Some retro player and team images starring Motherwell for you today in our latest Vintage post. We join the Fir Park side during the eventful years of the early 1950s when the club developed a reputation as doughty competitors in Cup competitions.
Four Finals were reached between 1951 and 1954 with two of them lost and two won – the League Cup in 1951 and the Scottish Cup of 1952. To put these successes into context, these represent two of the just three major Cup competitions the Lanarkshire club has won in its entire history.
This otherwise successful era was bookmarked with a first-ever relegation from Division One in 1953. It would be just a single season exile but Motherwell’s inability to hold on to young emerging star players like Ian St.John over the next decade meant a regularly forlorn struggle to remain competitive in the top flight.