Monday, 19 October 2009

JIM SHIRRA - 1977 - 81

Jim Shirra in the thick of the action during a game against Falkirk in a Scottish Cup tie at Dens on 25th Feb 1979. A Pirie penalty sealed a 1-0 victory for the Dee on this occasion.
Shirra was with DFC from 1977 to 1981 and played a total of 111 full matches. He usually managed to bang in around half a dozen goals per season.


Anonymous said...

Jim Shirra will always be remembered for being a part of the Gordon Strachan transfer deal, and for that reason alone, would have had to have been pretty exceptional to have won over the Dee support. Unfortunately he wasn`t, and so was never really that popular, which was a shame because he was a real committed player who gave his all. He was a constant reminder of how much we were ripped off.

Mad Colin said...

Wonder where they are all now. Shirra, Pirie, Phillips etc

ian mackintosh said...

As a Dundee fan who also follows Falkirk, I also feel sorry for Jim. I saw him with Falkirk at the begining of his career and he was always a committed player who battled back from a serious leg break early in his career and by the time he arrived at dundee he was nearing the veteran stage of his career by the time he came to Dundee. Where as Strachan was at the begining of a star studded career.
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