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  • Women

    ‘Well back in SWPL1 action on Wednesday

  • First team

    Setting the scene on the derby

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in action on Tuesday

  • Club

    What if we can all raise our game in 2019/20?

  • Club

    Manager: What if we can build further?

  • Club

    Renew your season ticket for 2019/20

  • First team

    Declan Gallagher signs pre-contract agreement

  • Club

    Win tickets with the Well Lottery

  • First team

    Choose your goal of the season

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Jamie Semple extends his contract

  • Women

    ‘Well back in SWPL1 action on Wednesday

    ‘Well back in SWPL1 action on Wednesday

    Motherwell are back in action following a 17-day break without a competitive fixture, when Rangers visit Ravenscraig on Wednesday evening in SWPL1.

    Donald Jennow’s side went into the break with back to back defeats against Spartans and will be keen to bounce back against a Rangers side who are placed one place and two points above them in the table.

    Kick-off is at 7.30pm.

    THE OPPOSITION

    Like Motherwell, Rangers have also suffered defeat in their last two outings.

    They suffered a bruising 4-1 loss at home to Celtic ahead of the international break, before returning with a 5-1 hammering in the SWPL Cup semi final against Glasgow City at Broadwood on Sunday.

    Despite their recent struggles, Amy McDonald’s side have shown their qualities as they swept aside Stirling University 4-1 and recording successes over Forfar Farmington in the league and SWPL Cup.

    Six points from four games represents a mixed start to the campaign for the Light Blues, who will harbour ambitions to build on last season’s fourth place finish.

    Meetings with ‘Well and Spartans within a five-day spell could prove very significant in how their season is to progress.

    POSITIONS

    Motherwell: SWPL1 – sixth – four points

    Rangers: SWPL1 – fifth – six points

    WHAT THEY SAID

    ‘Well defender Steph Knox insists nobody within the squad is reaching for the panic button after the disappointment of back-to-back defeats against Spartans.

    “To suffer back to back defeats against Spartans was very disappointing,” she said

    “We know we need to really up our game to compete with teams like Spartans and we proved we can do that against Celtic – it’s just trying to find that consistency.”

    “The Rangers game will be a massive challenge for us.

    “They are an experienced top league side and have a lot of quality.”

    Head coach Donald Jennow is looking forward to returning to action and has urged his players to continue learning.

    “We continue to learn as a squad and in recent weeks have had to count the cost of mistakes at this level,” Jennow said.

    “What has been pleasing is the reaction to those mistakes. The players are supportive of each other and there is a resilience and commitment to looking forward.

    “I always look at what’s next and that’s how I want the players to approach every action.”

  • First team

    Setting the scene on the derby

    Setting the scene on the derby

    The first post-split game sees Motherwell make the short trip to face Hamilton Academical on Saturday, 20 April.

    Here’s an early look ahead to the match.

    What’s at stake

    For Motherwell, it’s all about seventh spot and finishing at the top of the group.

    The Steelmen currently sit a point behind St Johnstone in eighth spot, with Livingston also sitting just a point behind Motherwell.

    Hamilton meanwhile have put a bit of breathing space between themselves, Dundee and St Mirren in the fight against relegation, but they aren’t out of the woods yet.

    Brian Rice’s men have 25 points, four more than St Mirren who occupy the play-off place. Dundee sit three points further behind the Buddies in bottom spot.

    Tale of the tape

    Hamilton have won two, drawn three and lost five of their last 10 matches. Their most recent match, at home to St Mirren, ended in a 1-1 draw.

    At home, they’ve won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five. Wins over Hearts and St Johnstone went with draws against Dundee and St Mirren, and a loss to Rangers.

    Motherwell meanwhile have won five, drawn one and lost four from the last 10.

    On the road, Stephen Robinson will be looking to end a run of four games without a victory. Defeats to Aberdeen, Celtic and Hibernian went with a point gained at Kilmarnock.

    Head to head

    Motherwell have won the last two derbies, beating Accies 3-0 at Fir Park and 2-1 away.

