Rumours Page

If you have a juicy piece of MFC related gossip, then please mail it to me and I'll post it to this page.

Please note, I take NO responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of any rumours on this page!

 

 

 

Rumour:

Jim Paterson is about to sign for Plymouth. (30.01.08)

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Family member.

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Rumour:

Motherwell are close to re-signing Stevie Hammell from Southend (27.01.08)

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Family member.

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Remember the "Greatest Ever Motherwell Team" event which took place at Fir Park earlier this year?  Well, apparently the company that MFC hired to organise it was completely bogus, and the guy who fronted it has done a runner with all the money! (12.08.07)

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Can't say I'm afraid

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Rumour:

Motherwell to sign Craig Brewster on amateur status. (25.11.06)

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Heard in the Main Stand today.

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Rumour:

Motherwell to sign Alex Rae from Rangers in the summer (09.04.06)

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My mate who works for Rangers.

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Rumour:

David Clarkson to sign for Hamilton Accies on loan. (03.01.06)

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Loads of folk.

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Rumour:

Following  the uproar caused by John Boyle's attempt to move season ticket holders for the Celtic game, all season books sold for the Davie Cooper Stand next season will contain a clause which permits the club to relocate fans for games involving the Old Firm. (08.05.05)

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A mate who heard it from someone at the game yesterday.

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Rumour:

Motherwell are currently in talks with Kilmarnock defender Freddie Dindeleux.  The move for the Frenchman has been prompted by Sheffield Wednesday's interest in David Partridge, who Motherwell rate at around 300,000 (19/04/05)

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I have been sworn to secrecy.

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Rumour:

Rangers DID bring black arms bands to wear on Sunday, buy were advised by Chief of Police not to wear them incase it incited any crowd trouble. One of the
main reasons was the fact that the Main Stand is not segregated and it would have been impossible to police that area of the ground. A minute silence was also ruled out for obvious reasons. (08/04/05)

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Anon

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Rumour:

The club had a major problem with the undersoil heating, and a plumber had to nurse the system all night to make sure the game the next day could go ahead. Also, a newly appointment manager/board member (unsure of the name) was told by Transco not to touch the mains gas supply, however as this guy thought he knew best he did touch it. As a result it damaged a large number of gas appliances around Fir Park and MFC had to the pay a large fee in compensation.

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Derek Mitchell

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Rumour:

Celtic to offer 300,000 plus Ross Wallace for Scott McDonald during the January transfer window. (16/01/05)

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Doreen Little, who heard it from a source within Celtic.

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Rumour:

Maurice Malpas was favourite for the Inverness job, but received a phone call from Dundee Utd chairman Eddie Thompson telling him to hang fire as Iain McCall will be sacked shortly, paving the way for MM to take over at Tannadice. (06/12/04)

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Can't possibly say, but definitely someone "in the know"

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Rumour:

Stevie Hammell will DEFINITELY sign for Celtic in January, for a fee of 350,000 (06/12/04)

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Graeme Crockett, who heard it from Gary McAllistar(!)

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Rumour:

Rab Douglas will sign for Motherwell, Kevin McBride will sign a permanant deal with Motherwell, and Stevie Hammell will go to Celtic. All to take place in January. (15/11/04)

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Willie Burrell

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If this rumour isn't true, then it certainly should be...

Martyn Corrigan will be involved in the Scotland squad for the forthcoming game against Sweden. (05/11/04)

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Graham Alexander, who heard it from a friend of a friend of Tommy Burns.

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Rumour:

A couple of conflicting rumours:

  • Gordon Marshall has been offered and signed a new 1 year deal
  • Rab Douglas will sign for Motherwell in January (02/11/04)

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Alan Stewart

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Rumour:

Celtic scout Willie McStay was at the Dundee Utd game today, and left raving about the performances of David Clarkson and, in particular, Scott McDonald. (18/09/04)

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My spy in the Main Stand

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Rumour:

Celtic DID make an offer for Stevie Hammell prior to the transfer deadline, and may well come back in for him in January. (18/09/04) 

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Someone who works for Celtic FC.

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Rumour:

Our supposedly brand new pitch has been only replaced in parts.  Maybe this could explain the poor condition of the touch line up and down the East Stand side. (24/08/04)

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Johnnygmfc, who heard it from a member of the Fir Park staff.

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Rumour:

Current trialist, Jason Bent, will sign a two-year contract next week. (14.08.04)

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Anon again...

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Rumour:

If it doesn't happen for James McFadden in the first 6 months of the season with Everton then he's coming back to Scotland.  However, before we get too excited, the only club he'd come back to apparently would be Celtic.  David Moyes, the Everton Chairman and the Finance Director aren't talking it seems.  Also, Faddy stands to collect 120,000 if he starts 18 games or more this season. (12.08.04)

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Anon

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Rumour:

Motherwell will this week sign a so far unnamed midfielder from Celtic on loan for the season.  This is due to cash being freed up from  the departure of Gary Bollan. (09.08.04)

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Miss Pentyouth, who heard it from a mate.

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Rumour:

Motherwell youngster Darren Frazer (16), a current member of the U-19 side, is on the verge of signing a senior contract. (26.07.04)

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Andrew Harrison and Lee Maxwell.

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Rumour:

Motherwell beat Kilmarnock 2-1 in a closed-door bounce game at Dalziel Park on Monday, however the main talking point is that Richie Foran was very fortunate not to be sent off after squaring up to a Killie player and raising his arms to shove the player in the chest. Foran was immediately summoned to the sidelines by TB and MM, and after a severe talking to was allowed to rejoin the match.
Also, the strip worn by the players at Stirling on Saturday was NOT identical to the official away strip for 2004/05. Apparently the sponsor's logo and claret & amber bands differed somewhat to the official kit. (21.07.04)

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Our No1 Source

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Rumour:

Scott Leitch is due to re-sign, but isn't happy with the money he's been offered to play and coach the Under 19s - so he may accept only the playing role (current offer is same money as before but with more responsibility). (01/06/04)

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Del Boy, who heard it from a friend of a friend of the family.

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Rumour:

We will get getting a third kit next season, which will be blue (same as our new sponsor's corporate colours) with a claret and amber sash. (27/05/04) 

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ArrDeeBee

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Rumour:

Spotted yesterday lunchtime in a restaurant in Edinburgh - Dons chief Wyness, along with Willie Miller and ....Terry Butcher. (26/05/04)

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KELLYDOGHOUSE


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