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  • Club

    Indefinite postponement of football continued

  • Club

    Full list of activities affected by suspension

  • Club

    All football matches postponed indefinitely

  • First team

    Manager: It’s an opportunity for us

  • First team

    Opposition report: A look at Aberdeen

  • First team

    David Turnbull signs contract extension

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Aberdeen

  • First team

    Carson and Donnelly in Northern Ireland squad

  • First team

    Barry Maguire called to Scotland Under 21s

  • Women

    ‘Well progress in SWPL Cup

  • Club

    Indefinite postponement of football continued

    Indefinite postponement of football continued

    The playing of organised football in Scotland remains suspended indefinitely.

    An update from the joint response group of the SPFL and Scottish FA on Monday has reiterated that all league fixtures will be postponed until any order from government and/or further direction from the Scottish FA can be provided.

    Matches and training sessions at all levels of our clubs are now suspended.

    The decision has been made in the interest of public health in the wake of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, in line with the advice of the UK Medical Officer.

    The joint response group say the decision protects the general public and all involved in putting on football matches, as well as reducing the burden on the emergency services.

    Further updates on when football can resume will be given as soon as possible.

    Our club offices in the Chapman Building will remain open from 10am to 3pm every day. We would ask fans not to visit in person if it can be avoided, and to use online services, contact the club by email or call 01968 333333.

    You can view a full list of club activities affected here.

    How can you help?

    We’ve received countless offers of support from supporters and the wider community, with many of you asking if there’s anything you can do to help.

    Our club is owned by its supporters. The Well Society is a member organisation where you can pledge a monthly ongoing amount of your choice, from which the club benefits. You can also make one-off donations should you wish.

    To do so, head to our Well Society sign-up and pledge page. To find out more about how the Well Society works, you can read all about it here.

    Our plan is to have season tickets for the 2020/21 campaign on sales in early April. Fans who are able to buy early will be a huge help to the club.

    We thank everyone who has been in touch. We will provide greater clarity on what will happen next as soon as we possibly can.

  • Club

    Full list of activities affected by suspension

    Full list of activities affected by suspension

    As a result of the Scottish FA’s suspension of all football activities due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus, the following club activities are affected as follows.

    Please note that the situation is constantly evolving and you should check back for updates.

    Last updated on Monday, 23 March.

    Cancelled
    • All first team matches until further notice.
    • All women’s team matches until further notice.
    • All reserve team matches until further notice.
    • All academy matches until further notice.
    • All academy training until further notice.
    • All community team matches until further notice.
    • All community trust training.
    • Community Trust McDonald’s programme on Sunday.
    • All futsal, Steel Tots, Mini Steelkids and Skills Centres are cancelled until after Easter.
    Revised opening hours

    Our club offices in the Chapman Building will remain open from 10am to 3pm every day.

    We would ask fans not to visit in person if it can be avoided, and to use online services, contact the club by email or call 01968 333333.

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    How can you help?

    We’ve received countless offers of support from supporters and the wider community, with many of you asking if there’s anything you can do to help.

    Our club is owned by its supporters. The Well Society is a member organisation where you can pledge a monthly ongoing amount of your choice, from which the club benefits. You can also make one-off donations should you wish.

    To do so, head to our Well Society sign-up and pledge page. To find out more about how the Well Society works, you can read all about it here.

    Our plan is to have season tickets for the 2020/21 campaign on sales in early April. Fans who are able to buy early will be a huge help to the club.

    We thank everyone who has been in touch. We will provide greater clarity on what will happen next as soon as we possibly can.

  • Club

    All football matches postponed indefinitely

    All football matches postponed indefinitely

    The Scottish FA has suspended the 2019/20 season until further notice, in light of the ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus outbreak and the risk to public health.

    As a result of the suspension, the SPFL has postponed this weekend’s fixtures. Friday night’s home match with Aberdeen will not go ahead, and our SWPL match with Hibernian on Sunday has also been cancelled. All academy games are also off.

    You can view a full list of club activities affected here.

    The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments in relation to forthcoming fixtures in the coming days. More information will be communicated at the appropriate time.

