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  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Hearts clash

  • Club

    Pete’s piano and shirt up for auction

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Ross County

  • Club

    Player of the Year tickets on sale

  • Club

    Mixed Zone: Players react to Hamilton win

  • Club

    David Clarkson joins ‘Well academy

  • Club

    Join our Football Fans in Training

  • First team

    Hamilton Academical ticket information

  • Club

    Our schedule for the week ahead

  • Club

    Catch up on our week in Tenerife

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Hearts clash

    Motherwell are back in action in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday as they head to Tynecastle to take on Hearts. 

    Stephen Robinson’s men face their third game in a week, following consecutive 2-0 victories over Hamilton Academical and Ross County respectively.

    Thousands of fans braved the midweek cold to cheer on the Steelmen and we’d love to see you turn out in your numbers again for our trip to the capital.

    Adult tickets start at £19 and student prices start at just £14.

    Tickets are available in advance from the ticket office at Fir Park, or available over the phone. Call 01698 333333, and select option 2.

    Please note, tickets will not be available on the gate.

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    Hearts v Motherwell

    Saturday 27th January 2018
    3.00pm
    Tynecastle Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or by telephone.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£26/£19
    OVER 65s & STUDENTS£19/£14
    UNDER 18£15/£11
    UNDER 13£5

    Please note, tickets must be purchased in advance and won’t be available on the gate.

    The cheaper priced tickets are for the lower section of the stand. Students purchasing a match ticket must provide a valid matriculation card.

    Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07428 225254 or tickets@mfcdsa.com. Fans must contact Brian by Wednesday night before the match.

  • Club

    Pete’s piano and shirt up for auction

    After clocking up nearly four million views online, Peter Hartley’s signed shirt and piano from the popular #Pete6 social media campaign are being auctioned off for a local charity. 

    Following Hartley’s agreement to pen a permanent contract at Fir Park, the media team took inspiration from Manchester United’s video to announce the signing of Alexis Sanchez by creating a parody. That video has appeared on Sky Sports News, BBC Breakfast and many more.

    You can bid on the piano and shirt on eBay.

    All proceeds from the auction will go towards aiding Reeltime Music, a charity aiming to provide a range of quality services for disenfranchised young people and the local community in North Lanarkshire. They do this through the provision of affordable recording and rehearsal services, workshop and training provision, volunteering and partnership projects.

    By providing an informal service, music is a great way to break down barriers, learn new skills, increase aspirations and develop a more active lifestyle. By promoting an environment where young people can work with friendly, knowledgeable, trained staff to learn about things they want to learn, young people can learn about the value of creativity, growth and participation.

    We want to use the popularity of #Pete6 to do something for our local community. Our special “Pete” shirt used in the video, and the miniature piano used, are being auctioned off for the local North Lanarkshire charity Reeltime Music. The shirt is signed by Peter Hartley.

    All money raised, minus fees, will go to the charity.

    Please note the piano has a small crack down the back but is otherwise in good condition. Well, Peter Hartley did smash it on the ground…

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for Ross County

    Motherwell are back in action in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday night as Ross County travel to Fir Park.

    Stephen Robinson’s men returned after the winter break with a comprehensive victory over Hamilton Academical in the William Hill Scottish Cup and are looking to make it two wins from two in January.

    Over 4,000 ‘Well fans turned out to cheer the team to their win at the weekend. Your support means a lot to the team. We’d love to see you turn out in your numbers again for the visit of the Staggies.

    Adult tickets start at £19 and don’t forget our family deal, where one adult and one child aged under 15 can go together for just £24.

    Tickets are available in advance from the ticket office at Fir Park. Cash gates will also be in operation on the night.

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    Motherwell v Ross County

    Wednesday 24th January 2018
    7.45pm
    Fir Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£23/£19
    CONCESSIONS£16/£15
    JUVENILES£12/£9
    FAMILY (1 ADULT + 1 JUNIOR)£29/£24

    The cheaper price is for the John Hunter stand. Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.

    Away fans will be housed in the McEwan Fraser Legal South Stand. Cash gates are in operation.

    Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07428 225254 or tickets@mfcdsa.com.. Fans must contact Brian by Monday night before the match.

  • Club

    Player of the Year tickets on sale

    Tickets are now on sale for our 2017/18 Player of the Year awards dinner.

    This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 7 at the Alona Hotel in Strathclyde Park.

    The first team squad and management team will be in attendance as we celebrate the campaign’s top performers and reflect on the memorable moments of the season.

    Included in the price of the ticket is a three-course meal, entertainment from our headline act Weekend Debt, and then the awards ceremony itself.

    Tickets are priced at £50 for adults and £20 for children. To book, buy online from our shop or call 01698 333333.

  • Club

    Mixed Zone: Players react to Hamilton win

    Motherwell got back to winning ways with a comfortable win over Hamilton Academical in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

    Nadir Çiftçi, Craig Tanner and Steven Hammell gave their thoughts after the match.

    Craig Tanner: “I feel like we owed that to the fans. We had a little dip before the winter break.

    “The performance, particularly in the opening 10 minutes, showed the intent. We did it for the fans.”

    Nadir Çiftçi: “Hopefully we made them [the fans] proud and made them happy.

    “We are happy to be in the next round. It was a great performance from the boys.”

    Steven Hammell: “I don’t know if that will be my last game here but, if it is, I just want the fans to know ‘thanks’.

    “I just wanted to make sure I let them know what I think of them and the reception they gave me was brilliant.”

  • Club

    David Clarkson joins ‘Well academy

    David Clarkson is returning to Motherwell Football Club as the new head of the intermediate academy.

    The 32-year-old is retiring as a professional footballer to take up the role, having left St Mirren earlier in January.

    Clarkson will report to Stevie Hammell, who took up the post of academy director after the departure of Scott Leitch.

    “I’m really excited,” he said on his return. “I’ve been coaching for the last two years now in the academy with the under 15s.

    “It’s good now to take that wee step up and oversee the 13s to 16s, and work with Stevie Hammell.

    [pullquote]I hope to pass on experiences I’ve had coming through as a young kid, and playing at Motherwell as well.”[/pullquote]

    Clarkson started his football career at Motherwell, breaking into the first team in December 2002. After three substitute appearances, he scored within nine minutes of his first start against Partick Thistle in January 2003.

    After seven years with the club, he moved on to Bristol City, playing with them for three years before a switch to city rivals Bristol Rovers.

    He returned north in 2014 with Dundee, hitting the headlines after scoring eight goals in eight games. A short spell back at Motherwell followed, before his move to St Mirren.

    Clarkson also scored on his Scotland debut while he was a Motherwell player in 2008, netting in the away friendly against Czech Republic.

    “It’s great to have David back at the club,” said academy director Hammell.

    “When the position became available, it was an easy decision to make, especially given his experience with the academy so far.”

  • Club

    Join our Football Fans in Training

    Are you a male and aged between 35 and 65 years old? Is your waist size at least 38 inches? Do you want to lose weight, have a healthier lifestyle and ultimately be fitter?

    Our 13-week Football Fans In Training programme can help you do this for free. You’ll get a behind the scenes look at your club, be trained by selected club coaches, have a nosy at the trophy cabinet and have the chance to talk tactics in the dressing room. Who knows, maybe you’ll even bump into a player or two.

    So what are you waiting for? Our new intake will start on Monday, January 29 in the Davie Cooper Stand boxes at 6pm and will take place every Monday for 13 weeks thereafter.

    The main aims of the programme are to:

    • Increase knowledge of diet & nutrition
    • Improve lifestyle choices
    • Increase physical activity amongst participants
    • Reduce weight and waist measurements
    • Increase engagement in other physical activity

    Over the course of the 13-week programme, participants will partake in a range of interactive classroom sessions to help make better lifestyle choices. They will also find out ways in which they can become more physically active, as well as setting targets and goals to increase their daily step counts.