    Hamilton’s last win came earlier in the season at Fir Park, with Steven Boyd netting in a 1-0 win.

    Get your tickets in advance

    You can buy your tickets online now. Alternatively, you can visit the ticket office at Fir Park or call 01698 333333.

    Tickets should be purchased in advance. Our ticket office at Fir Park will be open Monday to Thursday from 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm.

    Adult£22
    Over 65s / Under 18s£12

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

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves in action on Tuesday

    Reserves in action on Tuesday

    The reserves play their penultimate match of the league season on Tuesday, as they travel to face Dundee.

    Kick off at Station Park in Forfar is at 2pm.

  • Club

    What if we can all raise our game in 2019/20?

    What if we can all raise our game in 2019/20?

    We head towards the 2019/20 campaign with an optimism over the direction our club is heading, both in terms of Stephen Robinson’s playing squad and matters off the park, as we continue to grow.

    We end 2018/19 with the highest-ever number of season ticket holders. It demonstrates that this is a thriving club, with passionate supporters who believe in what we stand for and what we are trying to achieve. We’re determined to have every single one of you renewing and looking forward to coming back for the new campaign.

    This coming season, we are also asking you all to dream a little bigger. What if we can convince our friends to renew? What if we can attract even more people to come along and see our games? What if we can turn up the noise that bit more inside the stadium? What if we can take our children to their first game this year and convert them to a lifetime supporting our club? I was taken to my first game at the age of five and that is why I’ve been in love with the club ever since.

    We can all play our part, however big or small, to try and push things to the maximum. In turn, we can make our stadium the best possible place to push on our team to produce the magical moments that can define a season, and given even greater encouragement to emerging talent.

    When you buy a season ticket, you are placing your faith in the team and also helping your club be in the best possible position it can be. Your continued support matters. It’s our club. We own it. It continues to thrive because of your incredible backing and enthusiasm for it. Buying helps us set our budgets for the year ahead, allowing the manager to shape his talented group and push for further success.

    We head towards the new campaign with plenty to be optimistic about. Our team have again pushed hard for a top six place in 2018/19, shown great winning form particularly since the turn of the year, and there’s a conveyor of young talent which has got us on our feet throughout the campaign, as well as receiving international recognition.

    We hope that you decide to commit to a Motherwell FC season ticket again for the forthcoming campaign. If we do that, and we can all show our support as much as we possibly can, then… what if?

    You can buy or renew your 2019/20 season ticket at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk now. Full and further information is available here.

    Jim McMahon, chairman, Motherwell Football Club.

  • Club

    Manager: What if we can build further?

    Manager: What if we can build further?

    In the last two years, we’ve taken great strides on the pitch.

    Two cup finals will live long in the memory, and we have pushed so close to becoming a top six team in both seasons, despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league.

    I always make it clear that our objective is to finish 10th in the league. That might not seem ambitious on the surface, but the reality is that our primary goal will always be to remain a Scottish Premiership team.

    But our aims and aspirations are always higher. Our league performance in 2019 has shown that we are capable of more. We’ve shown that emerging young talent, and hungry players coming in from elsewhere, can blend to give us a team we all identify with and can be excited by.

    So what if 2019/20 can provide more memorable moments? What if we can build on what we have, continue to find that blend and see where it takes us?

    If one thing is for certain, being at Motherwell means there’s always an element of unpredictability over what we might achieve. But we know that there will always be the maximum effort given to make us the best we possibly can be.

    We count on your backing. You buying a season ticket helps us plan and budget for the campaign. It also boosts us to know that you’re putting your faith in us by making a significant investment of time and money to help us. Your contribution is hugely significant.

    Where can all of that take us? Well, finding out is all part of the excitement that lies ahead of us.

    But I know I’ll be challenging every player and every member of the coaching staff to ask what if? What if we can lift our effort levels, our performance levels and our belief? What sort of season could that lead to?

    With experience already behind us of what is possible, we know more special moments are within our capabilities. We hope you decide to continue with us on that journey.

    You can buy or renew your 2019/20 season ticket at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk now. Full and further information is available here.

