Norwich City player of the season Robert Snodgrass on verge of Hull City switch

Norwich City's Robert Snodgrass is reportedly in talks with Hull. Norwich City's Robert Snodgrass is reportedly in talks with Hull.

Thursday, June 26, 2014
6:55 PM

Hull have reportedly agreed a fee with Norwich City for last term’s player of the season, Robert Snodgrass.

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An initial fee of £7m, rising to £8m, has been quoted for a transfer that would see the club’s first reluctant player departure in almost five years.

The 26-year-old Scotland international has been at City for two years since signing for £4m from Leeds, and was voted player of the season following the Canaries’ Premier League relegation in May.

He has one year left on his current deal, with City said to have initially slapped a £10m price tag on a player they had hoped would stick around for their bid to make an immediate return to the top-flight via Championship promotion.

It is believed current discussions over personal terms won’t prove a problem either, with Snodgrass set to significantly up his wages at the KC Stadium and preserve his own Premier League career.

If the move goes ahead, it will exceed City’s record transfer fee received – which was the £7.25m after add-ons for the sale of Dean Ashton to West Ham in January 2005.

Hull’s recruitment drive included breaking their transfer record to sign Jake Livermore for £8m from Tottenham earlier this week.

The Tigers will compete in next term’s Europa League, thanks to their FA Cup final appearance – hence a concerted effort to bolster a squad that was playing Championship football until last season.

Sunderland were also in the running for Snodgrass’ signature but decided against matching Hull’s bid, while Newcastle and West Brom were also linked.

Scotland’s international player of last season, Snodgrass was also City’s Premier League joint top scorer. He has 13 goals in 73 City appearances.

135 comments

  • I went to Hull once.....it was shut! Awful,soulless place.

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    Brycland

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Perhaps gaining such information involves leaving the safe haven of the office, el dingo? Anyway, it`s Strawberry Fayre and Scone Contest season now. Busy, busy, busy. On reflection, just how did the Board fail to comprehend the almost inevitable difficulties arising from re`uniting` Holty with Bewilderwood? It could almost be seen as a case of constructive dismissal. Seems too crass to be an accident. Then again......

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • There is the usual paperwork delay. NewsNow & Hull Daily Mail have details. Archie apparently doesn't. ..

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    el dingo

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • Its about time this page and others concerning the stories at Carrow Road were updated, same old headlines for days now

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    Derek McDonald

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

  • just hope we can attract a couple of decent players now,right back or centre back and attacking midfielder.suppose its all a waiting game though on who's staying.This week we will see things moving on the transfer front as players return to training.

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    tonyb

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Good grief, is he still here?

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    jigs69

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Hi, Swiss! It`s easier to get thro` the original Dutch\Afrikaans `pappekak` than its English derivative `poppyc0ck`. There is uncertainty whether the term means `soft dung` (pappekak`, or `doll`s p00` (poppekak). Either way, it is very descriptive. I`m currently working on balderdash, codswallop and squit. It was Cecil that got me into this topic. Blame him! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • It is inevitable that some will leave as a result off the relegation. The feelings that I have often expressed here are that despite the obvious failures up front and at the back, the heart of the problem was a mid-field that did not play as a team and could not break-down an opposition in the sadly rare event that we had them on the defensive. How much of this was down to the individuals and how much was down to the coaching team so accurately described in MB's little piece of Dutch, is not clear to me, but a judicious shuffling of the pack all round seems in order. Without Snoddy's dead-ball goals, I shudder to think what our stats would have looked like.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • Is it to much to ask from Norwich f. c. to give us fans some information, this Snodgrass thing has now been going on sometime, is he going or not, just tell us, other clubs keep their fans in the loop, we are interested in our club.

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    Randy

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • I know my old pal Lobbo will agree with me here - I reckon Elliott Bennett could prove to be our best "new signing". His unfortunate injury has an upside - he wasn`t subjected to Hugh Trollderwood`s dire mismanagement, and is therefore undamaged by it. The same could apply to Garrido (who??). I anticipate Ryan Bennett will blossom too. We have some good players at the club; we just had a Pappekak manager.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

  • So sad to see we are losing one off our best players but look on the bright side we can get him back when Hull are relegated next season,there is always another player to take his place and the next player will play for us with his heart on his sleeve.Thank you Snodgrass for a couple of good seasons and best off luck.OTBC

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    canarykid

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • exactly the way im thinking chap. Refuse to knock Snoddy but that money could be re-invested to improve the squad. We are lucky to have great young players like Bennett, redmond, murphy and any potential signings on the wings. Get the right players in and its only a positive for the club.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • 7 million be good,defender for 3 million and attacking midfielder for 4 million would do nicely with snoddys cash.

