Norwich City boss Chris Hughton completed his third transfer deal of the summer when Robert Snodgrass put pen to paper on a three-year deal at Carrow Road.

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Snodgrass leaves Championship side Leeds United for an undisclosed fee and will link up with former Elland Road team-mates Bradley Johnson and Jonny Howson..

“Robert is an excellent addition to the squad and I’m delighted to add a player of his calibre to the team,” said Hughton.

“He is a player I have admired for a number of years now and he’s at a good age at 24, with some excellent experience from his time with Leeds.

“He’s also got that international experience with Scotland and is used to playing in big matches both with his country and at Elland Road.

“He had a good goal-scoring record with Leeds and obviously knows a few of the lads already with the squad well from his time at Elland Road and with Scotland.

“I’m sure, like Jacob Butterfield and Steven Whittaker, it won’t take him long to settle in with the squad.”

Snodgrass – long linked with a move to Carrow Road – said: “I’m delighted to get it done and dusted and now I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and starting the season.

“I firmly believe that the Premier League is the best league in the world, and when Norwich came in for me, I made the step because I believe that Norwich can kick on again.

“Sometimes this window of opportunity doesn’t come about too often, and I jumped at the chance.”

“What Norwich did in the Premier League last season speaks for itself. Bradley Johnson and Jonny Howson kicked on for Leeds, and when you look at that, you think ‘I want to be part of it’ and try to get Norwich as far up the table as they can possibly go.”

Snodgrass has five Scotland caps and one goal at senior international level and scored 35 goals in 168 league games for Leeds. He began his career with Scottish side Livingston, where he played with current City star Wes Hoolahan in the 2006-07 season.

Snodgrass was Leeds captain under Neil Warnock, but now believes he can improve under Hughton.

“He’s different class,” he said. “His managerial record speaks for itself, with how well he did at Newcastle and Birmingham, and he’s another manager in my career that I can learn from.

“You can see from the way he carries out his business that he brings a lot of enthusiasm to the game, and I firmly believe that I can better my career by playing in the Premier League and learning from a different manager.”

49 comments

  • Yeah - well you didn't have to try again with your suggestion - welcome though it was. I'm sure we all understood it first time! I have a job getting posts through once!

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    The Crab

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • Excellent signing by Hoots, Think Snods will be even better with good players around him. Looking forward to the friendly with Ajax on Tuesday. Hope you will all be there.

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    goldie

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • The thing I like about this site is that it accomodates a wide range of views and generally Brews occasional rants shouldn't detract from his many pertinent postings.Mind you I even like to see some of the troll comments, it keeps things lively.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • This is all very good news and our patience is finally reaping rewards. Great signing and with the prospect of Michael Turner coming on board as well its looking very good indeed!!! Hughton has sensibly bided his time to get the right players in and I am really excited about this coming season. Onwards and upwards. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Reading the Leeds website, their fans reckon Snodgrass with Norwich will be playing them again in the Championship next season. Firstly I think Norwich will stay up, but secondly it shows a lack of expectation at our feeder club.

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    bogbog

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I vote that Crab gets a prize for persistence. How about a ball signed by all the former Leeds, now Norwich players?

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    bogbog

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I agree with Jonny. As an exiled Canary the "local" perpective offered by the Archant journalism is excellent. I always enjoy reading the comments too, just a shame its always "marred" by MBs constant criticising of the journalism and constant moaning about ethering. If he can get a better service elsewhere why dosent he go there and bore their readers with his negative comments instead?

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • A lot of bile on Leeds sites, bogbog. One "fan" even wishing serious injury upon Snods. Nice. Hi, bluelight. I get the same impression and not only Holty. So perhaps it`s some sort of picture distortion. I`m sure Hoots will have them all lean & mean by the first match. All that moussaka takes a bit of burning off. This is going to be a very interesting and testing season, but just look at how much the squad has improved without big-name big egos - yet. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I think MB's earlier comment - so harshly attacked by Jonny Fowler - was not related to ethering at all - simply that the time on the article was 10:09pm last night (Thursday) It finally arrived on my screen after midday today (Friday). What took it so long? If it was written at 10:09 last nght, EDP must have known then, so there is no danger of "upsetting" the club. Publishing the story 14 hours later than it was written is not telling News, it is reporting History. And as for Algarve's comments about being scared to tell the story too early - have our reporters never heard the expression "Publish and be damned!"? As one who is also subjected to regular frustrating etherings, my sympathies are totally with MB. I've been tryin to get a comment posted on another board this morning without success - and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is not rude,libellous or even "scurrilous" - just gives a few words of wisdom to a bitter Leeds fan, and compliments Jonny. That compliment is withdrawn if he can't accept that MB has a legitimate grouse and has every right to express it in a public forum!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Very pleased to have the 'Snr SAS God' on board. Expecting him to cause havoc behind enemy lines! I have seen him referred to as winger or wide midfielder so presumably its him on Benno? Suprised there wasn't more of a bidding war to secure him. There was definately a hint of a spare on that pictiure of Holty in the new kit, and a tenner to first person to see Butterfield smile.

