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Jim Storrie

Jim Storrie

Clubs played for: Airdrie,Leeds United,Aberdeen,Rotherham United,Portsmouth,Aldershot & St Mirren

Born: 1940

Birthplace: Kirkintilloch, Scotland

Position: Centre-forward

Biography: Scotsman who was first introduced to the league by Don Revie who had paid Airdrie £20,000 to bring him to Leeds United. It was another five seasons before he found himself at Fratton Park, having previously moved from Elland Road to Rotherham after 125 appearances. The £5,000 that George Smith had paid was instantly rewarded when Storrie took only a week to get his name on the scoresheet. He scored ten goals in his first season but when Ron Tindall took over in 1970, his first team chances diminished. Two years later he left the club to play for St Mirren in Scotland but was soon back south as a Waterlooville player and then manager. Has since managed St Johnstone, coached in Kuwait and worked in the Tryst Sports Centre in Lanarkshire. His last post before retiring to Kilsyth was working as a steward and porter at Stirling University.

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Storrie, Jim The goal that "never was" occurred when Jim played for Portsmouth against Peter Shilton's Leicester City at Filbert Street in 1971. He raved about it for years - even Shilton admitted to the ref it was a goal. However, watching the great goalkeeper play in the 1986 World Cup, Jim had a wry grin on his face when Shilton became the victim of the notorious "Hand of God" incident involving Diego Maradona. Only then could he laugh about the Filbert Street injustice.
08-07-19 Joe

Storrie, Jim Jim came to give a talk at our school. Turned up in a club suit and tie - no bling or flash car, just a nice guy who seemed grateful that he was able to become a footballer.

Storrie Scored a goal that never was for Rotherham, in the days when goals had metal stantions. His shot hit the stantion and came out again, the referee believing it had hit the post let play carry on.

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