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  • First team

    Duo feature in Scotland Under 21 loss

  • First team

    Mugabi appearance kicks off international week

  • Club

    Spend Hogmanay at Fir Park

  • Club

    James McFadden inducted to Hall of Fame

  • First team

    Get your tickets for Hibernian

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves defeat Queen of the South

  • Club

    Motherwell FC partner with The Dundee Gin Company

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose at Celtic

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves at home on Monday

  • First team

    ‘We’ve raised our standards’

  • First team

    Duo feature in Scotland Under 21 loss

    Duo feature in Scotland Under 21 loss

    Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire featured as Scotland Under 21s suffered a late 1-0 loss at home with Greece on Friday.

    Campbell captained Scot Gemmill’s side as they conceded a penalty at the death to 10 men, after Daniel Harvie handled in the box in the UEFA European Under 21 qualifying match.

    With James Scott also an unused substitute for his country, his Motherwell team-mate Campbell had the ball in the net in the first half, but the goal was disallowed.

    The Under 21s are next in action in March, with a home game against Croatia followed by a trip to Greece.

  • First team

    Mugabi appearance kicks off international week

    Mugabi appearance kicks off international week

    Bevis Mugabi featured for Uganda as they started their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Burkina Faso.

    The Motherwell defender started for his country on Wednesday as they drew 0-0 away from home, putting them third in their group and two points off top.

    Mugabi is one of seven away with their countries over the break, with Uganda hosting Malawi on Sunday.

    Declan Gallagher is vying for his first Scotland cap as they travel to face Cyprus on Saturday, before Kazakhstan are the visitors to Hampden on Tuesday.

    Allan Campbell, Barry Maguire and James Scott are with Scotland Under 21s as they play their final game of 2019 in UEFA European Championship qualifying, with Greece the opponents at Tynecastle on Friday.

    Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly face a formidable task with Northern Ireland as they try to claim a qualifying spot for EURO 2020, hosting the Netherlands in Belfast on Saturday night, before a trip to take on Germany on Tuesday.

  • Club

    Spend Hogmanay at Fir Park

    Spend Hogmanay at Fir Park

    Looking for a venue to hold your Hogmanay party this year?

    We’ve got availability for you to see in the bells here at Fir Park, with space for you to have your own bash for up to 120 people.

    With welcome fizz or a shot wall and a fully-licensed bar until 2am, you can have your own private party at Fir Park.

    Kids are also welcome. For more information or to book, email hospitality@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

  • Club

    James McFadden inducted to Hall of Fame

    James McFadden inducted to Hall of Fame

    The fourth inductee into the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame class of 2019 is James McFadden.

    McFadden was a product of what is now the club’s youth academy and – after impressing for the reserves – made his top-team debut on Boxing Day in 2000 in a 3-0 reverse at home to Dundee.

    Few in the swollen 6,000-plus crowd that afternoon would have envisaged what an indelible and important mark the young Glaswegian would not only have on Motherwell, but Scottish football over the next two decades.

    By the time the club had crashed into administration in May 2002, Faddy was a mainstay and indeed, scored a memorable goal away to Kilmarnock in a 4-1 win when a packed Chadwick Stand, full of worried ‘Well fans, cheered on their new talisman.

    It was around that time McFadden was selected by the then-national team boss Berti Vogts for a tour of the Far East. Aged just 19, McFadden earned his first cap against South Africa and even managed to miss his flight home after a night out. It only added to the intrigue as the nation began to fall in love with this talented “cheeky boy”.

    With ‘Well being run by administrator Bryan Jackson and the club clinging for survival, McFadden was a light through those dark days.

    He netted 19 times in 35 matches for the Steelmen during the 2002/03 season, collecting 15 cautions and a red card to boot, but couldn’t stop a Terry Butcher-led Motherwell finishing bottom of the SPL table, despite memorable wins over Rangers, Celtic and Hearts.

    However, Falkirk’s lack of a stadium at the time saved ‘Well from the oblivion of relegation.

    McFadden finished that season in style, netting a cracking hat-trick against Livingston on the final day, including an audacious “Panenka” penalty, firmly establishing himself as the hottest property in Scottish football.

    ‘Well fans were counting down the days to the end of the summer window of 2003 in the hope their hero would still wear the claret and amber that campaign. But on the last day, 1 September, the inevitable happened and he joined English Premier League side Everton for a deal that would eventually land ‘Well close to £2m.

    It’s never been told publicly, but McFadden gave up his share of that fee to ensure Motherwell, or more so the creditors the club had at the time, could be better recompensed. His transfer was the main reason the club could emerge from the stranglehold of the court-appointed accountants less than eight months later.

    McFadden went on to become an important player in the David Moyes story at Everton, and more so, established himself as a national hero as the focal point of the national team for numerous campaigns.

