DON'T know what's more exciting – today's first-round draw for our tipster contest or the transfer window closing.

There are bound to be some interesting deals done today and betting comparison site Oddschecker.com have revealed that Deadline Day man Jim White has become such a legend bookies have opened up special markets on the Scot for the day.

Odds on White’s first cliche sees “A Sky Sports exclusive” as 7-2 favourite, along with “the clock is ticking”.

If you think things will hot up around Gary Hooper early in the evening you can get 100-1 on White saying “Gary Hooper is the talk of the town” as his first cliche.
http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/january-transfer-specials/jim-whites-first-cliche

Excitement around White’s appearance on the night is as such that bookies have also opened a market on what colour of tie the Sky Sports presenter will wear. Blue and yellow are the frontrunners at 5-4 and 6-4 respectively and we all know blue is the colour for Jim!
http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/january-transfer-specials/jim-whites-tie-colour

Oddschecker.com tell us Tottenham are 2-1 favourites to sign Celtic star Hooper before the window slams shut.
http://www.oddschecker.com/football/football-specials/gary-hooper-specials/club-after-january-transfer-window

42 Comments
  1. dav 9 years ago

    2-1 to leave 1-3 to stay,,,,should be odds

  2. Chris Guy 9 years ago

    2-1 to leave 1-3 to stay,,,,should be odds

  3. John 9 years ago

    As a spurs fan it would be cracking to see someone like Hooper make his move to the lane

  4. Chris Guy 9 years ago

    I always remember these cliche betting specials. It was a good few years ago and it was either the World Cup or euros I can’t remember. England had won a game with Rooney scoring, it could even have been a double but i jut remember he was the main talking point of the English team as he was doing really well. The next day there was a different game on and they had prices for anytime cliche with Paddy Power. Knowing that the commentators regularly talk about England even when they are not acting I was surprised when I seem the Cliche “Wayne Rooney” at odds of 2/1. I stuck £100 on it and it won within about 5 mins lol

  5. Callum Giffen 9 years ago

    if there was a world of footballing surveyors hooper would not be sold for more than 6.5m as thats how much jelavic left rangers for and jelavic all round is a better quality player so its beyond me why lennons asking for more. he must have seen jelavic leaving last yr for 6.5m so he needs to be realistic. if the player wants to leave then i think about 5.5 million is the players worth .

  6. Chris Guy 9 years ago

    Man utd just put in a £12m bid for hooper!!

  7. Chris Guy 9 years ago

    Ok joke about man utd bid.

    Callum you’re having a laugh right? You seriously think Jelavic is a better player than Hooper?

    Celtic have already knocked back a third Norwich bid. Celtic don’t need to sell Hooper, end of. It will have to be a decent amount to let him go.

  8. John Henderson 9 years ago

    Jelavic your having a laugh 6.5 million Everton were robbed they paid 3 million too much.

  9. Callum Giffen 9 years ago

    hating both halfs of the old firm i cant say i enjoyed watching my team against either but on the games i seen jelavic is on a different level to hooper. scot macdonald has a better scoring ratio than hooper when he was at celtic and you seen were his career went after celtic.

    hoopers a good player and a finisher nothing more. hes a good to decent old firm player but hes nothing more than championship level in engalnd .

  10. Callum Giffen 9 years ago

    john henderson its not celtic you support is it??.

    ask any non old firm fan here and i would be pritty confident 3 outta 4 would say jelavic.

    what does mr fixit think??

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Callum, as you guys know I don’t support Celtic or Rangers and I hope this debate doesn’t generate into an Old Firm slagfest. Purely from a football viewpoint on current form I’d take Hooper. Jelavic had a great start at Everton but has gone completely cold and strikers have spells like that. But for me Hooper has the potential to be the better player, although he’ll have to prove it when he goes to the EPL.

  11. Eddie 9 years ago

    Jelavic is a better all round player
    Hooper is a good finisher
    Kris Boyd was a great finisher did that make him a great player??????

  12. suzie 9 years ago

    Oh no,please please no more old firm bias talk on here …Get enough of it on most sites..so please keep it free from my favourite tipping site…

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Suzie, so far this debate’s OK but we’ll keep an eye on it. As you know Old Firm warfare is banned here despite many an attempt to take it over. But the Hooper talk on transfer deadline day is fair enough. And Celtic must fear the worst if they’re lining up Johnny Russell as reported in the Record today.