  • Club

    Renew your season ticket for 2019/20

    You can now renew or buy your Motherwell FC season ticket for the forthcoming 2019/20 campaign.

    The 2018/19 campaign saw a record number of you commit to buying up front and getting behind the team. We are grateful as ever for your amazing support.

    In recognition of that exceptional and continued backing you give us, we’ve frozen our prices for the new season and also extended our early bird period, which will run for seven weeks until Friday, 31 May.

    We’re also continuing our popular free kids tickets scheme, that allows any adult or over 60s season ticket holder to claim a free juvenile ticket in the John Hunter and Phil O’Donnell Stands, or up to two free juvenile tickets in the Davie Cooper Stand.

    You can renew your ticket or buy new right now. The easiest way to do so is to head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk. If you’re renewing, you’ll need your customer number as written on your current season card. Information on how to activate your account can be found here.

    If you are an existing season ticket holder, information on how to renew online will be sent to you by email or by post in the coming days.

    What if?

    The campaign was one of transition for the team, with the emergence of so much exciting young talent from the club’s academy. The club’s core football strategy both is – and has always been – to produce talented young players to play in our first team, before trading them on and starting the process again.

    With the likes of Allan Campbell, David Turnbull, James Scott, Barry Maguire, Adam Livingstone and Jamie Semple all either making an impact or on the verge of it, we can take great satisfaction in the current crop of young players.

    However, we want to expand on that. We want to pair those young players with an exciting, attacking team on the pitch that you can not only be proud of as supporters of this wonderful club, but will entertain you on a weekly basis.

    The theme running throughout our campaign this year is “What if?”. That’s a message of hope and aspiration, both for us as a club, the players and staff who work here, but also of you as a supporter.

    What if we can work together to create something memorable or even something historic? What if this is the year, our year? What if we can continue to grow our support and create a healthier, more competitive club? Last year we broke our highest ever season ticket number of over 4,200. What if we can go one step further this year?

    To do that, we hope that you renew your season ticket and continue your unwavering support, as we challenge ourselves to take the next steps both on and off the pitch.

    All the information you need
    Read our brochure

    SEASON TICKET PRICES

    • Concessions are applicable to those aged 60 and over, 16-18 year olds and full time students with a valid matriculation card.
    • Juveniles are applicable to those aged 15 and under.
    • Age bands apply from 1 August 2019.
    Ways to pay

    As before, there are many ways to pay for your season ticket.

    At tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, you can pay by debit/credit card.

    Through our new finance partners Duologi, you can spread the cost of your season ticket over 12 month instalments.

    Finance is available on both our early bird and normal season ticket prices at an interest rate of 19.5%. Please note that finance applications will not be processed until mid-May, but you can get your forms now from motherwellfc.co.uk or from the ticket office at Fir Park.

    Motherwell FC will introduce you to Duologi who are a broker that introduces prospective borrowers to lenders. We do not receive payment for introducing you to lenders. Credit is subject to application and acceptance.

    If you choose to pay by phone, by post or in person, you can pay up front by cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

    You can also take out a standing order. Forms to do so are available here.

    Season ticket purchase forms to print out are available here.

    A message from the chairman, Jim McMahon

    We head towards the 2019/20 campaign with an optimism over the direction our club is heading, both in terms of Stephen Robinson’s playing squad and matters off the park, as we continue to grow.

    We end 2018/19 with the highest-ever number of season ticket holders. It demonstrates that this is a thriving club, with passionate supporters who believe in what we stand for and what we are trying to achieve. We’re determined to have every single one of you renewing and looking forward to coming back for the new campaign.

    This coming season, we are also asking you all to dream a little bigger. What if we can convince our friends to renew? What if we can attract even more people to come along and see our games? What if we can turn up the noise that bit more inside the stadium? What if we can take our children to their first game this year and convert them to a lifetime supporting our club? I was taken to my first game at the age of five and that is why I’ve been in love with the club ever since.

    We can all play our part, however big or small, to try and push things to the maximum. In turn, we can make our stadium the best possible place to push on our team to produce the magical moments that can define a season, and given even greater encouragement to emerging talent.