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    tonyb

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Agree with you, Canary Girl, and others re Snodgrass. If we can get 7 to 8 million for him we have done some good business. I have said before that if Adams was going to persist in keeping him on the right wing, then both club and Snodgrass would benefit from a move. In my view his value to the team has been considerably overrated. If he does go then that will provide some serious additional funds for Adams which I hope and expect he will spend far more wisely than Hughton did with hismuch larger pot of gold!

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    malaga flier

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • in the absence of any other article on our fine club today, lets continue to use this article for all opinions. We have Grabban, RvW, Hooper, Loza and Becchio and potentially Lafferty. I'd imagine at least 2 of those won't be here at the start of the season. My money's on Hooper and Becchio leaving.

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    richard1

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • there was 2 Holt interviews to be fair MB. Believe they are still around on the McVeigh & Butler archives. Once immediately after her left and another more recently when he was on the show again. Basically confirmed what we all think. Strikers just dont profit from it. Holt, RVW, Hooper etc were all proven scorers at various levels before Hughton worked with them. Heck even Morison scored 9 premier league goals before working with Hughton. Im hoping Adams shows us a style vastly different from Hughtons and the points proven by hooper or rvw or grabban scoring a fair few.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • …..Tried to post a snippet on News Now...but had to become a member of Facebook to do that!... Gave up after getting in a right old muddle!....I tried to persuade Hull to get a move on if they wanted to take Robert away from us, and aimed to inform them that he does the work of 10 men!.... Well he certainly took on that role here!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • I agree with Canary West. There`s a first ;-) I`m sure, when Snods played for Leeds vs us in L1, he operated on the left. He looked a handful. My main memory of that game is seeing Anthony McNamara hoick the ball out of defense, for Holty to head a sublime pass into the path of Steve Hughes who went up the right wing, and centred for Chris Martin to head the winner. 1-0. Happy days. Is there a professional footy manager less intelligent than Hughton, CW? Just wondering.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • I never heard that Holt interview, Mattias. It`s amazing that the guy still mustered 8 Prem goals, in a season that saw him being used as a drudge and propping up our aberrant centre backs. I think Elmander, Hooper and RvW managed 8 between them last time out. Robert did a bit better with, what, 7? I still think the Board picked Hughton for the very sound reasons that he was not assertive, dangerous or... impatient. Maybe it will be revealed, some day, how little Hughton had to do with those disastrous recruitments. Specially Winkel. Plus the crazy hype over KK. All fuelled by children`s comic journalism by our local press. Club-record signing... blah, blah.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Steve Bruce has more brains than Hughton. Watch Snodgrass play on the left for Hull and put umpteen crosses straight into the box, which he was unable to do for us while playing on the wrong side.

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    CanaryWest

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • I was on the verge of becoming a lawyer before the temptation of the brewing industry, Mattias! I also considered becoming the archetypal, scruffy detective but Columbo beat me to it. I usually get my man. Ducky ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Im still surprised Holts radio norfolk interview after he left wasnt more widely listened to. That opened my eyes fully to the horror that was Calderwood & hughton. Like Holt said, it doesn't take a genius to work out why no striker can score regularly under his management.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Snodgrass showed more commitment than many players in the smaller teams attracted by the glamour and money of the Premier League. The Hull owner has more money than Delia and Michael and is paying an inflated fee for Robert. Snoddy one of the better performers last season but overplayed. Penalty issue aside, too dominant a figure in the squad. Team often unbalanced by the role he played. Could have helped City go back up at the first attempt but should the Canaries not go up, he would leave for nothing. Wants PL football so has to be sold now.

