Leeds United boss Neil Warnock has revealed that the Championship club failed with a last-ditch attempt to keep Robert Snodgrass.

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The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Snodgrass has opened talks with Norwich City and will complete a move to Carrow Road in the next 48 hours if personal terms can be agreed.

Warnock said: “I don’t think I’ve ever tried harder in my whole career to keep one player.

“I offered him the best contract he’s ever had and the best contract the club’s offered anybody for the best part of a decade.

“I made him captain and everyone knew I wanted to build the team around him. I couldn’t have been more open about that.

“But what do you do when people have their heads turned? Everyone at the club fought to keep him, talking to him about the future and what we saw our future being. I honestly think we did everything we could. In the end it’s down to the player himself because I don’t want to keep a player who doesn’t want to be here or who’s going to be worried about getting injured for the next six months.

“The game doesn’t work like that.

“There were other factors too and the takeover and all the complexity of the due diligence has probably gone on too long for us to sort this out.

“If it (the takeover) had been done three or four weeks ago then we’d have had a better chance but everyone behind the scenes is trying to do what’s best.

“These things take time and there’s nothing anyone can do about that.

“It makes my job that little bit more difficult but today’s another day and I’ll pick myself up. I need to start thinking about players who want to be here, not players who don’t. Rob made it clear he didn’t want to play for us.”

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  • goldie, I am an old b****r too and have often needed to ask for explanations of abbreviations etc. But there aren`t many on this particular stream, just "IHWT" which is, I assume, "In Hughton we Trust". The only other one is "BBC" which means "Big Bucks Commentators". ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • (part 3): As for being a "town" - Ip5w1ch is a town: we have a Cathedral, a Charter and a Lord Mayor,and are therefore a CITY. In fact in the time of Queen Boadicea, more important than London itself! That was before anybody had heard of Leeds! And I love your riposte Jonny Fowler! Are you new to these boards? If so, welcome! (This last later modified on the board of the follow-up story)

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Decent squad player I guess. I can just see poor Billy the bookworm with his head in his hands wondering when the torment is going to end!! All together, please raise a glass to our feeder club, the mid-table Chumpionship Leeds!!!

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    stephen davis

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • BBC are reporting he has left Leeds and joined us in a £3m deal. Things are starting to take shape for us now. Who don't we have from the old Leeds midfield? I agree with Wisemanthree on another post that we are still light in the full back area and that was where a lot of our goals were conceded from last season. Like everyone else, I'd also like to see a striker brought in. Generally, everything has gone quiet around Jordan Rhodes, from a position where every man and his dog was supposed to be after him. IHWT

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    Preston Canary

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Nope! - part 2 didn't make it. I'll try part 3 - perhaps they'll both make it later (it's now 4:10pm)

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Nope! That was a waste of time tried it a couple of different ways with the first sentence and it won't go. It was only another reply to Mr. Bell in much the same vein as the others, with a little bit of information thrown in. Obviously die GrossKontrolleren don't want the public to be educated. What about putting some news up then EDP?

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • @ willie bell - a bitter comment from someone who obviously knows nothing - the sort of rant you'd get from a child after somebody had pinched his favourite toys. "Waah! - I didn't want them anyway - boo-hoo!".

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Canaries site says its done. No doubt EDP will catch up soon. Hey guys look at Newsnow.co.uk, makes the job a whole lot easier.

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    norfolkngood

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • "Had his head turned" = ambitious + wanted to leave for a bigger club to play in the Premiership. PS: having an entire team built around you is an awful pressure to put one player under. Not surprised he left !

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    Timbo

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Yayy - hello part 3 ! I wonder if part 2 will materialise, and if so will it be in its correct chronological place? The whole set-up is a farce. For goodness' sake EDP, tell me what I'm doing wrong, or allow my posts through. Either that, or bar me altogether - at least I won't be tempted then to waste my time and effort, trying to add a little common-sense - and knowledge - to the debate!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • He sure is in big demand from the other foreign league clubs, not.

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    billytheolympicbookie

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Hahahaha! And congratulations to you sir for being the most bitter and most factually incorrect personWhich to be fair is some achievement! Yes of course your former captains and former players playersupporters player of the year are average. Doesn't say much for your current team and fan base does it! Which makes it a little unlikely you would be taking our place in the Premier League, even if we were to lose it. I think you will find Norwich is a City.....clue is in the title my friend. Norwich City (of the Premier League). Doubt it will be very boring watching the likes of Man U & C, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & Liverpool on our days out at Carrow Road. Plus all the trips we have to look forward to to such places. In the meantime enjoy your high profile derbies with Barnsley, Sheffield Wed & Huddersfield. Goodbye!

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    Jonny Fowler

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • It must be your turn, Crab. At least the doubters will realise that I whinge for the general good!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • ethered! why? too long?

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Try reading the article - it looks like Neil Warnock wanted him

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    Sumo27

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • The NewsNow site is a good find Norfolkngood.

