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Former Norwich City striker Gary Hooper wins Championship player of the month award

18:25 09 February 2016

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has won the Professional Footballers Association Fans Championship player of the month award for January. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Sheffield Wednesday striker Gary Hooper has won the Professional Footballers Association Fans Championship player of the month award for January. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

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Recently departed Norwich City striker Gary Hooper has won the Professional Footballers Association Fans’ Championship player of the month award for January.

The 28-year-old signed for Sheffield Wednesday in a deal reportedly worth around £3million, following a successful loan spell with the Owls.

Five goals in five games last month saw Hooper win Wednesday’s player of the month award as well, as he helps continue a push for a place in the Championship play-offs, with his new club currently two points clear of seventh-placed Ipswich.

The former Celtic star also scored twice in a 2-1 win at Birmingham City at the weekend, taking his tally to nine goals in his last 10 games for the Owls.

Hooper scored 20 goals in 70 games for the Canaries after joining from Celtic for a fee of around £5million in the summer of 2013 and helped City to promotion last season.

18 comments

  • I wonder if next season when Hoops is banging in premiership goals for Sheffield Wednesday, if Gollum will be man enough to admit he was wrong. Just a question really. I wonder......

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    waclor

    Friday, February 12, 2016

  • TK always provides well-reasoned analysis. Good fellow.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • I am glad i feel able to support the positions of Brew, Malaga, and TK rather than Paul who is to be obeyed,as hoops is unlikely to read this post,then, i feel,PW is merely indulging in gratuitous sarcasm

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    dis dressed

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Same time we were losing at Villa GH was scoring for fun a mile up the road. Ironic eh?

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    Bogaz John

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • This is true, Rick. I think Alex has excelled himself by dropping our best defender, a Sweden International and playing our Eire International left-winger out of position, while remaining determined to select Russell Martin at the expense of our best CB and\or new panic-buy Ivo Pinto or Liverpool loanee Wisdom. I fully expect to see Whittaker back in central midfield - when Tettey returns and Naismith replacing Klose. Our England U-21 International right-winger is withering on the vine. The Mekon morphs into The Country Vicar, but worse. @harry mcardle - is that better? Am I a wee genius now? ;-) One thing we must all learn is that there is only one source of Complete Truth. Tommy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • In fairness to NCFC, Mad Brewer, we are by no means unique in making inexplicable signings, and then utilising tactics not terribly well suited to them, or, better still, not even playing them. Such luminaries as Sir Alex Fergy, Jose and Wenger have been guilty over the years of such crimes. But what I cannot understand nor forgive with AN is his seemingly contrary way of playing people out of position. I thought it was a Hughton specialty, but clearly I was wrong.

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    Rick

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Isn't it crazy?THIS club seems to enjoy spending large amounts of money on players and never play them.

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    harry mcardle

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Hoops and Winkel were both targets of protracted pursuits by NCFC. Despite the fact the club\manager of the time had not a clue how best to use either of them. Now we have to see how the panic\seen to be busy signings of this latest Window work out. The only thing I'm certain of is that Tommy is always right - and has perfect recall. I agree with malaga flier. Btw; not only is young Thomas not the sharpest knife in the drawer, he's certainly the most obtuse spoonback in the nursery.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Sorry Hooper is history, no longer a City player, never cut the mustard in Premier, his best days at Celtic, Championship his level.

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    Kevin Keelans Cat

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Tommy, I know you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but even someone as challenged as you must realise that The Pink Un is A Norwich City news and message board . Not a Sheffield Wednesday one . If you want to comment on people who play for Sheff Wed, can I respectfully suggest you google the available Websites in the South Yorks area and visit them ? Just a thought....... In the meantime, if it's all the same to you, I'll concentrate my mind on looking for solutions to the mess that Norwich City finds itself in just now.

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    Rick

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Well done Hooper! A player we should never have let go and one who I always felt never got enough game time under AN because he has stuck to his one up front system, which doesn't work but which he seems set on. Yet in most other areas he experiments and changes things every week! Had Hooper been given an opportunity to play behind Jerome I am convinced he would have been scoring goals even in the PL as he has the knack of finding space and moving away from markers. His other big attribute is that he will make good decoy runs, opening space for others. A facet of our game which remains frustratingly absent. Have we improved with Mbokani? I don't think so. For me he is too similar to Jerome, a big bustling player.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Like many fans, I though the Hooper was a great alternative to play in No 10 hole when Wes is off form, however it was also clear that Hooper needed regular football to get match fit and he never got that with us un any of the three managers he played under. That said, I think we now have an upgrade in Naismith and wish the local press would stop rubbing our noses in what we may have missed.

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Congratulations Hoops, glad you've found your right level.

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    PaulWho

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Urgh. I also wish we hadn't sold him. Shoulda made it a loan extension at most.

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    Canarywary

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Tommy: I am currently at Casa El Dingo, our Summer residence on the beautiful Norfolk coastline, somewhere near God's Waiting Room, aka Mundesley, and wrestling with laminate flooring. You may ask me a question - course you can, you don't need permission! I do not know what it is - not a clue - so how do you know I won't answer? Why should I be in mourning? And why the Diddums? Ask away old fruit but make it this thread 'cos I haven't got a lot of time to search around today.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Easy to say "told you SO". Rick has now found his lost veg. Hey el dingo, where are you? I have a question. I think you know what. I don't expect an answer. I guess you're in mourning right now. Diddums !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • With you all the way Bedders, but I also have a feeling the sale of Hoops will come back to haunt us.

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    59er

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • I always rated Hooper and wish we hadn't sold him. I get he is not a player that fits into AN's style of play but he was our only fox in the box. He would have been a valuable player to bring off the bench with 20 minutes to go when you need a goal. CJ and DM are strong and powerful but you need other options. And if we do get relegated to the Championship he would have guaranteed 20 goals next season.

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    Bedders_Junior

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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