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  • Club

    Donate items to British Heart Foundation Scotland

  • First team

    Manager: We have to put our stamp on the game

  • Club

    Important season card information

  • Club

    Season ticket sales up year-on-year

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts progress past Spartans

  • First team

    Next up: Celtic

  • First team

    Jake Carroll banned for two matches

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts take on Spartans

  • Women

    Draw for Motherwell on return to SWPL1 action

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell draw at Livingston

  • Club

    Donate items to British Heart Foundation Scotland

    Donate items to British Heart Foundation Scotland

    Following our newly-formed partnership deal with British Heart Foundation Scotland, fans can now donate items directly to the nation’s heart charity at Fir Park.

    British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland’s distinctive red donation bins will be located at the ‘Well Shop and the Chapman Office from Friday 9 August until our game with Hearts on Friday 16 August.

    Supporters are being asked to drop off any unwanted items to help raise money for the charity’s life saving research. On match night itself, BHF donation bins will be located outside the Cooper Suite until kick-off for anyone wishing to donate and can collections will also take place.

    Items suitable for donation include good quality clothing, shoes and handbags, books, accessories, jewellery, CDs and DVDS, children’s toys and homeware. In addition donation bags are now also available from the ‘Well Shop and the ticket office.

    Heart and circulatory diseases cause the deaths of around 17,000 people in Scotland – nearly 50 people every day. The BHF is currently funding £56m of research into such conditions across Scotland, including at its Centres of Research Excellence in Glasgow and Edinburgh and at universities in St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen.

    “Our research is only made possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters,” Annie Cunningham, BHF Scotland Area Manager, explained.

    “Your bags and donations help us fund breakthroughs that save and improve lives. And having a clear out also means you’re helping the environment.

    “We are so grateful to Motherwell FC and have no doubt their fans will give us bags of support too.”

    BHF Scotland is the club’s official shorts sponsor for the season ahead.

    Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added: “I am sure our generous supporters will welcome the opportunity to donate freely to this excellent cause and back our new partnership.”

    Doreen McLintock lost her dad Bobby Orr to a fatal heart attack when he was just 52 years old. She now manages BHF Scotland’s Furniture and Electrical Shop in Motherwell and says public support makes all the difference.

    “I lost my dad far too young,” said Doreen. “He had no ill health really before his death, was fit and an active member of Hamilton Curling Club and Motherwell High Road Bowling Club.

    “We were devastated and that is why the BHF’s research is so important. It’s helping to keep families together and by donating to our shops, you are playing your part too and we are so thankful.”

    BHF Scotland also runs a free collection service for donations of unwanted furniture and electrical items to our stores, including items like sofas, tables, beds and more. You can find out more or book a collection at the BHF website or call 0808 250 0030.

  • First team

    Manager: We have to put our stamp on the game

    Stephen Robinson believes Motherwell have the quality to give Celtic a game on Saturday, so long as everyone is at the top of their game.

    The ‘Well boss says it is paramount his team follow the gameplan set out to be able to go toe-to-toe with the champions.

    On the test Celtic will pose

    “It’ll be a real early test for us against Celtic. We know what sort of qualities Celtic have.

    “But we believe we’ve got quality in the side as well. We have to make sure we put our stamp on the game. We didn’t last week.

    “We matched the battling qualities of Livingston. The game was reduced to a scrap, if we are totally honest.

    “But it up to us to make sure we put our stamp on the game. We will have that opportunity again tomorrow.

    “Our players will be aware of Celtic. I’d be a bad manager if I didn’t make them aware of the threats. But it has to be about us.

    “We have a terrific home record here.If you look from Christmas, we have won an incredible amount of games for us.

    “It’s something we go in very confident [about]. We will try and take our game to them. We will try and press, and we will try and get our wide players on the ball to cause problems.

    “To win the game, we have to have 11 players at the top of their game. You perhaps need a couple of Celtic players to have an off day as well.

    “But I am confident. We go into the game in very, very good form. We’ve not conceded a goal yet.

    “We are organised. Last week, we were organised. We were defensively sound.But we didn’t play.

    “We didn’t get the ball into the areas we wanted to often enough.

    “We will be a different kettle of fish at home. We have to be very aware of Celtic’s threats, especially with the quality they have in forward areas.”

    On stepping up to Premiership standard

    “They’ll certainly have seen the extremes of Scottish football.Even the surfaces… our pitch is magnificent.

