June 2002 Tuesday, June 11
The BBC website now features a (small) photo of the new home and away kits. And here it is!
James McFadden and Dougie Ramsay model the new strips
Speaking at the launch of the new kits, James McFadden pleaded with fans to come out and help the club, while also pledging his immediate future to Motherwell:
“I would like to stay at Motherwell and develop a bit more. In the future, hopefully, I can get a move and better myself again.”
Faddy hit the headlines for the wrong reasons when he missed his flight home from Scotland’s end-of-season tour to the Far East, and when asked what he gained from the trip he replied:
“I learned a lot from the experience players – and to try and be on time for my flight home. I have spoken to manager Berti Vogts and things seem to be alright now. I think I will be in the under-21s, if I am playing well, and maybe a couple of years down the line back in the full squad.”
The club are also launching a season ticket drive, and claim that their prices are the lowest in the SPL. We revealed last week that adult East Stand tickets would rise by £20 to £180, with DC Stand prices unchanged from last year. McFadden added:
“The players need the fans backing. It can only help the club if they buy season tickets. Some of our friends have gone, but you just have to get on with it. Everybody is upbeat and the players are happy.”
Meanwhile, club administrator Bryan Jackson is still in discussions with two parties who are interested in buying the club, one of whom is believed to be from within Motherwell, although no firm bids have been received. He hopes to appoint a preferred bidder within the next month.
A few more pics of the new strip are available here. No doubt they will appear on the Official Site in due course.
Although our new strips are currently without a sponsor, an interesting rumour reached us earlier today which suggests a deal might be in the pipeline…
There’s not much happening round Fir Park way at the moment, but I thought this story might be of interest. Hearts manager Craig Levein had admitted he is interested in taking former Motherwell winger Kevin Twaddle to Tynecastle. Twaddle, a Hearts supporter, was linked with a move to Tynecastle several times during his time at Fir Park, and Levein is quoted as saying:
“We’ve spoken to a number of players and their agents along the lines of being prepared to move if we get the nod regarding budgets and Kevin Twaddle is one of them.”
Don’t forget about the ‘Well Worth Saving public meeting to be held in Majestic (the Old Town Hall) at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 18th. The main purpose of the meeting is to confirm the constitution for the formation of a Supporters Trust but don’t worry, the bar WILL be open.
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