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    SRtRC: Fortnight of Action

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    Cadden & Campbell start for Scotland

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    Win a Lego replica of Fir Park!

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    John Swinburne: Funeral arrangements

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    Semi-final Ticket information

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    Under-20s fixture postponed

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    Celtic fixture switched

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    John Swinburne: 1930-2017

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

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    Thistle win in pictures

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    SRtRC: Fortnight of Action

    Welcome to Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have seen the campaign within football for many years, the SFA, SPFL, SJFA and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland.

    In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 6th – 20th October shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from our game.

    We believe that it is vital to highlight the anti-racism message at this time of year as it runs alongside Football Against Racism in Europe’s (FARE) Football People Weeks.

    All professional clubs will show their support over one weekend on Friday 14th October and Saturday 15th October. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European Countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.

    Show Racism the Red Card has received excellent support from football clubs, football authorities and football fans the length and breadth of Scotland – we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all. We have heard of many instances where supporters have been proactive in promoting the anti-racism message, making it clear that racism and discrimination are not welcome at their club.

    We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.

    Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive of the SPFL said: “Football is a powerful medium to break down barriers and promote tolerance. Our clubs have supported Show Racism the Red Card since season 2003/04 and once again, this united action in support of the campaign sends out the positive message that football is a game to be enjoyed by all.”

    Motherwell skipper Carl McHugh added: “Motherwell FC is once again proud to stand beside our fellow clubs to reject all forms of racism, bigotry and hate and to reaffirm our position that football, at Fir Park or anywhere, is for everyone, regardless of race, colour, creed or religion.”

    The campaign will continue to speak to all football clubs, the football authorities and the police to eradicate all forms of racist behaviour.

    The SPFL, SJFA and its clubs deplore all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated at SPFL or SJFA matches.

    Over the past year Show Racism the Red Card has faced major funding difficulties but we strive to continue our work. We are working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that going forward Scottish society and Scottish football is fair and inclusive for all.

    Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.

    Show your support for tackling racism:

    Follow us on twitter @SRtRCScotland
    Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/theRedCardScotland
    www.theredcard.org

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    Cadden & Campbell start for Scotland

    Midfielders Allan Campbell & Chris Cadden both started for Scotland U21s against England last night.

    Sadly, despite a goal for Cadden, Scott Gemmill’s side went down to a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.

    Allan Campbell, wearing his familiar number 22 shirt, lined up in the middle of the Scots’ midfield for the very first time.

    Cadden has been a regular feature for the U21s over the last year, and he grabbed his first Scotland goal on the 79th minute, picking up the ball after good work from Swansea’s Oli McBurnie and slotting home from ten yards out.

    England were two to the good by that point, goals from Spurs’ Josh Onomah, and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, but when Cadden’s strike reduced the arrears, there was hope of a leveller.

    Those were dashed within seconds when Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke tapped in a third from close range to ensure the points stayed in England.

    It was a fantastic experience for the two young ‘Well lads, with a third academy graduate, Kilmarnock’s Dom Thomas, making it a hat-trick of starters for the Braidhurst Campus.

    Cadden himself was obviously delighted to get his name on the score sheet, but was ultimately disappointed to be part of a losing side.

    He said: “It was great to get my first international goal and to get it against England makes it a little more special.

    “However, at the end of the day, it doesn’t mean anything as we didn’t get the three points. I would happily trade me goal for the team to have picked up a win.”

    Speaking about playing alongside ‘Well teammate Campbell, Cadden added: “I enjoyed playing with him and once again I thought Allan was a credit to himself; he was brilliant and showed what he’s all about.

    “It was a good moment for the club and shows just how good a job the youth coaching staff at Motherwell is doing to have Allan, Dom and I in the starting line-up”

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    Win a Lego replica of Fir Park!

    A Lego replica of Fir Park is being raffled off to raise money for the MFC Disabled Supporters Association. 

    Designed by Chris Smith from “Brickstand”, the model has been anonymously donated to help boost funds to improve the matchday experience for home and away disabled supporters at Fir Park.

    Chris builds Lego football stadiums during his free time and is aiming to construct all 92 English league teams and top-flight Scottish grounds – of which he is currently half way through.

    A very generous Motherwell fan, who wishes to remain anonymous, has commissioned the Fir Park model which is on display at the club shop.

    [pullquote]This is an amazing opportunity for a Well fan to win an incredible piece of Motherwell memorabilia and we are extremely grateful for this donation.[/pullquote]

    The draw will be made on Saturday, October 28 with fans getting the chance to buy raffle tickets before every home game.

    MFC DSA’s Jillian Gillen said: “This is an amazing opportunity for a Well fan to win an incredible piece of Motherwell memorabilia and we are extremely grateful for this donation.”

    “The Lego Fir Park is now on display in the Club Shop and will be there until the draw is made. We would encourage people to pop along to the shop and have a look for themselves as it truly is wonderful.”

    You can buy your raffle tickets, which will be on sale at the club shop an hour before kick off each match day ahead of the draw, or alternatively you can email jillian@mfcdsa.com or call Jillian on 07714462869 for tickets.

    Tickets have been priced at just £3 for one, or two for £5.

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    John Swinburne: Funeral arrangements

    The club has been inundated with requests for the details of former Director John Swinburne’s funeral.

    Countless ex players and club officials will attend to pay their respects to a much loved and respected supporter, who sadly passed away on Sunday morning aged 87.

