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  • First team

    Hamilton Academical ticket information

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    Our schedule for the week ahead

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    Catch up on our week in Tenerife

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    Players take crossbar challenge

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    Grimmy Grills… Cédric Kipré

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    Who will win at Heads Up?

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    Steven Hammell retiring to become Academy Director

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    Hammell: I hope I gave club my all

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    Get your tickets for Accies cup clash

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    2017/18 Flexi Tickets on sale now

  • 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.

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    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.

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    Players take crossbar challenge

    Motherwell players signed off from their mid-season break in Tenerife with a win over Ostersunds FK on Saturday.

    But before they departed, they also took the time to take part in a crossbar challenge, with the competitive streak in the squad again showing.

    Who hit the bar? Watch our video to find out.

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    Grimmy Grills… Cédric Kipré

    In the first in a new series, Liam Grimshaw takes up a second career as a chat show host to find out the things you never knew about his fellow Motherwell team-mates.

    In ‘Grimmy Grills’, the Englishman speaks first to French defender Cédric Kipré to find out his favourite team, favourite food, his thoughts on the Irn Bru recipe change… and also encourages him to sing the song the fans have for him.

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    Who will win at Heads Up?

    The trip to Tenerife has been a lot of hard work for the players, but there’s also been the chance for some team bonding and relaxing time.

    With that in mind, we got new signing Nadir Ciftci together with Gael Bigirimana and Charles Dunne to play a fun game of Heads Up, where each player had to guess the word they couldn’t see, relying only on their team-mates’ descriptions to help.

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    Steven Hammell retiring to become Academy Director

    Steven Hammell is to retire from professional football to become Motherwell Football Club’s new Academy Director.

    The 35-year-old will take on the important role as the club embarks upon its involvement in the Scottish FA’s new Project Brave youth development programme.

    Having played 582 games in claret and amber, Hammell is Motherwell’s record post-war appearance holder.

    The club legend will see out January as a player before officially taking up his new post at the start of February.

    “It’s been almost 20 years to the day that I joined here straight out of school,” he said. “Between then and now, there have been a lot of good memories made that I will take with me for the rest of my life.

    [pullquote]It’s been a real highlight playing so many times for this club, the club I love.[/pullquote]

    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.

    He won full international recognition back in 2004, when the late Tommy Burns capped him in a friendly match against Sweden at Easter Road.

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

    Hammell was rewarded for his service with a testimonial against Everton in 2012.

    “Steven Hammell has been a great servant and model professional for the club over the years,” Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson said of his decision.

    “We are glad he is staying on at the club in his new role. The job of bringing young players through here is crucial for our ongoing success.”

    Motherwell were recently named among the eight clubs chosen by the Scottish FA to head up the Elite level of its new Project Brave initiative.

    Chief Operating Officer Alan Burrows added: “When the board sat to discuss who the new Academy Director would be, one name shone above all the others.

    “Not only has Steven been a terrific player for this club, more importantly, we feel he is exactly what we require for the post. He is an extremely popular and respected figure at the academy, where he has worked for several years.

    “He is not only qualified to do the role, but his experience working with younger players and coaches can be an inspiration for any youth player at Motherwell, given he himself came through our ranks to break records.

    “We are delighted to be working with him and look forward to see some of his exciting and positive plans bearing fruit over the next few years.”

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    Hammell: I hope I gave club my all

    As ‘Well legend Stevie Hammell prepares to hang up his boots, the defender is looking ahead to the next chapter in his football career.

    Nearly 20 years in claret and amber have seen Hammell become the club’s post-war record appearance holder, pulling on the shirt 582 times.

    And it’s a career that the 35-year-old looks back on with undoubted pride.

    “It’s been almost 20 years to the day that I joined here,” he said. “I came straight out of school and between then and now there’s been a lot of good memories made that I’ll take with me for the rest of my life.

    “Playing so many times for this club, a club that I love, and playing in so many European games as well as for the national team are some real highlights. I’ve made so many lifelong friends in staff members and team-mates.”