    When you buy a season ticket, you are placing your faith in the team and also helping your club be in the best possible position it can be. Your continued support matters. It’s our club. We own it. It continues to thrive because of your incredible backing and enthusiasm for it. Buying helps us set our budgets for the year ahead, allowing the manager to shape his talented group and push for further success.

    We head towards the new campaign with plenty to be optimistic about. Our team have again pushed hard for a top six place in 2018/19, shown great winning form particularly since the turn of the year, and there’s a conveyor of young talent which has got us on our feet throughout the campaign, as well as receiving international recognition.

    We hope that you decide to commit to a Motherwell FC season ticket again for the forthcoming campaign. If we do that, and we can all show our support as much as we possibly can, then… what if?

    A message from the manager, Stephen Robinson

    In the last two years, we’ve taken great strides on the pitch. Two cup finals will live long in the memory, and we have pushed so close to becoming a top six team in both seasons, despite having one of the smallest budgets in the league.

    I always make it clear that our objective is to finish 10th in the league. That might not seem ambitious on the surface, but the reality is that our primary goal will always be to remain a Scottish Premiership team.

    But our aims and aspirations are always higher. Our league performance in 2019 has shown that we are capable of more. We’ve shown that emerging young talent, and hungry players coming in from elsewhere, can blend to give us a team we all identify with and can be excited by.

    So what if 2019/20 can provide more memorable moments? What if we can build on what we have, continue to find that blend and see where it takes us? If one thing is for certain, being at Motherwell means there’s always an element of unpredictability over what we might achieve. But we know that there will always be the maximum effort given to make us the best we possibly can be.

    We count on your backing. You buying a season ticket helps us plan and budget for the campaign. It also boosts us to know that you’re putting your faith in us by making a significant investment of time and money to help us. Your contribution is hugely significant.

    Where can all of that take us? Well, finding out is all part of the excitement that lies ahead of us. But I know I’ll be challenging every player and every member of the coaching staff to ask what if? What if we can lift our effort levels, our performance levels and our belief? What sort of season could that lead to? With experience already behind us of what is possible, we know more special moments are within our capabilities.

    Activating your online account
    • First, navigate to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk to start the process of renewing your season ticket.
    • Click on the ‘sign in’ link in the top right hand corner of the ticket home page
    • Click on the ‘activate my account’ link. Input your customer number from your season card and surname that you have been sent and click the ‘find my account’ button
    • On the following page, check and update your details and create a password for use on the website. Please note that the address listed here is where your season card(s) will be sent to.
    • Once this form is complete, click on the ‘save details’ button at the bottom of the page. You will then be directed back to the home page where your registered name and number will appear in place of the ‘my account’ drop down at the top right hand corner – you are now ready to renew your season ticket.
    How do I buy for more than one person?

    If you have more than one code for your family members, then it’s easy to link each other together so that you can purchase for all of you at one time.

    Here’s how:

    • Once you are logged in, simply click on ‘my account’ and choose network.
    • From here, you can either register a new member or you can search for someone by using their customer number and surname.
    • Once you’ve found them, just press ‘add member’ and you’re done.

    If you have family members who haven’t received their code to renew, don’t worry. Just get in touch by emailing ticketing@motherwellfc.co.uk, sending us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, or calling us on 01698 333333. We will be able to give you the rest of the codes you need straight away.

  • First team

    Declan Gallagher signs pre-contract agreement

    Declan Gallagher signs pre-contract agreement

    Declan Gallagher has signed a pre-contract agreement with the club.

    The 6ft 5in centre back will join the club in the summer on a two-year deal, following the expiry of his current contract with Livingston.

    “We have been a long-term admirer of Declan,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said of the deal.

    “We are very pleased to have confirmed him for next season.”

    Gallagher, 28, came through the youth ranks at Celtic but kicked off his career with a loan spell at Stranraer, before moving to Clyde.

    His performances for the Bully Wee then persuaded Dundee to buy him for an undisclosed fee back in 2012.

