Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have been responding to one of the club’s recent Twitter posts regarding former striker Gary Hooper. The tweet contains footage of some of the striker’s best goals in the famous blue and white stripes and here is how some of the fans have responded to it.
Technically Best player clubs had for a long long time
— Steven Wilkinson (@swilko84) March 27, 2020
If only he could stay fit. Absolute baller on his day.
— Rimmell_ (@Rimmell_SWFC) March 27, 2020
A fit Gary hooper was arguably the best player we’ve had since we left the premier league. He just made everything click.
— Neil Sallabank (@nsallabank) March 27, 2020
My favourite every Wednesday player, sad to see him be released at the end of last season
— Nathan ? (@WoodN04) March 27, 2020
What a striker
— ? J.B.H ? (@__JBH___) March 27, 2020
What a finisher he was
— tom hovington (@TomHovington) March 27, 2020
Should have never let him go
— Joe (@J_muzzy2010) March 27, 2020
What do we think?
It’s clear from the above responses that the Sheffield Wednesday fans still hold Hooper, who is valued at £1.35 million (as per Transfermarkt), in high esteem. The former Celtic striker left Hillsborough in July 2019 (via Transfermarkt.co.uk) and currently plays his football for Wellington Phoenix in New Zealand.
Did Sheffield Wednesday make a mistake letting Hooper leave?
During his time with the Owls, he made 89 appearances in which he scored 31 goals and provided 12 assists. Garry Monk’s side are overly reliant on Steven Fletcher’s goals, evidenced by the fact that nobody has scored anywhere near his total of 13 in the Championship; the next best contributor is Jacob Murphy, who has managed just five. Therefore, you can understand why these supporters are missing Hooper so badly.