    With the permission of the Swinburne family, the following funeral arrangements can be confirmed:

    Saturday 7th October 2017

    10.30am – Motherwell South Parish Church, Gavin Street, ML1 2RL
    11.30am – Airbles Cemetery, Airbles Road
    12.30pm – Centenary Suite, Fir Park Stadium, ML1 2QN

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    Semi-final Ticket information

    Motherwell face Rangers in the Betfred Cup semi-final on Sunday, October 22nd.

    Make sure you don’t miss the mouthwatering fixture by securing your tickets for the trip to Hampden!

    Here is all the information you need, including when the tickets go on sale, how and where to buy and what options are available for you.

    Prices

    Motherwell FC has been allocated over 10,000 seats with the option for more if required, with prices set at:

    East Stand
    Adults: £25
    Concessions*: £10
    Wheelchair User Adult: £10
    Wheelchair User Concession: £5

    South Stand
    Lower Section J1: £35
    Lower Section I: £30
    Wheelchair User Adult: £15
    Wheelchair User Concession: £5
    *Concessions are listed as Over 65s and Under 16s.

    Season Ticket Holders

    Semi-final tickets will go on sale to Season Ticket Holders on Thursday morning at 9am from the Ticket Office. Season Ticket Holders are entitled to purchase up to four tickets each and should bring their season book with them at time of purchase as we will require Voucher C and the Book Number. The Season Book holder will be responsible for any/all tickets they purchase.

    Season Ticket Holders will be able to purchase tickets as below:

    • Thursday, 9am-6pm from the Ticket Office
    • Friday, 9am-5pm from the Ticket Office
    • Saturday, 9am-2pm from the Ticket Office and the Cooper Bar
    • Sunday, 9am-2pm from the Ticket Office and the Centenary Suite

    Should you wish to purchase a Hamilton ticket and Semi-final ticket, please visit the Ticket Office only.  In order to speed up the process, we will have a few additional selling points this weekend (October 7th and 8th) in the Cooper Bar (Saturday) and Centenary Suite (Sunday), with both cash and card accepted.  

    Additional Information

    • As per SPFL instructions, tickets will be sold from block G8-G1 with our ‘Singing Section’ in G6 and from I6-I1
    • Centenary Suite Hospitality packages at £70 will be in section I6 (includes coach to and from Hampden)
    • £35 tickets are available in J1
    • £8 bus tickets to and from Hampden (leaving from Cooper Bar)
    • Anyone requiring Ambulant or Wheelchair tickets should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161 or brian@mfcdsa.com

    Public Sale

    Should we have tickets remaining, a public sale will commence on Monday 9th October at 9am -5pm from the Ticket Office for the remainder of the week. Photographic ID will be required at time of purchase.

    Telephone Bookings

    Due to the short time-scale we are unable to post tickets. These will be available for collection from the Chapman Office from Thursday 12th October or from Hampden on the morning of the match. A £1 admin charge will be applied per telephone booking. No telephone bookings will be taken this Saturday or Sunday (October 7th and 8th).

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    Under-20s fixture postponed

    Motherwell under-20s clash with Hamilton Accies in the Development League has been postponed.

    Set to be played on Wednesday, October 4th at Forthbank Stadium, Stirling – the fixture will now be played at a later date.

    Further information will be confirmed in due course.

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    Celtic fixture switched

    ‘Well’s fixture with Celtic, due to be played on Saturday 21st October, has been rearranged to Wednesday 29th November at 7:45pm. 

    The switch has been made due to the Steelmen’s upcoming Betfred Cup semi-final clash with Rangers, played on the same weekend Celtic take on Hibernian in the other last four fixture.

    Full fixture details are as follows:

     Motherwell V Celtic
     Wednesday 29th November 2017
     7.45pm
     Fir Park, Motherwell
     Ticket information will be confirmed nearer the date

    Admission prices are as follows: 

    ADULTS   £23/£19 
    CONCESSIONS     £16/£15
    JUNIOR   £12/£9
    FAMILY     £29/£24
    • Cheaper price is for John Hunter Stand
    • Juniors are 15 and under
    • Concessions are listed as over 60, 16-18 and over and full time students
    • Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161
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    John Swinburne: 1930-2017

    Motherwell FC was today saddened to learn of the passing of former Director and life-long fan, John Swinburne.

    John was born in the United States but grew up and was educated in Motherwell, where his love affair with all things Claret and Amber began.

    John held a number of roles within Fir Park, including Commercial Manager, before joining the Board of Directors in 2000, where he served with distinction until stepping down in 2015. Amongst other things, John also wrote several historical books about Motherwell FC, many of which are still read and enjoyed to this day.

    John enjoyed a long and rewarding life, none more so than when he was elected to the Scottish Parliament back in 2003 on the list vote for Central Scotland, representing the SSCUP, a party he had helped form to represent the interest of senior citizens.

    John passed away this morning aged 87 after a short but challenging illness.

    Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to extend our deepest condolences to John’s family and friends at this sad time.

    At the same time, the club remembers a loyal, dedicated, enthusiastic and talented supporter that went over and above for the team he loved.

    Rest in Peace, John.

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

    Extended highlights from Fir Park as a Hartley, Tanner and Bowman score in a convincing 3-0 win over Partick Thistle.

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    Thistle win in pictures

    Images from this afternoon’s win over Partick Thistle at Fir Park.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix

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