UK time is: 02:53:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Lennon: Celtic New Boy Rejected Blackpool

After capturing Scunthorpe United striker Gary Hooper, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has hinted that his new man may have rejected Blackpool.

The Bhoys are believed to have paid close to 2.5m for Hooper, who signed for the Iron in 2008 for just 175,000.

Whether Ian Holloway was offered the funds to really push through a firm bid is debatable, with the transfer fee being fairly steep for a Championship striker.

However, Lennon - who obviously knew who Celtic were fighting against for the signature - said: 'It was interesting because, when you get men of the calibre of Gordon Strachan after him, and there were a few other clubs showing interest including West Ham and Blackpool, who can offer Premiership football, to get him in the end is very, very satisfying.

'That's because we have done a lot of work on this one.We've had an eye on him for a while. He's young, but I think he is ready. I like the way he plays the game. He is a hungry boy, and the hungrier we have, the better.'

In other news, it's been reported by Sky Sports that the Seasiders have taken Valencia midfielder Sunny on trial.

Rumours are circulating that 'Pool have taken further foreigners on trial, but nothing is concrete as of yet.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Editor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 27 2010

Time: 12:41PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Lenihan loan ends (Tuesday November 25 2014)

On this day 1961 (Tuesday November 25 2014)

On this day 2007 (Monday November 24 2014)

Half Time: Blackpool 0-0 Bolton (Saturday November 22 2014)

Blackpool team to face Bolton (Saturday November 22 2014)

Kennedy joins Pool (Saturday November 22 2014)

Zoko out on loan (Saturday November 22 2014)

Pool welcome Nosworthy (Saturday November 22 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Seasiders sign Eagles (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Bear1951 261
2. premier 1 260
3. SeasideEssexXile 157
4. Layton_Seasider 145
5. BobHatton 126
6. Albert Ramsbottom 80
7. SaskPool 71
8. suffolknwot 50
9. 53CODGER 29
10. Donkeylasher 28

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Cala Hits Out
Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:12:00
Mackay's Honorary Status Revoked
Cardiff : 25/11/2014 21:06:00
Bent Set For Albion Loan
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:41:00
March Pencilled In For Albion Return
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:38:00
Walton Backed To Shine
Brighton : 25/11/2014 20:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can blackpool get their first 3 points?
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 50%