-Season Schedule

    Saturday 1st July 2017: vs Stirling Albion (a) – 3pm KO
    Tuesday 4th July 2017: vs Livingston (a) – 7.45pm KO
    Saturday 8th July 2017: vs Gateshead (a) – 12 noon KO
    Tuesday 11th July 2017: vs Barrow AFC (a) – 6.30pm KO

    Confirmed admission information for all four matches will be published soon.

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    Robinson: Impressed by Lasley’s desire

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson spoke to the broadcast press this morning following the appointment of his assistant Keith Lasley.

    And as the Steelmen return for pre-season training, the Fir Park boss sat down to look ahead to the new campaign which is just around the corner.

    The Northern Irishman revealed the decision to appoint club legend Lasley as his number two as he makes the transition in to coaching.
    Robinson said: “I sat down and spoke to Keith when he came back from his holiday and he still had a playing contract.

    [pullquote]My insistence was that he had to give up playing, I didn’t want someone in a dual job, I wanted someone who was very much dedicated to taking the club forwards coaching-wise and Keith bought in to that fully.[/pullquote]

    “Financially, being an assistant manager is nowhere near as viable as it is being a footballer – but what impressed me most was his desire and commitment to take the next step.”

    He added: “My insistence was that he had to give up playing, I didn’t want someone in a dual job, I wanted someone who was very much dedicated to taking the club forwards coaching-wise and Keith bought in to that fully.”

    You can watch Stephen Robinson’s full press conference on MFC TV’s YouTube channel.

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    Youngsters pen professional deals

    Motherwell FC is today delighted to confirm the promotion of Jamie Semple and Kyle MacDonald from the Elite Academy.

    Sixteen-year olds Semple and MacDonald have turned pro after years of tutorship at Scott Leitch’s Academy and will now form part of Stephen Craigan’s Under 20s.

    Both are more than familiar with the group though, having already played on numerous occasions. Indeed, Semple made his Development League debut against Dundee Utd aged just fourteen.

    MacDonald is a hard-working midfield player who has shown great determination to make the step up. He shone at a recent Under 20s match against Rangers at Ibrox and has made the progression to continue his fine rise in recent years.

    After signing his first professional deal, Kyle said: “As soon as I found out I was being offered a contract I was over the moon.

    “I hadn’t planned for anything else, I was fully committed to this and trying to prove myself at Motherwell and I’m just so happy now, I’ve been here since I was 8-years-old so it’s a dream come true to be honest.”

    [pullquote]This is where the hard work starts and this is where the two of them need to show they’re ready to make the next, and hardest, step in their careers so far[/pullquote]

    Scotland Youth International Semple is a forward who can also play on the flanks. He has been on the radar of a number of clubs on both sides of the border and abroad, but made a commitment to ‘Well and has seen it through by signing on professional terms.

    And the youngster said: “It’s brilliant, especially when you’re coming in and seeing the first-team players and some of them have done a lot in the game.

    “You also see boys in the under-20s being pushed up in to the first team so you can see the pathway, what’s in front of you and what you need to do to get to that next level.”

    Under-20s boss Stephen Craigan admitted that the two teenagers are ready to make the next step in their careers, but the Northern Irishman firmly believes the hard work is just getting started for the duo.

    He said: “First of all I’d like to congratulate Kyle and Jamie, this is an exciting step for a young footballer and I know they’ll be eagerly awaiting the fixtures rolling round soon.

    “However, this is where the hard work starts and this is where the two of them need to show they’re ready to make the next, and hardest, step in their careers so far.”

    He added: “We’ve seen a number of boys progress through the ranks in recent years and this is yet another example of the Motherwell Football Club model, one that can ensure these boys become the best they can be if they put in the work – I wish them all the best and look forward to the season ahead.”

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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
    15. Andy ROSE
    17. Alex FISHER
    19. Jacob BLYTH
    20. Craig CLAY
    22. Allan CAMPBELL
    23. Dom THOMAS
    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:


    Parsnip Soup

    served with a  crusty roll



    served with oatcakes and chutney

    — Main—

    Traditional Roast Beef

    served seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and onion gravy


    Sliced Roast Turkey

    served with a medley of vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy


    Roasted Red Pepper and tomato cous cous crumble

    served with roast potatoes and an arrabiata sauce


    Traditional Christmas Pudding

    with brandy sauce


    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
    Junior (15 and under)£20£20
    DAVIE COOPER STANDUntil 31st May 2017From 1st June 2017
    Junior (15 and under)£20£20
    JOHN HUNTER STANDUntil 31st May 2017From 1st June 2017
    Junior (15 and under)£20£20

    *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.