    His 48 caps brought many fond and special memories, none more so than the incredible goal in Paris as Alex McLeish’s Scotland stunned former world champions France.

    Multi-million pound moves to Birmingham, then back to Everton, before a short spell at Sunderland were next, before an emotional return home to Motherwell in February 2013, making his mark on his first appearance as ‘Well saw off Celtic 2-1 at Fir Park.

    He then rolled back the years with his first goal of his second coming with a cracker against Hibs in a 4-1 win in front of the ESPN cameras at Fir Park.

    Motherwell would finish second behind Celtic that season, with Faddy contributing five goals in 11 starts, and second again the following season, when they pipped Aberdeen on the last day of the campaign at Pittodrie.

    A brief year at St Johnstone was next before a third spell at ‘Well, when Mark McGhee signed him initially as a player, before making him his assistant for the 2016/2017 season.

    An unforgettable player, a coach, an assistant manager, a Scotland hero and a man who provided inspiration and hope to a group of supporters in their darkest of days. James McFadden will always be known as one of Motherwell’s most important figures.

    He will be inducted at a dinner at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Saturday, 23 November, along with George Stevenson, Willie Pettigrew, Ally Maxwell. Hosted by Tam Cowan, our event is now sold out.

    You can still choose who you want to see in the Hall of Fame through our fan vote that will be announced on the night. Click here to cast your vote.

  • First team

    Get your tickets for Hibernian

    Get your tickets for Hibernian

    Motherwell return to Ladbrokes Premiership action on Saturday, 23 November with a trip to face Hibernian.

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Pre-purchase is advised.

    The game at Easter Road kicks off at 3pm.

    Adult£23
    Over 65s / 12-17s / full-time students£14
    Children aged 2-11£12*

    Children price applies to pre-sale only. Tickets on the day will cost £14.

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

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves defeat Queen of the South

    Reserves defeat Queen of the South

    Motherwell made it two wins in a row in the SPFL Reserve League on Monday, defeating Queen of the South 4-0.

    A Ross MacIver double, with further goals from Sherwin Seedorf and Christy Manzinga, gave Maurice Ross’ side a convincing victory at Broadwood.

    After some early chances for the hosts, Seedorf opened the scoring with 25 minutes gone.

    Casper Sloth played the winger in down the right, before he cut inside, beat his man and fired the ball into the top corner.

    Five minutes before the break, it was two. Manzinga got to the byline and cut it back to the forward, who slotted the ball home.

    Manzinga then made it three after 56 minutes with a superb finish from a tight angle, before MacIver swept home his second in the 67th minute from Brown’s through ball.

    Motherwell: Morrison, Brown, Hussain, Devine, Muir, Sloth, Cornelius, Semple, MacIver, Seedorf, Manzinga.

    Subs: Hemfrey, Robertson, Hale, Starrs, Kettings.

  • Club

    Motherwell FC partner with The Dundee Gin Company

    Motherwell FC partner with The Dundee Gin Company

    Motherwell Football Club is delighted to announce a partnership with Scottish craft gin producer The Dundee Gin Company.

    The Dundee Gin Company is a three-year-old, Dundee-based gin and gin liqueur specialist that carry a variety of flavours, as well as full-strength gins.

    “Having expanded recently with a much higher profile on the west coast, we were seeking a partnership in Scotland with a company that shares our community-based ethos,” Lewis Murphy of The Dundee Gin Company said.

    “None could embrace this more than Motherwell FC, as the only fan-owned club in the Scottish Premiership.

    “All the staff and supporters we have met so far have been a testament to the club, welcoming us with open arms.

    “After our initial meeting with the club, it was obvious that this was a great partner for us and that a long-term relationship would be a benefit to both Motherwell FC and ourselves.

    “We have already been converted into fans of the Steelmen and we are very excited to see what the future can bring as the official gin sponsor of Motherwell Football Club.”

    Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added: “We’re delighted to be expanding our partnership portfolio by working with The Dundee Gin Company.

    “As part of the sponsorship, a new Motherwell FC gin liqueur will be launched in time for Christmas. We thank the company for their support and look forward to working with them.”

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose at Celtic

    An Odsonne Edouard strike and an own goal from Richard Tait sees the league leaders take all three points in the Ladbrokes Premiership match.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves at home on Monday

    Reserves at home on Monday

    Motherwell are in SPFL Reserve League action on Monday, with Queen of the South the visitors.

    Maurice Ross’ side are at Broadwood Stadium. Kick-off is at 2pm.

  • First team

    ‘We’ve raised our standards’

    “We are disappointed with the result. But we’ve raised our standards and it’s hard to be critical.”

    Stephen Robinson speaks as Motherwell perform well but lose 2-0 at Celtic.