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  • First team

    Motherwell lose in Kilmarnock friendly

  • Club

    How to watch closed door Motherwell games

  • Club

    An opportunity to talk to others

  • Club

    Pat Quinn (1936-2020)

  • First team

    ‘Well beat Dundee United in friendly

  • First team

    Watch Rangers v Motherwell friendly live

  • Club

    Six ways you can improve your financial health

  • First team

    Christopher Long returns to Motherwell

  • Club

    Let’s break our season ticket record

  • First team

    2020/21 starts with trip to Ross County

  • First team

    Motherwell lose in Kilmarnock friendly

    Motherwell lose in Kilmarnock friendly

    Motherwell lost out 3-2 to Kilmarnock in a well-contested friendly at Fir Park on Friday.

    An even first half was followed by a dominant display in the second 45 from the Steelmen, but they were punished for failing to make their dominance pay.

    The first half was low on chances for both sides. Long-range efforts from Turnbull and Maguire failed to seriously test the ‘keeper, while both also combined at close range, with Turnbull’s knockdown seeing Maguire fire wide from 12 yards.

    With five minutes left in the half, Burke’s corner was swung in from the right in front of the Cooper Stand, with Kabamba getting across the front of his man and steering a header into the left of the net.

    Early in the second, Motherwell were level. Hastie’s cut inside on the right saw him stand the ball up to the back post.

    Fellow sub Hylton read the intention, peeling off and heading the ball down to Polworth, who then teed up O’Hara to fire home a ferocious low effort into the bottom right corner from 25 yards.

    Hylton could have made it two 10 minutes later. Another ball from the lively Hastie caused trouble for the visiting ‘keeper who missed the flight of the ball under pressure. But the winger just couldn’t bundle the unexpected ball at the back post.

    Christopher Long made his return after signing on for a second year and he was next to seriously test the goalkeeper. Laid off by Watt on the edge of the area, his attempt to disguise a placed shot into the bottom right corner was well read and saved.

    ‘Well continued to press. McGinley’s cross from the left fell sweetly for Watt 12 yards out, but his volley was blocked.

    The sucker punch would arrive with 15 to go. Against the run of play a low cross from the left was met by a Kilmarnock trialist, who was able to steer the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

    Then, with five minutes late, Motherwell levelled again.

    Hastie again was brilliant down the right, twisting, turning and beating his opposite number all ends up. His perfectly-flighted to the back post was met by Watt, who headed down under pressure into the net.

    Within 60 seconds, Kilmarnock retook the lead. From kick off, a break down the right played in Kiltie, who fired low past Carson from a tight angle into the left of the net.

    Motherwell: Carson, Grimshaw (Cornelius 60), Donnelly (Mugabi 60), Lamie (Hussain 82), McGinley (Johnston 75), Maguire (O’Hara 45), Campbell, (Polworth 45), Turnbull (Long 60), Robinson (Hastie 45), Seedorf (Hylton 45), White (Watt 45).

    Kilmarnock first half: Trialist, Millen, Broadfoot, Findlay, Waters, Power, El Makrini, Burke, McKenzie, Brophy, Kabamba

    Kilmarnock second half: Lyle, Trialist, Broadfoot (Dicker), Rossi, Taylor, Kiltie, Brindley, Pinnock, Trialist, Cameron, Connell

  • Club

    How to watch closed door Motherwell games

    How to watch closed door Motherwell games

    Motherwell matches will be played behind closed doors for the foreseeable future.

    But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to see the games.

    Depending on where you are in the world, there are a number of different ways to make sure you can see the action.

    Based in Scotland, the wider UK or Ireland

    The only way to guarantee being able to see every home Scottish Premiership match is to buy a season ticket.

    Everyone who buys a season ticket is guaranteed entry to 19 matches once fans are allowed back in stadiums. Until then, our live streaming is available free of charge.

    To buy, visit tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

    You don’t need to do anything else after you’ve bought your season ticket. We’ll send you your login details for the live streams shortly by email or post in time for the Rangers match.

