Kerr [iii]
Kerr [ii]
A. Player

probably born in Scotland

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

The forward was possibly a guest player for George Easton's Thistle in January, 1911.

He made his only appearance on Wednesday, 4th January, 1911, in a 1-0 win at home to St Mirren in a Benefit match.

There were no goals for Kerr in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

His known club-list included only Partick Thistle.

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

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Bio Extra

2,000 were at Firhill on Wednesday, 4th January, 1911, to pay tribute to Alex McGregor in his benefit. We can guess from the 12.30pm kick-off that folks were still in 'New Years' mode. Adding to the sense of occasion, celebrity singer Harry Lauder ceremoniously kicked-off for St Mirren. Thistle, as they so often did in these type of occasions, used the fixture to try out a number of fringe / guest players. The unidentified Kerr, who seems to have been a one-off guest, played at inside left on the day, alongside wingman John King. The players were wary of the treacherous conditions. Thistle had most of the early play and, after he had wasted a good chance, Anderson scored the only goal. The 2nd half saw defences on top and it ended 1-0. John King, Thistle's outside left, was the best forward of the 10 on show. The Kerr/King combo was singled out for praise in the Herald.


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