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  • Club

    2017/18 financial results announced

  • First team

    In Numbers: Preparing for Livi

  • Club

    Win a Christmas night out on us

  • Club

    Grab a great Celtic hospitality offer

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw Saints in cup semi-final

  • First team

    Setting the scene on the trip to Livingston

  • Club

    Get your limited edition Motherwell tartan scarf

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win over Aberdeen

  • First team

    Get your tickets early for Livingston

  • Archive

    Watch the highlights from win over Aberdeen

  • Club

    2017/18 financial results announced

    2017/18 financial results announced

    Motherwell Football Club has posted a record turnover and profit in its financial results for the year ending 31 May 2018.

    In season 2017/18, the club achieved a Ladbrokes Premiership finish of seventh place and, for the first time in 67 years, reached both domestic cup finals.

    The additional income from the runs to both the Betfred Cup and William Hill Scottish Cup finals, together with effective player trading, resulted in an unprecedented financial year for the club.

    Turnover for the year increased significantly to £6.84m, a jump of £2.65m from the previous year. Despite an increase in costs, the club were able to produce a profit for the year of £1.72m, a record number, and a £1.9m jump from last year’s loss of £181,000.

    There were notable increases in gate receipts, sponsorship and advertising, commercial and other associated income generated by the club, predominantly on the back of player trading.

    There was also a modest increase in broadcasting rights, emanating from an improved league position.

    The club, along with its fellow Premiership counterparts, continued to benefit from significant UEFA solidarity payments as a result of Celtic’s progression into the UEFA Champions League group stages in 2017/18. The payments received were in line with the previous year.

    The club has continued to trade effectively in the transfer market, with yet more increased income from player trading, training compensation and sell-on fees.

    A total of £1.03m was received, an improvement of £481,000 on the previous year. This came primarily from the sales of defender Ben Heneghan to Sheffield United and, in January, striker Louis Moult to Preston North End.

    Costs for the year increased by £1.35m. Staff costs made up the majority of that increase on the previous year, through a combination of increased player bonuses in light of improved performance in both the league and domestic cups, a modest increase to the playing budget with a view to an improved position on the park and the introduction of Project Brave.

    The latter brings the requirement for more full-time staff within the youth academy, ensuring the club retains its spot at the elite level of player development in Scottish football.

    Other cost increases, for example across staff, stewarding, power, light and heating, reflect the increased workload from improved performance, with more games played at Fir Park.

    The club has also invested significantly in improvements to the stadium, namely the full replacement of the old roof on the John Hunter Stand, the installation of a new scoreboard in the South Stand, as well as the upgrading, decorating and modernisation of the Davie Cooper, Centenary and Millennium Suites.

    During the course of the 2017/18 season, the club also introduced a brand new online ticketing system, which launched in time for season ticket renewals in May, and commissioned the building of a new club website, launched shortly after year end.

    In addition, the club continued to invest heavily in the playing surface, with the introduction of a hybrid grass/synthetic warm-up area behind both goals.

    This, together with the investment in a talented staff group, has resulted in the Fir Park pitch being formally recognised as the best in the Scottish top flight, a much-improved position from several years ago.

    The club has also reduced its debt owed to Mr John Boyle and Mr Les Hutchison by a combined £545,000 over the year.

    Even with these results, the club still needs to look at its operating model to ensure its medium and long-term financial viability. The directors are carrying out a fundamental review of our finances to ensure that the club continues to operate in as financially prudent a manner as possible.

    Shareholders are invited to attend the club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, 17 December 2018, starting at 7pm in the Millennium Suite, Fir Park.

    Any shareholder who would wish either a printed or e mailed copy of the audited accounts please send a request to accounts@motherwellfc.co.uk or telephone 01698 338007 before close of business on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

  • First team

    In Numbers: Preparing for Livi

    In Numbers: Preparing for Livi

    Motherwell return to West Lothian for the second time in the 2018/19 campaign on Saturday, as they travel to face Livingston.

    Here’s the game previewed in numbers.

    Three

    From their last five games since they last faced Livingston, Motherwell have picked up three wins.

    Defeats against Rangers and St Johnstone have been balanced out with big wins over Aberdeen, Dundee and St Mirren.

    Six goals have been scored by the Steelmen in those wins, with three clean sheets kept.

    Four

    Having started the season on fire, Livingston have managed to pick up four points from their last five matches.

    A win over Dundee and a draw with Celtic have come along with defeats from Hamilton, Rangers and St Johnstone.

    That’s in sharp contrast to the five games previous. Home wins over Hamilton, Hibernian and Rangers came in that undefeated run, as well as away draws at Hearts and Motherwell.

    86

    The number of goals the combined fans of both teams have seen in the 2018/19 campaign so far.

    Livingston supporters have seen 29, with their team scoring 17 and conceding 12.

    Motherwell fans, in contrast, have seen the ball hit the net 57 times already this season. Twenty-nine goals have been in our favour, with 28 scored against.

  • Club

    Win a Christmas night out on us

    Win a Christmas night out on us

    Want to win free tickets for you and three of your friends to our Christmas party night on 21 December?

    All you have to do is head to our Facebook page, like our post and tag the friends you would like to take along. We will pick a winner at random.