    Live commentary

    Alternatively, you can sign up to our subscription service to receive live audio commentary from every match we play home and away, as well as getting to see full match replays, extended highlights and press conferences before anyone else.

    Priced at £7 a month or £70 annually – or £59.99 if you buy in advance – head to live.motherwellfc.co.uk and hit subscribe.

    Other matches

    Information on League Cup, Scottish Cup and UEFA Europa League matches will be made available in due course.

    Based outside of the UK and Ireland

    Our overseas season ticket gets you access to live streams of every Scottish Premiership game played across the campaign.

    Priced at £15 a month or £150 annually, the overseas season ticket guarantees you will see every Scottish Premiership match we play – both home and away.

    To buy, head to live.motherwellfc.co.uk and hit subscribe.

    Our price for the season will increase to £150 annually on 23 July. Get yours before then to benefit from our discounted pricing.

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    An opportunity to talk to others

    An opportunity to talk to others

    The last few months have been particularly tough on many of us.

    Motherwell FC’s Community Trust, together with Time to Tackle and supported by Paycare, are hosting a Zoom call on Wednesday 15 July at 7pm for anyone to come on and share their experiences, or listen to others.

    On the call, the group’s founder Aaron Connolly will tell his story of his battle with poor mental health. His organisation exists to help tackle poor mental health, poor physical health, stigma and loneliness using the power of football and peer support.

    You can also learn about how we will work together to provide further support for our fans and our local community.

    To take part, download the Zoom app. The meeting ID is 830 4902 4137 and the password is 109457.

    You don’t have to share your audio or video to take part. You can just come on and listen if you prefer.

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    Pat Quinn (1936-2020)

    Pat Quinn (1936-2020)

    We are saddened to hear of the death of Pat Quinn at the age of 84.

    One of the club’s famous Ancell Babes, the inside forward made 251 appearances for the club between 1955 and 1962, scoring 119 goals.

    Quinn was a star man in the side, and would receive international recognition through four Scotland caps during his time at Fir Park.

    He would be sold to Blackpool in 1962 for £34,000, a significant sum for the times. He also went on to play for Hibernian and East Fife.

    Our thoughts are with Pat’s family and friends at this time.

  • First team

    ‘Well beat Dundee United in friendly

    ‘Well beat Dundee United in friendly

    Motherwell stepped up their pre-season preparations with a 1-0 home win against Dundee United on Saturday.

    Manager Stephen Robinson used two different lineups in either half, as the squad got their first minutes of the 2020/21 campaign.

    New signings Nathan McGinley, Ricki Lamie, Scott Fox, Jordan White and Jake Hastie all featured, while there were top team minutes for Harry Robinson and young defender Max Johnston.

    David Turnbull also made his return after summer knee surgery, playing the first 45 minutes of the match.

    Exactly 18 weeks after Motherwell’s 1-1 draw with Hearts in their last competitive outing, the first half saw both teams tentatively find their way into the swing of things again.

    Neither side seriously troubled either goalkeeper with clear-cut chances, save for a United header which bounced off the post and out.

    The breakthrough came 10 minutes into the second half. Robinson’s ingenuity down the right opened the chance for him to cut inside and loop a shot over the goalkeeper.

    With United’s number one beaten, the ball crashed down off the crossbar, with White on hand to tap home from a matter of yards.

    Motherwell first half: Fox, Cornelius, Donnelly, Hussain, McGinley, O’Hara, Turnbull, Semple, Hastie, Seedorf, Watt.

    Motherwell second half: Carson, Grimshaw, Maguire, Lamie, Johnston, Campbell, Polworth, MacIver, Hylton, Robinson, White.

    Dundee United first half: Deniz, Robson, Connolly, Graham, Freeman, Powers, Harkes, Chalmers, Pawlett, Fotheringham, Smith.

    Dundee United second half: Deniz, L Smith, Neilson, Sporle, Reynolds, Davidson, King, Mochrie, Clark, Glass, Appere.

