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  • First team

    Internationals round-up

  • Club

    Stephen O’Donnell breaks club Scotland cap record

  • Women

    Glasgow City next in SWPL1

  • First team

    Next up: Hearts

  • Club

    Celebrate Christmas with us at Fir Park

  • Club

    South Stand renamed the Tommy McLean Stand

  • Club

    Stevie Kirk to join Hall of Fame

  • First team

    Uganda call for Bevis Mugabi

  • Women

    Victory over Aberdeen in SWPL1

  • Women

    London Pollard signs for Motherwell

  • First team

    Internationals round-up

    Internationals round-up

    Two of our players were in action for their nations over the international break.

    Stephen O’Donnell broke the club’s Scotland cap record with his 13th appearance while on the books at Motherwell.

    His standout performance against Denmark helped towards a huge 2-0 win for the national team, ensuring Steve Clarke’s men will be seeds in the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off semi-final next March.

    Bevis Mugabi’s Uganda went into their final two matches knowing they had a chance of clinching a play-off place.

    However, a 1-1 draw with Kenya on Friday, paired with Mali’s win over Rwanda, meant their hopes were ended before a potentially decisive match with Mali.

    In the end, the Cranes also lost out 1-0 to Mali on Sunday, leaving them second in the group and out of the competition.

    Injury prevented Juhani Ojala from linking up with the Finland national team for their decisive double header with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and then France.

    The Finns won 3-1 in Zenica to set up a decisive game with France on Tuesday, with Ojala’s men two points ahead of Ukraine in the play-off spot going into that crucial match.

  • Club

    Stephen O’Donnell breaks club Scotland cap record

    Stephen O’Donnell breaks club Scotland cap record

    Stephen O’Donnell has broken the record for the most number of Scotland caps earned while on the books at Motherwell.

    His start for the national team in their victory over Denmark on Monday night took him to 13 caps earned as a Motherwell player.

    That appearance took him past George Stevenson on 12, who held the club record since October 1934.

    O’Donnell joined Motherwell in August 2020 and his is first outing in dark blue as a ‘Well player came in October last year against Israel in a 0-0 draw at Hampden.

    Caps then followed against Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Israel, Austria, Israel, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, England, Croatia, Austria and now Denmark.

    He now sits proudly out on his own, ahead of legendary names such as Stevenson, Willie Redpath, Ian St John, Andy Weir and Willie Pettigrew.

    Click here for a full list of Motherwell FC’s Scottish international caps.

  • Women

    Glasgow City next in SWPL1

    Glasgow City next in SWPL1

    Motherwell return to league action on 21 November at Alliance Park, when they face champions Glasgow City.

    Kick off is at 4pm.

    Adult entry to the stadium will cost £5. Children will get in for free. All spectators will be housed in our covered seating area.

    Tale of the tape

    Glasgow City have won each of the last nine matches with Motherwell in SWPL1.

    Motherwell last faced City in the league opener back in August, where the champions ran out 6-0 winners.

    Form guide

    Motherwell come into this game off the back of a 4-3 victory against Aberdeen to climb up to fifth in the table.

    The women of steel have picked up ten points out of a possible 15 in the last five games.

    Glasgow City sit in second place after the first round of fixtures, two points behind leaders Rangers.

    The champions have yet to be beaten after the first nine games, having won seven and drawn two games against Celtic and Rangers.

    New manager Eileen Gleeson got her tenure off to a strong start with a 3-0 win against Spartans in her first game last week.

  • First team

    Next up: Hearts

    Next up: Hearts

    League action returns with the visit of Hearts to Fir Park on Saturday.

    Kick-off is at 3pm.

    Ticket information

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cash gates will not be in operation.

    The easiest way to buy is online from our ticket site. You can choose to print your ticket at home, or use a digital ticket with a QR code.

    You can also call 01698 333333 or visit the ticket office at Fir Park. The ticket office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9-4 on Friday and until kick-off on Saturday.

    Our capacity will be limited to under 10,000 for this match. Vaccine certification is not required.

    Hearts fans should contact their club directly for away ticket information.

    Watch live

    Fans of both clubs can buy a live stream of the game from ppv.motherwellfc.co.uk for £12.

    The game is available to purchase in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

    Please note that due to UEFA restrictions, this game is not purchasable if you are in England.

    If you’re a Motherwell season ticket holder who cannot make the match, you can still watch a live stream for free at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    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

    Hearts were victorious in the first meeting between the two teams this campaign, winning 2-0 at Tynecastle.

