Joe Ward Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1981-82 - - - - - - -
1980-81 11 (3) 7 0 0 64.3% 21.4% 14.3%
Totals: 11 (3) 7


 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
 28/03/81 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 4 - 0
 08/11/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
 05/11/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Lokeren (A) 0 - 0
 01/11/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H) 4 - 1
 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 4 - 1
 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H) 4 - 0
 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A) 5 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 1
 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 1
 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 1
 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 1
 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A)  5 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 28/03/81 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  4 - 0
 08/11/80 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  3 - 0
 05/11/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Lokeren (A)  0 - 0
 01/11/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 0
 29/10/80 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Clydebank (H)  4 - 1
 25/10/80 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 01/10/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Slask Wroclaw (H)  7 - 2
 03/09/80 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/80 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 1
 27/08/80 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  4 - 0
 23/08/80 Premier Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 20/08/80 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 0
 13/08/80 1st Round 1st Leg vs. East Fife (A)  5 - 2
 09/08/80 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2


Biography


Joe began his career with Clyde, becoming their star player as they went on to win promotion from the Second Division in 1978. Midway through the 1978-79 season he moved to Aston Villa in a deal worth £80,000, but after just three first team appearances he returned to Scotland to sign for Hibs in September 1979. Hibs were relegated at the end of that season, and United manager Jim McLean signed him on a free transfer in May 1980.

An attacking player, he made his first appearance as a substitute against West Ham United in a friendly in August 1980, and a week later he made his debut in major competition as a substitute against Kilmarnock in the opening League fixture. He had a blistering start in the first team, scoring seven times in United's run to the 1980 League Cup Final, but then dropped out of the first team, and he was then more often in the reserves, making the first team line up infrequently.

He left to join Ayr United for around £8,000 in November 1981 and later played for Stirling Albion and St Johnstone before retiring from the game in 1987.





Debut (as sub)

August 9th, 1980
Dundee United 2 - 2 Kilmarnock

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

August 13th, 1980
East Fife 2 - 5 Dundee United

League Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)


Timeline


  • 1. Date of Birth


    Joe was born on this date in Glasgow.


  • 2. Signed For Dundee United


    Joe began his career with Clyde, becoming their star player as they went on to win promotion from the Second Division in 1978. Midway through the 1978-79 season he moved to Aston Villa in a deal worth £80,000, but after just three first team appearances he returned to Scotland to sign for Hibs in September 1979. Hibs were relegated at the end of that season, and United manager Jim McLean signed hi


  • 3. First Non-competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Dundee United 0 - 1 West Ham
    Friendly

    Although the game itself was a friendly match, fans were left disappointed as United failed to score against English Second Division opposition for the second time in three days, this time losing by a goal to nil to FA Cup holders West Ham United. Jim McLean recalled Hamish McAlpine following an injury which had kept the Tannadice favourite out for almost four months, while Ian Cochrane, who had i


  • 4. First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Kilmarnock
    League (Premier Division)

    On the opening day of the 1980/81 Scottish Premier Division season, Dundee United welcomed Kilmarnock to Tannadice. The Rugby Park side had narrowly avoided relegation at the end of the previous season – finishing in eighth place above Dundee and Hibernian. United on the other hand had finished fourth in the league behind St Mirren, Celtic and champions Aberdeen. Jim McLean fielded no debutants in


  • 5. First Goal

    East Fife 2 - 5 Dundee United
    League Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

    The League Cup holders began their defence of the trophy at Methil, with new signing Joe Ward's inclusion the only change from the League opener against Kilmarnock, and Eamonn Bannon swapping places with him on the bench.

    The Fifers were awarded a penalty in their first attack when Billy Kirkwood handled a Willie Herd cross in the box, and Robert Thomson hammered home from the spot i


  • 6. Last Goal

    Dundee United 4 - 1 Clydebank
    League Cup (Quarter Final 2nd Leg)

    Trailing 2-1 from the first leg of their quarter-final the single goal deficit proved no great burden for a confident looking home side.

    Once the barrier was breached in 18 minutes, United swarmed all over the Bankies. Joe Ward was on the end of a Paul Sturrock cross after 18 minuted to tie the score and a little over five minutes later United went in


  • 7. Last Appearance

    Hearts 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    A depleted Dundee United team made short work of Heart of Midlothian at a gusty Tynecastle. United were missing Ralph Milne, John Holt and Davie Dodds, and also had to suffer losing Paul Hegarty during the first half with a nasty head injury. However, they managed to take the lead in the first minute.

    Exploiting the awful conditions, a wind assisted corner kick from Eamonn Bannon was heade