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  1. 2018/19 Fixtures

    Hibs away up first on Sat Aug 4th. http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2018/06/15/201819-premiership-fixtures-announced/
  2. 2018/19 Pre-season

    http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2018/06/06/pre-season-programme-announced/ Pre-season programme announced Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Motherwell will play three public matches as part of their pre-season preparations for the 2018/19 campaign. Stephen Robinson’s side will start with a trip to face Crusaders in Belfast on 30 June. The team will travel to take part in the testimonial for Jordan Owens. The 28-year-old striker has been with the club for the last 10 years and is also their leading all-time goal scorer. Kick off against the team taking part in this year’s UEFA Champions League qualifiers is at 1pm at the Seaview ground. The team will then be back on their travels with a trip to face Darlington on Sunday, 8 July. Ryan Bowman and Curtis Main will come up against their former side, who ply their trade in the National League. Kick off at Blackwell Meadows is at 1pm. A final match with Dunfermline Athletic will then follow on Thursday, 12 July at East End Park with a 7.30pm kick off. Tickets will be available on the gate priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. A visit to face Morton will also take place on 4 July but the game is likely to be played behind closed doors. Confirmation will follow shortly. We are then in competitive action at home to Edinburgh City on Tuesday, 17 July in the Betfred Cup group stage. MOTHERWELL’S CONFIRMED PRE-SEASON GAMES Saturday, 30 June: Crusaders (A), Seaview, Belfast. Kick off 1pm Sunday, 8 July: Darlington (A), Blackwell Meadows. Kick off 2pm Thursday, 12 July: Dunfermline Athletic (A), East End Park. Kick off 7.30pm.
  3. Fir Park improvements - New scoreboard,PA, East stand roof and more...

    Best pitch in the top flight... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44358594 "Motherwell were the highest-ranking top-flight club in fourth."
  4. 2018/19 Pre-season

    Thought this was worth a topic of its own. Club 100 say they are running a bus to a Crusaders v Motherwell pre-season friendly in Belfast on Sat 30th June if they get enough numbers. Can't see any mention of this friendly anywhere. Anybody heard anything?
  5. Former Motherwell Fc Players Thread

    Not so good for Faddy... https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scotland-legend-james-mcfadden-battling-12582969
  6. Celtic Man of the Match (Scottish Cup Final)

