Vital Football

Latest Celtic FC News

Key player focus: Gary Hooper our Essex Bhoy

Key player focus: Gary Hooper our Essex Bhoy
Gary Hooper came from considerably humble backgrounds, not so long ago he was playing non-league English football with Grays Athletic and a succession of loans and movement between the lower leagues has delivered him to top flight Scottish football.

He was a signing from Scunthorpe United for approximately 2.4million, money well spent? His early start would suggest so with 4 goals in 4 league appearances. His goalscoring record for Scunthorpe United was also phenomenally good with 19 goals in the Npower Championship last season making him the second top scorer.

He is an old school English forward, poaching in the box, good link up play and an eye for a good pass. Hooper or 'Hoops' as the fans have dubbed him has certainly stolen the hearts of Celtic fans after not having a proper goalscorer since the departure of Scott McDonald.

Hooper signed for Celtic after much speculation over his future with Middlesbrough and Leeds United leading the charge before Celtic swooped in and nabbed him from under their noses. His behaviour handling his transfer saga was very professional not making comments or pushing for a deal, which is only too good in the modern game where footballers are spoiled and act not out of loyalty but how big they can line their pockets.

Our Essex bhoy will in no doubt play a big role this season, marshalling the attack on an all out assault of Scotland, I see goals'a plenty for this young man and a bright future ........ hopefully at Celtic.

Join The Vital Debate

Writer: DavidT_CFC
Date:Thursday October 28 2010
Time: 11:16AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Celtic Articles

Stats: Hibernian v Celtic

All the stats from Hibernian (2) vs (4) Celtic, Hampden Park, Sat 21st Oct 12.15pm Att: 39,813

Team Line-Ups: Hibernian v Celtic

Team line-ups for Hibernian v Celtic in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park (kick-off 12.15pm).

Celtic over disappointment - Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says they are already over their midweek Champions League disappointment.

Midfielder backs approach

Midfielder Callum McGregor insists the squad are fully behind Brendan Rodgers' philosophy in the Champions League.

Archived Vital Celtic Articles

Vital Celtic articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Was Brendan Rodgers the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Celtic
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Celtic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

The Vital Football Members League