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James Docherty matches 1978-1979

Date Venue Opponent Score Comp Shirt Gls Sub Wdn Yel Red
03/03/1979 H Liverpool 0-0 Div 1 12   80      
14/03/1979 A West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Div 1 7          
17/03/1979 H Queens Park Rangers 1-3 Div 1 7     63  

From blunder.friardales site.
Signed for £45,000 in Feb 79 and moved on a free transfer to Dundee Utd in Oct 1979

He played for Hearts, St Johnstone, Patrick Thistle, and Dunfermline before retiring in 1984.


Below is a story from Dundee’s Evening Telegraph about him signing for Dundee Utd.


This cutting from October 19, 1979, revealed:

Dundee United yesterday signed Chelsea and former East Stirling striker Jim Docherty on a free transfer, less than a year after Aberdeen were quoted £80,000 for his services.

The deal was completed at Tannadice yesterday when the player, accompanied by his dad, met Jim McLean, who was on his first day back at the ground after being with the Scotland squad at Seamill.

Still only 22, Docherty was transferred from East Stirling to Chelsea in March for a fee of £50,000, which would have increased had he played a certain number of first-team games for the London club.

He played just three games and was more of less told by manager Danny Blanchflower, the man who signed him, that Chelsea could not afford to play him!

Before moving south, where he shared digs with former Hearts star Eamonn Bannon, Docherty made a considerable name for himself in a 14-month stay with East Stirling, which saw him score 32 goals.

He owes his free transfer and his arrival at Tannadice to the recent changes at Stamford Bridge – which have seen the waygoing of Blanchflower as manager and the appointment of former England leader Geoff Hurst in his place.

Docherty was placed on the transfer list along with seven other players and eventually told that, if he could find a club for himself in Scotland or elsewhere, he would be allowed to go. Several other clubs, including Dundee and the Danish side Copenhagen Boldklub, were interested, but it was United who persuaded him to join them.

United’s latest signing comes to Tannadice as a full-timer and is in the pool for the Dundee game at Dens Park tomorrow.

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6 minutes ago, Nitro said:


His name was Bob. He used to travel on the specials in the 70s and 80s. He would put his knitted blue and white suit on  (which he carried in a case) before leaving the train.

He knew all these old rhymes/ditties like “ There was young man from..............”

Worked with the groundsman and I think he now clears up the rubbish on Matchday 

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