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  1. 9 points
    Coming home. Happy days https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53380309
  2. 5 points
    £4million transfer fee to sign for Newcastle. Season-long loan back to us. Newcastle takeover goes through, no way into the first-team for DT. Buy-back clause of £2million. DT holds record of being highest transfer fee received by the club as well as highest transfer fee paid by the club, with a cool £2million left in the bank to build the Alan Campbell Training Academy. Or at least that's what my mate's Saudi burd tells me.
  3. 3 points
    I know you (quite rightly) bang the youth academy drum fairly regularly, but I just don't agree that we aren't giving youth a chance. Turnbull, Campbell, Scott & Hastie have all been first team starters in recent seasons. Maguire, Semple & MacIver (albeit not quite the same scenario) are on the fringes and have featured on occasion. Hussain, Devine and Cornelius look like they are going to feature more regularly this season. If we had 11 Turnbull's in the reserves I'd be all for playing them every week, but it's incredibly naive/romantic to think that these players are ready to play as first team regulars. We need to sign established players to operate at the level we currently are operating at, and certainly if we want to push on from here. I think the signings we have made this season, on paper, are very clever bits of business but also show a level of ambition I don't think we have shown in the market for a while now. If we were to add Lang, and possibly 1 other (a RB perhaps), as many have said this is the best squad we've had on paper for some time now.
  4. 3 points
    If it's been stated it's a private bounce game then why not respect that? They've stated they'll post information and images/footage if they can thereafter. As tempting as it might be, I can't imagine it would do much for the cause of getting grounds open as early as possible if a few hundred people all take the same approach and pitch up at friendlies trying to sneak a peak at the game.
  5. 3 points
    Hello, We're hoping to put out some details soon. For season ticket holders, it will be on the same platform as the international streams. We'll send out codes and instructions of how to watch the games in the next week or so. Will hopefully have answers on other points ASAP.
  6. 3 points
    This is getting really boring now.....
  7. 2 points
  8. 2 points
    Just listened to an old interview with Lang, can’t be doing with the accent, him and Grimmy should be sent to elocution lessons to perfect the Lanarkshire drawl.
  9. 2 points
    Agree Andy but this year would be different with 3 subs senior players & 2 reserve/youth players. with not a lot of chances of game time this season (no reserve league and leagues 1&2 unsure if they will even play this year) I think we need to do something to help the youth progress in their careers.
  10. 2 points
    Be careful what you wish for. I have heard it said that when there was a similar rule previously back in the SPL days about two subs having to be U21 or whatever, many clubs were not fans. Players were listed as subs simply because they had to be, the manager had no intention whatsoever of playing them unless absolutely forced. It also created scenarios akin to that of Dom Thomas, seeing as he's topical and all, where players that might have benefited from the experience of going out on loan and playing with a lower league team required to be retained in case they were needed to help the club meet the two youngsters obligation.
  11. 2 points
    Don’t think that we have forgotten the youngsters more like they are not ready yet and so we are spending to keep our position
  12. 2 points
    Dom Thomas has joined Dunfermline from Killie. IIRC we had a sell-on, so we'll be due about £100
  13. 2 points
    Chris Long to get a 94th minute winner away to AC Milan to send us into the Europa League group stages.
  14. 2 points
    The Euro play offs are one legged affairs. So we play Israel at home and then Norway or Serbia away. That is what I mean. That was dreamed up by UEFA and we all accept it. Uefa dreamed up one legged qualifying ties for Europa qualifying and again if we got 2 or 3 away draws then bad luck but we accept it. Under normal circumstances Well fans could still travel to these away games. Suddenly deciding that means no crowds for sporting integrity is such a crock of shit. If they said because of Covid then fine but don’t give me sporting integrity from UEFA of all institutions !
  15. 2 points
    having a clear out at home today and found that very strip in a drawer under the bed LOL
  16. 2 points
    Such positivity. I would hope we have learned our lesson. I very much suspect any fee will be offset by whatever we are still owed for Kipre and / or we reduce offset against sell on clause. That plus a small cash fee will all that we can afford to offer. Absolutely no way we will be paying hundreds of thousands of £. Not a chance unless the management team are convinced they have a Lawrence shankland mk 11 and as posted above confident of selling Lang on for many multiples of transfer fee. But again I doubt any fee paid will be over £100k in hard cash.
  17. 2 points
    Personally I feel we should go nowhere near this lad! 2 transfer fees in the same summer gets me thinking back to the early John Boyle years or (shudder) the McLeish era and gives me the fear! Aye its fine paying 50 grand for a Mark O'Hara and 200 grand for a promising youngster , but its a slippery slope and next thing you know we will be forking out £150k for an Andy Roddie, £400k for a Shaun McSkimming, £250k for a John Hendry and £200k plus 2 players for an Eddie May!