    Normally priced at £35 per person, once you’ve had your glass of fizz on arrival our fantastic package includes a menu of:

    • Roast carrot, spiced butternut and lentil soup served with a crusty bread roll
    • Roast breast of turkey served with stuffing, chipolatas, roasted root vegetables, roast fondant potatoes and turkey jus or a vegetarian option
    • Belgian chocolate salted caramel mousse

    After that, you can party the night away with our resident Christmas DJ.

  • Club

    Grab a great Celtic hospitality offer

    Grab a great Celtic hospitality offer

    Celtic are the next visitors to Fir Park on Wednesday, 5 December.

    If you’re planning on taking in the match, there’s still time to book to do it in a bit more style with one of our fantastic hospitality offers.

    Our offers are open to both sets of fans, with the exception of the Cooper Boxes, which are reserved for home fans exclusively.

    Centenary Suite

    Our Centenary Suite is the largest and busiest of our matchday hospitality lounge and sits adjacent to the tunnel and dressing room areas.

    Our pay bar option is available from tables of two up to 12 or more, you will be welcomed by our matchday host, who will meet and greet you at the door before showing you to your table, where attentive staff offer a drinks service to your table, before you enjoy a fantastic meal.

    To buy for £80 per person, or £120 for a fully inclusive bar, book online right now.

    Millennium Suite

    There are few better ways to enjoy football at Fir Park than in our Millennium Suite.

    Our premium hospitality package, it’s a chance to meet up with your friends and fellow fans, eat and drink, share opinions, chat to the players and generally make the most of the day.

    Priced at £75 per adult, you can book your place online right now.

    Cooper Boxes

    Our Cooper Boxes allow you to watch from behind the goal in one of our executive boxes in our Davie Cooper stand.

    With unrestricted views, each box is unique in layout and size and is the perfect place to see the action from.

    To buy for £48 per person, or £40 if you’re upgrading your season ticket, book online right now.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves draw Saints in cup semi-final

    Reserves draw Saints in cup semi-final

    Motherwell will face St Johnstone in the semi-finals of the 2018/19 SPFL Reserve Cup.

    Having won Group D, Stephen Craigan’s side will take on the Saints at home on Monday, 25 February 2019. A venue and kick-off time will be announced in due course.

    Aberdeen will travel to face Hearts in the other last four tie in the first year of the competition.

  • First team

    Setting the scene on the trip to Livingston

    Setting the scene on the trip to Livingston

    Having defeated Aberdeen at the weekend, Motherwell travel to Livingston on Saturday in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Here’s an early look ahead to the game.

    Third encounter

    Motherwell and Livingston have already met twice this campaign, once in the league and once in the Betfred Cup.

    The first meeting came at the Tony Macaroni Arena in August, as Danny Johnson netted in a 1-0 cup victory for the visitors.

    A 1-1 draw in the Premiership followed in early October, with Ryan Bowman’s first half goal being cancelled out by Keaghan Jacobs’ free kick.

    Mixed form on both sides

    Since the two sides drew their last meeting on 6 October at Fir Park, the two sides have had contrasting fortunes.

    The Steelmen have won three of the five games since, defeating Aberdeen, Dundee and St Johnstone, keeping three clean sheets. Defeats to St Johnstone and Rangers are also in the five-game run.

    Livi followed up their point in Lanarkshire with a thumping 4-0 home win over Dundee. But their following four games have seen them fail to pick up a win, losing to Hamilton, Rangers and St Johnstone, and drawing with Celtic at home.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or you can buy from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Please note there is no guarantee that cash turnstiles will be in operation on the day, so pre-purchase is recommended.

    Prices are as follows:

    Adult£24
    Over 65s, 16-18 year olds and full-time students£16
    Under 16s£10

    Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email tickets@mfcdsa.com.

  • Club

    Get your limited edition Motherwell tartan scarf

    Get your limited edition Motherwell tartan scarf

    Our popular, limited edition Motherwell tartan scarf is back for another run in the lead up to Christmas.

    We’ve 150 to sell, each embroidered with a club crest and available for just £25.

    Profits from each sale will also go to the Well Society, meaning every pound will be doubled and pledged to the owners of our club.

    You can buy yours online right now. But be quick, these popular items won’t be around for long.

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win over Aberdeen

    We needed to bounce back. Together, we delivered.

    This is the Story of the Match from the victory over Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Get your tickets early for Livingston

    Get your tickets early for Livingston

    With three wins in our last four matches, Motherwell head to Livingston on Saturday looking to make up further ground in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Stephen Robinson’s men have already won in West Lothian this campaign in the Betfred Cup, before a draw on league business at Fir Park.

    Tickets are available online now or you can buy from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Please note there will be no cash turnstiles will be in operation on the day, so pre-purchase is recommended.

    Fans unable to buy in advance can purchase tickets from the Almondvale Suite at the south end of Livingston’s stadium.

    Adult£24
    Over 65s, 16-18 year olds and full-time students£16
    Under 16s£10

    Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email tickets@mfcdsa.com.

  • Archive

    Watch the highlights from win over Aberdeen

    Danny Johnson bagged a double and David Turnbull netted yet again as Motherwell defeated Aberdeen 3-0.

    The Steelmen made it three wins from four with the victory over the Dons, an impressive result against this year’s Betfred Cup finalists.