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  • First team

    Team head to Tenerife

  • Club

    Alan Burrows on 2019 and the year ahead

  • First team

    The Longer Listen with Peter Hartley

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Hamilton

  • First team

    Manager reacts to loss to Hamilton

  • First team

    Motherwell lose to Hamilton

  • Club

    Remembering Phil O’Donnell

  • First team

    Manager: It will be 100mph

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at Hamilton

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Hamilton

  • First team

    Team head to Tenerife

    Team head to Tenerife

    For the third successive year, Motherwell head to Tenerife on Tuesday for a warm weather training camp.

    The getaway has proved hugely successful in the last two seasons, serving as a catalyst for the upturn in form in the early parts of 2018 and 2019.

    With a chance to work on fitness and tactics over double training sessions in good climate, the camp will run until Saturday.

    Motherwell FC Tenerife training squad

    Trevor CarsonChristian Ilic
    Richard TaitJames Scott
    Jake CarrollCharles Dunne
    Liam GrimshawLiam Polworth
    Peter HartleyMark Gillespie
    Allan CampbellLiam Donnelly
    David TurnbullYusuf Hussain
    Casper SlothBevis Mugabi
    Christopher LongJamie Semple
    Sherwin SeedorfDeclan Gallagher
    Christy ManzingaRoss MacIver
    Barry MaguireMark O’Hara
    Jermaine Hylton

     

  • Club

    Alan Burrows on 2019 and the year ahead

    Alan Burrows on 2019 and the year ahead

    The year 2019 was a momentous one for Motherwell FC.

    The clearing of the club’s debt. The explosion of young talent coming through. The “transformational” David Turnbull move to Celtic which fell through. And the team reaching a record points tally in a calendar year, ending the decade in third place in the Scottish Premiership.

    In the latest episode of The Longer Listen podcast, the club’s chief executive Alan Burrows reflects on the year past, and the big projects that lie ahead in the new decade, including the potential for a new stadium and training ground.

    You can listen on Apple, Spotify or stream the episode online.

  • First team

    The Longer Listen with Peter Hartley

    The Longer Listen with Peter Hartley

    Motherwell captain Peter Hartley sat down for the third episode of The Longer Listen podcast.

    The skipper talked about his ideas on leadership, as well as the career experiences that shaped the person he is today.

    You can subscribe on Apple, Spotify or listen online.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Hamilton

    Motherwell surrender a winning position to end 2019 with defeat to their local rivals.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to loss to Hamilton

    “It’s a huge lesson for everybody.”

    Stephen Robinson reacts to Motherwell’s loss to Hamilton Academical.

  • First team

    Motherwell lose to Hamilton

    Motherwell lose to Hamilton

    Two second half goals from Aaron McGowan and David Moyo earned Hamilton a derby day win over Motherwell.

    Christopher Long had given Motherwell the perfect start, opening the scoring after five minutes, Motherwell looked on target to end the year on a high and claim their sixth win from the last seven games.

    However, Lanarkshire derbies have proved unpredictable, and after dominating the first half hour the Fir Park men lost their way in the second half as Accies pressed from the restart to deservedly take all three points.

    After shuffling his pack for the trip to Dingwall on Thursday, Stephen Robinson made three changes for the final match before the winter break.

    Liam Grimshaw was restored to full back, with Bevis Mugabi replacing Peter Hartley in the centre of the defence. Up front, Long had recovered to lead the line with James Scott and Jermaine Hylton on either side of the striker.

    Despite having a tough game on Boxing Day, Accies stood by the same starting 11 as the South Lanarkshire side searched for some points to ease their relegation worries.

    Within the first three minutes both teams had conjured up openings, Liam Polworth’s bouncing effort deflected past the post before Moyo’s fluffed shot from four yards went straight into Mark Gillespie’s arms.

    The opening goal was on its way, though, and with five minutes on the clock ‘Well took the advantage.