  18. 2 points
    if it were to be a move to an English side, surely a 6 month loan back to us wouldn't be the worst idea with our season starting in three weeks and the English sides still to even finish this season. Otherwise Turnbull is looking at a very very long time without playing.
  19. 2 points
    Or when we are 2nd and it’s all his fault we are not top.
  20. 2 points
    For me he’s a Motherwell player now and who knows may sign permanently at some stage if things go well. The past is the past and I can pretty much guarantee we will get better performances out of him if we support rather than abuse him. When we get back as supporters I will be cheering him on exactly the same as any other player.
  21. 2 points
    I'm not so sure it's Jake Hastie getting to the end of his contract and accepting a life changing offer from a bigger Club that continues to upset a minority. Or his outing as a fan of that Club or even celebrating joining them. I suspect it's the fact that the Club in question is Rangers that is the real issue. Otherwise why were these same folk not having a go at Darren Randolph, Michael Higdon, John Sutton, Mark Gillespie, (Chris Long?) and, going further back, Paul Lambert and Rab McKinnon? When they walked out we received £350/400k less than we got for Hastie. In other words, nothing. There are others. And , if youth is a factor, how come McKinstry is hailed as a shining example of how good our youth development is when he elects to move to a bigger Club for £225k rather than staying with us to develop his footballing career? Also, how come we celebrate our goalkeeper joining "his club"? I suspect the answer is that not one of the players I listed left us to join either Rangers or Celtic. Paul Slane anyone? Footballers of all ages have decisions to make throughout their career. Some will get it right, some less so. Credit to Hastie for having the ambition and belief to give Rangers a go at such a young age. Even more credit for having the desire to come back to us on Loan when he had other, less demanding options north and south of the border. And credit to our Management team for bringing him back despite the objections of a few fans and the supposed upset caused by the manner of his original departure. Robinson clearly thinks Hastie can help us and I for one look forward to seeing him prove the doubters wrong.
  22. 1 point
    Money aside, reduced numbers at both ends will kill the atmosphere at fir park, and at most other grounds round the country. Against it as anything other than a short term solution myself.
  23. 1 point
    Oxford v Wycombe tonight, Gorrin booked after 27mins, had £1 on him.but not much of a return as odds were 1/20!!! Lol
  24. 1 point
    You need to look for a photo shoot round the town first
  25. 1 point
    You must be of the same era as me. I first saw Pat play in 1959/60ish. He was very talented and a great passer of the ball. Very sad news.
  26. 1 point
    Very sad, was a well legend and I remember my Dad telling me loads of stories about the Ancell Babes when he was watching the well home and away
  27. 1 point
    As far as youth goes, it's also the case, sadly, that the majority simply won't be good enough. For every Hastie, Turnbull and Campbell there's going to be countless others let go each season. I'm not an expert on our youth players at the moment, but I do believe that if we had anyone who was good enough and ready to come through, Robinson would be bringing them through. We'll go through periods where none of the younger players are either ready or good enough. That's just how it works. During those periods we need to find players from elsewhere.
  28. 1 point
    Also going to be shown on Premier Sports if that is of use to anyone who isn't a season ticket holder or one of the overseas crew.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    Based on the fact that we have a stronger squad than the one that finished 3rd last season ? Based on the fact Hearts should not be in the league. Based on the fact that other teams may not be able to add as much quality to their squads due to Covid19 impact. Not having a go but not sure the facts back up your concerns. I am only concerned because when we get our hopes up usually we come a cropper. No science behind this - just a lifetime following Motherwell FC.
  31. 1 point
    If it is 5 subs I’d like to see a rule that 2 were from the U21 squad.
  32. 1 point
    Remember the outrage on here when we allowed Dom Thomas to leave and signed Cedric Kipre (even though they played different positions and are a million stratosphere’s away in terms of footballing ability)
  33. 1 point
    Aside from his red against Hamilton then I'm not sure his focus or attitude could be questioned. Aye, he was dour faced but that's absolutely fine - he wanted to score goals and it wasn't always happening for him. I never doubted his commitment.
  34. 1 point
    Given how proficient we have become on the social media and digital front, did people seriously think we had put a billboard up in a prominent part of Motherwell featuring a player who had recently turned down a contract extension?
  35. 1 point
    He liked that tweet, And that one. Not an announcement but quite a hint
  36. 1 point
    Or it could be that we see Lang as the wide left option? Tm. Watt / Long / White Lw. Lang / Seedorf Rw. Hastie / Hylton Am. Turnbull / Polworth Long & Watt quite similar so 6'4 White is a different physical option to the others.
  37. 1 point
    I live in England these days, don't get up much apart from cup finals so twice a year :) and would definitely be keen to pay to watch a game, no matter who the opposition is.
