Book praise for ’Well fans move

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A NEW book on Scottish football has praised Motherwell for their ‘bold’ move to get fans more involved in the running of the club.

‘Is the Baw Burst?’ is written by Glaswegian Iain Hyslop who spent the 2010/11 season touring every senior ground in the country.

He gives an account of the games he attended - including Motherwell’s 3-2 home defeat to Hibs - but also looks at the issues affecting football today and offers his own solutions to the problems facing cash-strapped clubs.

In particular, he praises the Fir Park club for creating the Well Society, using shares donated by former chairman John Boyle to encourage fans to take a stake in their club.

Hyslop writes: “The Steelmen have a strong presence in the local community thanks to various initiatives. The Well Society is a bold scheme which aims to empower the fans and ensure, among other things, that the club is run as a community asset, grows sustainably and plays at the highest levels possible without the risk of administration.”

Described as ‘a long-suffering supporter’s search for the soul of Scottish football’, the book is published by Edinburgh’s Luath Press Limited and costs £9.99.