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    Steven Hammell inducted to Hall of Fame

  • Club

    Making changes to our club badge

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    Christmas party nights are back

  • First team

    Watch Rangers v Motherwell live at Fir Park

  • First team

    Next up: Rangers

  • Women

    Partick Thistle next in SWPL1

  • Club

    No away fans at Ibrox

  • Women

    Defeat to Hibernian in SWPL1

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Aberdeen

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    Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen

  • Club

    Steven Hammell inducted to Hall of Fame

    Steven Hammell inducted to Hall of Fame

    Steven Hammell is to become the latest inductee to the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    One of our delayed 2020 inductees, the club legend takes his place alongside John Hunter, Davie Cooper and Andy Paton.

    Having played 583 games in claret and amber, Hammell is Motherwell’s post-war record appearance holder.

    Hammell started his professional career at Fir Park in January 1998. He made his debut in 2000, starting in a Scottish Premier League match against Aberdeen at the age of 18.

    Playing 242 times across seven seasons between 1999 and 2006, he established himself as a club stalwart and was part of the side which reached the 2005 League Cup final against Rangers.

    In 2006, he departed for a short spell in England with Southend United, spending 18 months south of the border and making 55 appearances before returning to Motherwell in January 2008.

    A testimonial would follow against Everton in 2012, with a star-studded Toffees side being held 1-1 at Fir Park.

    A further 341 appearances would be made in claret and amber by Hammell, as Motherwell went through a prolific period of finishing both second and third in the league, reaching the qualifying stages of both the UEFA Champions league and UEFA Europa League.

    Hammell would go on to make 23 appearances in European football for Motherwell, a feat that no other player has matched.

    He was also a member of the starting team which reached the 2011 Scottish Cup final, and was in the squad for the 2017 League Cup final, but a trophy would prove elusive before he brought the curtain down on his career at Fir Park in a league match against Ross County in January 2018.

    He won full international recognition with Scotland back in 2004, when the late Tommy Burns capped him in a friendly match against Sweden at Easter Road, and was a member of several Scotland squads.

    Steven retired after a distinguished 20-year playing career in January 2018, taking up the important role as academy director at the club, rearing the next batch of graduates to follow in his footsteps.

    Our Hall of Fame will welcome its new inductees in a special event in November.

    Taking place at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Saturday 13 November, the event will induct the classes of 2020 and 2021.

    The event is priced at £60 for adults and £30 for children aged under 12.

    We will induct both the 2020 and 2021 intake at the event.

    Buy your tickets online here now.

    Current Hall of Famers include George Stevenson, Willie Pettigrew, Phil O’Donnell, Ally Maxwell and James McFadden.

  • Club

    Making changes to our club badge

    Making changes to our club badge

    We’ve made some changes to our club badge.

    The changes are largely subtle but important to ensuring our club badge is professional and consistent.

    They also bring it back closer to the original design, which had suffered from reinterpretations over the years.


    We first started by noticing subtle errors contained within the design of the badge.

    Some were small anomalies, such as the letter R in Motherwell being too small in comparison to the other letters in the MOTHERWELL FC part of the badge.

    Our badge is based on two ribbons at the top and bottom. On closer inspection, these needed redrawn as the thicknesses at the ends were inconsistent and too thick.

    Around the outside of the badge, the claret outline was also of uneven thickness. Additionally, the lettering on both ribbons was not on the correct arc, and we readjusted this.

    Perhaps most importantly, our badge was not a perfect circular shape. We also fixed this.


    The biggest and most obvious update to the badge is the steelworks.

    Through many years of our badge being redrawn, the detail on the steelworks has been lost.

    The steelworks shape on the new version has now been digitalised from the original badge.

  • Club

    Christmas party nights are back

    Christmas party nights are back

    Celebrate being able to celebrate this Christmas again with us at Fir Park.

    Join us this festive season as our legendary Christmas Party Nights return to ML1.

    For more information or to book, get in touch with our team today at events@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

    Centenary Suite

    Enjoy a traditional three-course meal, with games and dancing with our popular DJ priced at £45 per person. Dress to impress, with our parties kicking off at 7pm and running until 1am.

    There is also a VIP package on request priced at £80 per person, including 12 complimentary drinks.

    Available dates: December 4, December 10, December 11, December 17.

    Cooper Suite

    Our 80s themed Christmas night is back by popular demand.

    Dig out your rah-rah skirts and leg warmers and enjoy some 80s hits thrown into the Christmas mix.

    Our package includes a hot buffet and is priced at £35 per person. The night starts at 7pm and runs until 1am.

    There is also a VIP package on request which will be priced at £70 per person, including 12 complimentary drinks.

    Available dates: November 26, November 27, December 3, December 4, December 10, December 11, December 17, December 18.

    Millennium Suite

    Host a Christmas celebration in your very own suite.