  • First team

    Watch Rangers v Motherwell friendly live

    Watch Rangers v Motherwell friendly live

    We step up our preparations for the 2020/21 campaign with a trip to face Rangers in a friendly on Wednesday 22 July.

    Stephen Robinson’s side are getting ready for the Scottish Premiership season – as well as a foray into the UEFA Europa League – and will travel to Ibrox for a 6pm kick off.

    While the game is being played behind closed doors, there’s ways for you to watch.

    The first guaranteed way to see the match is to buy your season ticket for 2020/21. All season ticket holders will be given free access to our live streaming platform to watch the game.

    You can get your season ticket by buying online now at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, or by calling us on 01698 333333.

    Season ticket holders do not need to sign up to our platform. We will send out details on how you can log in a few days before the match.

    If you’re in the UK or Ireland and don’t have a season ticket, the game will be broadcast live on Premier Sports.

    For fans living abroad, you can watch the match live online if you purchase our overseas season ticket or overseas monthly streaming pass.

    To subscribe, head to live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

  • Club

    Six ways you can improve your financial health

    Six ways you can improve your financial health

    Across the country, we are facing unprecedented times.

    For many of us, as a community, country and a human race collectively, it may be our toughest challenge yet. Pulling together yet staying apart.

    Now that you have exhausted all the online workouts, Zoom events and mid-morning yoga options… what do you do with all this time at home?

    Our partners SRB Wealth Management offer six ways you can improve your financial health.


    What if you spent time being financially forward thinking?

    We have a rare opportunity to take time to get to grips with, re-evaluate and make improvements for our future finances. Doing those little jobs that we put aside, because other daily tasks get in the way, gives you a sense of achievement, control and the knowing that you’re making progress toward a better financial future.

    The team at SRB put their heads together  – virtually, of course – and came up with some simple but effective things that you can do at home, to improve your financial health during this ‘stay at home’ period of time.

    1. Dig out that paperwork

    We all get annual statements about our ISAs, pensions, life assurance, savings and bonds and we are often guilty of sticking them in a drawer, either because they don’t make a lot of sense to us or we don’t have time to look at them. Now is that time. Dig out those statements and take a long hard look at them. Understand them and make sure you’re comfortable with what they’re telling you.

    Don’t lose sight of key financial dates, such as tax year beginning or end. Longer term financial plans may not be a current priority. But opportunities to invest and take advantage of these dates shouldn’t be ignored.

    2. Do your sums

    If you have a retirement income goal in mind, think about how much you’d need to save each month, from now, to hit that target, taking into consideration the effects of inflation.

    Are you saving the right amount? If not, think about what you can do to make that happen.

    Find out how much you might have in your state pension, using the state pension forecasting service, and consider whether that’s enough for you to live the retirement life you’d like.

    3. Track down those lost pension pots

    If you’ve worked for more than one company during your career, then it’s likely that you’ve paid into different workplace pensions. Make use of the Pension Tracing Service to help track down what you’ve paid and to where. All you need is the names of companies who have employed you – even if the company no longer exists.

    Please note: This service will only tell you the name of the provider, but you can then get in touch and request the detailed information. Once you know what you have and where, you can consider whether to leave as is or consolidate, depending on the type of pension and your personal circumstances.

    4. Review your energy outgoings

    This often creates a big ‘sigh’ in most households under normal circumstances, because it takes time to review and research. But if you haven’t reviewed your suppliers and rates either for your home, or your business, now is the time to do it. Energy prices are favourable at the moment, but wont be forever.

    Compare rates across a number of suppliers using comparison sites, or check their offers directly to find the best deal for you. You could free up some money that could be better placed elsewhere.

    If you’re unsure of the service or reputation of some suppliers, for impartial information and advice on household and business energy from Britain’s energy regulator, check out the Ofgem website.

    5. Ensure your protection is adequate

    It’s a given that we protect our material possessions – car, home, phone, even holidays. But many people overlook protecting their income, or their family’s ability to survive without it.

