J. Hosie
J. Hosie
J. Hosie
● J. Hosie, c1896 (SJJP)

probably born in Scotland

J. Hosie (forename unknown) was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The defender appeared for Thistle in December, 1896, whilst a Moorepark player.

He made his first known appearance on Saturday, 19th December, 1896, in a 2-1 friendly win at home to Vale of Leven.

There were no known goals for Hosie during his spell with Thistle.

He played his third (and last known) game for the club on Saturday, 1st May, 1897, in a 4-3 friendly defeat at home to Clyde.

His club-list included Jordanhill Juniors, East Stirlingshire, Moorepark and Partick Thistle.

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

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Bio Extra

Hosie was a Moorepark player from the club's birth in the close season of 1894, and had two spells at the club. The DET (19/12/1896) wrote that "Partick Thistle's latest capture is Howie [sic], a back from Junior combination Moorepark". On 21-Dec-1896, the SR (p2) wrote: "Hosie, of the Moorepark, was only fair as a right back. Thistle wanted Hosie to sign on, but the influence of the Moorepark president keeps him in the Junior ranks." Despite this report, he did appear again in the 5-1 Boxing Day win over Cartvale at Inchview. He was invited back to play for Thistle (again at right back) in May, 1897 (i.e. the same season), so it looks like there was some degree of will to make it happen, but it seems like it never did. With regards to the Howie/Hosie confusion, the Moorepark picture of the day (see the 'Gallery' tab) confidently printed 'Hosie', as did the press the vast majority of the time, so there's no doubt about it. He was contemporarily quoted as 'J. Hosie' from the earliest Moorepark days.

Prior to Thistle, Hosie “threw his lot in with Jordanhill” in September 1895, and tried for East Stirlingshire for 2 games in February 1896, before returning once more to Moorepark. Alas, we still haven't found his forename yet, but you just never know what might turn up. Our man got the call for Junior Scotland in March, 1897, confusingly, at the same time as another Hosie, James, of Glasgow Perthshire and later Manchester City fame!

Incidentally, this 'J. Hosie' was a right back, and is unlikely to be the same 'Hosie' who appeared as an outside left 5 years earlier.


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