    Our Millennium Suite can be hired for an exclusive Christmas company lunch or dinner. Packages can be created to suit your individual needs, with a minimum party size of 20.

    Hogmanay Party

    Bring in the bells at Fir Park with your family and friends.

    Get your glad rags on and dance the night away with our resident DJ.

    Our package includes a glass of sparkling wine for a midnight toast and a buffet served at 10pm.

    The night starts at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £5 for children aged 12 and under.

  • First team

    Watch Rangers v Motherwell live at Fir Park

    Watch Rangers v Motherwell live at Fir Park

    Due to Covid restrictions at Ibrox, no away fans will be allowed into the ground for Rangers v Motherwell on Sunday 19 September.

    As an alternative, our opponents have given their permission for us to show the game live in our bars at Fir Park.

    Our live beamback to our Cooper Bar is now sold out.

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    Next up: Rangers

    Next up: Rangers

    It’s a trip to Ibrox next for Motherwell in the cinch Premiership.

    The Steelmen head west on Sunday 19 September, with kick-off at Ibrox at 3pm.

    Watch the game live at Fir Park

    Due to Covid restrictions at Ibrox, no away fans will be allowed into the ground.

    Our live beamback to our Cooper Bar is now sold out.

    Watch live

    Alternatively, fans in the UK can buy a live stream direct from Rangers for £9.99.

    International viewers can watch through our subscription service at live.motherwellfc.co.uk. Packages start at as little as £12.50 per month to watch all 38 cinch Premiership fixtures.

    Tale of the tape

    It’s well-told tale that Motherwell’s last league win at Ibrox came back in May 1997, with Owen Coyle netting a double.

    Rangers have won the last five in the league at Ibrox against ‘Well, with the visitors’ last positive result on Premiership business coming in a 1-1 draw in April 2017.

    Last time out, Devante Cole’s opener was cancelled out by Cedric Itten’s equaliser in a draw at Fir Park in January.

    Form guide

    Rangers sit top of the league with 12 points, with four wins from five matches so far.

    Victories over Livingston, Ross County, Celtic and St Johnstone have put them in the driving seat, with the one loss coming away at Dundee United.

    Motherwell started the season with a narrow defeat to Hibernian and a draw at St Johnstone, before picking up a succession of wins over Livingston, Dundee and Aberdeen.

    Graham Alexander’s men sit fourth, two points behind the leaders, with five games played.

  • Women

    Partick Thistle next in SWPL1

    Partick Thistle next in SWPL1

    Motherwell face newly-promoted Partick Thistle on Sunday at Petershill Football Centre.

    The Glasgow side finished in third place in the SWPL2 last season and missed out on promotion.

    However, due to Forfar Farmington’s withdrawal from the SWPL1 at the start of the season, Thistle were moved up into the top flight.

    Kick off is 1pm.

    Fixture change

    Celtic were due to be our opponents on Sunday 19 September in SWPL1.

    Due to international call ups within the Celtic camp, the fixture has been postponed and will be played at a later date, and the fixture with Thistle from 26 September has been brought forward.

    A further update will be provided in due course on our rearranged fixture against Celtic.

    Tale of the Tape

    Motherwell are unbeaten in their previous two meetings with Thistle.

    The sides last met in 2020 in the SWPL Cup, where the women of steel ran out comfortable 6-1 winners.

    Prior to that, their last encounter was in 2019 in the SWF Scottish Cup, where the game was taken to extra time and The ’Well progressed after winning 2-0.

    Form Guide

    Both Partick Thistle and Motherwell are looking for their first points of the SWPL1 campaign.

    Thistle played their opening league match on Sunday against promoted side Aberdeen, where they fell to a 2-0 defeat.

    The Jags finished second in their SWPL Cup group and qualified for the next round, where they will face champions Glasgow City.

    Motherwell will be looking to get off the mark in the new campaign after a tricky start against Glasgow City and Hibernian, where they lost 6-0 and 4-0 respectively.

  • Club

    No away fans at Ibrox

    No away fans at Ibrox

    Motherwell fans will not be able to buy tickets for our weekend trip to face Rangers.

    Our opponents have advised us that, due to ongoing restrictions at Ibrox, no away allocation will be sent for Sunday’s match.

    Having initially been declined an allocation, subsequent dialogue led to Rangers providing us with a detailed explanation that, due to the displacement of some supporters due to a Covid “red zone”, an away section is not possible.

    While regrettable that no Motherwell fans can attend, we accept that Covid restrictions have led to an unavoidable situation.

    Instead, we will be showing the game live at Fir Park. Our live beamback to our Cooper Bar is now sold out.

  • Women

    Defeat to Hibernian in SWPL1

    Defeat to Hibernian in SWPL1

    Motherwell suffered defeat to Hibernian in their SWPL1 home opener on Sunday.