    “Football Fans in Training is an excellent example of how an innovative approach can engage a group of people who normally find it difficult to engage in mainstream health services,” David Caesar, the national clinical advisor to Scotland’s chief medical officer said of the programme.

    “Thinking outside of the box, as this project does, allows for the delivery of effective health interventions that have a hugely positive impact on those who take part.

    “Small but significant lifestyle changes set against the backdrop of professional football environments has proved a winning combination and a shining example”.

    To register your interest please email graeme.mcarthur@motherwellfc.co.uk or call the Community Trust on 01698 239926. We just need to know your name, date of birth and waist measurement.

  • First team

    Hamilton Academical ticket information

    Motherwell return to action after the winter break when they face Hamilton Academical on Saturday, January 20.

    The Lanarkshire rivals go head to head in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup as they play for a place in the last 16.

    After agreement with the Accies, we’re offering reduced price entry for the big derby match here at Fir Park.

    Adult entry costs just £15 for the game, while concessions go for £10 and those aged 15 and under will pay just £5.

    Come and support the team as the Steelmen start their bid to reach a second cup final this campaign.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance at the ticket office or you can pay on the gate.


    Motherwell v Hamilton Academical

    Saturday, January 20 2018
    3pm
    Fir Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park ticket office or pay at the gate.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£15
    CONCESSIONS£10
    JUVENILES£5

    Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.

    Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161. Fans must contact Brian by Wednesday night before the match.

  • Club

    Our schedule for the week ahead

    Motherwell Football Club is a busy place all week long, with community activities and great events going on as well as football matches.

    This is our schedule for the week ahead across the departments for the week beginning Monday, January 15. For more information on anything listed, click the relevant links or call the club on 01698 333333.

    Please note that many community-based activities are weather dependent.


    Monday, January 15

    Community

    Walking Football: Fir Park astro turf, 1-3pm

    Girls Development Centre: Fir Park astro turf, 3-5.30pm


    Tuesday, January 16

    Community

    Football Fans in Training: Fir Park astro turf, 11am-1pm


    Wednesday, January 17

    Football

    Our under 20s are back in Development League action against Dundee United. The game, which will be played at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium, kicks off at 2pm.

    Community

    Girls Development Centre: Fir Park astro turf, 3-5.30pm

    Muir Street After School Club: Muir Street Primary School, 3-4pm

    Dalziel After School Club: Dalziel High School, 5-6pm

    Fir Park Mini Steelkids: Fir Park astro turf, 5-6pm

    Lanark Mini SteelkidsLanark Grammar School, 6-7pm

    Fir Park Football Development Centre: Fir Park astro turf, 6-7pm and 7-8pm

    Lanark Football Development Centre: Lanark Grammar School, 7-8pm


    Thursday, January 18

    Community

    Muir Street After School Club: Muir Street Primary School, 3-4pm

    Dalziel After School Club: Dalziel High School, 5-6pm


    FridayJanuary 19

    Community

    Bellshill Mini Steelkids: Sir Matt Busby Centre, 4-5pm

    Bellshill Football Development CentreSir Matt Busby Centre, 5-6pm

    Fir Park Mini Steelkids: Fir Park astro turf, 6-7pm


    SaturdayJanuary 20

    Football

    The first team host Hamilton Academical in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Kick off at Fir Park is at 3pm. Supporters can buy tickets in advance or on the gate.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£15
    CONCESSIONS£10
    JUVENILES£5
    • Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card.
    • Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.
    • Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161. Fans must contact Brian by Wednesday night before the match.

    Community

    Fir Park Mini Steelkids: Fir Park astro turf, 9-10am and 10-11am

    Saturday Club, Fir Park astro turf, 12-1pm and 1-2pm


    Sunday, January 21

    Our Under 20s face Stranraer FC in the long-anticipated Scottish FA Youth Cup fourth round tie. Kick off at New Tinto Park in Govan is at 11am.

  • Club

    Catch up on our week in Tenerife

    Motherwell players spent the week enjoying warm weather training and the chance to bond together in Tenerife.