    “You’ll have two teams playing, moving the ball very quickly and trying to take control of the game.

    “There’s no right and wrong way to play football. Livingston played to their strengths. They do it very well, so why not? Gary has done a very good job there.

    “Neil Lennon will play to Celtic’s strengths. And we will play to our strengths. It’s a game I am very much looking forward to.

    “It’ll be completely different to last week. The thing we have to do that we didn’t do last week is put our stamp on the game.

    “It’s us trying to take the game to Celtic, which is obviously a difficult one. But when we do land on the ball, we [have to] try put our gameplan in place.”

  • Club

    Important season card information

    Important season card information

    If you’ve renewed your season ticket for the 2019/20 season, the majority of supporters should retain their cards from last year to use again this campaign.

    When you renewed, you will have been informed whether a new card was required. If you weren’t, then your season ticket for 2019/20 will have been loaded on to your existing card.

    If your status changed – for example you moved to an under 16s ticket to an adult one, or from an adult ticket to an over 60s ticket – you should have been issued a new card.

    Please also note that all kids aged 15 and under with season tickets were reissued with new cards.

    If you have not been issued a new card when you believe you should, please email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk immediately, or call 01698 333333 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am and 4pm on Fridays.

    You can also get in touch with us by direct message on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Club

    Season ticket sales up year-on-year

    Season ticket sales up year-on-year

    With just two days to go until our league home opener, we’re delighted to announce our season ticket numbers have increased year-on-year.

    Compared to the same day in 2018, the number of fans who have committed for the campaign is now higher today by a comfortable margin.

    We are now very close to breaking through the 4,000 season ticket holder mark. It would be incredible if you got your ticket now to swell our numbers ahead of the visit of Celtic on Saturday lunchtime.

    Remember, every adult and concession season ticket purchased means you can bring up to two children aged 15 or under for free all season long. They’ll get their own season card and designated seat, as they join you in supporting the ‘Well.

    If you’ve yet to renew your seat from last year, we’re holding your seat for you. Just head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, login to your account and you will see an offer to renew your seat displayed. From there, just check everything is correct and then go through the process to secure your ticket.

    If you’re thinking of buying new, that’s great to hear. It’s really easy to get yours. Just head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, click season tickets and then choose your seat(s).

    If you would rather, you can visit the ticket office between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am until 4pm on Fridays and from 10am on Saturday. You can also call us on 01698 333333 during those hours to speak to one of our staff.

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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts progress past Spartans

    Colts progress past Spartans

    Motherwell’s Colts progressed to the second round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup with a 1-0 win over Lowland League side Spartans.

    Jamie Semple’s first half strike was the difference for Maurice Ross’ side, who progress to play Clyde at Broadwood next Tuesday.

    A youthful Motherwell side benefitted from the first team experience of David Devine and Semple, while PJ Morrison also started in goal in his first competitive appearance since an impressive loan spell at Albion Rovers last term.

    After the early exchanges, the youngsters started to put their foot on the ball and patiently build from the back, looking to spring an attack.

    Their reward came after just 17 minutes. Devine’s ball from deep into the six-yard box was met at the left and back post by the onrushing Semple.

    Taking the ball out of the air he made a stab at goal, only for the goalkeeper to block. In a flash, the ball was spilled back at his feet, allowing him to take a touch and then lift the ball into the roof of the net from point blank range.

    Motherwell could have went two up when debutant Ross MacIver’s first half effort was cleared off the line, and Spartans showed late attacking promise as the 45 wore on.

    The second half saw both sides struggle to create chances, with the hosts retaining the majority of the possession.

    Motherwell: Morrison, Brown, Devine, Hussain, McDonald, Kettings, Semple, Robertson, Cook (Williamson), MacIver, Starrs.

    Subs not used: Hemfrey, Muir.

  • First team

    Next up: Celtic

    Next up: Celtic

    The first Ladbrokes Premiership home game of 2019/20 arrives on Saturday, as Motherwell welcome Celtic to Fir Park.

    Having picked up four cup wins and a league draw from five fixtures this campaign, the Steelmen are on a high going into the fixture.

    Tickets are available to buy online now for Motherwell supporters. Celtic fans should contact their club direct.

