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POMPEY MOURN JIM STORRIE

13 November 2014

Former Blues striker passes away

Pompey are mourning the death of former striker Jim Storrie, who has passed away at the age of 74.

After playing part-time for Airdrie, he moved to Leeds and was part of the side that won the Division Two championship in 1964 and were then runners-up in both the top flight and FA Cup the following campaign.

It was George Smith who brought the Scot to Fratton Park, with a fee of £5,000 enough for Rotherham to let him go.

He quickly became a popular figure on the south coast, netting 10 goals in 19 appearances during his first season with Pompey.

When Ron Tindall became manager in 1970, one of his first tasks was to make Storrie club captain.

But he never managed to repeat the goalscoring exploits of his maiden Blues campaign and would only bag three goals in 30 games over the next two seasons.

In the summer of 1972 Storrie returned north of the border to sign for St Mirren – but it was not a permanent farewell to the south coast.

He came back for a stint as player/manager at Pompey’s non-league neighbours Waterlooville, before returning home to manage St Johnstone and coach Airdrie.

Portsmouth Football Club would like to send their deepest condolences to Jim’s family and friends.

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