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Jim Herriot

Jim Herriot

Clubs played for: Dunfirmline, Birmingham City, Mansfield Town (1958-1970)

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Biography: Capped eight times by Scotland, this ex-Birmingham City goalkeeper's name has been made even more famous by a previously unknown Scottish author who decided that James Herriot was a more appropriate pen-name than Alf Wight. Under this adopted pen-name, he went on to write the now world famous books about the adventures of a country vet, which led to the film and television series 'All Creatures Great and Small' The original Jim returned to Scotland after his playing days to become a bricklayer in Strathclyde.




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Herriot, Jim Jim played with Lanarkshire Junior team, Douglasdale. He was transferred to Dunfermline Athletic for the sum of 80 pounds in 1958. He was transferred in 1965 to Birmingham City for £18,000.
24-01-19 tom bairner

Herriot, Jim Im a singer and I play at at a dance in Larkhall. Got to talking with one of the regulars...Jim Herriot. He told me of his footballing career and the story about the vet. A really nice man. That was in October 2018.
01-11-18 Johnny Weir

Herriot, Jim PLAYED FOR THE STAGS ON LOAN FROM BIRMINGHAM, ONLY PLAYED A COUPLE OF TIMES WHEN GRAHAM BROWN WAS INJURED


Herriot, Jim Can anyone confirm whether my memory is accurate about an incident regarding Jim Herriot? It involves Jim in the Scotland goal seeing a high ball coming in towards his goal,Jim steps aside,the ball hits the bar,bounces on the goal-line and Jim,cool as you like,collects the ball and kicks it up the park!That is my honest memory of a remarkable incident,can anyone confirm whether (or not!)my memory is accurate?


Herriot, Jim As a yougster watching jim in goal for the blues a routine he had would be to rub his hands into the st.andrews turf and then rub hie eyes?I dont know if this was a superstition of Jims,or maybe my eyes where playing tricks on me.Can anyone else confirm this ritual?


Herriot, Jim Jim put mud under his eyes because he said that it stopped the glare of the floodlights blinding him! I think it all started when the incident with the ball hitting the crossbar because he lost sight of it in the floodlights


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