Socceroo 1984 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1984

Written by Greg Stock. Thanks to John Punshon for the cross-referencing of data. For more details see credits.


The Australian Soccer Federation organised what they called a "World Series for May and June of 1984. Inviting some famous club sides from Europe to take part they were pitted against two Australian squads coached by Frank Arok (A) and Eddie Thomson (B). The tournament was a great success boosting the profile of the national side at home and providing Frank Arok some quality opposition to play. The overseas sides to take part were Manchester United (England), Rangers (Scotland), Nottingham Forest (England), Juventus (Italy) and Iraklis (Greece). The first world series game was in Sydney and was Manchester United's only match against Australia for the series. For the tour Manchester United had three guest players; Tommy Hutchinson, Frank Worthington and Peter Barnes. The rest of the World Series games were split between Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Brisbane and Adelaide giving the Australian soccer public the oppurtunity to see their national side in action against quality opposition.
Played : May 26 1984 Venue : Sydney, Australia
Australia
Tony Pezzano, Alan Davidson, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Joe Watson (Peter Raskopoulos 87), Jim Cant, Ken Murphy, John Kosmina, Marshall Soper
0 - 0 Manchester United (ENG)
Steve Pears, Paul McGrath, Kevin Moran, Gordon McQueen, Clayton Blackmore, Tommy Hutchinson, Mark Dempsey, Alan Davies, Mark Hughes, Frank Worthington, Arthur Graham
Referee : Peter Rampley (Australia)
Attendance : 16,047
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Ron Atkinson (Manchester United)


Played : May 27 1984 Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia B
Tony Franken, Peter Lewis, Mike O'Shea, Steve Blair, Tony Henderson, John O'Shea, Jimmy Patikas, Richard Miranda (Oscar Crino 65), Peter Katholos, Doug Brown (Gary Cole 74), Charlie Egan
0 - 0 Rangers (SCO)
Peter McCloy, David McKinnon, Colin McAdam, Craig Paterson, Ally Dawson, Bobby Russell (Bobby Williamson 36), Dave McPherson, Ian Redford (Munro 77), John MacDonald, Ally McCoist, Ferguson
Referee : Jim Fearn (Australia)
Cautions : Miranda (Australia) - McAdam (Rangers)
Attendance : 12,000
Coaches : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Jock Wallace (Rangers)


Played May 30 1984 Venue : Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, Steve O'Connor, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Graham Jennings, Joe Watson (Ian Gray 88), Ken Murphy, John Kosmina, David Mitchell (Frank Farina 79), Marshall Soper
Goal : Murphy 31
1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (ENG)
Hans van Breukelen, Viv Anderson, Chris Fairclough, Bryan Gunn, Ken Swain, Steve Wigley, Mills, Ian Bowyer, Colin Walsh, Peter Devonport (Steve Hodge 72), Garry Birtles
Goal : Viv Anderson 25
Referee : Barry Harwood (Australia)
Attendance : about 6,000
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Ron Fenton (Nottingham Forest)


Played : May 31 1984 Venue : Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia
Australia
Tony Franken, Peter Lewis, Mike O'Shea, Steve Blair (Robbie Slater 77), Tony Henderson, John O'Shea, Jimmy Patikas, Theo Selemidis (Richard Miranda 82), Peter Katholos, Charlie Egan, Gary Cole
Goal : Egan 38
1 - 2 Rangers (SCO)
Nicky Walker, David McKinnon, Colin McAdam (Burns 52'), Craig Paterson, Ally Dawson, Ally McCoist, Dave McPherson, Ian Redford, Sandy Clark, Ferguson, Munro (John McDonald 69')
Goals : Clark 43, Ferguson 74
Referee : Bill Monteverde (Australia)
Attendance : 2,257
Coaches : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Jock Wallace (Rangers)


Played : June 2 1984 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, Steve O'Connor, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Graham Jennings, Ken Murphy, Joe Watson, David Mitchell (Frank Farina 75), John Kosmina, Marshall Soper (Jim Cant 72)
O'Connor 22, Kosmina 27, Mitchell 28
3 - 2 Rangers (SCO)
Peter McCloy, Burns, Dave McPherson, Craig Paterson, McClelland, Cooper (Colin McAdam 58 (David McKinnon 76)), Bobby Russell, Ally McCoist, Ian Redford, John MacDonald, Ferguson
Goals : McCoist 23, 65pk
Referee : Doug Rennie (Australia)
Attendance : 4,000
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Jock Wallace (Rangers)


