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Doncaster Rovers’ £1.15million striker is out injured. To cover his absence the club have brought in Sunderland’s £1.2million striker. It’s yet another moment in Rovers’ recent past to file under surreal for those of us who once got excited about the late season signing of Jamie Barnwell-Edinburgh. Whilst Barnwell-Edinburgh was a big name grammatically, this week’s capture is thankfully a big name in reputation. Doncaster have only gone and signed record-breaking Northern Ireland striker David Healy.

Its rare that a player’s international goalscoring exploits can dwarf those achieved at his club but Healy is so emphatically in that category it’s a trait that will surely one day be named after him. Any player who starts banging goals in for country rather than club will be labelled as Healy-esque, or doing a Healy. The forward scored 13 goals in Northern Ireland’s bid to qualify for Euro 2008, an international  record for a single qualifying campaign. Healy edged ahead of the previous record holder Davor Suker with a sublime chip against Denmark at Windsor Park, his 33rd goal for Northern Ireland.

Time for a little less conversation and a little more action. Here’s Rovers’ new number 19 doing his thing in green;

About glen wilson

Former schoolboy, Glen Wilson writes on football and travel and has been editor of the award-winning popular STAND fanzine since before the award.


3 thoughts on “Viva Video CI

  1. i think Peter Crouch may well be the first name considered ‘Healy-esque’!

    Posted by bobnudd | November 8, 2010, 10:33 am
  2. I quite liked the one on 50 seconds….

    Posted by Mike Follows the Rovers | November 9, 2010, 10:41 am
  3. My own personal favourite was at 36 seconds

    Posted by glenglenglen | November 9, 2010, 12:15 pm

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