    He remained at Dens Park for two years before joining Livingston, where he has been ever since, amassing over 150 appearances and helping to the club to back-to-back promotions in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

    Livi have impressed in their return to the top flight, with Gallagher in particular being a standout.

    Statistically, he tops the entire league for aerial duels contested and he is second only to Aberdeen’s Graeme Shinnie for defensive duels competed in.

  • Club

    Win tickets with the Well Lottery

    Win tickets with the Well Lottery

    Want to win tickets to our remaining league home matches, and also be in with a chance of winning £25,000?

    Our Well Lottery allows you to do just that, as well as backing the next young talent rising through the ranks at the club.

    Priced at £1 per entry, we’ve also got smaller prizes of £1,000 and £25.

    If you sign up now, you can win two tickets to any of our Ladbrokes Premiership home matches with Dundee, St Mirren and Livingston.

    HOW TO JOIN THE WELL LOTTERY

    To join the Well Lottery, you can now choose one of the following options:

    • Sign up online here
    • Fill in the lottery leaflet provided and return via the freepost address provided to Unity.
    • Download a lottery leaflet from the Well Lottery website and return to Unity by post.

    Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter welcoming you to the lottery which will tell you your lottery numbers. You will then be entered into the draw for as long as you wish to play.

    HOW DOES THE WELL LOTTERY WORK?

    For as little as £1 per week, you’ll have the chance to win up to £25,000. At least 50p of every £1 played goes straight to youth development but most importantly, there are no ongoing costs to the club.

    WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

    Every £1 is split three ways. At least 50p of every £1 comes straight to Motherwell FC, which is put towards the club’s youth development and academy programme. The other 50p covers the cost of the administration of the lottery, and goes towards the fantastic prize fund.

    HOW DO I WIN?

    Every player of the Well Lottery will be allocated a six-digit lottery number for every entry they wish to play. This idea is to match your number with the winning number that is drawn on a Saturday in the correct sequence. Every entry in the Unity lottery has an equal one in 63 chance of winning a prize.

    For example:

    325764 – random winning number

    326574 – your lottery number

    This is a three-number match, winning five entries into the next draw.

    HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE WON?

    Players are notified automatically, and prizes sent out by post, so you do not need to claim your prize. If you would like to check the winning number each week, these can be found on Unity’s website and here on the official Motherwell FC website.

    WHAT IS UNITY?

    Unity is a platform on which charities run their own fundraising lottery. It is run by an external lottery manager, Sterling Lotteries, who administer hundreds of charity lotteries for clients across the country.

  • First team

    Choose your goal of the season

    It’s time to choose your Motherwell FC goal of the season for 2018/19.

    Sponsored by SRB Wealth Management, this year’s candidates are:

    • Jake Hastie v St Mirren, February 2019
    • David Turnbull v Dundee, November 2018
    • Jake Hastie v Livingston, February 2019
    • Danny Johnson v Celtic, December 2018
    • Chris Cadden v St Mirren, October 2018
    • Elliott Frear v St Johnstone, March 2019

    To pick yours, just head to our voting page and make your selection.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Jamie Semple extends his contract

    Jamie Semple extends his contract

    Jamie Semple has extended his contract with Motherwell until the summer of 2021.

    The youngster is the latest academy product to commit his future to the club, following in the recent footsteps of David Turnbull, James Scott, Barry Maguire and Adam Livingstone.

    The 17-year-old also made his first appearance on the bench against Rangers on 7 April, becoming the first player born in 2001 to do so.

    “I’m really happy to be staying at the club,” Semple said on signing his new deal.

    “I can see a clear way through to the first team, having seen so many of my team mates progress over the last few years.

    “I’m concentrating now on continuing to develop my game and kicking on. I’m in the best place possible to do that.”

    Semple first joined the club in 2014 and has established himself as a key figure at reserve level. He made his debut for the second string at the age of 14, demonstrating his promise.

    “Jamie is a player who has made great progress,” manager Stephen Robinson said.

    “We feel he is another youngster who, in the coming years, can make a big impact at the club.”