  13. John Henderson 9 years ago

    Team i support is irrelevant i would have Hooper in my team before Jelavic all day long. My opionion only am sure others will disagree thats football.

  14. John 9 years ago

    I’m disappointed Hooper let down my anytime scorers treble last night, Celtic scored 4 and he didn’t manage to get 1, must have had a bad night

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      John, apparently Hooper played really well overall but missed a few chances.

  15. AC 9 years ago

    As a Chelsea fan i know about mis-firing strikers and Jelavic is one of them at the moment … I would be quite happy if Chelsea took a punt on Hooper, that lad knows where the goal is

  16. kenny mooney 9 years ago

    Hooper didn’t look an 8 million striker on Sunday vs st mirren and wanyama Didnt look man utd quality

  17. Don 9 years ago

    We’ve (Norwich) apparently met Celtics 8m valuation with a 4th bid and it’s now down to the player.

    May sound a bit steep, but if he comes and scores the goals to keep us in the Prem, then 60+Mil sounds like a good return!

    Fingers crossed! :)

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Don, I think he’ll leave if Celtic are letting him go so now it probably depends on whether Spurs come in.

  18. Milesey 9 years ago

    Ligue 1 giants Marseille are understood to have rejected a bid for defender Rod Fanni from Stoke City, according to reports in France. ;) ;)

    Trying to replace one Fanni with another as it seems Crouch is on his way to QPR.

    Milesey.

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Milesey, you don’t miss a trick. I hear the lad Fanni’s a crack hitman.

    • Milesey 9 years ago

      haha ;)

      What big moves do you see happening today ?

      Milesey.

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Milesey, ask Jim White. Obviously QPR are doing plenty of business and Man City will have the Balotelli cash burning a hole in their pockets. Hooper could be on his way which will mean Russell could go to Celtic and Negredo, who I rate, is talking to Everton. But there will be others. On the late shift at the Record tonight so it could be an interesting shift.

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Milesey, we gotta watch those jokes in case they are misconstrued.

    • Milesey 9 years ago

      ;) ;) you laughed though.

      Milesey.

  19. steveo 9 years ago

    Transfer news: QPR stump up record fee for Christopher Samba

    The Beast is back QPR needed someone to plug the back up.

    • Mr Fixit 9 years ago

      Steveo, that’s a great signing for Redknapp although he’s done a decent job of keeping it tight at the back in recent league games.

  20. gary callaghan 9 years ago

    i hear norwich are bk in for hooper with a 4th bid. im a celtic man and i,d hate to see him go at this stage in the season. enjoy the rest of the season and enjoy the champions league gary my bhoy. i understand he will need to go to further his career and england prospects. as i believe he will play for england soon enough.

  21. Eddie 9 years ago

    Norwich have done a swap deal and have got Becchio from leeds

    • Milesey 9 years ago

      With ex stevenage FC player Steve Morrison going the other way.

      Milesey.

  22. Eddie 9 years ago

    Is morrison any good?

  23. Milesey 9 years ago

    Yes he is a decent player, wales international player.

    Milesey.

  24. robert miller 9 years ago

    always love it when a guy with awesome fitness levels can still compete. Becks has signed for PSG

  25. AC 9 years ago

    Becks is not taking a salary either … Its all going to a kids charity .. top bloke!

  26. robert miller 9 years ago

    it will be the sheer love of just competing that will make him still want to be involved

    don,t know whether its true but he may be one of the very few guys ever to have reached all 21 levels on the BLEEP TEST

  27. Arnie 9 years ago

    if Hooper signs for norwich, where will i go for anytime scorers, EPL is no Scottish League???/

  28. Don 9 years ago

    Seems my *apparently* post was just that. I really wish we’d just stop jerking Celtic around and stump up the money.

    Can’t see it happening now….. :(

  29. John Henderson 9 years ago

    Never say never Don if cash is right Celtic will let him go but does Hooper want to go ?

  30. Knottsy 9 years ago

    Jelavic is on a different level to hooper. Of all the players who have left old firm to go south of border he is playing at highest level at Everton, while Norwich chase hooper.
    However the amount Everton paid for Jelavic is irrelavent to Hooper. Hooper is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for him. If Norwich are willing to pay 8 or 9 million then thats what he’s worth to them, doesnt mean he’s better than a player who costs less. If that was the case then Torres and Andy Carroll would be one of the best forward partnerships ever!! :)

  31. Knottsy 9 years ago

    Dont matter now!

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