Dundee tour 1978

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Dundee tour 1978

Postby EastJunior » Tue May 09, 2017 9:55 pm

I have obtained a programme from the Newcastle KB United v Dundee match played on 17th May 1978, in Newcastle, New South Wales. I believe the score was 2-1 to the home side.

What were the other matches on this tour? there's not much about it in the programme, and I can't find out much about it on the internet.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby bluedragon » Wed May 10, 2017 8:49 am

The Glasgow Herald on 22 May 1978 reported:

Dundee scored a 1-0 win against Queensland in Brisbane yesterday after being outclassed for much of the match. Dundee eventually found the net in 78 minutes when Billy Williamson headed in a corner kick by Ian Redford.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby EastJunior » Wed May 10, 2017 3:48 pm

Thanks, anyone know if there's any other games as part of this tour?
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby jeroen » Wed May 10, 2017 8:59 pm

14-5-1978( Perth) versus Western Australia 3-1 W
17-5-1978 v. Newcastle KB Utd. 1-2 L
21-5-1978 v.Brisbane Lions/City select 1-0 W
23-5-1978 v, Auckland XI 2-0 W
25-5-1978 v. Auckland XI 1-1 D
28-5-1978 (Melbourne) v. Victoria 2-1 L
31-5-1978 (Adelaide) v. South Australia 3-0 W
4-6-1978 New Caledonia XI 1-2 L
6-6-1978 New Caledonia IX 2-1 W

Source: They wore the Dark Blue Norrie Price
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby EastJunior » Thu May 11, 2017 8:16 am

jeroen wrote:14-5-1978( Perth) versus Western Australia 3-1 W
17-5-1978 v. Newcastle KB Utd. 1-2 L
21-5-1978 v.Brisbane Lions/City select 1-0 W
23-5-1978 v, Auckland XI 2-0 W
25-5-1978 v. Auckland XI 1-1 D
28-5-1978 (Melbourne) v. Victoria 2-1 L
31-5-1978 (Adelaide) v. South Australia 3-0 W
4-6-1978 New Caledonia XI 1-2 L
6-6-1978 New Caledonia IX 2-1 W

Source: They wore the Dark Blue Norrie Price


Superb, many thanks.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby Rob R » Sun May 14, 2017 3:15 am

I have the match programme for the two games against Auckland ( a single programme for both games ) the first game was against Auckland Province X1, made up of players from Auckland based clubs and included ex Dundee Utd keeper Sandy Davie ( sub goalkeeper ) and ex Cambuslang Rangers,Scottish Junior cup winner & prolific goalscorer Keith Nelson and Ian Ormond nephew of Willie . The second match 2 days later at the same venue was against an Auckland Invitation X1 which was a defacto New Zealand X1 includind players from South Island based clubs and also some British players who's New Zealand citizenship was still being processed . The Scottish connection here was the 3 previously mentioned players plus Alf Stamp ex Queens Park & Partick Thistle and Preston born Steve Sumner who four years later scored one of New Zealand's two goals against Scotland at the 82 World Cup in Spain. Steve sadly passed away here in Christchurch 3 months ago from cancer. My brother in law played for Queensland against Dundee in the same tour and was contacted by Tommy Gemmell and invited to Dundee for a months trial but my BIL wanted his wifes airfare payed too and Dundee would not agree to it and that killed the deal. I know he was on good money in Brisbane and the lifestyle is great and Dundee would have had to offer something special for him to move, which I couldnt see Dundee offering anyway. He still has the letter from Gemmell . On another note Dundee played in NZ in 1972 and people who saw them on that tour have told me they were the best footballing side to visit these shores and that incudes Man Utd of Best Law & Charlton.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby Rob R » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:36 am

I said in my last post that my brother in law played for Queensland against Dundee when in fact it was a Lions/City select side he played for , he did play for the Queensland State rep side in they days too.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby EastJunior » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:48 pm

Rob R wrote:I said in my last post that my brother in law played for Queensland against Dundee when in fact it was a Lions/City select side he played for , he did play for the Queensland State rep side in they days too.


I may have a programme involving the Lions/City select side played against Newcastle KB United from the 1978 season, I'll have a look.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby gogsy1968 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Dundee goalscorers in three other games taken from Courier

14/5 v Western Australia Pirie 2 McDougall
17/5 v Newcastle KB Utd McGeachie
21/5 v Auckland Select Redford Sinclair

I will check the remaining games out at some point during the next couple of weeks.
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Re: Dundee tour 1978

Postby BMCCOLL » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:12 pm

Excellent Australian newspaper archives can be found here http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/
http://scottish-football-historical-archive.co.uk
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