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    canarydownunder

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Agree with you Goldie & B Inners. It's good to see diferent opinions and perspectives being aired so keep up the good work Mad Brewer.

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    Premier League Budgie

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Well- it looks like I finally got most of it through! - all except the introductory sentence, without which part 2 looks a bit of a bald statement. I'll reword it and try again!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Finally it appears!

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    CovCanary

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • He obviously doesn't rate Colin either.

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    JMH

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • cdu, I wonder if it`s more a Pilks v Snods issue? Time will tell when we see the Hughton formation in action. I really have a good feeling about this guy- serene yet steely. Demure yet determined. Looking for a home in the area. All good. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I agree with Jonny. As an exiled Canary the "local" perpective offered by the Archant journalism is excellent. I always enjoy reading the comments too, just a shame its always "marred" by MBs constant criticising of the journalism and constant moaning about ethering. If he can get a better service elsewhere why dosent he go there and bore their readers with his negative comments instead?

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • (part 1): I think MB's earlier comment - so harshly attacked by Jonny Fowler - was not related to ethering at all - simply that the time on the article was 10:09pm last night (Thursday) It finally arrived on my screen after midday today (Friday). What took it so long?

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Thanks double-bog. I'll wear it with pride. Sometimes you just have to make a point - and like they (nearly) say in the S.A.S. "when the going gets tough - try,try, try again!" :-?

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Thanks Doc, cutty, Michael D, PLBudgie, goldie & B Inners! I really do feel like a "protected species" now. What do you mean "rants", cutty? ;-) OTBC. PS Wikipedia says Turner is now a Norwich player.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Just tried another post in support of MB's "whinging". Guess where it went. That's the second time it's disappeared. I'll try the fragmentation technique - it partially worked on another board today.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • (part 2): If it was written at 10:09 last nght, EDP must have known then, so there is no danger of "upsetting" the club. Publishing the story 14 hours later than it was written is not telling News, it is reporting History.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I was agreeing with JMH & CovCan, Mr. Fowler. Stop complaining.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I tried to say that this week the posting system seemed to be working much better, but.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Reading the Leeds website, their fans reckon Snodgrass with Norwich will be playing them again in the Championship next season. Firstly I think Norwich will stay up, but secondly it shows a lack of expectation at our feeder club.

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    bogbog

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • However we get the news is okay with me. Just as long as we keep getting it!!! And guys, this site must obviously be the envy of other football fans; they can't keep away. All I will say is please lets keep it nice; it's so horrible when you hear and read such vile stuff that is being thrown at footballers purely because they want to move on in order to better themselves. I my view City fans show themselves to far above this sort of behaviour!!! OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • another good signing,i think we are building a very good squad.watched the celtic game on stream and it was nice to see us still playing our passing game.was it my computer or has holty put on a bit of weight?

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    bluelight

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Mad Brewer, you are NOT a whinger! I completely take the point that Archant can't keep updating us with news on a 24 7 basis. What Archant could do is fix the site so that fewer comments disappear. It would also be a nice touch if they would do something re the obvious trolls. To turn your argument back Jonny Fowler, if you don't like MB's posts why do you read them?

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    DocOhNo

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Timed at 10.09 PM yesterday. Just arrived!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I personally enjoy MB's comments. I have been ethered many times and it is anoying. He is a Canary fan and at least takes an interest in what is happening at the club. I see many annoying comments by other contributers that is the nature of the beast. Different oppinions. Snod a good signing in my humble oppinion. Hope no one is offended by my oppinion. NOT!

