Biggest game of our lives


Motherwell aim to write themselves into the history books on Saturday and will be backed by an army of fans.

The Fir Park club received an allocation of 16,000 for the Scottish Cup final against Celtic and every ticket has been snapped up.

Season ticket holders were given first refusal on tickets and were able to buy as many as four each with the remainder going on public sale.

Such was the level of interest in ’Well’s first Scottish Cup final for 20 years that the club organised a public ballot and over the last week have been contacting fans by phone and e-mail to tell them they have been successful in their application to receive the hottest ticket in town.

At the club media day in advance of the final, Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey called Saturday ‘the biggest game of our lives’.

He said: “I played in two play-off finals, but this just blows them out of the water. Nothing is bigger than the Scottish Cup final and Saturday will be the biggest game of our lives.

“I was speaking to some of the fans at a sponsors dinner recently and they were telling me that if we win we’ll be considered legends. There is no bigger incentive for a player than that.

“We have two of the 1991 side, Steve Kirk and Dougie Arnott, working at the club now and we all know what high regard they are held in so I would love to be considered a legend alongside them.”

Full story in May 19 edition of Times & Speaker