    Whilst there is a element of pride and excitement for the next chapter of the experienced defender’s career, there is also a slight air of sadness to draw the curtain on such his remarkable playing days.

    “I think as a young boy and when you start getting older and hit 30, then that magic 35 number comes your way, you want to be remembered. When you stop playing and hang the boots up, you want to be remembered fondly.

    “It would be nice to be remembered as a player who gave his all whenever given his chance. The fans have been magnificent to me, there’s no denying that, I just hope I’ve repaid them by giving my all when I had the strip on.”

    The transition may have come slightly earlier than he had planned, but Hammell admits he has been preparing for life after playing, and that this opportunity is one he will relish.

    He said: “This is something I’ve prepared for for a number of years – it’s not just something that has fallen on my lap. I’m hugely honoured to have been sought out to do the job, but it’s something I’ve also prepared for.

    “Over the last ten years I’ve done nearly every coaching badge or course – I’ve been to everything. It may have come a little earlier than I expected but it’s something I’ve got real confidence I can do well at.”

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    Get your tickets for Accies cup clash

    Ticket prices have been agreed for our William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round tie with Hamilton Academical.

    The Steelmen host the Accies on Saturday, January 20 and, following agreement with our visitors, adult prices will be capped at £15.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£15
    CONCESSION£10
    JUVENILES £5

    Concessions are for ages 16 to 18, over 60s and full-time students who can provide a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are classed as children 15 and under.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance from the ticket office at Fir Park or supporters can pay at the gate on the day. Kick off is at 3pm.

    Hospitality

    Upgrade to a special cup hospitality deal for just £45 for season ticket holders or £50 for non-season ticket holders.

    Our package consists of:

    • Match Day Ticket
    • Two-course meal served within the Centenary Suite
    • Half time refreshments
    • Pay bar

    To book, call our events team on 01698 333333.

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    2017/18 Flexi Tickets on sale now

    It’s been a memorable first half of the campaign for Motherwell, and now you can show your support for the rest of the 2017/18 season by purchasing a Flexi Ticket.

    Supporters can save money by buying a five or 10-match package, rather than paying for games individually.

    Having reached the final of the Betfred Cup, and with the team in contention for a top six finish in the Ladbrokes Premiership, an exciting second half of the campaign lies ahead.

    As manager Stephen Robinson said after the cup final: Our season doesn’t end here. Buy a Flexi Ticket and get behind the players as they strive to make it even more of a season to remember.

    How does it work?

    When buying either package, you will receive a voucher printed with a barcode which, when scanned at our ticket office, will entitle you to receive the match tickets you require.

    If you already know which games you want to attend when buying the package, you can take home the tickets right there and then.

    Alternatively, on the day of each game, simply pop into our ticket office to have your voucher scanned and receive your match day ticket.

    Flexi Ticket packages are available from the Fir Park ticket office right now, so call 01698 338 002 to make the most of this fantastic offer.

    Please note that Flexi Ticket vouchers can only be redeemed at the ticket office. Please collect your ticket 30 minutes before kick off at the very latest.

    The Flexi Tickets allow you to take advantage of all of Motherwell’s remaining 2017/18 Ladbrokes Premiership home matches. Tickets for other fixtures can be bought separately.

    Prices are as follows:

    PHIL O’DONNELL STAND10 Game PackageFive Game Package
    Adult£222£111
    Concessions*£126£63
    Juvenile (15 and under)£10£5
    DAVIE COOPER STAND10 Game PackageFive Game Package
    Adult£182£91
    Concessions*£108£54
    Juvenile (15 and under)£10£5
    JOHN HUNTER STAND10 Game PackageFive Game Package
    Adult£172£86
    Concessions*£95£47.50
    Juvenile (15 and under)£10£5

    *Please note, concessions are applicable to over 60s, full-time students with a valid matriculation card and 16 to 18 year olds. The Juvenile age of 15 and under is applicable as at August 1, 2017.