    Last time at Fir Park, Christopher Long’s goal was decisive in a 1-0 win for the Steelmen in December 2019.

    Form guide

    Hearts sit six points off top in the cinch Premiership with 13 games played.

    A strong start to the season saw the Gorgie side go four matches without a win – drawing three – before getting back to winning ways in the final fixture before the break, defeating Dundee United 5-2.

    Motherwell were five without a win before also taking three points in a 2-0 win at Aberdeen before the international break.

  • Club

    Celebrate Christmas with us at Fir Park

    Celebrate Christmas with us at Fir Park

    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 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: 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.

  • Club

    South Stand renamed the Tommy McLean Stand

    South Stand renamed the Tommy McLean Stand

    The South Stand at Fir Park has been renamed the Tommy McLean Stand.

    The former ‘Well boss, who famously guided the Steelmen to Scottish Cup success 30 years ago, became a member of the 2021 class of the club’s Hall of Fame this month.

    At the ceremony, Well Society chairman Douglas Dickie announced that the traditional away stand, which was built following the club’s cup win and first venture into European football, would be forever in tribute to McLean.

    “When the club tasked Well Society members to rename the only stand at Fir Park that doesn’t currently pay tribute to a legend, we consulted our members and asked them to email suggestions,” Dickie said.

    “There were so many worthy and deserving names submitted for us to consider. However, one name stood out and that was our 1991 cup winning manager Tommy McLean.

    ”Therefore, the Society board decided that it was only right to honour him in this way.

    “Tommy was much more than just the man who delivered that trophy.

    “Not only did he get the team promoted back to the top flight of Scottish football in his first season, where we have been ever since, he built a squad capable of silverware and our first venture into European football.

    “He also brokered what was a club-record fee of £1.75m for Phil O’Donnell to Celtic and then rebuilt another squad, this one good enough to run Rangers all the way in the 1993/94 title race.

    “His success on and off the field helped solidify the club financially, which following the publication of the Taylor Report, facilitated the renovation of Fir Park into the stadium it is now, including the away stand which will now bear his name.

    “Quite simply, Tommy is one of the most important figures in Motherwell FC’s 135-year existence and certainly the most influential in our recent history.

    “We felt it was right for the club to pay tribute to him in this way, and for his name to be forever etched for generations to come.

    “The club will spend the new few weeks making the necessary changes to update the stadium, including new signage, to honour Tommy.”

    Tommy McLean himself added: “I am extremely honoured at this fantastic accolade and I would like to thank all those who suggested that the stand be named after me as a legacy to my time at Motherwell Football Club.

    “I would also like to extend my appreciation to the club and the board of the Well Society for making this happen.”

    The four stands at Fir Park are now named after important figures in Motherwell’s history: Davie Cooper, Phil O’Donnell, John ‘Sailor’ Hunter and Tommy McLean.

    The club also has a lounge named after Joe Wark and hospitality boxes in tribute to Andy Paton, Wilson Humphries, John Martis and Andy Weir.

  • Club

    Stevie Kirk to join Hall of Fame

    Stevie Kirk to join Hall of Fame

    Stevie Kirk is to join the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    He will be inducted at our special event on Saturday 13 November.

    A special auction is also running for a host of Motherwell items, with proceeds going to the youth academy. Bid here.

    A modern-day Motherwell legend, Stevie Kirk will forever be remembered for scoring the winning goal in the 1991 Scottish Cup Final.

    But his association with the Steelmen spanned more than a decade on and off the park.

    Signed from East Fife in 1986, he immediately made himself a fixture in Tommy McLean’s side. Adept at finding the net, he scored one of ‘Well’s goals of the decade at Tynecastle in 1987, running the length of the field.

    The following season at the same venue, Kirk volunteered to go in goals after an injury to goalkeeper Cammy Duncan. Undaunted by the task, he famously went on to save a penalty and inspired Motherwell to a 2-2 draw having been two-nil down.

    But think of Stevie Kirk and it is impossible not to return to that Scottish Cup winning run.

    He would have a significant impact at each stage, netting in every round, as Motherwell went on to beat Dundee United in the final.

    As a result, he then also had the distinction of scoring Motherwell’s first-ever goal in Europe.

    With more than 300 league appearances and his name in Motherwell FC folklore, Kirk now joins the Hall of Fame.