Played : June 5 1984 Venue : Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia
Australia B
Tony Franken, Peter Lewis (Steve Blair 60), Mike O'Shea, Alex Robertson, Tony Henderson, Con Opasinis, John O'Shea, Richard Miranda, Tommy McCulloch (Jim Patikas 79), Robbie Slater, Charlie Egan
Goal : McCulloch 30
1 - 1 Rangers (SCO)
Peter McCloy, Burns, David McKinnon, Craig Paterson, McClelland, Ally McCoist, Dave McPherson, Munro, Cooper, E Ferguson (Bobby Russell 63), Sandy Clark (Ferguson 63)
Goal : McClelland 32
Referee : Jim Rossis
Cautions : Henderson (Australia) - Burns (Rangers)
Attendance : 4,300
Coaches : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Jock Wallace (Rangers)


Played : June 7 1984 Venue : Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson (Joe Watson 46), David Ratcliffe, Charlie Yankos, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Peter Raskopoulos, Jim Cant (Ian Gray 57), Frank Farina, John Kosmina, Marshall Soper (David Mitchell 74)
Goals : Kosmina 36, O'Conner 69
2 - 2 Nottingham Forest (ENG)
Hans van Breukelen, Viv Anderson (Bryn Gunn 46), Walker, Chris Fairclough, Jim McInally, Steve Wigley, Ian Bowyer, Mills, Steve Hodge, Garry Birtles (Riley 57), Colin Walsh (Peter Davenport 46)
Goals : Hodge 57pk, Bowyer 66
Referee : Tim Davies (Australia)
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Ron Fenton (Nottingham Forset)


Played : June 7 1984 Venue : Adamstown Oval, Newcastle, Australia
Australia B
Jeff Olver, Tony Henderson, Con Opasinis (Charlie Egan), Steve Blair, Mike O'Shea, Joe Rizzotto, Jimmy Patikas, Peter Katholos, Theo Selemidis, Gary Cole, Doug Brown
Goals : Blair 18, Brown 85pk
2
- 4 Rangers (SCO)
Peter McCloy, Burns, McClelland, Craig Patterson, Ally Dawson, Bobby Russell, Dave McPherson, Ian Redford, Ally McCoist (John McDonald 75), Ferguson (Sandy Clark 65), Cooper
Goals : Patterson 19, Burns 67, McCoist 75, Cooper 78
Referee : Jim Reeves (Australia)
Cautions : Rizzotto (AUS), Redford, McClelland (Rangers)
Attendance : 6,292
Coach : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Jock Wallace (Rangers)


Played June 10 1984 Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Joe Watson (Jim Cant 85), Ken Murphy, Marshall Soper (Frank Farina 68), John Kosmina, Charlie Egan (David Mitchell 68)
Goal : Ratcliffe 42
1 - 1 Juventus (ITA)
Stefano Tacconi, Caricola, Gaetano Scirea, Sergio Brio, Cabrini, Tardelli (Prandelli 57), Massimo Bonini, Vignola, Zbigniew Boniek, Rossi, Penzo (Koetting 68')
Goal : Koetting 79
Referee : Jack Johnston (Australia)
Cautions : Joe Watson (AUS), Prandelli, Massimo Bonini, Sergio Brio (Juventus)
Attendance : 36,128
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia), Giovanni Trapattoni (Juventus)


Played : June 11 1984 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia B
Anthony Franken, Peter Lewis, Mike O'Shea, Tony Henderson, Steve Blair, Joe Rizzotto, Peter Katholos, John O'Shea, Jimmy Patikas, Doug Brown (Charlie Egan 69), Robbie Slater (Gary Cole 84)
0 - 0 Nottingham Forest (ENG)
Sutton, Bryn Gunn, Chris Fairclough, Hart, Jim McInally, Steve Wigley, Ian Bowyer, Steve Hodge, Peter Davonport (Reilly 81), Murray, Mills (Colin Walsh 62)
Referee : Gary Power (Australia)
Attendance : 1,500
Coaches : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Ron Fenton (Nottingham Forest)


