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    Sitting down with Stephen Robinson

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    Getting to Know Andy Rose

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    Christmas Party Nights at Fir Park

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    Breakfast with Santa

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    TV: Highlights from Dens Park

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    Craigan: We must be ruthless

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    Dundee U20s 1 – 1 Motherwell U20s

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    Under 20s face Dundee

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    TV: Highlights from Dingwall

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    Ross County in pictures

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    Sitting down with Stephen Robinson

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson sits down with MFC TV ahead of a weekend break in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    The Northern Irishman talks about the hard-work taking place at Fir Park with some crucial games on the horizon.

    First up, the Steelmen face Aberdeen after the international break before the highly anticipated Betfred Cup final, and Robinson looks ahead whilst reflecting on last weekend’s defeat against Ross County.

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    Getting to Know Andy Rose

    Australian midfielder Andy Rose answers some quick fire questions in the latest instalment of ‘Getting to Know’.

    The 27-year-old reveals what he’s like to his teammates, what his hidden talent is and talks about the strangest thing he’s experienced since signing in the summer.

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

    Getting to know…

    >> Cédric Kipré

    >> Gaël Bigirimana

    >> Charles Dunne

    >> Trevor Carson

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    Christmas Party Nights 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.

    And with tickets selling fast, there is now only limited tickets available with two of our dates completely sold out.

    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.

    There are now only two dates remaining:

    •    Saturday 2nd 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, click here to buy online or give the events team a call on 01698 333333.

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    Breakfast with Santa

    Make it a Christmas to remember and visit Fir Park on the 2nd or 3rd December for a breakfast and a visit with Santa.

    Adults can enjoy a hot filled breakfast roll, washed down with a hot cup of tea or coffee, whilst kids can enjoy toast with scrambled egg, croissants with Nutella or a hot filled cheese toastie with some orange or blackcurrant juice.

    We have two sittings available, in the Centenary Suite at Fir Park, for this magical day which includes a visit from elves, party games and a wrapped gift from Santa himself.

    Our sittings are as follows:

    • Saturday, December 2: 9:30am and 11:30am
    • Sunday, December 3: 11:30am only.

    Prices are £5 for adults and £12 for kids.

    Book now to avoid disappointment. Click here to book online, call 01698 333333 or email events@motherwellfc.co.uk

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    TV: Highlights from Dens Park

    Extended highlights from Dens Park as the Under 20s drew 1-1 with Dundee.

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    Craigan: We must be ruthless

    Under-20s boss Stephen Craigan has called for his players to be “ruthless” after tonight’s 1-1 draw with Dundee.

    The youngsters failed to capitalise on a dominant performance at Dens Park and the home side bagged an equaliser against the run of play to grab a draw.

    Speaking to MFC TV at full-time, the Northern Irishman reflected on a positive performance and a frustrating result.

    [pullquote]I patted them on the back but I wanted them to be ruthless in the second half. I wanted them to go out and take the game away from Dundee.[/pullquote]

    “We stopped doing what we were doing in the first half and we thought the game became too easy.” Craigan said.

    “We started taking extra touches, we started playing as individuals because there were a couple of opportunities when players broke forward and there was other players in better positions to pick them off to get shots off.”

    He added: “You always know when you’re one up that you need a second goal and that was the message at half time: yes, I patted them on the back but I wanted them to be ruthless in the second half. I wanted them to go out and take the game away from Dundee.”

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    Dundee U20s 1 – 1 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell under-20s were punished for wasted opportunities as the youngsters drew for the second game running in the Development League.

    A brilliant goal from Ross MacLean was cancelled out by Jesse Curran’s second half strike on a chilly evening at Dens Park. 

    Stephen Craigan named a young starting eleven for his sides trip to Dens Park, with Russell Griffiths being called upon in goals.

    And following a blunt performance against St Johnstone, the under-20s boss was rewarded with a fine response from his team, who dominated a Dundee side featuring senior players Scott Bain, Kostadin Gadzhalov and Scott Allan.

    The only criticism could be focused on the Steelmen’s cutting edge, with as many as five or six good opportunities wasted from inside the box in the first half alone, as well as a few long range efforts fizzing narrowly over the home sides crossbar.

    The breakthrough was worth the wait though, as Ross MacLean put the finishing touch on a terrific ‘Well move on the half-hour mark.

    Working the ball around the edge of the Dee box, the youngsters found the cutting edge required when Davie Turnbull scooped the ball over the entire Dundee back-line for MacLean to thunder a volley in to the top-corner.

    One of the hosts only clear cut chances fell just moments after falling behind though, when a deep ball was put on a plate for Henvey, but the striker, who looked to anticipate a touch from Luke Watt, miscued his effort wide of the mark from just a few yards.

    The second half started largely similar to the first, and that crucial, cutting-edge remained absent from the under-20s who really should have doubled their lead in the 52nd minute.

    MacLean struck a low effort on target but it was cleared off the line before Watt weaved his way in to the area but could only prod the ball narrowly past the far post.

    And, following 70 minutes of missing golden opportunities, Dundee punished the visitors with a leveller in the 72nd minute.

    Curran, bursting forward from right back, gathered the ball in the ‘Well box before finishing past Griffiths in to the far corner.

    The Steelmen looked to hit back when Watt, bursting forward from defence, nearly capped a fine run with a neat finish back across the face of goal, but it trickled narrowly wide of the far post.

    The home side went close in the final few minutes in what would have been severe punishment for the young ‘Well side, but the two sides left Dens with a point apiece. 

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    Under 20s face Dundee

    Stephen Craigan’s Under 20s return to Development League action on Monday night, looking to return to form following a goalless draw with St Johnstone.

    The youngsters have enjoyed a fine start to the season, having only failed to pick up three points on three occasions in the league this term.

    However, a rather blunt performance against the Saints left Craigan calling for more from his youngsters.

    Dundee, who slipped from the summit of the table following a 3-1 defeat against Partick Thistle, will be keen to bounce back tomorrow night.

    The two sides, who have only lost a combined three games this season, are closely matched, with goal difference the only factor separating the Steelmen in second from Dundee in third.

    The fixture takes place at Dens Park on Monday night and kicks off at 6pm.

    If you can’t make it, you can follow all the action on the official Motherwell FC twitter, with reaction and highlights exclusively on MFC TV’s official YouTube channel. 

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    TV: Highlights from Dingwall

    Highlights from Global Energy Stadium as two second half goals wasn’t enough to overturn a poor first half.

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    Ross County in pictures

    Images from this afternoon’s game against Ross County at Global Energy Stadium.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix

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