    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 both 2020 and 2021.

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

    The delayed 2020 class, who will also be inducted on the night, includes John Hunter, Andy Paton, Joe Wark, Davie Cooper and Steven Hammell.

  • First team

    Uganda call for Bevis Mugabi

    Uganda call for Bevis Mugabi

    Bevis Mugabi has been called up by Uganda.

    The defender returns to the national selection for two FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Mali.

    The Cranes take on Kenya in Kampala first on Thursday 11 November, before travelling to Morocco to take on Mali three days later.

    Uganda sit two points behind group leaders Mali in the qualification race for Qatar 2022 with two matches to go.

    They must win their group to progress to the final stage, which will see all 10 African group winners face off in a play-off round.

  • Women

    Victory over Aberdeen in SWPL1

    Victory over Aberdeen in SWPL1

    Motherwell showed fighting spirit to hold off a late Aberdeen comeback to secure a closely-fought victory at Alliance Park on Sunday.

    Carla Boyce fired the hosts in front early on, before Chelsie Watson doubled Motherwell’s advantage in quick succession.

    Boyce then prodded home the third to give Motherwell a comfortable three goal advantage after 10 minutes.

    Bayley Hutchinson pulled one back for the visitors midway through the first half, but Boyce responded to net her hat-trick and Motherwell’s fourth in the second half.

    Francesca Ogilvie netted a late second for the visitors, before Johan Fraser added a third to give Motherwell a nerve-racking final 10 minutes.

    However, Paul Brownlie’s side stood resolute to record their third league win this season.

    Motherwell would break the deadlock after five minutes. Katie Rice’s powerful strike from the edge of the box ricocheted off the crossbar, and Boyce calmly followed up to earn her first goal in claret and amber.

    The hosts then doubled their advantage minutes later. Rice’s perfectly weighted free kick was misjudged by the goalkeeper, and Watson stepped up to place her strike high into the net past Gail Gilmour from a few yards out.

    The women of steel continued to look threatening in the early stages and would add a third on the 10-minute-mark. Gill Inglis’ curling effort was parried away by the keeper, but only as far as Boyce, who headed home her second of the game.

    The visitors pulled one back midway through the first half. Hutchinson latched onto Nadia Sopel’s long ball, and the forward skilfully chipped Khym Ramsay from distance with an exquisite strike to give the Dons a lifeline.

    With the hosts continuing to dominate possession, Motherwell restored their three-goal advantage on the hour mark.

    Amy Anderson’s floated free kick deflected off the underside of the crossbar and fell kindly to Boyce who rifled her effort low past Gilmour to secure a hat-trick on her first home game of the season.

    With the visitors chasing the game in the second half, Aberdeen netted a quickfire double against the run of play. A quick counter attack left Ogilvie through on goal, and the midfielder coolly slotted her strike past Ramsay.

    Then, less than a minute later, Hutchinson’s low-driven cross was steered past Ramsay by Fraser to give the women of steel a tough final few minutes. However, the Motherwell defence held firm to secure their third league win of the season.

    Motherwell’s valiant display will be a real confidence boost for Paul Brownlie’s side, before they host Glasgow City later this month.

  • Women

    London Pollard signs for Motherwell

    London Pollard signs for Motherwell

    London Pollard has joined Motherwell.

    The striker goes straight into the squad for the SWPL1 home clash with Aberdeen on Sunday.

    “I have been well aware of London’s talent for several years, so to get her signed for Motherwell is a massive signing,” head coach Paul Brownlie said.

    “London is still very young and as with all our youth players our approach is always holistic, they have massive commitments with academic studies and we will continue to support our youth players to provide balance with football and studies.

    “London can play anywhere along the front three and that provides us with more attacking options.”

    Coming through the ranks at Cove Rangers, the 17-year-old burst onto the SWPL1 scene last year at Forfar Farmington, marking her top flight debut for the Station Park side with a double against the women of steel in a 4-2 opening day win in October 2020.

    She added further goals against Celtic at K-Park in December, which was enough to catch the eye of the Hoops boss Fran Alonso, who recruited the pacey forward in May of this year.

    Pollard was on loan at Thistle from Celtic, and looks to be a real talent for the future.

    “I’m so happy to have joined Motherwell,” Pollard added.

    “I want to develop my game further and feel Paul and the coaching staff are able to do just that.

    “I feel this is a place I can flourish.”

    Pollard will wear the number 40 shirt this season.