  38. 1 point
    Only providing access to season ticket holders would be a huge mistake in my opinion. Imagine how many other fans are out there, both home and away, willing to pay a tenner or whatever for a stream of the game? I honestly think this is the future of football. It's taken this virus to force through changes to the rule saying 3pm kick-offs can't be shown, and now the toothpaste is out the tube I don't know if it'll revert back. It's a revenue maker that will hopefully sit alongside actual ticket money from match-going fans. I don't for a second think that a fan who is able and willing to attend in person is going to change their mind because there's a stream available. Those fans will always go to the games when they can. What this approach does is open up an option for those who can't physically make it to a game.
  39. 1 point
    Aye for me the guy looks like me is in the mould of what we normally go for looking at his stats i think he could easily be a 15 plus goals a season hope we get him. I honestly think this is one of the best squads we have had for a number of years jusy oozes quality all over the park only place I worry about is the wings if the main guys get injured.
  40. 1 point
    We have been overdue a switch from quantity to quality. £200,000 seems like a lot of money in terms of a one off payment but all the duds we have signed over the past few years will have cost us way more. Also when people are throwing around transfer figures from the 90s you have to remember inflation and that the clubs turnover has increased greatly since then. In real terms even if Lang costs that much it's still less than Andy Roddie. It's easy to think that it's still the 90s when you are in the East Stand listening to Oasis and the Stone Roses but it was 20+ years ago!
  41. 1 point
    I did hope the smileys would indicate my post as a joke, unfortunately clearly not for some.
  42. 1 point
    Totally agree with Welldaft in regards to the club being better run now but we are in need of a striker who can give us +15 goals if we are to have any ambition and I suspect that Lang will do that. Robertson will no doubt be wanting to cement our place in the top 6 and have a chance in Europe of at least getting through 2 rounds. Having chased this guy he appears to believe this guy is what’s needed to do that so I think the club must back him and show commitment to those ambitions with a realistic hope of getting a good return on this outlay. I’ve also no doubt that Kipre has told Lang that Motherwell Is a well run club and is a great club to further his ambitions.
  43. 1 point
    Fee agreed for Lang according to this tweet
  44. 1 point
    Armstrong too intelligent for a lot of Sellik fans. He is always so articulate so a lot of their fans probably couldn't understand him!!
  45. 1 point
    Alan Burrows is too forward thinking for those traditionalist dinosaurs. Fresh Ideas and thinking is something Scottish football needs but will never get.
  46. 1 point
    Not for our sake but I really hope that Wigan get a buyer and don’t get points deducted as the more I read about this the dodgier it gets. The fact that there appears to be a large bet on them being relegated I’d like to hope that the EFL would step in to save the leagues sporting integrity.
  47. 1 point
    Turnbull is actually a good example. His "big move" to Celtic was derailed due to a knee issue. Now, what would have happened if that knee issue was more serious? In fact, and I really hope this isn't the case, imagine Turnbull returns this season only to break down for whatever reason, and he never hits the heights expected of him? Do you think Celtic will still want him? Not a chance. That life-changing money is gone in a flash. Let's take it even further. His knee continues giving him grief and he never gets back into a groove for us, and eventually drops out of our team. When the time comes and he's quietly released, do you think the fans who bemoan a player leaving too early will give a toss? Of course not. We're more concerned with the next Turnbull, or the new striker we've signed. Turnbull will just be another ex-player who is a "what if?" discussed in pre-match pub chit chat. Players "owe" the club and the fans nothing. It's only ever the good players that are called on for loyalty and "giving back," isn't it? If he was shit we wouldn't be bothered. Hastie was right to take the stupid deal Rangers offered him. He's most likely never going to be better than he was during that purple patch he had for us, so he's right to cash in on it. He could easily go out against Ross County for us and go down with a career-altering injury. You take the money when it's available. Strike while the iron is hot, so to speak.
  48. 1 point
    Sadly, it shouldn't be incredible that they had no deaths - they locked down early, implemented rigorous contract tracing and quarantines, as well as clear and effective public communication. What is incredible is that other countries (I'm looking at you US and UK) decided they knew better and implemented late and substandard measures. Countries like Vietnam and South Korea have had experience of contagious viruses such as SARS, so they are better prepared. Other governments should have been making use of that expertise and following their lead. Rant over - glad to hear he is doing well.
  49. 1 point
    Phenomenal story. Given their proximity to the source of the virus, to not have a single death in a cointry of 95 million people is quite incredible! Also, given the symbolism of the number in our clubs history there is something comforting in the fact that "Patient 91" has made a remarkable recovery! Hope you are able to get home soon G&F!
  50. 1 point
    less chance of bangers who still let their wifes dress them over there
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