    Kick off on Saturday is at 12pm. Our Cooper Bar is open from 11am and after the match.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell are unbeaten in six, winning four Betfred Cup matches, drawing at Livingston in the league opener and also defeating the Lions in the final game of the 2018/19 season.

    Celtic have won seven competitive games on the bounce. A 7-0 win over St Johnstone to open the league season came after four victories in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

    Back-to-back wins over Hearts in the league and Scottish Cup final at the end of last season also contributed to the run.

    Head to head

    The previous three encounters between the clubs at Fir Park ended in draws.

    Danny Johnson was the scorer when the sides last met in ML1 back in December 2018, cancelling out Ryan Christie’s opener.

    A 0-0 draw came in March 2018, despite Cedric Kipré’s first half red card, and a 1-1 draw in November 2017.

    Ticket information

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office for Motherwell supporters. Celtic fans should contact their club direct.

    Adult£30 / £23
    Over 60s / 18 and under / full-time students£21 / £19
    Under 16s£3

    The cheaper price is for our John Hunter Stand. Celtic fans should contact their club direct for tickets.

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

    Can’t make it? Watch or listen live

    If you’re outside the UK/Ireland, you can watch Motherwell v Celtic and the majority of our Ladbrokes Premiership games this season on our live streaming service.

    Priced at £12 a month, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to subscribe.

    Wherever you are, there’s also live audio commentary available on our streaming service for £5.99 a month.

  • First team

    Jake Carroll banned for two matches

    Jake Carroll banned for two matches

    Jake Carroll has accepted a two-match suspension from the Scottish Football Association.

    The Motherwell defender was accused by the compliance officer of committing an act of serious foul play, following a tackle in the match with Livingston on 3 August.

    The governing body offered an immediate two-match ban, or the opportunity to take the matter to a hearing on Thursday.

    Both the player and the club have decided to accept the suspension offered. Jake will now miss the matches with Celtic on 10 August and Hearts on 16 August.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts take on Spartans

    Colts take on Spartans

    A young Motherwell side will be in Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup action on Wednesday night, as they play host to Lowland League side Spartans.

    Having reached the quarter-finals of the competition last time, Maurice Ross’ side head into the game at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie with pedigree in the cup.

    Tale of the tape

    The young team are yet to play a competitive game so far this season for the Steelmen, although they have been ticking over with closed door matches and first team action for many across pre-season.

    Spartans have played two Lowland League matches so far. After losing 2-1 at home to BSC Glasgow in their first game, they then defeated Edinburgh University 2-0 at the weekend.

    Competition pedigree

    Both teams are just starting out in the competition for 2019/20 in the first round.

    Last season, Spartans fell at the first round stage to fellow Lowland League side East Kilbride.

    After a 1-1 draw at K-Park, Kilby progressed 5-4 on penalties.

    They’ve twice reached the second round of the competition, losing to Linfield and Stranraer respectively.

    Motherwell lost to eventual winners Ross County in the last eight at Fir Park, despite taking the then-Championship side all the way.

    Adam Livingstone’s remarkable free-kick gave hope, before the Staggies ran out 2-1 winners.

    Ticket information

    Kick off at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie is at 7.45pm. Fans can pay at the gate. Adult entry costs £10, with concessions going for £5.

    At stake

    The winners of the tie will face Clyde away on Tuesday, 13 August 2019.

  • Women

    Draw for Motherwell on return to SWPL1 action

    Draw for Motherwell on return to SWPL1 action

    Morgan Hunter saved a penalty as Motherwell returned to SWPL1 action with a 0-0 home draw with Spartans.

    The goalkeeper kept out Kaela McDonald-Nguah’s first half effort, diving low to her right to palm the spot kick away.

    That contentious award came in an even match at Ravenscraig, as the two teams returned after a two-month summer break.

    Head coach Donald Jennow welcomed a handful of new players into his side, as both teams had chances to take all three points.

    Motherwell also had a penalty shout later on in the match, only to be turned away by the referee.

    Next up for the women of steel is Partick Thistle in the SSE Scottish Cup. Kick off at Ravenscraig next Sunday is at 2.30pm.

    Motherwell: Hunter, Doran-Barr, Rolph, Rafferty, Knox, Adams, Crooks, Rice, Montgomery, Cairney, McEachran.

    Subs: Vincenti, Roberts, MacDonald, Arbuckle.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell draw at Livingston

    See the best of the action as Motherwell open the Premiership season with a point gained at Livingston.