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    Capri

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Kudos to Michael Bailey for adjusting his article. Respect. Sign of a good guy, with or without that awful pogon ;-) OTB`s point is valid and, as others have said, Grant Holt`s departure was more down to the team management than the Club itself (Hyacinth excepted). Why on earth would a man like Holt want to be coached by a... Bewilderwood?! Been there, been stifled, played right-wing, escaped. If the aforementioned B-wood should go to Wigan, Grant might come back to us! Or emigrate to Dubai.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Pretty much spot on MB. Wont go into too much detail but his mother isn't a well lady etc, on the day she couldn't attend so he went out of his way to collect the ticket to allow someone she knew to use it (at no financial gain) but the club was most unhappy at losing out on £9, even though quite clearly fans make a habbit out of selling tickets almost on a weekly basis during our Premier league spell via social media. Ho hum, luckily the club saw sense and dropped the banned for life ban.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Hi, Canarygirl. Do you still have that poster of Ricky on the ceiling above your bed? I suppose the young Dutch Adonis is more delightful than the dour Doctor Snoddy. Poor old Robert has a visage reminiscent of a gunny-sack full of pineapples.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Well, was that a tad unethical, Matt? Or not? If a season ticket holder cannot get to a game for whatever reason, surely it is within his\her remit to cede the use of it to whoever he\she wishes? Or doesn`t it work like that? Maybe it depends what you mean by "sick". If it`s a concessionarily-priced ticket that gets used by somebody not entitled to said concession, it does look a bit grimy. BTW - Remind me to avoid the pies next season. Not keen on fingers. quite like Osso Buco, though ;-\

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Hasn't he gone yet?

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    jigs69

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Elliott Bennett you're up.

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    b arclay

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • I have many fingers in many pies MB. Sadly "Away Points Gate" with my friends missing points seems to be one thing I just cannot sort. The club simply washes its hands of it without ticket stub proof etc. Doesn't help hes the same friend who was banned for life earlier in the season after someone grassed on him for allowing someone else to use his sick mothers season ticket for 1 game. (He got his season back after a face to face meeting with the club and a extreme wrist slapping but still I dont think this helps our case). Either way, even if we are faced with missing the Ipswich game we will still be at nearly all the other away saturday games this season, like we've been for many years. Roll on August! :)

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • And Leroy staying?

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    Pondlife

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Personally I'm not too fussed we are losing Snodgrass. I don't think he really brought much to the team. Seems too suffer from a rather large ego. But I wish him well at Hull; if that move is confirmed. We have plenty of good talent in Howson, E Bennett and the youngsters coming through the ranks; so I don't think Snodgrass will be overly missed. What does delight me is the suggestion that Rickie is staying and wants to help City through the coming season and hopefully back into the PL. If anyone deserves our support and encouragement Rickie does! And I wish him the best of good fortune. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Further to earlier postings --i have a strange feeling that Hull are not going to be relegated this season.Made some good signings

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    superfan59

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Is there no nook or cranny safe from your espionage network, Mattias? With this pervasive infrastructure, you should have no problem getting your chum`s "away game points" reinstated. I am now afraid of going to my chiropedist, in case she leaks the secret of my 6 toes. That`s only 2 toes per foot. Jake the Peg, eat your heart out. As for my regular attendance at the Dreadnought Seamen`s Mission, Gorleston, that`s out. Btw; my inside information is that the delay has nothing to do with the medical. Kyle`s babelicious 6-foot tall beauty queen bride, Nicola, is having a fitting for her place on Delia`s Iconostasis. Fact. Trust me.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Getting concerned about poor Kyle Lafferty. Longest medical in history. Going to be shattered for the start of the season. My friend who works at the hospital isnt letting anything slip as she normally gets any potential signings blood test results. Blooming patient\doctor confidentiality!

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    Mattias333

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • I suppose with a slight mis-spelling, the headline today could be 'Snoddy goes to Hell' !

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Gosh, now Archie`s even cut my smile in half :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Flying Canary; I was given this bit of advice by "Scrimmage Canary" about 2 years ago, and I`ve lost count of the number of times I`ve relayed it to others. So here goes, one more time. On these boards, forwardslash does not work while back\slash does. Vertical|slash also functional. Hope that is of assistance ;-) Btw; Ho-ho, Surrey\Can!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • Very slow, totally one-footed, hogs the ball, moody, signed by a (now) very unpopular manager, CERTAINLY not good enough at the very top level. I wonder how much we'll get for Wes?

