Here are a few pages from the Saints v Sydney City program from 1979, the third year of the NSL. Sydney City were one of the top teams of the day and finished third at the end of the season while the Saints ended a disappointing season in 11th. From the Sydney City lineup, Eddie Thomson went on of course to coach the Socceroos following our own Frank Arok’s reign ended in 1989, while Murray Barnes played in theAustralian 1981 World Cup team. Others such as Ernie Campbell (an ex Saint), Joe Watson and Steve O’Connor also pulled on the green and gold. Matches between St George and Sydney City/Hakoah were always some of our biggest.
Look at the old St George team song on page 3