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Monday, January 28, 2008

We've met Gary Hooper before

New loan signing at Edgar Street,Gary Hooper, has been mentioned in articles on this site in the past.

July 14 2006: Meanwhile, Grays have signed former Canvey striker Lee Boylan but have surprisingly released teenage defender Gary Hooper. The 18 year old was subject to a bid by Reading last season, but has now been released after being a regular feature last season. He is currently on trial at Barnet.

Jan 29 2006 (After the Bulls had drawn with Grays 2-2): The Grays manager, Mark Stimson, was disappointed to lose a two goal lead.

"At half time it looked good, but we knew Hereford were going to come back.

"They've got so much experience at this level and we haven't and it showed.

"With a little bit more luck, Gary Hooper, who was outstanding today, might have got the third when he was clear through and that would have been game over."

Aug 27 2005: Hereford failed to make use of the five added minutes at the end and were punished right at the end. Martin had hit the side netting already before a cross in from the right was tapped in from close range by Hooper much to the delight of the 57 away fans. (Grays won this game at Edgar Street 2-0)

Finally the Hooper banner, pictured, often on view at away games could have more significance after today's signing.