Played : June 12 1984 Venue : Football Park, Adelaide, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, Steve O'Connor, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Alex Robertson, Jim Cant, Frank Farina, John Kosmina, Marshall Soper, David Mitchell
Goals : Cant 51, Yankos 85pk
2 - 4 Juventus (ITA)
Stefano Tacconi, Caricola, Gaetano Scirea, Sergio Brio, Cabrini, Tardelli (Furino 67), Vignola (Prandelli 67), Zbigniew Boniek, Koetting (Tavola 67), Rossi
Goals : Boniek 7, 81, 88, Rossi 48
Referee : Don Campbell (Australia)
Cautions : Cabrini, Boniek (Juventus)
Attendance : 20,870
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia), Giovanni Trattoni (Juventus)


Played : June 13 1984 Venue : Lang Park, Brisbane, Australia
Australia B
Jeff Olver, John O'Shea (Peter Lewis 46), Mike O'Shea, Steve Blair, Tony Henderson, Joe Rizzotto, Jim Patikas, Theo Selemidis, Richard Miranda (Peter Katholos 57), Robbie Slater (Doug Brown 81), Charlie Egan
0 - 0 Iraklis (GRE)
Blagoj Georgiev, Panos Mavridis, George Firos, Eyris Pergaminos, Orfanidis (Dimitros Adamou 57), Lakis Papaionnou, Chris Zifkas, Babis Xanthopoulos, Daniel Papadopoulos, Vasil Hatzipanagis, Michael Galatidis
Referee : Alan Kibbler (Australia)
Cautions : Orfanidis (Iraklis)
Attendance : 2,000
Coaches : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Telly Batakis (Iraklis)


Played : June 16 1984 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, David Ratcliffe, Charlie Yankos, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Ken Murphy, Joe Watson (Peter Raskopoulos 85), Marshall Soper (Frank Farina 44), John Kosmina, David Mitchell (Jim Cant)
Goals : Soper 30, O'Connor 61
2 - 0 Juventus (ITA)
Bodini, Caricola, Gaetano Scirea, Sergio Brio, Cabrini (sent off 43), Tardelli (Furino 56), Vignola (Tavola 46), Massimo Bonini, Prandelli, Koetting, Rossi
Referee : Richard Lorenc (Australia)
Cautions : Marshall Soper, Alan Davidson, Charlie Yankos (Australia) Cabrini, Furino (Juventus)
Attendance : 14,004
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Giovanni Trapattoni (Juventus)


Played : June 17 1984 Venue : Melbourne, Australia
Australia B
Tony Franken, Peter Lewis (John O'Shea 65), Mike O'Shea, Steve Blair, Tony Henderson, Con Opasinis, Oscar Crino, Peter Katholos (Jimmy Patikas 82), Charlie Egan, Doug Brown, Gary Cole
Goal : Brown 67pk
1 - 1 Iraklis (GRE)
Blagoj Georgiev, Panos Mavridis, George Firos, Eyris Pergaminos, Chris Zifkas, Babis Xanthopoulos (Dysan Mitosevic 75), Dimitros Adamou, Vasil Hatzipanagis (Vrinios 82), Daniel Papadopoulos
Goal : Papadopoulos 54
Referee : Spiers (Australia)
Cautions : Oscar Crino, Peter Lewis (Australia) Babis Xanthopoulos (Iraklis)
Attendance : 18,300
Coaches : Eddie Thomson (Australia), Friedel Rausch (Iraklis)


