The Motherwell boss looks ahead to the return of cinch Premiership action against the Edinburgh club.
- First team
Graham Alexander previews HeartsFriday 19 November 2021
Shop our Black Friday deals nowFriday 19 November 2021
Black Friday has arrived early.
Starting Friday 19 November, we’ve a host of great deals now and across the week.
First up, you can get 20% off our 2021/22 training range – our most popular training range ever.
If you’re looking for some Christmas gift inspiration, we’ve also got you covered.
Our commemorative bricks, which are placed in the wall in our Davie Cooper Stand, are reduced by 40% to £33.
Bring in the festive season
There’s also discounts to be had on our great party nights.
You can get £5 off our Christmas party night on 10 December, where you can enjoy a three-course meal.
We’ve also got our 80s Christmas night with buffet down to just £30 per person.
You can also bring in the bells at Fir Park on Hogmanay for just £15.
More great events
Enjoy a two-course meal in the Centenary Suite, half-time refreshments, match programme, teamsheet and a pay bar at our match with Ross County on 2 February.
Our special Black Friday prices are just £20 per person for season ticket holders, £30 for non-season ticket holders and £5 for kids.
Tickets for our ABBA tribute night on 19 March are also discounted to just £5 per person.
Keep an eye out too for even more great deals on some of our top products, including our replica kits.
Laurie Ross Insurance are our new 50/50 draw sponsorsThursday 18 November 2021
Laurie Ross Insurance are the new sponsors of Motherwell FC’s 50/50 half-time draw.
We’re delighted to welcome the local insurance broker to the club.
Proceeds from the 50/50 half-time draw go to support the club’s youth academy.
To play, just look out for our 50/50 sellers outside the ground on home match days.
Book our Italian night hospitality against Dundee UnitedTuesday 16 November 2021
Enjoy an Italian themed hospitality evening when Motherwell host Dundee United on 30 November.
Our package commences from 5.30pm and includes:
- Two-course Italian meal
- Two bottles of Peroni
- Match programme and teamsheet
- Main stand seating
- Half-time refreshments
- Access to pay bar
Season book holders can upgrade for £30 per person. Non-season ticket holders can buy for £40 per person.
To book, you can buy online now.
Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 01698 338003.
- First team
Internationals round-upTuesday 16 November 2021
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.
Stephen O’Donnell breaks club Scotland cap recordMonday 15 November 2021
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.
Glasgow City next in SWPL1Monday 15 November 2021
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.
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: HeartsMonday 15 November 2021
League action returns with the visit of Hearts to Fir Park on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 3pm.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate Christmas with us at Fir ParkSunday 14 November 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01698 333333.
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.
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.
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.
South Stand renamed the Tommy McLean StandSaturday 13 November 2021
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.