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  1. it is probably better for Moore to be out on loan playing for a team he helped get promotion last year(?) than getting splinters from sitting on our bench and getting a few minutes here and there when we take Moult or skippy off. Haven't saw blyth play but from McGhee's comments he is a different player form what we have, whereas Moore is in the same mould as Moult and skippy. Is Watt a right back? Tait certainly is but needs a bit of time to fit into our side. Personally i am happy with Mcghee's signings. We needed players for midfield and now we have a couple. blyth, clay, lasley and cadden will all get plenty playing time this year and it is nice to have cover in case of injury and/or suspension. I think we are a wee bit heavy at the back but in McGhee we trust.
  2. if he goes to QPR or anywhere else. Undisclosed Amount is how much we will receive. heard it here first.
  3. cup final winners names through the away one.
  4. with his pay cut, it might just have been a cup of hot water.
  5. Skippy signs. offical http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2016/07/01/mcdonald-extends-his-well-contract/
  6. Where has the £240k come from? a player who hasn't been anywhere near the 1st team and we could have gotten £240k for him On McDonald i have not read or heard anything that says we offered him lesser terms. The club said they wanted to take up the option of his second year and we were waiting on him getting back to us. It does look like he is shopping himself about a bit but i wouldn't be surprised to see him turn up once preseasons done
  7. i am sure i read somewhere, might be the BBC piece, McGhee saying its a starting point. We have made them an offer, they will ask for what they want and we will meet somewhere in the middle. I am pretty sure Hammell and Lasley are going to be here, McManus more than likely. I love McFadden but i think he has had his day. time to hang up the boots and start coaching. Samson i couldn't care less about. I would prefer to have our own keeper rather than a loan but in McGhee we trust. The guy above who said punt them all, really needs his head looked at, these guys have plenty experience and for some a genuine love for the club. These are exactly the type you need in the dressing room to point the younger guys in the right direction. It also helps if they are good players which they are, as long as their playing time is managed correctly.
  8. this is a must for me!
  9. Close it was a midweek game later that year. 19th November 1986 3-2 win for Hearts at fir park. Walker 53, Farningham 78 / MacDonald 51, 55, Berry 70 - From Wikipedia.
  10. Game in mid 80's against Hearts was the start of my love affair with Motherwell and my hatred of Hearts. Don't remember too much about it but we got beat and it was bloody cold. that was back in the days when you could get lifted over to get in. few years later i joined the claret and amber club, it was great getting the tickets for the old firm games for £1.50!!
  11. a full main stand???? never!
  12. On communication. I emailed the society from the website early last week after the news about Les going to re-pick up my membership and take one out for my daughter. my reply? Oh that's right, there wasn't one. Anyone would think the people running it don't want it to succeed.
  13. Steelmen

    Mark McGhee

    He needs to realise we are the club where he is at his peak powers!!!!
  14. Sums it up exactly. I am sure there is some health and safety guidelines about people standing there. I have been moved on several times when i am just waiting for a break in the game to get back to my seat.
  15. The highlights don't do the game justice. We were amazing that day. some of the best football i have ever saw us play was in that game. You do notice a massive difference in the crowd noise before and after.
  16. might be for the in outs thread more, but I wouldn't be letting Dom Thomas go out on loan. he seems ready to contribute now.
  17. Steelmen

    League Cup - 2016

    I think you'll find more fans will come through the gates when given the choice of paying £10-£12 for a competitive game against Falkirk/QOS/Morton, or £15 for a friendly against Preston North End or Newcastle Reserves. Let's give it a go. This for me. i have stopped going to friendlies completely because it is simply a really boring walk through. These games will be competitive and mean that we manage more than 1 game in the cup. A chance to play at a few different grounds round the country.
  18. But thanks to the first loan to the club, the Society are shareholders.
  19. Only think i saw (heard) him deliver was constant threats to the supporters that if we didn't back the Society we would get foreign owners. People don't generally react well to threats.
  20. whoever it may be, please don't make it the new Society chairman. We need to keep these 2 roles separate. Someone who has experience of running a club would be preferable, not just because a few thousand fans read an A4 sheet of you saying what your good at and promising to give the role 110% and voted for you. As for the accounts. The old board need to ask questions of themselves. Their budgeting was reckless at best. Thanks for the runners up finishes but our safety is not something that should be gambled with.
  21. i will have a read at the above when i get a moment but one of the opening statements rings a cord with me about all that is wrong with the society. I would love to know where my voting paper on this went to. I appreciate that we have a board for making decisions but this is something a lot larger than 3/4 people deciding what to do. This also includes the decision to loan (then convert to shares) money to the club the first time they asked. I agree the loan was the right thing to do but it is something that members should agree on. changing the rules afterwards is not the right way to run a business . In fact the only thing i have been asked to vote on was the Sevco fiasco, when the club wanted no part in that vote.
  22. hell of a lot of feelings about the Society on here that match mine but put much more eloquently that i could have done. i think the biggest problem the WS has is that the club set it up and the club pretty much run it. As i was saying to a friend this morning. For my initial money i got to vote on the Sevco issue and that's it nothing since. The WS bought shares in the club (or converted a loan into shares) but we had to find out from newspapers etc that Les had bought the club. Not saying that he isn't a good thing for Motherwell but i do question what is going on behind the scenes. We seem to be taking a lot of money off him with absolutely no way of paying it back unless we manage to sell players for big money. we've been so good at that in the past. Even with 2000 adults paying £10 a month (£204k a year) that won't make a dent in the amount he is owed. Although i must have lost my voting paper for saying i was ok with underwriting the club getting these loans.
  23. strange they let him go on loan. Guess he wasn't going to be playing for them much this season.
  24. Shame he could have had a lot of fun in the mega bar....

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