    Manager Stephen Robinson hoped to recapture the spirit the pre-season camp in Ireland instilled in the team, as they prepare for the second half of the Ladbrokes Premiership season.

    Arriving on Tuesday in the south of the island, the squad immediately got to work with some intensive training sessions, both out on the pitch and in the gym.

    We also sat down with the manager to get his thoughts on what the week ahead would entail.

    “In comparison to what we would have had in Motherwell, it’s been very good,” he said.

    “I think we needed it, we did the same before the start of the season when we went to Dublin and I’m getting the same feel good factor coming back again.

    “The boys are training at a high intensity, working really hard again and getting back to what we’re very good at.”

    “I think the perception is that sometimes you come to a warm weather climate and you take it easy, well we’ve done the opposite.

    “We’re having double sessions, we’re in the gym, we’ve got super facilities and you can do a lot of coaching out here.

    “We gave the boys a few days off after the Hamilton game and we’re back on it again. We’re having double sessions, we’re in the gym, we’ve got super facilities and you can do a lot of coaching out here.”

    Defender Richard Tait was similarly keen to use the Tenerife trip as a pick-me-up.

    “The back end to the first half of the season was poor,” conceded Tait. “It wasn’t up to standard, was it? It’s form that is going to get you into trouble.

    “Coming out here and using this week to come together as a team and put some more hard work in on the training ground will hopefully hold us in good stead when we go back.

    “We started off the season well and that was probably due to going to Ireland and really grafting for the time we had there.

    “We are looking to start our first match back with a win and carry on from there like we did in the first half of the season.”


    Wednesday saw the team out on the pitch twice for training, as well as hitting the gym in between.


    On Thursday we spent time with some of the injured players who made the trip to aid their recovery.

    Chris Cadden, Craig Tanner and Peter Hartley spoke as we followed them through the different parts of their rehabilitation, and also got the thoughts of physio David Henderson.

    Oh and did someone mention the hard work the players were putting in?

    Thursday was one of the more gruelling sessions at Tenerife Top Training, as the heat picked up.

    Influential midfielder Andy Rose was also on hand to give his thoughts on the camp and what lies ahead for the team on their return to Scotland.

    “It’s been a really enjoyable trip so far,” the 27-year-old said. “There’s been lots of hard work and obviously the weather has been great and the facilities are fantastic.

    “It was cold when we left but there’s a lot we can focus on over here all together in the heat of Tenerife.

    “Getting away from everything and spending all day, every day together has been great. Bonding-wise it’s been important and tactically it means we can nail down things on the training pitch, so it’s been great.”


    The hard yards were still being put in on Friday, but it also gave us a chance to have some downtime and a bit of fun.

    We got Gael Bigirimana, Charles Dunne and new signing Nadir Çiftçi together for a game of Heads Up, with hilarious consequences.

    Midfielder Liam Grimshaw is also a lively figure in the dressing room with his quick wit and one liners.

    We thought it would be a shame to keep that behind closed doors, so we decided to give him his own chat show Grimmy Grills.

    Watch our for more in the coming weeks but here’s his first episode with Cédric Kipré as he delves into the delicacy of snails with gravy and the towering Frenchman’s popularity with fans. And yes, he even sings his song.


    Last up on Saturday was a friendly against Swedish side Ostersunds FK.

    They are warming up to play Arsenal in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League next month but, in a 70 minute match, the Steelmen were victorious thanks to Allan Campbell’s first half goal.

    It was left then to manager Stephen Robinson to reflect on the success of the trip.

    “I think it’s been a really beneficial trip and it’s brought a lot of people together,” he said.

    “It’s gone really well. We couldn’t have asked for better facilities and we’ve been well looked after.

    “The new boys that have come in have settled in really well. You can start seeing the buzz we had in Dublin starting to come back again.

    “Credit to the board. They backed us to come away and hopefully it benefits us in the coming months.”

    And then, before flying back to the slightly milder temperatures in ML1, the team took on one last task – the Crossbar Challenge.

    Our thanks to Martin Tierney and Soccer Experience for their help in organising the trip.