Played : June 21 1984 Venue : Sydney, Australia
Australia A
Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, David Ratcliffe, Charlie Yankos, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Peter Raskopoulos (Joe Watson 46), Ken Murphy, Marshall Soper (Jim Cant 70), David Mitchell (Frank Farina 46), John Kosmina
Goals : Kosmina 19, Cant 83
2 - 0 Iraklis (GRE)
Blagoj Georgiev, Chris Zifkas (Panos Mavridis 78'), George Firos, Eyris Pergaminos, Orfanidis, Lakis Papaiouannou, Babis Xanthopoulos, Michael Galatidis, Dimitros Adamou (Dysan Mitosevic 78), Vasil Hatzipanagis, Daniel Papadopoulos (Vrinios 78)
Referee : Don Campbell (Australia)
Cautions : Graham Jennings, David Ratcliffe (Australia) Eyris Pergaminos (Iraklis)
Attendance : 8,876
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Friedel Rausch (Iraklis)


Played : June 22 1984 Venue : Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Australia A
Tony Pezzano, Alan Davidson, David Ratcliffe, Charlie Yankos, Steve O'Connor, Jim Cant, Tommy McCulloch, Joe Watson (Frank Farina 46), Peter Raskopoulos, John Kosmina, David Mitchell
Goal : Raskopoulos 84
1 - 3 Iraklis (GRE)
Blagoj Georgiev, Panos Mavridis, Eyris Pergaminos, Babis Xanthopoulos, Orfanidis (Ioannis Mavrodoulakis 78), Chris Zifkas, Lakis Papaiouannou (Daniel Papadopoulos 78), Vasil Hatzipanagis, Michael Galatidis, Dimitros Adamou, Dysan Mitosevic
Goals : Ratcliffe 25og, Mitosevic 49, Galatidis 81
Referee : Mike Browning
Cautions : Tommy McCulloch, Steve O'Connor (Australia) Hatzipanagis (Iraklis)
Attendance : 4,500
Coaches : Frank Arok (Australia), Friedel Rausch (Iraklis)


Australia played a "scratch" match against a Tasmanian All Stars side in October 1984. The match gave the oppurtunity for coach Frank Arok to cast his eye over a number of Socceroo hopefuls in a side that included future Socceroos Paul Wade and Graham Arnold.
Played : October 10 1984 Venue : Grove Road, Glenorchy, Hobart, Australia
Tasmanian All Stars
Craven, Driessen, Monagle, Nick Di Martino, Chris Hey (Sherman 88), Davidson, B Charlton, S Kaneglesser, S Nunn, Ian Parker, Peter Sawdon (S Pace 78)
0 - 2 Australia
Peter Laumets, Gerry Gomez, (Vlatko Belic 46), John O'Shea, Stuart Cannell, Wally Savor, Joe Senkalski, Paul Wade, Oscar Crino, Alan Davidson (Joe Watson 60), Frank Farina, Charlie Egan (Graham Arnold 46)
Goals : Gomez 35, Senkalski 89
Referee : Jack Johnston (Tasmania)
Attendance : 1,500
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Australia embarked on a grueling month long tour playing a number of club sides throughout China and Europe. The tour started in China where they played an A international against the Chinese national side (see A archive) and then against three regional Chinese club sides. The tour was designed to give coach Frank Arok an oppurtunity to cast his eye over players and give them some touring experience.
Played : November 5 1984 Venue : Beijing, China
Beijing
(Lineup unavailable)
2 - 3 AustraliaTony Franken, Ian Gray, Alex Robertson, Mike O'Shea, John O'Shea, Wally Savor, Oscar Crino, Peter Raskopoulos, Tommy McCulloch, Charlie Egan, Frank Farina
Goals : Crino x2, Egan
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 7 1984 Venue : Shanghai, China
Shanghai
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 2 Australia
Tony Pezzano, Ian Gray, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Graham Jennings, Peter Raskopoulos (Oscar Crino), Joe Watson, Ken Murphy, Frank Farina (Phil O'Connor), John Kosmina, Charlie Egan
Ratcliffe, Egan
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 10 1984 Venue : Canton, China
Canton
(Lineup unavailable)
2 - 1 Australia
Terry Greedy, Mike O'Shea, Alex Robertson, Steve O'Connor (Dave Ratcliffe), John O'Shea, Wally Savor (Ken Murphy), Tommy McCulloch, Oscar Crino, Marshall Soper (Frank Farina), John Kosmina, Phil O'Connor (Charlie Egan)
Goal : Crino
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


