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Villareal pull out of Fir Park Game

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SPANISH side Villarreal have pulled the plug on their glamour friendly with Motherwell at Fir Park next month.

The La Liga runners-up had been lined up to meet Mark McGhee's side at Fir Park on Saturday, August 2, in a match to honour Phil O'Donnell by renaming the stadium's main stand.

But an unhappy Well were forced to look elsewhere this week for potential opponents after Villarreal, despite allegedly having signed a mandate to play the game, canceled both the Motherwell match and another friendly scheduled against Aston Villa.

Another Spanish side, Athletic Bilbao, and Belgian outfit Royal Antwerp emerged as possible replacements as club officials worked frantically behind the scenes this week to set up a new game.

www.motherwelltimes.co.uk

they would have pummelled us anyway

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yeah but obviously there is something up with them when pulling out of both friendlies

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it shouldnt be hard to get a oppenent as its a tribute to a player

barcelona coming to scotland soon. maybe a top premiership team
 

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Antwerp and Bilbao were mentioned but barca wuld be great since they are here anyway :)

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Shame they pulled out as there a good side. I wonder what has went on for them to cancel with such short notice