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Twitter : (26 May 2016 - 09:21 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): 'Well will be in Pot 1 of the South teams for the League Cup. We'll then have X1 from 2nd Seed & x3 from unseeded https://t.co/zRhBYD5i4V
Twitter : (26 May 2016 - 08:28 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): The draw for the first round of the 2016/17 @Betfred Scottish League Cup will take place live on @btsport Europe tomorrow at 7.30pm.
Twitter : (26 May 2016 - 06:55 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): RT @FleetingJim: Next up doing 'Defending as a team' is @MotherwellFC Scott McDonald @ScottishFA A-Licence #matchanalysis https://t.co/3p7I…
Twitter : (25 May 2016 - 01:19 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): With 6 days to go until our "Early Bird" offer ends, what is your favourite high scoring game you can remember? https://t.co/BCNHyeqQtB
Twitter : (24 May 2016 - 04:24 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): EARLY BIRD OFFER | With 7 days to go, anyone have a favourite number 7 that has played for the Steelmen? https://t.co/ejqJrVEtEM
Twitter : (24 May 2016 - 02:28 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): There are only 7 days left to take advantage of our "Early Bird" offer. Don't miss out! https://t.co/t86CFiyoms https://t.co/CTXZfq1QVO
Twitter : (24 May 2016 - 08:04 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): @iainbroon90 Sorry for the delay, Iain. Late this Thursday (7pm), then again Sat (9am - 1pm) and on Bank Holiday Monday (10am - 1pm).
Twitter : (24 May 2016 - 08:00 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): Chapman Building Additional Hours: Ticket Office will open late on Thursday (7pm), Saturday (9am - 1pm) & Bank Holiday Monday (10am - 1pm)
Twitter : (23 May 2016 - 08:33 AM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): RT @TheWellSociety: Reminder: Tomorrow night Well Society AGM/Q&A @MotherwellFC https://t.co/grKXZxnkTT
weeyin : (22 May 2016 - 06:34 PM)

Proof yet again today that a bad SPFL team is still usually better than a good Championship team.

Twitter : (22 May 2016 - 05:50 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): Congratulations to all the Ladies on their excellent win this afternoon. 9-0 at Ravenscraig: https://t.co/E3HgIu6OsR
Pepper : (22 May 2016 - 02:32 PM)

The home support is terrible. Main stand half empty and stand behind the goal almost empty. Away stand looks choca 

Mad Dog : (22 May 2016 - 02:25 PM)

Beeb reporting that 5,000 Falkirk fans are at Rugby Park, very generous allocation by Killie if true.

Ya Bezzer! : (22 May 2016 - 02:14 PM)

P&B down, wonder if something kicked off last night!

Pettywulliegrew-2 : (22 May 2016 - 02:09 PM)

Super start by Killie

mio : (21 May 2016 - 07:51 PM)

Each to their own, i'd much prefer Hibs up than the WATP union jack waving pollution.

madscot : (21 May 2016 - 06:00 PM)

I'm delighted there staying down .

madscot : (21 May 2016 - 05:59 PM)

MFC fan delighted for hivees ,that's a new one

mio : (21 May 2016 - 05:45 PM)

assaulted my arse!! brilliant game, delighted for the hibees.

Andy H : (21 May 2016 - 04:36 PM)

If six rangers players and Davie Weir have been assaulted, they should get a medal


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Fave Former Players - Top 5


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carlukemurray

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My mate and I were discussing former players at the weekend and were both in relative agreement on our top 5.


Being in our mid-30's we are largely influenced by the 91 cup side;

Cooper - top class to watch at close quarters from the front row of the old terracing
O'Donnell - especially the early days, box-to-box, unbelievable energy, goalscoring threat
MacKinnon - motored up and down the left side, gritty and determined
Arnott - Legend, 100% every game, did amazingly well
Nijholt - pure class at the back

Bubbling under;

Boyd
McFadden
Dikstra
Kirk
Martin

Anyone care to share their own?

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I'll take your 5 but I'll swap Faddy for McKinnon - not that there is anything wrong with McKinnon (except maybe the ginger 'tache)

Bubbling under, I'll fling in Krivokapic who I think is vastly underrated

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weeyin

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In no particular order:

McRae
Pettigrew
Wark
McAllister
Marinello

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A younger perspective (born 87): -

McFadden - For sheer entertainment
O'Donnell - Agreed as per your comments
Arnott - Agreed as per your comments (he was my favourite player when I first started going to games with ma da)
Coyne - quality striker who was a regular scorer in my young Motherwell supporting days
Martin - great defender for Motherwell playing over 200 games and I loved his old if in doubt punt the ball right over the east stand mentallity.