    Protection is fundamental. It may not be the most exciting of subjects, but it addresses one of our most basic desires – to keep safe all that we hold dear.

    Take the time to consider whether your existing protection is right for your current circumstances. Is it cover you no longer need? Are you under insuring yourself? If you don’t have cover, think about how that looks should the worst happen.

    6. Look at your current mortgage arrangement

    A mortgage is often your biggest financial commitment. Can you ease that burden in the short term, or make it work better for you in the longer term?

    Consider whether the mortgage payment holiday on offer is suitable for you. Look at your current rate, when did you last review this?

    Look ahead at your plans for the property. Do you want to make changes, or are you considering moving house in the future?

    Take steps toward a better financial future

    Using this time to take action and make small but important changes to your finances offers many benefits.

    You might improve your financial position for the future. You’ll certainly get a few things off that ‘to do’ list and it’ll give you a great sense of achievement. It also puts you in control, when much around you is out of your hands.

    There’s always time to speak to your Financial Adviser

    If you have a Financial Adviser, you don’t have to wait to see them face to face to discuss any concerns or questions over your portfolio.

    A good FA will be there to support you during this unsettling time, to go over any concerns and relay market information. Review your portfolio and see where you could make improvements by moving or changing things around.

    Your adviser is likely to be working from home too, so will be available for a chat on the phone. Take this time to discuss your existing investments, bonds, ISAs and Personal Pensions or to simply get an update of where things are. They’re in a great position to keep you up to date with what’s happening with your investments.

    Take this time to look after your future. If you’d like to speak to a member of the team about wealth management, retirement planning or Inheritance Tax planning, contact SRB Wealth Management on 01698 536064 or email srbwealth@sjpp.co.uk.

    Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

    The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select and the value can therefore go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested.

    SRB Wealth Management Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the group’s website www.sjp.co.uk/products.

  • First team

    Christopher Long returns to Motherwell

    Christopher Long returns to Motherwell

    Christopher Long has signed a new deal with Motherwell.

    The 25-year-old striker, who netted 11 goals in 31 games last season, returns to the club on a one-year contract.

    “I’m buzzing to be back,” said Long.

    “Finishing third last season and qualifying for Europe was huge. I want to pick up from where I left off.”

    A product of Everton’s youth academy, Long made one appearance for the Toffees in the UEFA Europa League.

    Having spent time on loan with MK Dons and Brentford, he then moved to Burnley and was part of their team who won promotion to the English Premier League in 2015/16.

    Spells with Fleetwood Town, Bolton Wanderers, Northampton Town and Blackpool followed, before he headed north of the border last year.

    His last goal for Motherwell came in the final match of 2019/20, with his strike in a 1-1 draw with Hearts securing a third-place finish.

    “It’s great to have Christopher back,” said manager Stephen Robinson,

    “He made a big impression last season and, once we get him up to speed again, we want to get even more from him this campaign.”.

  • Club

    Let’s break our season ticket record

    Let’s break our season ticket record

    We want to set a new record by reaching a target of 4,500 season ticket sales for the 2020/21 campaign.

    Having broken our previous best in 2018/19, we surpassed it again in 2019/20 as 4,488 of you committed to the club.

    Now, against the odds in these difficult times, we want your help to try and beat it again.

    Over 3,500 of you have now signed up for the 2020/21 season.

    To get yours, there’s various ways you can buy.

    If you can, please use our online purchasing service at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk. If you’re renewing, just sign in using the customer number on your season card.

    You can also call us between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Friday, on 01698 333333.

    Our promise to you

    We promise that everyone who buys a season ticket for 2020/21 will get the full value of their purchase.

    Everyone who purchases, or has already purchased, a season ticket for 2020/21 will get the chance to attend 19 home league matches, whenever that is possible.

    If that is not possible in 2020/21, we will offer you the chance to claim the credit value of the missing games back. This can either be used against the value of your season ticket for 2021/22, or if you don’t renew next year, you can claim the equivalent number of match tickets for games in 2021/22.