    Jake Carroll’s ball down the left channel presented Long with nothing more than the chance of holding the ball up at the edge of the box. However, with a bit of pace and strength he forced his way around Sam Stubbs before firing a low shot across Luke Southwood’s and inside the ‘keeper’s left- hand post for a great solo effort.

    The early lead gave the Steelmen confidence and some of their passing was slick although without a final product. That should have changed after 16 minutes when another series of passes ended with Long’s cut back for Polworth but his drive was straight at the ‘keeper.

    Two minutes later Long came close to claiming a double when he outpaced Stubbs only to nudge the ball past the advancing Southwood and the post.

    Although he had shown some clever footwork earlier in the half, Mugabi’s clumsy challenge on Scott Martin at the edge of the box gave Accies a real chance of grabbing an equaliser. Disappointingly, for the visitor’s Mickel Miller whipped his free kick high into the Davie Cooper stand.

    Having been on the back foot for most of the opening half hour, Hamilton had a bit more presence around Gillespie’s area. In the 34th minute the ‘Well ‘keeper had to race through a packed box to punch away Stubbs’ header across goal.

    ‘Well needed a second goal to kill Accies’ enthusiasm and a terrific run from James Scott almost provided that. Racing from the halfway line down the left touchline, his cross picked out Hylton inside the six yard box but his header sent the ball into the side netting.

    On the stroke of half-time another swift break from the home side ended with Scott blasting the ball high over as ‘Well’s fabulous start to the half petered out.

    The second half started with the Fir Park men defending in depth as Accies pressed for an equaliser. Twice in the opening six minutes Miller had chances heading wide before drilling a shot narrowly wide of Gillespie’s overworked goal.

    A handball at the other end provided ‘Well with a free kick 30 yards from goal. After his wonderful strike against Kilmarnock Jake Carroll looked favourite but instead Mark O’Hara tried his luck but his effort bounced wide.

    With Motherwell hemmed in their own half only a wonderful save from Gillespie after 53 minutes denied Accies an equaliser. Moyo’s thumping drive was dipping under the bar until the ‘Well ‘keeper stretched and twisted to turn the ball over his crossbar.

    At this stage the Fir Park players looked a shadow of the confident side from the first half as they carelessly conceded possession allowing Hamilton plenty of the ball in and around the home box.

    After 63 minutes Hylton’s trip on Aaron McGowan at the edge of the box presented Accies with yet another opening. And although Brian Easton blasted the free kick high and wide, Stephen Robinson had seen enough to make a double substitution bringing on Sherwin Seedorf to provide an out ball and Peter Hartley to bolster the defence.

    The changes had little effect as Accies deservedly equalised four minutes later. Moyo nodded the ball down to Aaron McGowan and his low drive from 20 yards took a slight deflection to steer the ball inside Gillespie’s left-hand post.

    That goal sparked some life into the home ranks and Carroll, now more advanced on the left, headed Grimshaw’s deep cross wide of goal.

    As both sides chased a winning goal play raged from end to end and the Accies’ fans behind Gillespie’s goal thought Martin had hit one from 30 yards but his shot flew wide.

    However, the Hamilton fans were on their feet in the 76 minute to celebrate the winning goal when Moyo rose high in the six yard box to nod McGowan’s cross beyond Gillespie to make it 2-1.

    That forced ‘Well’s final change, with Ross MacIver, replacing Polworth for the final 10 minutes.

    The youngster was hoping to repeat his debut goal at Dingwall but the nearest MacIver and ‘Well came to an equaliser was his injury time header into Southwood’s grateful hands.

  • Club

    Remembering Phil O’Donnell

    Remembering Phil O’Donnell

    Saturday 29 December 2019 marks 12 years to the day since the untimely passing of Phil O’Donnell.

    Our club captain, a fantastic role model and an incredible man, his loss is still felt as strongly today.

    He remains part of our club and everyday lives. His memory and legacy is all around us at Fir Park, particularly with the Phil O’Donnell Stand and the various mementos of his career which adorn the stadium.

    We ask fans to join in a minute’s applause in the 10th minute of our match with Hamilton Academical to pay tribute to his life.

