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Carl Hooper could have been the GOAT

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 07:55:08 

Look at the timing, just a gentle push
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Raggs 2019-04-18 08:56:11 

In reply to Jumpstart
he was just that according to the faithful at Bridgetown Barbados ...Kensington Oval

Banner 2019-04-18 11:05:28 

I've yet to see a 'prettier' bat to play the game. Everything was easy - he had time, class and grace.
Just a shame he didn't have a brain.

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 11:42:54 

In reply to Banner

Indeed. I think Hooper's problem was part carelessness and part morbid fear of failure. A sports psychologist may have done him well.

uton 2019-04-18 11:53:20 

Hooper came from an extremely talented sporting family, his cousins are Charmaine Hooper, Lyndon Hooper and Howard Eastman.

LBW375 2019-04-18 12:31:46 

In reply to Jumpstart

Carl Hopper was a goat, not a GOAT...

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 12:56:11 

In reply to LBW375

u know i think that if he had sorted his issues, WI wouldn't have lost as much matches in the 90s

Bigzinc 2019-04-18 14:31:17 

In reply to Jumpstart

Not really as he did not have all the tools to fulfill his overabundance of natural abilities.

Had he been more focused, easily averaged over 50..Sir Carl had the talent to take any bowling attack apart...and he did, just not frequently enough.

Fivestar 2019-04-18 15:04:12 

In reply to Jumpstart
I think the million dollar question is how do we make sure we never have another Carl Hooper. What systems do we have to put in place to ensure we get the best out of our players. Over the years we've had many talented players who fizzled. Franklyn Rose comes to mind. He should have taken 300 Test wickets.

Jumpstart 2019-04-18 15:25:31 

In reply to Bigzinc

Yeah. i said earlier what to me would have been a huge asset to carl was a sports psychologist. E.g Rudi webster was as important to lara destroying Australia in 1999 as lara himself. That is the benefit of a sports psychologist. WI should have had a full time one, not just inviting webster when a crisis was around

Oilah 2019-04-18 20:28:37 


VIX 2019-04-18 20:57:55 

In reply to LBW375

lol lol

VIX 2019-04-18 20:58:22 

In reply to uton

So he was the odd one out then

RemainsUnknown 2019-04-18 21:11:58 

What happened to those PiP videos?

Why don't we see them anymore in current matches?

I have always wondered......HMM....

culpepperboy 2019-04-19 13:06:03 

Who is Carl Hooper? I only know SIR CARL!!

Walco 2019-04-19 13:25:39 

In reply to Oilah

I saw the name Carl Hooper and I knew you would be on this thread smile Prettiest of all time?

Oilah 2019-04-19 16:16:57 

In reply to Walco

Yuh dun know big grin big grin