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Joe Wark
Willie Pettigrew
Davie Cooper
Dougie Arnott
Tommy Coyne

Closely followed by:

Bobby Graham
Davie Whiteford
Sieb Dykstra
Luc Nijholt
James McFadden
And the scorer for Motherwell,

The Cobra strikes again........................ It's Tommy Coyne.

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My faves in no particular order

Phil O'Donnell (see previousl descriptions)
Joe Wark (Old Rubber Legs, only man who could tackle from behind and not commit a foul)
Graeme Forbes ( The Original Psycho. (Sorry Colin))
Luc Nijholt (HIs "One of the Proudest Moments in my Life speech will be forgiven lol)
Ian McLeod (Big Marsh who wouldn't play on a Sunday, still was a no nonsense kind of player)

There are just too many who fall just outside this top five>
Dougie Arnott
Stevie Kirk
Shuggie Sproat
John Gahagan

And too many more without higjacking the entire thread

And so many of the players from the ancell babes era who I only have hearsay on how good they were

Sorry for rabbiting on guys

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1. Dougie Arnott
2. Stevie Kirk
3. Johnny Gahagan
4. Davie Cooper
5. James McFadden
6. Colin O'Neill
7. Jamie Dolan
8. John Philliben
9. Tommy Coyne
10. Martyn Corrigan

(Note: Couldnae stop at five!)
(Note 2: Craigan would be in that list but it did say 'former' players!)

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1. Alex Jones
2. Alex Jones
3. Alex Jones
4. Alex Jones
5. Alex Jones
BUAIDH-NO-BAS

العضو التناسلي النسوي

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1. Alex Jones
2. Alex Jones
3. Alex Jones
4. Alex Jones
5. Alex Jones


Hallowe'en's over

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McVie
McClaren
Miller
Watson
Stevens

ouch!!!!

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1. Colin O'neill
2. Dougie Arnott
3. Ally Maxwell
4. James McFadden
5. John Philliben
Did you vanquish the Nibblepibblies?

No, my lord Pigmot, I did not vanquish the Nibblepibbles because you just made them up!

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In no particular order

Wark
Pettigrew
McFadden
McAllister
Arnott

Oops missed out Luc!

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McRae
Pettigrew
Wark
Davidson
Kirk

Being an oldie the first three came fairly easily, and, if I'm honest so did the fourth. Vic Davidson was an absolute joy to watch, one of the best midfield players I've seen in a Motherwell jersey. From the modern era, McAllister, O'Donnell, McFadden, Cooper, all came close but in the end it was a straight decision between Kirkie and Dougie. Kirkie's all round boys own career, going in goals and saving a penalty scoring in every round of the cup incuding the winner in the final, becoming our top European scorer. If I had played for Motherwell that's the career I'd want.
0/1

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McVie
McClaren
Miller
Watson
Stevens

ouch!!!!



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Wark
Pettigrew
Graham
Cooper
McFadden

Quite simply Pettigrew without Graham, was like eggs without bacon. Not a front two to touch them - telepathic it was. The others speak for themselves.

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Bobby Graham (friend of my dad)
Dougie Arnott (pretty obvious)
Davie Cooper (genious, with the left peg anyway)
Willie Pettigrew ( Went to his dads house for halloween when I was a kid, idolised him and still a pleasure to meet him on occasion)
James McFadden ( when I stopped going to games, my mates talked me into coming along again to see this kid, entertainment value was there and I fell in love with the game again)


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James McFadden
Dougie Arnott
Martyn Corrigan
Tommy Coyne
Davie Clarkson

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DC, the Cobra, Phil O'Donnell, Doooogie, Buff, Rab McKinnon, Mitchell Van Der Gaag, Faddy, Seib,
"Battered them, battered them. A class above!" - Lee Erwin 31/05/15 WWW.MFC1886.co.uk

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1. Joe Wark (no shit!)
2. Wullie P
3. Johnny Gahagan
4. Dougie Arnott
5. Davie Cooper

Bubbling Under

1. Tommy Coyne
2. Sieb
3. Colin O'Neill
4. Luc Nijholt
5. Faddy
country road, take me home, to the place I belong.......

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Couldn't possibly keep to 5.

In no particular order

Dougie Arnott
Colin O'Neil
Davie Cooper
Luc Nijholt
Steve Kirk
Rab McKinnon
Brian Martin
Tommy Coyne
Sieb Dykstra
James McFadden
Miodrag Krivokapic
Martyn Corrigan

Good many others I have a lot of time for but these ones stand out for a variety of reasons. Again would also add Craigan when he becomes an ex player and the housewives favourite of course!
"So basically just like his previous 'chat' with him before the Levante game last August. ie informal to see if he would consider it or not. I would suggest that McFadden wasn't interested then and he won't be interested now so the McCall and the club shouldn't bother wasting their time. He does not want to sign for us just now, or any time soon, I think that much is quite clear."

MJC

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The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery."

Bertrand Russell

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Leo Tolstoy




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