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Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:56 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): Under 20s Stephen Craigan chats to MFC TV after his side's dominant 1-3 win over Inverness in Nairn... #COYW https://t.co/Fo9bhsbEWB
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:47 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): FT | 1-3 It's all over and it's 3 points for the U20s in the opening game! Dominant performance and a well-deserved win #COYW
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:44 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '89 | 1-3 GOAL!! Allan Campbell plays a brilliant 1-2 and races through the crowd to slam one low past Esson. What a goal!!!
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:42 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '88 | 1-2 Barry Maguire dinks in Ross MacLean, who beats his man, cuts back but overhits his cross.
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:41 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '86 | 1-2 A stramash in the box falls out left to Watt, who hits one goalwards but its too high and flies over
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:38 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '83 | 1-2 MacRea strikes from range but never looks to trouble Morrison as it sails over
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:36 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '80 | 1-2 MacLean and McMillan combine yet again on the left flank, and MacLean, beating his man, attempts to cross but it is blocked
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:33 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '79 | 1-2 Lucas lofts a wonderful ball over the top to Turnbull, whose cross is collected by Essan.
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:32 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '78 | 1-2 MacLean dribbles across the edge of the box without any Caley defender getting near him, but his pass runs out for a throw-in
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:29 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '75 | 1-2 Ross MacLean sends in a brilliant, deep cross on the break, but no-one gets on the end of it.
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:25 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '70 | 1-2 Goal for Inverness. Sam Robertson's cross is touched by trialist ever so slightly and nestles beyond the onrushing Morrison.
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:23 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '69 | 0-2 Sub for the 'Well: Turnbull replaces McFadden, who has been outstanding tonight and is met with applause from the crowd
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:22 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '69 | 0-2 Down the other end, Falconer races through and squares it for Fry who has just the keeper to beat, but pulls it narrowly wide
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:21 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '68 | 0-2 A surging run down the right from Robertson results in a threatening cross, but Ferguson hooks it away.
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:19 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '64 | 0-2 The foul count is rising here tonight. Tom Fry is pulled-back after turning away from his marker. Another free-kick
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:17 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '63 | 0-2 Yet another foul from the hosts left-back and it's a free-kick for the Steelmen. The delivery is on-point but it is headed clear
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:16 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '60 | 0-2 Barry Maguire reads the Caley attack expertly, stepping in to thwart the danger and send the 'Well up the other end
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:14 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '58 | 0-2 McFadden, on the edge of the area, slips in McMillan whose cross is near-perfect but it isn't met by a head in the box
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:07 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '54 | 0-2 McFadden is having fun tonight, beating his man with ease but slicing his cross a bit and it's out for a goal-kick
Twitter : (23 August 2016 - 07:06 PM) Tweet(@MotherwellFC): '52 | 0-2 Jack McMillan is fouled by Robertson deep in the 'Well half and it's yet another free-kick for Craigan's team.

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Fave Former Players - Top 5


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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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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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