    We encourage everyone to practice good hand washing hygiene in accordance with government advice.

    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
    • always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
    • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
    • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
    • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    If you are showing symptoms, follow the advice to self-isolate for seven days. The NHS lists symptoms as a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, and do not call NHS 111 to inform them you are self-isolating,

    Use the NHS 111 online service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

  • First team

    Manager: It’s an opportunity for us

    “It’s an opportunity for us. We’re third and we believe we can stay up there.”

    Stephen Robinson previews Friday’s third-place clash with Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Opposition report: A look at Aberdeen

    Opposition report: A look at Aberdeen

    Aberdeen come to Fir Park on Friday as the race for third spot hots up.

    Here’s a look at our opponents.

    The story so far

    Derek McInnes’ team sit a point behind Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership table with 30 games played.

    The Dons have had experienced mixed fortunes during the course of the season but are still in a strong position. They also have a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on the horizon.

    Coming up against a Hoops side determined to win their fourth successive treble will represent a massive challenge for the Dons, though there’s a sense that his may be a year in which a first piece of silverware in six years and a first Scottish Cup in 30 years makes its way into the trophy cabinet at Pittodrie.

    This season Aberdeen have already come to Fir Park and won convincingly – claiming a 3-0 success back in October, however Motherwell gained a degree of revenge when Liam Donnelly’s header ensured a 1-0 victory for Stephen Robinson’s side at Pittodrie.

    Form guide

    Aberdeen have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches in all competitions.

    An incredible last-gasp, 4-3 win in the Scottish Cup at Kilmarnock kicked off the latest sequence, with victories also coming in the league against St Mirren and Hibernian. A draw with Kilmarnock and a loss to Ross County have also come in the run.

    Three to watch

    Lewis Ferguson

    Scotland Under 21 international Lewis Ferguson played a crucial part in Aberdeen’s comeback win against Hibs last weekend.

    Playing in an advanced midfield role, the former Hamilton youngster has flourished this season – contributing three goals and nine assists in all competitions.

    Still only 20, Ferguson has been included in Scot Gemmill’s squad for the upcoming Euro Under-21 Championship qualifiers with Croatia and Greece

    Niall McGinn

    During his time at Aberdeen, Niall McGinn has shown a real fondness for finding the net against Motherwell.

    The Northern Irish international has scored 11 goals since arriving at Pittodrie in 2012 and was on the scoresheet when the Dons eased to a 3-0 win at Fir Park in October.

    This season McGinn has been involved in almost 40% of Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership goals, demonstrating his continued attacking threat with six goals and nine assists.

    Curtis Main

    After a somewhat slow start to life in the Granite City, Curtis Main has begun to show some of the qualities that endeared him to the ‘Well support in the early stages of his spell with the Steelmen.

    The English striker has found the net three times in his last games – including the clinching goal in the 3-1 victory over Hibernian.

    During his time at Fir Park, Main scored 14 goals in all competitions with his most notable contribution

    Buy in advance or pay at the gate

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Cash gates are also available on the day.

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

    The cheaper price is for our John Hunter Stand for home supporters. Away fans can pay at the gate at the South Stand.

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

    Can’t make it? Listen live

    There’s a live stream available outside of the UK/Ireland, and live audio available to all from Motherwell v Aberdeen on Friday.

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

  • First team

    David Turnbull signs contract extension

    David Turnbull signs contract extension

    We’re delighted to announce David Turnbull has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.

    The midfielder, one of the most exciting talents the country has produced in many years, has extended his stay until the summer of 2022.

    The new deal comes shortly after he made his long-awaited comeback from knee surgery.

    The 20-year-old returned ahead of schedule to get the last 20 minutes against St Mirren in his first match back, before also making an appearance from the bench against Heart of Midlothian at the weekend.

    “As soon as I knew I was back, fit and ready to get some game time, I wanted to make sure my contract was sorted,” Turnbull said.

    “I have been here a long time. I feel as if I owe the club and the supporters for the way I have been looked after and treated.

    “I’ve missed most of this season, so this puts us back to pretty much where we were at this stage last year in terms of my deal, giving the club a little more protection as I was coming into the last year of my contract.

