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Joe McKelvie
I am Joe McKelvie, a twenty one year old Motherwell fan. My ramblings on here will mainly be regarding my opinions and experiences whilst following Lanarkshire's Premier Club, although I may touch on the Scottish National Team and other football matters at some point.

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Match Report: Hibernian 1 Motherwell 1 (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
19:54 Sunday 8th April 2012

The last six league meetings between these sides have offered up thirty goals, but today's encounter at Easter Road proved to be more about the quality of goals, rather than the quantity.Both teams started the game with very different motives,…

Match Report: Motherwell 1-2 Rangers (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
18:48 Saturday 31st March 2012

It has been almost ten years since Motherwell registered a victory against Rangers and despite giving a much better account of themselves than they have done in recent times against the cash strapped club, that run could still not come to an…

The Business End Of The Season (Motherwell's push for Champions League Football)
23:30 Thursday 29th March 2012

As usual, the season's targets for Motherwell were to finish in the top half of the table and get a good run in the cup, so to be sitting at the end of March, clear in third place, with the possibility of Champions League football is the mark…

Match Report: Kilmarnock 2-0 Motherwell (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
19:15 Sunday 25th March 2012

Both teams came into this tie on the back of a superb previous weekend. Motherwell's 1-0 victory over Aberdeen took them second place, whilst Kilmarnock overcame champions elect Celtic to win the League Cup.Kilmarnock's cup success was tainted…

The Next Page In The Book
14:37 Sunday 18th March 2012

Quality is what has seen Motherwell establish themselves in third place in the Scottish Premier League this season, not quantity. When manager Stuart McCall opted for the former instead of the latter in the transfer market this season, most…

Match Report: Motherwell 1-0 Aberdeen (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
14:18 Sunday 18th March 2012

A difficult task faced Motherwell as they had to face the side who knocked them out of the Scottish Cup less than a week before, only this time missing three players who featured in that game.Centre backs Tim Clancy and Shaun Hutchinson missed…

The Downfall Of A Manager With A Long Term Plan
21:53 Monday 12th March 2012

Having considered Andre Villas-Boas' short reign at Chelsea, I couldn't help but see many similarities between that and the short spell of Jim Gannon as Motherwell manager. Admittedly, the job in hand differed massively in terms of prestige…

Match Report: Motherwell 1 Aberdeen 2 (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
14:26 Monday 12th March 2012

The fact that captain Stephen Craigan was injured in the warm up was an insight into the luck that would be in store for Motherwell throughout the game. Four minutes into the tie, the ball seemed to run out for what seemed to be a Motherwell…

Red Alert For Scottish Manager Of The Year
17:43 Friday 9th March 2012

As ever in Scottish football, it has been Glasgow's big two who have been dominating the headlines this season. Rangers' well publicised downfall off the pitch has been matched by that on it as they sat fifteen points clear of Celtic in October,…

Plenty Of Life Left In Scotland's Cheeky Boy
13:05 Thursday 1st March 2012

I always fancied myself as a great judge of footballer, even at the age of ten - so I didn't let the fact that my dad and sister's opinion on the newest Motherwell youngster differed affect my opinion. It was Boxing Day in 2000 and the only…

Match Report: Motherwell 4-3 Hibernian (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
17:21 Thursday 23rd February 2012

When Hibs visit Fir Park, there are usually goals-a-plenty and Wednesday night was no different. It was a massive game for both sides, with the home side chasing Europe and the visitors desperate to beat the drop.Motherwell had to make do without…

Match Report: Motherwell 3 Hearts 0 (Motherwell Fan's Perspective)
00:00 Monday 20th February 2012

Yesterday's match was a crucial one in the race to be the best of the rest in the SPL and it was the home side that proved to be triumphant. Breaking news in the last week showed there may be more incentive to finish third, as second place…

The Jellyfish Enters Stagnant Water
12:49 Saturday 18th February 2012

Deadline day saw prolific Rangers forward Nikica Jelavic sign for Everton, if recent history repeats itself, it seems his career could have benefited more from joining other clubs who were in his pursuit.The days of Gary Lineker scoring in…

A Dream Job At A Nightmare Time
18:58 Thursday 9th February 2012

When Ally McCoist was at the height of his success as a Rangers player, he was surrounded by high calibre players such as Brian Laudrup and Jorg Albertz, the difference in resources at Ibrox now he is manager is quite staggering.After leaving…

She Better Have The Ribbon On Standby
18:24 Tuesday 24th January 2012

“She wore a claret and amber ribbon in the merry month of May” is the chant Motherwell fans sing every year as they enter the Scottish Cup. At the rate alterations to the oldest cup competition in football history seem to be happening, the…