2012–13 Motherwell F.C. season

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Motherwell
2012–13 season
Chairman Vacant
Manager Stuart McCall
Stadium Fir Park
Scottish Premier League 2nd
Champions League Third qualifying round vs Panathinaikos
Europa League Play-off round vs Levante
League Cup Third round vs Rangers
Scottish Cup Fourth round vs Aberdeen
Top goalscorer League: Michael Higdon (26)
All: Michael Higdon (27)
Highest home attendance 10,496 vs Celtic
29 September 2012
Lowest home attendance 3,649 vs St. Johnstone
20 January 2013
Average home league attendance 5,118[1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season will be Motherwell's fourteenth consecutive season in the Scottish Premier League, having competed in it since its inauguration in 1998–99. Motherwell will also compete in the Champions League,[2] Europa League, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Transfers[edit]

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
20 May 2013[27] DF Scotland Nicky Devlin Stenhousemuir 10 June 2013[28]
20 May 2013[27] DF Scotland Steven Saunders Ross County 8 July 2013[29]
20 May 2013[27] MF England Steven Hetherington
20 May 2013[27] MF Scotland Adam Asghar
20 May 2013[27] MF Scotland Dominic Green
20 May 2013[27] MF England Nicky Law Rangers 24 May 2013[30]
20 May 2013[27] MF Scotland Josh Watt Iceland ÍA 24 July 2013[31]
20 May 2013[27] MF Jamaica Omar Daley United States Minnesota United 24 August 2013[32]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season Friendlies[edit]

Notes

Scottish Premier League[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
37 17 9 11 65 51 +14 60 8 6 4 33 24 +9 9 3 7 32 27 +5

Source: BBC Sport

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A H H A A H A H A H H A H A H A A H H A H A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A
Result D D W D W W D L L L W L D W D W W W L W D L W L W L L W W D W W D W W L W L
Position 7 7 2 5 1 1 1 2 6 6 6 6 7 4 4 5 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results by opponent[edit]

Team Results Points
1 2 3 4
Aberdeen 3-3 4-1 0-0 - 5
Celtic 0-2 0-1 2-1 3-1 6
Dundee 2-1 1-1 3-0 - 7
Dundee United 0-1 2-1 0-1 3-1 6
Heart of Midlothian 0-1 0-0 2-1 - 4
Hibernian 0-4 3-2 4-1 - 6
Inverness C.T. 4-1 5-1 3-0 3-4 9
Kilmarnock 2-1 2-2 0-2 - 4
Ross County 0-0 3-2 0-3 2-0 7
St. Johnstone 1-1 3-1 3-2 0-2 7
St. Mirren 1-1 1-2 2-2 - 2

Source: 2012–13 Scottish Premier League Results Table

Results[edit]

Notes
  • The match between Motherwell and Dundee United was called off on the 6 October 2012 due to a power failure in the area. The match has been re-arranged for 7 November 2012.[35]
  • The match between Motherwell and Dundee United was called off on the 29 January 2013 due to a waterlogged pitch. The match has been re-arranged for 19 February 2013.[36]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Celtic (C) 38 24 7 7 92 35 +57 79 2013–14 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round
2 Motherwell 38 18 9 11 67 51 +16 63 2013–14 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round
3 St. Johnstone 38 14 14 10 45 44 +1 56 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 38 13 15 10 64 60 +4 54
5 Ross County 38 13 14 11 47 48 −1 53
6 Dundee United 38 11 14 13 51 62 −11 47
7 Hibernian2 38 13 12 13 49 52 −3 51 2013–14 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round
8 Aberdeen2 38 11 15 12 41 43 −2 48
9 Kilmarnock 38 11 12 15 52 53 −1 45
10 Heart of Midlothian 38 11 11 16 40 49 −9 44
11 St. Mirren 38 9 14 15 47 60 −13 41
12 Dundee (R) 38 7 9 22 28 66 −38 30 Relegation to 2013–14 Scottish First Division

Source: Scottish Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 Since the winners of 2012–13 Scottish Cup, Celtic are already qualified to 2013–14 UEFA Champions League, the runners–up Hibernian secured a spot in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League in the second qualifying round.
2 Teams in the bottom half at the time of the split may not overtake a team in the top 6 at the time of the split.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Scottish Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012-13 Scottish Cup