    Rachael Boyle would open the scoring for the visitors with a well-placed free kick, before Kirsty Morrison rifled home a second from close range.

    Carla Boyce added a third early into the second half, before substitute Eilidh Adams netted a fourth late on to secure all three points for the Edinburgh side.

    Motherwell battled hard in the second half in search of a consolation but were unable to break through a resolute Hibs defence.

    The visitors would come close to the opener in the opening phases of play. Katie Rice’s floated cross fell kindly to Boyce at the back post, but the winger’s low driven effort was deflected inches wide of the target.

    Hibs would take the lead midway through the first half. Boyle’s perfectly weighted free-kick curled superbly past Khym Ramsay into the top-right corner, leaving the Motherwell shot-stopper with no chance.

    They would then double their advantage on the stroke of half-time. Motherwell were unable to clear their lines from Rice’s cross, and Morrison was there to fire home the rebound from close range to put the visitors in control of the tie.

    The Hibees would add a third early into the second half. A well-worked counter-attack caught Motherwell out at the back, and Boyce raced through on goal before comfortably placing her strike under Ramsay into the bottom left corner.

    The fourth came in the latter stages of the game. A quick interchange of play left substitute Eilidh Adams unchallenged at the edge of the box, and the forward’s powerful effort sailed past Ramsay into the top-left corner.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Aberdeen

    The manager speaks as Motherwell defeat the Dons 2-0 in the cinch Premiership.

  • First team

    Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen

    Motherwell made it three consecutive cinch Premiership league wins to climb above Aberdeen and leave the Fir Park fans celebrating a tremendous win.

    Kevin van Veen’s headed goal midway through the first half gave ‘Well a lead to defend.

    Despite the Dons dominating possession and with Liam Kelly defiant, the game was settled just before the hour mark when Juhani Ojala headed home his first ‘Well goal.

    Most recent signing Norwegian Sondre Solholm Johansen made his debut alongside Finnish internationalist Ojala, with Uganda internationalist Bevis Mugabi and Nathan McGinley forming a back four.

    There was a new look about both teams following summer signings and the first time Stephen Glass and Graham Alexander have come face to face as managers.

    It was also a first return to Fir Park for Declan Gallagher had the first chance after 13 minutes when he got his head to Ross McCrorie’s free-kick but the former ‘Well captain directed the ball wide of Liam Kelly’s goal.

    Ten minutes later the Fir Park ‘keeper was tested. Calvin Ramsay’s cross found Marley Watkins unmarked six yards in front of goal. He only managed to head the ball straight at Kelly who palmed the ball down before bravely smothering the ball at the striker’s feet.

    The Dons almost paid for that miss after 25 minutes when Tony Watt nodded Mark O’Hara’s corner down and wide of goal.

    A minute later, though, the home side found the target.

    Watt was clipped by McCrorie as they chased a long through ball but referee John Beaton gave ‘Well the advantage.

    Kaiyne Woolery made the most of it whipping the ball to the back of the six-yard box where van Veen stooped to head home his second goal of the season.

    Unlucky to find themselves behind, Aberdeen had a quick opportunity to draw level but from an angle, Lewis Ferguson’s powerful drive was palmed over his crossbar by Kelly.

    The Motherwell ‘keeper was a busy man up until the interval as Dons pressed for an equaliser.

    Eight minutes from the break Kelly firmly held the ball after Ramsay finished his jinking run with a fine shot on goal.

    The Dons’ full-back was again on target minutes later with a thumping drive which rebounded from Kelly’s chest only to watch Watkins scoop the ball over the bar, before an assistant’s flag was raised for offside.

    Despite Aberdeen’s possession and pressure around the home goal, the Fir Park defenders held firm to protect their narrow lead until the interval.

    The pattern of play continued after the break and Kelly had to look lively to twice denied efforts from Marley Watkins.

    Then in the 59th minute and very much against the run of play ‘Well doubled their lead. Mark O’Hara’s slipped his free-kick wide to van Veen which allowed the Dutchman to deliver a tempting cross into the six-yard box.

    Mugabi and Ojala both towered to claim it but it was the Finn who powered his header home via the underside of the bar to celebrate his first Motherwell goal.

    It was nearly 3-0 two minutes later when Joe Lewis had to backtrack to scoop van Veen’s cross-cum-shot from under his crossbar and then watch as Liam Grimshaw forced the ball over the bar.

    Another speedy break and low delivery from Woolery just evaded Watt and van Veen as shell shocked Dons almost fell further behind.

    After that Motherwell held on comfortably as the Dons ran out of ideas.

    Motherwell: Kelly, Mugabi, Ojala, Solholm, McGinley, Slattery, O’Hara, Grimshaw, Watt (Maguire), Woolery (Lamie), Van Veen (Goss).

    Subs: Fox,,Donnelly, Amaluzor, Shields.