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    CovCanary

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Just like to say a big thanks to norwich fc for taking three of our average players of our books. nobody else wanted them ,you will be down this season and we will take your place. ps your town is the most boring place in the uk . LUFC

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    willie bell

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Agreed MB - as you'll see on the board for the follow-up to this report, I acknowledge this with feeling! And I now see that one of my "bits" finally made it through, so I'll try with the rest (also in bits - in case!) The others all came back to me in a rejection email, "reason - duplicate"! Strangely, they were all worded differently, and one pruned somewhat!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Sorry Goldie, I thought that one had been used enough. I'm not sure anyone understands all of them. As for what BBC stands for, I am surprised the word biased hasn't been used in relation to Hansen. You could swap the letters around to read 'Big Club Bias'.

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    Preston Canary

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Some of the abreviations are obvious but am I alone in wondering what they stand for or is it because I am an old Bu***r?

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    goldie

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Signed. 100% defo. I'm told by my mate ...

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    Timbo

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • What has "understand" got to do with anything in these paaarts? Born old, die with the mind of an infant.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Sky Sports reporting that Snodgrass has signed a 3 year deal. WB, 2 of the "average" players have more than proved themselves capable of performing at this level. Snodgrass will prove the same I'm sure. Last summer Leeds fans said that Johnson was trash and said the same about Howson in January so let us assume that we have yet another gem on our hands. It was a pleasure doing business with you:). Thanks for taking our money. Spend it wisely.

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    CovCanary

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Haha! And congratulations to you sir for being the most bitter and most factually incorrect visitor! Which to be fair is some achievement! Yes of course your former captains and former players playersupporters player of the year are average. Doesn't day much for your current team and fan base does it! Which makes it a little unlikely you would be taking our place in the Premier League, even if we were to lose ours. I think you will find Norwich is a City.....clue is in the title my friend. Norwich City (of the Premier League). Doubt it will be very boring watching the likes of Man U & C, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & Liverpool on our days out at Carrow Road. Plus all the trips we have to look forward to to such places. In the meantime enjoy your high profile derbies with Barnsley, Sheffield Wed & Huddersfield. Goodbye!

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    Jonny Fowler

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I thought BBC stood for the description of Hanson, Lawrenson and Lineker, Boring,Boring Commentators. There are 3 more accurate words but I don't think I'd be allowed to use them.

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Thanks for that MB i'm getting a bit slow especially in this hot weather.

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    goldie

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Crab, I`m not allowed to comment about anything connected with the Beer Industry. Not that I know anything about brewing......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • BBC Look East knows about it. Sky sports know about it. Newsnow know. Yorkshire Evening Post knows. EDP???

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • "Rob made it clear he didn`t want to play for us". Is that the "Royal us"? Who`d want to play for a manager who once willingly recruited Joey Barton & made him Captain?? This transfer`s not done & dusted yet. Personal terms can be a minefield. And there may be other parties waiting in the wings...... remember Ryan Bennett`s literal U-turn when seemingly on the way to Swansea.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • What exactly does " Had his head turned " mean. He want to play at a higher level, simples. Or, if he literally has had his head turned, call an exorcist

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    spanishcanary

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • How about Billy Bremner or Eddie Gray next, NOT Norman Hunter please!

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • I'll try it in bits then

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Bias Big Clubs would do Preston or Bias Big Clown

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    cutty

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Just went abroad and looked at the YEP. Strange postings! Nobody likes anyone, and we are all beetroots! and their going to sign Wes? and Snoddyand Howson are Sunday League?? Can see why they read our sites but anything over six letters might be confusing.

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    tom the taxi

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • I know that we are all being encouraged to recycle but does it really have to apply to news articles as well?

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    CovCanary

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Anybody remember that radio programme, "Just a Minute", featuring Kenneth Williams et al? They had to talk for 1 minute on a nominated topic but were "sent off" for repetition. If you want current Canary news try the Yorkshire Evening Post or the Sunderland & Birmingham papers. Our Parish Newsletter only plays catch-up. Badly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • its a City, willie, as in Norwich CITY! and i'm glad you think its a boring place, keeps you northerners out :)

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    Skip

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • I had the same problem, Doc. Collectively, how about Boorish, Banal Caricatures? For Lineker; Big, Bland Crisp? For Hansen; Bellicose, Blabbering Caledonian. For Lawrenson; Bijou, Bewigged Chump. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • My gosh, you`re a sticker, Crab. More power to your pincers!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • Average they may be, Willie Bell, but 2 of them have proved that they can cut it in the PL. Last summer Leeds fans said that Johnson and Howson were trash and they have more than proved themselves capable of performing in the top tier so Snodgrass will probably do the same. Thank you for taking our money:)

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    CovCanary

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Sour grapes, willie bell!

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    Flying Canary

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Would you like a big bucket of Sour Grapes to go with your Humble Pie, Bell?

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    Timbo

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Willie bell Do you mean the town down the road as we don't like them either we are a fine city otbc

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    GrumpyMike

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Regurgitated again.

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    goldie

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Had a peep @ Newsnow.co.uk, norfolkngood. It looks very good. Ta for the tip. OTBC ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

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