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Champions League[edit]

Europa League[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

As of 19 May 2013[37][38]
No. Nat Pos Player Total Scottish Premier League Europe[39] Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Republic of Ireland GK Darren Randolph 41 0 35+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
2 Scotland DF Steven Saunders 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
3 Scotland DF Steven Hammell 41 0 34+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
4 England MF Nicky Law 43 6 38+0 6 3+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
5 England DF Shaun Hutchinson 36 1 31+0 1 3+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
6 England MF Tom Hateley 40 3 34+0 3 3+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
7 Jamaica MF Chris Humphrey 39 3 33+0 3 2+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
8 Estonia FW Henrik Ojamaa 44 4 32+5 4 4+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
9 England FW Michael Higdon 44 27 37+0 26 3+1 0 2+0 1 1+0 0
11 England FW Kallum Higginbotham 10 1 3+7 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 Scotland GK Lee Hollis 4 0 2+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
14 Scotland MF Keith Lasley 43 1 36+0 1 4+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
15 England DF Simon Ramsden 31 0 28+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 Scotland FW Robert McHugh 29 3 2+23 3 0+3 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
17 Jamaica MF Omar Daley 17 1 2+12 1 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
18 Scotland MF Stuart Carswell 26 0 7+16 0 1+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
19 Scotland DF Fraser Kerr 19 0 9+5 0 1+1 0 1+1 0 1+0 0
20 Scotland FW James McFadden 13 5 11+2 5 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 Antigua and Barbuda DF Zaine Francis-Angol 26 0 7+15 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
27 England MF Steven Hetherington 4 0 1+2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 England DF Adam Cummins 28 1 17+5 1 3+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0
43 Scotland GK Ross Stewart 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players no longer at the club:
11 Scotland FW Jamie Murphy 29 11 20+2 10 4+0 0 2+0 1 0+1 0
20 England DF Jonathan Page 2 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of 12 May 2013[37][38]
Ranking Nation Number Name Scottish Premier League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe[39] Total
1 England 9 Michael Higdon 26 1 27
2 Scotland 11 Jamie Murphy 10 1 11
3 England 4 Nicky Law 6 6
8 Scotland 20 James McFadden 5 5
4 Estonia 8 Henrik Ojamaa 4 4
5 England 6 Tom Hateley 3 3
6 Jamaica 7 Chris Humphrey 3 3
8 Scotland 16 Robert McHugh 3 3
9 England 30 Adam Cummins 1 1
10 Jamaica 17 Omar Daley 1 1
11 England 11 Kallum Higginbotham 1 1
12 England 5 Shaun Hutchinson 1 1
13 Scotland 14 Keith Lasley 1 1
Own Goals 2
TOTALS 67 2 69

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 4 May 2013[37][38]
Nation Position Number Name Scottish Premier League Europe[39] Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Republic of Ireland GK 1 Darren Randolph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF 2 Steven Saunders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF 3 Steven Hammell 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
England MF 4 Nicky Law 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England DF 5 Shaun Hutchinson 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 2
England MF 6 Tom Hateley 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Jamaica MF 7 Chris Humphrey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Estonia FW 8 Henrik Ojamaa 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
England FW 9 Michael Higdon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland FW 11 Jamie Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England FW 11 Kallum Higginbotham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK 12 Lee Hollis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF 14 Keith Lasley 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
England DF 15 Simon Ramsden 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland FW 16 Robert McHugh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamaica MF 17 Omar Daley 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Scotland MF 18 Stuart Carswell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF 19 Fraser Kerr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Scotland FW 20 James McFadden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England DF 20 Jonathan Page 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Antigua and Barbuda DF 26 Zaine Francis-Angol 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF 27 Steven Hetherington 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England DF 30 Adam Cummins 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
TOTALS 42 6 4 1 0 0 2 0 48 7

Awards[edit]

Manager of the Month[edit]

MONTH Name Award
March Scotland Stuart McCall Won[40]

Player of the Month[edit]

