Joe Watson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Joseph Watson
  • Born: January 1st, 1952 (Fife)
  • Position: Winger
  • Signed: March 26th, 1971
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 15 appearances
  • Also Played For: Forfar Athletic, Nottingham Forest, Sydney City


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1971-72 10 0 0 0 20.0% 20.0% 60.0%
1970-71 5 0 0 0 60.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Totals: 15 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 18/09/71 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
 15/09/71 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Derby (A) 2 - 6
 11/09/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 4 - 6
 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 3 - 3
 01/09/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 18/09/71 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 15/09/71 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Derby (A)  2 - 6
 11/09/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  4 - 6
 04/09/71 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 3
 01/09/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 28/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 4
 25/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 21/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 18/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 14/08/71 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 0
 24/04/71 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 17/04/71 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 1
 14/04/71 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  1 - 0
 10/04/71 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 05/04/71 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 2


Biography

Joe joined United on a free transfer from Nottingham Forest. He played regularly until late September 1971 when a back injury sidelined him for several weeks. When he returned, Joe played mainly in the reserves for the rest of the season and at the end of 1971-72, he was released and joined Forfar Athletic.

He later emigrated to Australia, and won over 40 caps for the Australian international side, and played against Scotland the World Cup Play-Off matches in 1985.

Debut

April 5th, 1971
Dundee 2 - 3 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Joe was born on this date in Fife.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Joe joined United on a free transfer from Nottingham Forest. He played regularly until late September 1971 when a back injury sidelined him for several weeks. When he returned, Joe played mainly in the reserves for the rest of the season and at the end of 1971-72, he was released and joined Forfar Athletic.

  • This was one of the best games on record in the city series as United edged home 3-2 at Dens Park. United's early pressure finally paid off in 31 minutes when Ally Donaldson dived to push away a throw-in from, but only as far as Kenny Cameron who promptly lobbed the ball into the net from 15 yards. Dundee responded quickly and Jim Cameron had to clear a Wallace effort off the line, but with Dundee buzzing around the Hamish McAlpine's goal, United broke up the park to score again. Andy Rolland broke up the park and sent a great pass to Joe Watson and the winger's cross was knocked home by Alan Gordon.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 4 Hibernian

    United welcomed Hibernian back to Tannadice for what would be the clubs' third meeting within a month. With back-to-back six goal defeats to Dundee and Derby County still fresh in the mind, the manager made two changes to the United front line, with Kenny Cameron and youngster Alan Devlin coming in for Alec Reid and Jackie Copland. Kerr opted to stick with the more experienced Don Mackay in goal, having named him in the midweek Texaco Cup team in place of Hamish McAlpine. Kicking off, United elected to play with the wind in their favour.