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More Than Just A Game

Football can be all consuming, a passion that perhaps takes up too much of my time. If I’m not at a game, I’ll be talking to my mates about football, I record a weekly podcast where I talk about football, I have a five-year-old daughter, who I perhaps shamefully hope will grow up to love Motherwell Football Club as much as her dad does – it’s an absolute obsession.

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Super Cooper – The ‘Well’s Greatest Post-War Player

Words: Jason Henderson (@jay_mfc)

No matter what age you are when you begin to support Motherwell Football Club, there are a series of firsts that often take on an iconic role in your life as a Steelman – your first game; the first goal you witnessed; for some of us lucky ones, the first (and, in my case, only) trophy you saw lifted; and, of course, your first ever claret and amber hero.

I’ve had a number of favourite players over the years – Dougie Arnott, Martyn Corrigan, James McFadden, and Louis Moult all spring to mind – but one name overshadows them all: my first ever childhood hero, a Motherwell legend, one of Scottish football’s finest ever players – Davie Cooper.

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Cooper Named ‘Well Greatest Post-War Player

Davie Cooper has been named as the MFC Podcast Greatest Post-War Motherwell Player.

Over 600 votes were placed online, in person, by post and by supporters’ clubs as Motherwell fans registered their backing for their Fir Park favourites.

James McFadden finished second in the vote, while Willie Pettigrew took third-spot.

Speaking on behalf of the Cooper family, Davie’s brother John expressed his gratitude at the recognition for his brother’s achievements at the club: “Davie loved his time at Motherwell, he was happy and that showed on the park too.

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Always Believe In

As featured in MFC Podcast – ‘Off-Air 3’ – 25 Greatest Post-War Motherwell Players – final day of pre-orders Friday (3/11) – Order Now

They say that timing is everything, unfortunately I only found this out at the 23rd hour – trying to contact Louis Moult for an interview on the week his partner Carlie was due to give birth to their second child.

I feared my plan to interview Louis for this publication would have to be scrapped, I couldn’t expect him to take time away at such an important time, however we aren’t dealing with your average footballer here…

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Off-Air 3 – Tuesday Deadline For Pre-Orders

Fair to say there’s been quite a lot happening lately…

Now that we’ve all sobered up after one of the best afternoon’s in many years, the realisation that we are less than a week away from sending ‘Off-Air 3’ to print has just about sunk in.

On Tuesday will be confirming the total number of copies with our publisher and while we intend to order slightly more copies than the number of pre-orders, we anticipate the majority of these will be sold at the awards and launch event – which is now completely sold-out.

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Alan Burrows – 10 Years On

Ten Years in Office

Words: Andy Ross – Off-Air 2 – Released March 2017

Almost a decade has passed since Alan Burrows walked through the doors at Fir Park for his first day in paid employment at the club he loves.

Since then he has progressed at a rapid rate, transforming media relations at the football club, taking up the General Manager position in 2014, and then finally moving to the positon of Chief Operating Officer in June 2016.

It’s an incredible story of progression for Alan, whose impressive work on creating fan-forum back in 2004 brought him to the attention of those in charge at Fir Park.

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