MONTH Name Award
September England Michael Higdon Won[41]
December Scotland Jamie Murphy Won[42]
March England Nicky Law Won[43]
April England Michael Higdon Won[44]

Young player of the Month[edit]

MONTH Name Award
April Estonia Henrik Ojamaa Won[45]

SPL Manager of the Year[edit]

Scotland Stuart McCall[46]

Player of the Year[edit]

England Michael Higdon[47]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ League Only.
  2. ^ "Motherwell in the Champions League! McCall delight as Scottish underdogs join Europe's top table". Daily Mail. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
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  4. ^ "McFadden returns home to ‘Well". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hibernian sign defender Tim Clancy". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 June 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Coventry City sign Motherwell midfielder Steve Jennings". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Muir agrees short term deal with Ayr". scottishfootballleague.com (Scottish Football League). 6 November 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jonathan Page leaves the club". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Murphy deal done". www.sufc.co.uk (Sheffield United F.C.). 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Player Signings and other Movements". stenhousemuirfc.com. Stenhousemuir F.C. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Birmingham defender Fraser Kerr returns to Motherwell". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kerr stay extended". www.bcfc.com (Birmingham City F.C). 4 January 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Higginbotham joins on loan". www.motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 9 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nicky returns to the rock". dumbartonfootballclub.com (Dumbarton F.C.). 17 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Hamilton sign Motherwell's Jonathan Page on month's loan". bbc.co.uk (BBC Sport). 27 September 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Accies Update". Acciesfc.co.uk (Hamilton Academical F.C.). 10 November 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "Accies Update". Acciesfc.co.uk (Hamilton Academical F.C.). 29 November 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "Watt joins Airdrie Utd on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  19. ^ "Nicky Extends Stay". dumbartonfootballclub.com (Dumbarton F.C.). 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "New Loan Deals - Craig Moore". cowdenbeathfc.com (Cowdenbeath F.C.). 31 January 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c "Watt joins Rovers on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 6 March 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  22. ^ "Hetherington joins Airdrie on loan". motherwellfc.co.uk (Motherwell F.C.). 7 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Airdrie v Dunfermline". airdriefc.co.uk (Airdrie F.C.). 8 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "Signing News". raithrovers.net (Raith Rovers F.C.). 5 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  25. ^ "Devlin goes on loan to Stenhousemuir". scottishfootballleague.com (Scottish Football League). 19 March 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "DUMBARTON SWOOP FOR SPL YOUNGSTER". dumbartonfootballclub.com. Dumbarton F.C. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h "Paul Lawson signs from Ross County as seven exit". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 20 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "New Player Signings". stenhousemuirfc.com (Stenhousemuir F.C.). 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  29. ^ "Ross County sign ex-Motherwell defender Steven Saunders". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 July 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  30. ^ "Nicky Law agrees three-year contract at Ibrox". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "Watt heads for Iceland". scottishfootballleague.com (Scottish Football League). 24 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Minnesota United FC Signs Midfielder Omar Daley". mnunitedfc.com (Minnesota United FC). 7 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  33. ^ Rapid game called off
  34. ^ Arbroath game called off
  35. ^ Motherwell A-A Dundee United
  36. ^ Motherwell P-P Dundee United
  37. ^ a b c Motherwell F.C. Sky Sports Statistics
  38. ^ a b c Motherwell F.C. Sky Sports Statistics 2
  39. ^ a b c The competitions that Motherwell were involved in were 2012–13 UEFA Champions League and 2012–13 UEFA Europa League.
  40. ^ "Motherwell's Stuart McCall is SPL manager of month". BBC Sport. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  41. ^ "Motherwell striker Michael Higdon nets player award". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  42. ^ "Ex-Motherwell forward Jamie Murphy wins SPL monthly award". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  43. ^ "Award-winner Nicky Law ponders future at Motherwell". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  44. ^ "Motherwell's Michael Higdon picks up April player prize". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  45. ^ "Motherwell's Henrik Ojamaa picks up young player award for April". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  46. ^ "Motherwell's Stuart McCall wins SPL manager of year award". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  47. ^ "Motherwell: Michael Higdon named player of the year". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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