    Bigi definitely worth a new contract IMHO
  7. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    Where are you seeing that???
  8. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44131816 Fan to Motherwell chief executive - 'Winning Scottish Cup would be beyond wildest dreams' By Jonathan Sutherland BBC Scotland 16 minutes ago From the sectionMotherwell Share this page Motherwell chief executive Alan Burrows on his rise from supporter to chief executive Scottish Cup final: Celtic v Motherwell Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 19 May Kick-off: 15:00 BST Coverage: Live on BBC One Scotland from 14:00, Radio Scotland & BBC Sport Scotland website and BBC Sport app How do you go from being a fan of a football club to its' chief executive? Few have made the journey but for Alan Burrows, it began with a trip to Hampden when he was eight years old to watch Motherwell beat Dundee United 4-3 in a classic Scottish Cup final. That was 1991. Now 35, and preparing for another Motherwell Scottish Cup final at Hampden, Burrows casts his mind back to a pivotal moment in his life. "It wasn't my first game, but it was certainly one of the ones that I remember," he tells BBC Sport Scotland. "I was still an impressionable young boy, going with my dad. I certainly remember the colour, the smells and the noise... sitting on the crash barrier at Hampden and watching the range of emotions from people. "That really hooked me on football. Not just the sport but the whole element of the day, the passion and the aggression at times as well. I found it quite fascinating." Motherwell last lifted the Scottish Cup in 1991 Motherwell last lifted the Scottish Cup in 1991, with a young Burrows celebrating at Hampden Cup final success ignited his passion. From there, Burrows would start regularly attending Motherwell matches with his father. "We went through a lot of family difficulties around the time we started going to the game and it really helped solidify the bond between us both," Burrows said. "Our first season ticket was 1993-94, which was the last year of Tommy McLean's era at the club. "The team finished second in the table. We had the likes of Paul Lambert, Tommy Coyne, Dougie Arnott, Brian Martin, Chris McCart - some really fantastic Motherwell legends. The team were outstanding that season. Many felt the team were unlucky not to win the title. "So it was easy to see a young boy like me falling in love with the club, because they were such a decent team at the time." 'I sort of floated home from Austria' With the club in his heart, Burrows' dedication later saw him start running an official Motherwell website in his early-to-mid-20s. One particular away trip saw his career path spiral in a different direction. "I paid for myself to go over to Austria on a pre-season tour," he explained. "Nobody else was going, so I was backpacking, planes, trains and automobiles getting to Obertraun, which is just south of Salzburg. At that time I was sending pictures and reports back. "It was Mark McGhee's first year at the club. Stewart Robertson, the current Rangers managing director, phoned me. He was on the Motherwell board at the time and he left a voicemail saying he really liked what I was doing and would I like to come and do it for the club. "I sort of floated home from Austria. I was on such a high." Burrows started work with Motherwell in September 2007 in the communications department. During that time he worked closely with Leeann Dempster, now chief executive at Hibernian. Alan Burrows in conversation with Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster Alan Burrows learned the ropes from Leaann Dempster before succeeding her as chief executive "I worked for six years with Leeann Dempster. I got to know all the different aspects of how we run on a day-to-day basis," he said. "She involved me, in her latter days before she departed the club, in the senior elements - board meetings, strategy, etc. When she left and she asked me on behalf of the board whether I would want to do the job, it was something I debated for quite some time. "I spent a couple of weeks thinking about it. But in essence I had already made the decision." 'Be seen, be visual, be open and be honest' It has been a whirlwind decade for Burrows in his ascent at Motherwell. Now in charge, his attitude to leadership reflects his rise through the club. "I've never been scared to do anything that needs to be done," he said. "I'd never ask anyone to do something I wouldn't do myself. If that's being at a board meeting, if that's clearing snow off the pitch, if that's cleaning a toilet - I would do it. "I think that's proper leadership. Yes, you need to delegate and you can't do everything, but real leadership - especially when things are difficult - [you need to] be seen, be visual, be open and be honest and give people reassurances that you're prepared to get your sleeves rolled up and work as hard as they're going to work. For me, that's leadership. "It's based on my love for the club. I would do anything for this place and people know that." Motherwell overpowered Aberdeen in the Scottish Cups semi-final to set up a meeting with Celtic Motherwell overpowered Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final to set up a meeting with Celtic His love affair with Motherwell began with Scottish Cup celebrations of 1991, so what would it mean to win the trophy as chief executive? "It would be beyond my wildest dreams," he said. "It gets me emotional thinking about it actually. This club has only won the Scottish Cup twice - 1952 and 1991 - so it would be a treble of our own. So it's a once in a lifetime thing, it's not even a once in a generation thing. "To be the person steering the club off the field and winning a major trophy would be hard to put into words." Motherwell lost Cedric Kipre to a red card in November's League Cup final loss to Celtic Ten-man Motherwell lost 2-0 to Celtic in this season's League Cup final If Burrows' rise has been meteoric, his passion for Motherwell remains undimmed. "My ultimate goal is to make this place better than when I found it," he added. "I want to secure it long term. "We've moved into fan ownership; we're the only club in the Premiership that are fully fan owned. Hearts are on their way to it and St Mirren, who are coming up, are on their way to it as well." "My legacy I hope will be that from an on-field and off-field point of view, we are secure and stable for many generations of Motherwell fans to come, either at this stadium or a new one. "It's leaving a positive environment, a secure and stable environment and an enjoyable environment for people to come and watch the football club they love."
  9. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    Sunday afternoon I believe.
  10. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    I don't think there's any chance of that this time around.
  11. Cup Final ticket

    You can win two tickets here https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish-cup/scottish-cup-competitions/
  12. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    Clockwork definitely allows kids in.
  13. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    Official buses leaving Fir Park at 1pm https://twitter.com/MotherwellFC/status/996096557010202624
  14. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    Allocation sold out, according to Motherwell Facebook page.
  15. Scottish Cup Final v Celtic (Hampden) 19/05/18 15:00

    I see the train strike has been cancelled http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44099661

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