J. Currie
J. Currie
J. Currie
● J. Currie, c1908 (RTH)

probably born in Scotland

J. Currie (forename unknown) is most likely to be Scottish. *

The forward was a trialist for George Easton's Thistle in January, 1907.

He made his only appearance on Thursday, 3rd January, 1907, in a 4-0 win at home to Queen's Park in a Benefit match.

That day, Currie became a member of our scoring debutant's club, and even added a second for good measure.

His club-list included Renfrew Victoria, Petershill, Partick Thistle, Clydebank Juniors, Maryhill, Rangers, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy and Kirkintilloch Harp.

We don't know where or when Currie died. *

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Bio Extra

Currie, a left sided forward, was one of the more exciting prospects at Petershill in 1906, and he got the nod to appear with Partick Thistle in Tom Harvey's benefit match at Firhill on 3rd January 1907. He was one of two new players being tried from the Peasy that evening, the other being Bob McTavish who played at centre forward. Currie himself played at inside left and managed to net a brace on the night, with his teammate McTavish also getting on the scoresheet in the 4-0 win over Queen's Park. All Thistle's forwards shone well and were praised for their clever dribbling work. “At times they moved along with some nice combinative work, and on occasion tricked the defence most cutely” reported the Referee. Despite all this positivity, neither player put pen to paper on senior terms. He was a Petershill player for several years, but had spells with other junior clubs including Clydebank (1907-08), Maryhill (1907-08) and Kirkintilloch Rob Roy (1908-09). Although never a signed pro, he was in the orbit of Rangers, and he appears (in the reserves top) in a line-up which is dated 1907-08. We know that he played at least once in September 1908 (when he was still considered a trialist from Petershill), taking Alec Smith's place on the left wing in a 2-2 draw at Old Cathkin Park, a match played for the benefit of Third Lanark's stalwart, Tom Sloan. Rangers historian Chic Sharp provides the "J", but Currie's forename remains elusive! Currie switched his Kirkintilloch allegiance in August 1909, making the switch from Rob Roy to Harp!

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