  • First team

    Manager: It will be 100mph

    “It will be 100mph. Fans will be right up for it. It’ll come down to who manages the game best.”

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to the year-end derby with Hamilton.

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at Hamilton

    Opposition Report: A look at Hamilton

    Hamilton Academical are the final visitors to Fir Park in 2019 on Sunday.

    Here’s a look at our opponents.

    The story so far

    With 15 points from 20 league games this season, Hamilton find themselves second bottom of the Ladbrokes Premiership going into the local derby fixture.

    They are, however, by no means cut adrift. Three points ahead of bottom club Hearts, a positive result at the weekend could see them jump above St Mirren into 10th, and potentially even put themselves two points off eighth in the table.

    Form guide

    Hamilton have won one, drawn three and lost six of their last 10 outings in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Their sole victory came at home to Hearts on 21 December, with Mickel Miller and Will Collar netting in a 2-1 victory.

    Draws have came against Livingston, Kilmarnock and Ross County, with losses to Aberdeen twice, Rangers, Celtic, St Mirren and St Johnstone.

    Three to watch

    Alexander Gogic

    Cypriot defender Alexander Gogic has put his injury struggles behind him to establish himself as a crucial part of the Hamilton backline.

    The 25-year-old has played in all but one of Accies’ 19 Scottish Premiership fixtures so far this season – missing out on the 1-0 defeat at Aberdeen following his dismissal in the home loss to St Mirren.

    Such is Gogic’s influence on the team, he was handed the captain’s armband on three occasions this term.

    Brian Easton

    Almost 13 years on from making his professional debut for Hamilton, Brian Easton put pen to paper on a deal that saw him return for a third spell at the club where it all began.

    Progressing through the ranks, Easton racked up over 100 appearances in his first spell with Accies before signing for Burnley in the summer of 2009. A short spell at Dundee followed, before the left-back joined St Johnstone – winning the Scottish Cup in 2014.

    Injury ruled Easton out for 16 months between December 2017 and May 2019 and following his departure from McDiarmid Park, Brian Rice moved quickly to secure his services on a one-year-deal.

    Mickel Miller

    Mickel Miller will have fond memories of coming up against Motherwell, having made his debut for Accies in a 2-0 win over Motherwell back in March 2018.

    It represented an incredible journey for the forward, who progressed through the ranks at Carshalton Athletic in the English seventh tier before signing for Hamilton in January 2018.

    Last season was an impressive one for Miller and we would end it as the club’s top-scorer with eight goals. This season he has found the net on three occasions, the latest of which came in the 2-1 victory over Hearts last weekend.

    Buy in advance or pay at the gate

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Fans can also pay at the gate on the day

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£17 / £16
    Under 15s£3
    One adult and two kids£28 / £24

    Cheaper price applies to John Hunter stand for home supporters.

    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 Hamilton 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

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Hamilton

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Hamilton

    There’s a live stream and live audio available from Motherwell v Hamilton Academical this Sunday.

    We’ve live video of the match available to viewers outside of the UK and Ireland for just £12 a month. Kick off is at 3pm GMT.

    To subscribe and get all Motherwell home matches – and the majority of away games – head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk now and sign up.

    If you’re in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ve also got live audio commentary of the match for just £5.99 a month.

    Head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to sign up. Just choose the UK/Ireland commentary option.

    2019/20 Motherwell streaming service matches

    DateMatchService available
    29 December 2019Motherwell v HamiltonLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    22 January 2020Aberdeen v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    25 January 2020Motherwell v HibernianLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    1 February 2020Livingston v MotherwellLive audio only
    5 February 2020Motherwell v CelticLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    12 February 2020St Johnstone v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    15 February 2020Motherwell v St MirrenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    22 February 2020Hamilton v MotherwellLive audio only
    4 March 2020Motherwell v Ross CountyLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    7 March 2020Hearts v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    14 March 2020Motherwell v AberdeenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    21 March 2020Motherwell v KilmarnockLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    4 April 2020Rangers v MotherwellLive audio only