RUMOUR - Gary Hooper

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RUMOUR - Gary Hooper

by retro royal » 04 Jul 2019 14:48


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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hendo » 04 Jul 2019 14:51

retro royal https://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/latest-owls-news/could-sheffield-wednesday-line-up-against-this-former-owl-on-the-first-day-of-the-season-418015

Sounds a bit of 2+2 equalling 27


And with rumours circulating that key man Nelson Oliviera might be leaving Reading as the club attempt to balance their books, free agent Hooper may prove to be an ideal option.


And that is where I stopped reading.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Norfolk Royal » 04 Jul 2019 15:13

Just say no.

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by Sutekh » 04 Jul 2019 15:16

He was always better in High Noon anyway.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by The Cube » 04 Jul 2019 21:14

Hooper had a trial with Reading and we didn't take him on. OK, so it was in 2005, but the journalist could have written something like "Reading reject Gary Hooper..."


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Re: Gary Hooper

by windermereROYAL » 04 Jul 2019 21:47

The Star? it must be true then. :D

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hendo » 05 Jul 2019 09:44

windermereROYAL The Star? it must be true then. :D


It is The Sheffield Star :? Just like our own GetReading

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Wallsy » 05 Jul 2019 09:46

On a free, yes please.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 10:01

not sure. Likely to want a decent wage, and not convinced he'd be any more useful than Bod or Baldock, who have been sidelined

Doesn't seem to have played many games over the last 3-4 seasons.


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Re: Gary Hooper

by Stranded » 05 Jul 2019 11:19

Hound not sure. Likely to want a decent wage, and not convinced he'd be any more useful than Bod or Baldock, who have been sidelined

Doesn't seem to have played many games over the last 3-4 seasons.


Had one long term injury which kept him out for 9 months or so but was back in the team under Bruce at the end of last season. 30 goals in 82 for Weds shows that if fit he is more than good enough for the Championship and certainly for where we are today.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hendo » 05 Jul 2019 11:23

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Hound not sure. Likely to want a decent wage, and not convinced he'd be any more useful than Bod or Baldock, who have been sidelined

Doesn't seem to have played many games over the last 3-4 seasons.


Had one long term injury which kept him out for 9 months or so but was back in the team under Bruce at the end of last season. 30 goals in 82 for Weds shows that if fit he is more than good enough for the Championship and certainly for where we are today.


Plus Wednesday seem to have about 12 strikers :roll:

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 11:41

I think its about 55 appearances in 3 seasons isn't it? 18 goals in that time. That's not great and he'll be 32 in Jan. 6 appearances last season.

I haven't tracked him that closely, and I know he was a good player. Just doesn't seem a great option to me. He just looks like Baldock mk2

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by WoodleyRoyal » 05 Jul 2019 12:17

Hound I think its about 55 appearances in 3 seasons isn't it? 18 goals in that time. That's not great and he'll be 32 in Jan. 6 appearances last season.

I haven't tracked him that closely, and I know he was a good player. Just doesn't seem a great option to me. He just looks like Baldock mk2



a cheaper Baldock mk2...


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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 12:24

Well yeah and I’d be up for it if we didn’t already have Baldock mk1. But we do

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Stranded » 05 Jul 2019 12:30

Hound I think its about 55 appearances in 3 seasons isn't it? 18 goals in that time. That's not great and he'll be 32 in Jan. 6 appearances last season.

I haven't tracked him that closely, and I know he was a good player. Just doesn't seem a great option to me. He just looks like Baldock mk2


Apart from last year we had 6 apps at the end, he's played in 50% of available games. 47 and managed 16 goals.

There may be a comparison to Baldock but in goal scoring Hooper is by far better. He has scored at a rate of a goal every 2.3 games over a 450 game career. Baldock at 1 every 3.2 over a 300 game career.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by WoodleyRoyal » 05 Jul 2019 12:35

only 5 foot 9 can he play the lone striker role... I'm not so sure unless of course, Gomes has a differnet plan this season.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by morganb » 05 Jul 2019 13:33

Chronicle now reporting this too:
https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/spor ... g-reports/

Former Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has been in contact with Royals boss Jose Gomes and recommended Hooper

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by andrew1957 » 05 Jul 2019 16:44

If true this would be utter madness IMO.

So we ditch McNulty, Bod and Baldock - who might not be great but are all younger to bring in a player towards the end of his career who barely played last season and is not a hold the ball up striker.

Must be paper talk or else those running RFC had been taking some funny stuff!

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Snowflake Royal » 05 Jul 2019 17:17

It's crazy isn't it. We have 5 strikers plus Loader and need to move some out preferably 2 before we sign 1, yet we're now linked with three strikers.

All the while, we have one proper senior CB and one proper senior central midfielder in favour. And we play one striker and two CBs and CMs.

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Re: Gary Hooper

by Hound » 05 Jul 2019 17:25

It does feel very much paper talk. Doesn’t fit what we’ve seen of Gomes’ philosophy at all

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