    If matches are initially played behind closed doors, we pledge that you will not be adversely impacted.

    What’s more, you will get free access to our live online streaming service to watch all of our home games played behind closed doors.

    Kids go free

    For every adult or concession season ticket bought, you can get up to two free season tickets for children aged 15 or under. And each child will get their own season card, giving them something of their own.

    Two kids go for free if you buy a season ticket in our Davie Cooper stand, while you can get one free child season ticket for every adult or concession bought in our John Hunter and Phil O’Donnell stands.

    If you want to take along even more kids, individual season tickets are priced at just £20 for the campaign, or on a match-by-match basis for £3.

    Spread the cost or pay now

    There are many ways to pay for your season ticket.

    You can pay for your season ticket in two instalments in July and August by using our standing order facility. Forms are available here, or you can call 01698 333333 and we will get you set up. If you’re filling out a form, you can scan it and email it to tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk or post it to the club.

    Finance is available to spread your cost over 12 months at an interest rate of 19.5%. To apply, please call us on 01698 333333.

  • First team

    2020/21 starts with trip to Ross County

    2020/21 starts with trip to Ross County

    Motherwell will open the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season with an away trip to face Ross County.

    The match with the Staggies will be played on Monday, 3 August with a 7.45pm kick-off. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

    Stephen Robinson’s side will then face Dundee United in the first home game of the campaign on Saturday 8 August, before the midweek visit of Livingston on Wednesday 12 August.

    A trip to face Hibernian on Saturday 15 August will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports with a 5.30pm kick off.

    The first Lanarkshire derby against Hamilton Academical will be played at Fir Park on Saturday 22 August.

    With no winter break in the 2020/21 campaign, we’ll then travel to take on Accies on Saturday 2 January 2021.

    The season is due to finish on the weekend of Saturday 15 May 2021.

    Our start date remains subject to Scottish Government approval.

    It is expected that our first matches will be played behind closed doors.

    The only way to guarantee seeing games at Fir Park during that period is to buy a season ticket.

    You are guaranteed to be able to physically attend 19 matches with your ticket, as well as getting free access to watch a live online stream of home games behind closed doors. Information on away fixtures will follow.

    Motherwell FC 2020/21 Scottish Premiership fixtures

    1Monday3 August19:45Ross CountyA
    2Saturday8 August15:00Dundee UnitedH
    3Wednesday12 August19:45LivingstonH
    4Saturday15 August17:30HibernianA
    5Saturday22 August15:00Hamilton AcademicalH
    6Saturday29 August15:00CelticA
    7Saturday12 September15:00St. JohnstoneH
    8Saturday19 September15:00AberdeenA
    9Saturday26 September15:00RangersH
    10Friday2 October19:45KilmarnockA
    11Saturday17 October15:00St. MirrenA
    12Saturday24 October15:00Ross CountyH
    13Saturday31 October15:00LivingstonA
    14Friday6 November19:45CelticH
    15Saturday21 November15:00St. JohnstoneA
    16Saturday5 December15:00HibernianH
    17Saturday12 December15:00St. MirrenH
    18Saturday19 December15:00RangersA
    19Wednesday23 December19:45AberdeenH
    20Saturday26 December15:00Dundee UnitedA
    21Wednesday30 December19:45KilmarnockH
    22SaturdayJanuary 215:00Hamilton AcademicalA
    23SaturdayJanuary 915:00St. MirrenA
    24SaturdayJanuary 1615:00RangersH
    25SaturdayJanuary 2315:00AberdeenA
    26WednesdayJanuary 2719:45Ross CountyA
    27WednesdayFebruary 319:45Dundee UnitedH
    28SaturdayFebruary 615:00CelticA
    29SaturdayFebruary 1315:00Hamilton AcademicalH
    30SaturdayFebruary 2715:00HibernianA
    31SaturdayMarch 615:00LivingstonH
    32SaturdayMarch 2015:00KilmarnockA
    33SaturdayApril 315:00St. JohnstoneH