    “All my focus now is on spending the next few weeks getting up to full fitness, get back to just playing and enjoying playing football for Motherwell.”

    An academy graduate, Turnbull made a blistering start to his ‘Well career, scoring 15 league goals in just 30 appearances, helping him to sweep the board at the club’s own Player of the Year awards as well as net the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year gong.

    His form brought about attention from both sides of the border with club-record bids received from Celtic and Norwich City.

    But he remained a Motherwell player after preventative surgery was required to repair an asymptomatic knee problem.

    “The fact David has agreed to extend his deal says everything about him as a person and about his family,” manager Stephen Robinson.

    “To have such a talented player available to us again and signing for an extended period is significant for the club.”

    You can watch the tale of his comeback in our feature documentary David Turnbull: The comeback story here.

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Aberdeen

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Aberdeen

    There’s a live stream and live audio available from Motherwell v Aberdeen on Friday.

    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 7.45pm 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
    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

     

  • First team

    Carson and Donnelly in Northern Ireland squad

    Carson and Donnelly in Northern Ireland squad

    Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly are in the Northern Ireland squad for their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-off.

    Michael O’Neill’s side travel to face Bosnia on 26 March, with the prospect of a final against either Slovakia or Republic of Ireland five days later.

  • First team

    Barry Maguire called to Scotland Under 21s

    Barry Maguire called to Scotland Under 21s

    Barry Maguire has been named in the Scotland Under 21 squad for their forthcoming double header with Croatia and Greece.

    The Motherwell youth academy product has been a regular call-up for Scot Gemmill’s side this campaign, as the young Scots push for a place at the 2021 European Under 21 Championships.

  • Women

    ‘Well progress in SWPL Cup

    ‘Well progress in SWPL Cup

    Motherwell progressed to the knockout stage of the SWPL Cup after a convincing 6-1 victory over Partick Thistle.

    Jordan McLintock netted a hat-trick, with Kaela McDonald-Nguah bagging a double and an own goal rounding off the scoring as Eddie Wolecki Black’s side topped their group with six points.

    After picking up three points from Kilmarnock and then being defeated at home by Forfar Farmington, the permutations were simple for the women of steel. Win – and progression would be secured.

    They wasted little time in making sure that would be the case in Airdrie, despite the visitors starting the brighter of the two sides and having the first effort of the match, with Craig’s drive testing Ramsey in the horrendous conditions.

    The opener came soon after though an own goal. Gallagher’s header skimmed off the surface and into the far corner of her own net.

    Motherwell then doubled their lead at the perfect time right before the break, the final action of the half seeing a brilliant team goal.

    Sinclair drove through the midfield and played in Puller, who had the vision to pick off McLintock for an open goal to give a two-goal lead at half time.

    McDonald-Nguah added to the scoring with a wonderful drive only a minute into the second half. She then added to her tally with another outrageous strike, with the ball floated to the back post, her acrobatic volley flew into the net.

    McLintock was next on the scoresheet, spinning the defender and slotting home with conviction to put Motherwell five up.

    Her hat-trick was complete when she controlled the ball in a tightly contested box and calmly finished another great move.

    Thistle pulled a goal back ten minutes from the end, with ex-Well striker Suzanne Mulvey rewarded for closing down Ramsey’s attempted clearance.

    First team coach Stewart Hall was delighted with the performance.

    “We had a poor result last week against Forfar, so we asked the girls for a positive reaction,” he said. “With six goals and three points, the girls delivered ten-fold. It was fantastic.

    “Kaela has two outstanding finishes, I couldn’t tell you which one was better. It was also great for Jordan McLintock to get a hat-trick.

    “We now have a squad of 23 strong, competitive players. Everyone is fighting for a place.

    “We will look for a positive performance against Hibernian and it is a match we know we can get a result in.”

    The women of steel now look forward to a return to SWPL1 action after an impressive victory, when they take on Hibernian at Ravenscraig on Sunday. Kick-off is 2pm.

    Motherwell: Ramsey, Black, Gallon, Watson, Inglis, Hay, McDonald-Nguah, Sinclair, Rice, Puller, McLintock