From China, Australia flew over to England to play a series of games against club sides. The first opponent was the English club side Manchester City.
Played : November 14 1984 Venue : Manchester, England
Manchester City (ENG)
(Lineup unavailable)
3 - 1 Australia
Terry Greedy, Ian Gray, Charlie Yankos, Dave Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings (John O'Shea), Joe Watson, Ken Murphy, Peter Raskopoulos (Oscar Crino), John Kosmina (Frank Farina), Marshall Soper (Charlie Egan)
Goals : Gray, Kosmina pk, Egan
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 18 1984 Venue : Nottingham, England
Nottingham Forest (ENG)
Hans Segers, Gary Mills, Jim McInally, Bryn Gunn, Paul Hart, David Campbell, Gary Megson, Johnny Metgood, Trevor Christie, Peter Davenport, David Riley (subs unknown)
0 - 0 Australia
Terry Greedy, Ian Gray, Charlie Yankos, Dave Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Joe Watson (Peter Raskopoulos), Ken Murphy, Marshall Soper (Oscar Crino), John Kosmina, Charlie Egan (Phil O'Connor (Frank Farina))
Referee : M Scott (Nottingham)
Linesmen : B Saunders, M Hudson
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 20 1984 Venue : Glasgow, Scotland
Rangers (SCO)
(Lineup incomplete) Peter McCloy
(Goalscorers unavailable)
2 - 1 Australia
Terry Greedy, Ian Gray (John O'Shea), Alex Robertson, Dave Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Joe Watson, Ken Murphy, Oscar Crino (Tommy McCulloch), Charlie Egan (Frank Farina), John Kosmina (Marshall Soper)
Goal : Egan
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 21 1984 Venue : Eindhoven, Netherlands
PSV Eindhoven (NET)
(Lineup unavailable)
2 - 0 Australia
Tony Pezzano, Mike O'Shea, Charlie Yankos, Dave Ratcliffe (Steve O'Connor), John O'Shea, Wally Savor, Tommy McCulloch, Peter Raskopoulos (Oscar Crino), Frank Farina, Marshall Soper, Phil O'Connor (Charlie Egan)
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 25 1984 Venue : Birmingham, England
Aston Villa (ENG)
(Lineup unavailable)
2 - 0 Australia
Terry Greedy, Graham Jennings (Ian Gray), Charlie Yankos (Alex Robertson), Dave Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor (John O'Shea), Ken Murphy (Oscar Crino), Joe Watson (Wally Savor), Tommy McCulloch, Frank Farina, John Kosmina, Marshall Soper (Charlie Egan)
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 27 1984 Venue : London, England
Arsenal (ENG)
(Lineup incomplete) Anderson, Sansom, Talbot, White, Mariner, Nicholas, Woodcock
Goals : (Goalscorers unavailable)
3 - 2 Australia
Terry Greedy, John O'Shea, Charlie Yankos, Dave Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings, Ken Murphy, Oscar Crino, Tommy McCulloch, John Kosmina, Marshall Soper
Goals : White og, Soper
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : November 29 1984 Venue : Udine, Italy
Udinese (ITA)
(Lineup incomplete) Zico
Goals : Zico, other scorer unknown
2 - 0 Australia
Tony Pezzano, Ian Gray (John O'Shea), Alex Robertson, Dave Ratcliffe, Mike O'Shea, Graham Jennings, Wally Savor, Ken Murphy (Oscar Crino), Joe Watson (Tommy McCulloch), Phil O'Connor (Marshall Soper), Frank Farina (John Kosmina)
Attendance : 23,000
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)


Played : December 3 1984 Venue : Tottenham Training Ground, London, England
Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
(Lineup incomplete) Garth Crooks, Osvaldo Ardiles
Goals : (Goalscorers unavailable)
2 - 1 Australia
Tony Franken, Dave Ratcliffe (John O'Shea), Charlie Yankos (Alex Robertson), Steve O'Connor (Ian Gray), Graham Jennings (Mike O'Shea), Tommy McCulloch, Joe Watson (Wally Savor), Ken Murphy (Phil O'Connor), Oscar Crino, Charlie Egan (Frank Farina), John Kosmina (Marshall Soper)
Goal : McCulloch
Coach : Frank Arok (Australia)