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    goldie

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • When are you lot going to accept the fact that to a large extent, Archant, have their hands tied by what stories they can run about NCFC?? If they upset the club by printing the more "scurrilous tabloid stories", or leaking transfer dealings, the tap is simply turned off. Dion did it at the BBC....Dion became persona non-grata. It's happened with other journos. We arent the only club who operate like that. look at the way Fergy treated SKY and the BBC after they annoyed him. You will always get the latest NCFC stories from "non-aligned" media before Archant. It's the way of the local newspaper world!!

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    Algarve Canary

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Yes, JMH, some not too cryptic comments there. Hughton " different class" tells us a lot. It`s almost as if Leeds have hired Colin to bring about the disintegration of the club. The Grim Reaper of Elland Road. I wonder what the "new owners`" agenda is? Who are they?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • (pt 1 2nd retry): - @ Jonny Fowler - a bit harsh! I think MB was referring to the fact that the article was timed at 10:09pm last night (Thursday), but it took until after midday today (Friday) to appear on our screens. He was only questioning what took it so long.

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Sorry, Jonny Fowler and Canary West (Jonny West?) I'm with MB. Is it really too much to expect websites to work. After all we aren't asking Archant to build a Hadron collider are we?

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    B Inners

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • (part 3): As for Algarve's comments about being scared to tell the story too early - have our reporters never heard the expression "Publish and be d****d!"?

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Crab, while my fortunes on the footy boards have improved since you assumed my "whinging mantle", they have gone into reverse on general news items. Serially blocked from item on Norwich`s Memorial Gardens, where as a lad I enjoyed my Saturday treat of a cheese roll & Coca-Cola from Reggie`s market stall after my weekly visit to the Library. 40+ years ago. WHY do they DO that??

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • Another good signing, will help with our passing game next season, one thing I did notice at Celtic was the lack of long balls into Holt, we're offering other options this season and I think we will be a surprise to the rest of the league. As for Archants reports on NCFC, they will never stir it up or offer rumour, dont forget who is on our board of directors!

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    CanaryCitizen

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Crab, it`s started again. Weekend auto-Grosskontrolleren? I am losing patience. No apologies for this "whinging".

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

  • That`s right, Canarygirl. When Holty was threatening to leave, a few people got a bit edgy for a while. But nothing as vile as the stuff aimed at Snods by LUFC fans. One poster recommended that he wears 2 pairs of shinpads next time we play Leeds (Cup game?). And the YEP site blocked many remarks presumably worse than that. We Naarfolk people are intinsically gentlefolk. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I vote that Crab gets a prize for persistence. How about a ball signed by all the former Leeds, now Norwich players?

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    bogbog

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • I also agree that I enjoy seeing MBs comments, and like anyone else who tries to post on here regularly or irregularly, one's inconsistent ability to post something is actually extremely irritating - and is something a website of this nature should have been able to sort out by now. If they do, then no-one will need to talk about it, and we can all focus on when Michael Turner might join, and when Crofty (and who else?) might leave...

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    Michael D

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Finally! So a bit of word-juggling makes it OK - what was wrong with the other 3 versions then? !!!!!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Just found out what sort of comment it takes to be ethererd! Interesting! The gist of it was that the LUFC fans seem to be wishing us ill. Can't think why. That's football - get over it.

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    Flying Canary

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Thanks, Crab. Not least for drawing some of the fire!

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 28, 2012

  • I will, as ever!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Blimey. With your constant, and I do mean constant, whining about ethering and criticism about the content of this site, why are you on here??

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    Jonny Fowler

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • (part 4): As one who is also subjected to regular frustrating etherings, my sympathies are totally with MB. I've been trying to get a comment posted on another board this morning without success - and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is not rude, libellous or even "scurrilous" - just gives a few words of wisdom to a bitter Leeds fan, and compliments Jonny Fowler. That compliment is withdrawn if he can't accept that MB has a legitimate grouse and has every right to express it in a public forum!

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    The Crab

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Stop whingeing! :)

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    DocOhNo

    Friday, July 27, 2012

  • Kindly Words of Wisdom, Algarve. norfolkngood has tipped a site called Newsnow.co.uk. I`ve had a look and it`s very good - some info from Sunderland on the Turner transfer etc. Need to learn how to pilot it now, I`m "incomputerate"! That Dion Dublin incident may well have scuppered the Mackail-Smith transfer, as it seemed to give Deep-fat Fryer a chance to start an Auction. Poor M-S is still with Brighton in the Championship. I do believe that the Archant system has been more reliable lately (for posting comments). Or is that wishful thinking?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 27, 2012

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