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    PaulWho

    Friday, June 27, 2014

  • With a Thai owner presumably he will become Lemongrass in the future for marketing purposes?

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    Surrey Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Ok. Let's write it in full as the oblique sign is obviously not acceptable. Should read £7 to £8 million not £78 but even the most fervent Snoddy fans will have worked that one out.

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    Flying Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Hmm. £78 million would be good. Should read £78.

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    Flying Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Good luck to him. Gave his all. Lacks the pace to be top six quality but good free kick specialist earns his money.

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    Cap Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Not a bad player but a bad influence on the rest of the team allegedly !! Not surprised to see him go and prob wont be the last. Pilks , Hooper and poss Ruddy hope not on Ruddy and Hoops also Bassong and Wes will go.. good few in hopefully.

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    marcohendy

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Good business, even if it is £6 million and not £78. Snoddy's happy, we're happy and we can start to look at new formations. I liked Snoddy personally as he always played with passion. I didn't always see why he had to start though. CH seemed incapable of leaving him out and there were times when leaving him out would have been justified and shaken him up a bit. Anyway, thank you, Snoddy and good luck. See you in the Prem next year (unless we pass Hull as they come down.)

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    Flying Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • If Snoddy goes to Hull yes it will be good business for us but, I cannot see why he would want to go there. Owner who wants to change the name and to a club that will be in a relegation battle next season which, in all probability they will lose and, Snoddy will not be able to prevent it.

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    Egyptian canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • GOOD LUCK, GAVE HIS BEST BUT PLAYED THE WRONG SIDE. IF HE HAD PLAYED ON THE LEFT THEN WE MAY HAVE GOT MORE FROM OUR MOST EXPENSIVE ASSETS.

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    JB

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • already getting self pity city fans moaning about how unfair saurez's ban is.shame

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Down to 6 Million now according to the Mirror......

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • oh little yellow birdie can you square the circle as to why snoddy took that penalty , when the manager had not nominated him to take it. RVW looked baffled as to what was going on [and how did that affect him in the longer term] and remind us did he score it ?

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • He for one deserves the chance to stay in the Premiership next season so good luck Snoddy. Not being disrespectful to him as he will be sorely missed ,certainly deserved to be awarded player of the season but now maybe we can play with a bit more pace on the flanks plus cut out those in swinging crosses that make it easy for keepers to deal with.

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    spark

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Here's something to chew on - I wonder if the tooth fairy can get Suarez out of this one ? From the photo here it looks like someone has nibbled Snoddy's arm off....

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Matthias, MB and all those with a sense of humour - I hope Suarez will tell the Tooth, the whole Tooth and nothing but the Tooth in his appeal... Lolololololol I'll be out back making a club sandwich....

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • dont know why so many are pleased that snodgrass is going.he is a prem player.if we sell any more of our best players,how are we going to replace them?.we are in the championship now we can only sign players who are over the hill in the prem,or the lower leagues,so how are we going to improve the team?so please dont sell any more of our top players.otbc.

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    bluelight

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • …..Mike Bailey!.. I will take you up on the point 'City were happy for Holt to go!..but I think they wanted to keep Snodgrass'!...If you were to change that from City to Hughton and co. I could go along with that!....Holt was cast aside and became a thorn in Hughton's plan....Hughton and co wanted him out...they succeeded at the expense of Norwich City....There is now a new, fresh outlook at Carrow Road.....If I had my way, I would find Holt a role in City's recovery”.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Caairm down.. the Corporate Entertainment is ring-fenced anyway. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • he's passed a medical according to sky sports!

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    kevin

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • OTB, I've altered 'major' to 'reluctant' in the paper and probably will here. The point is, City were happy for Holt to go - but I think they wanted to keep Snodgrass. And they haven't had a departure like that in five years.

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    Michael Bailey

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Of course Hull will be relegated, they should have been last season. I don't think they'll be so lucky again.

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • So was Grant Holt not a "major player departure" last summer? Maybe not the £2m fee, but in the light of the dismal collection of strikers who replaced him last season, I think he was a major departure.

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    Outside The Box

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Hull will be relegated and how I will laugh!

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    jigs69

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • According to Radio Norfolk he has already signed £7m

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    Derek McDonald

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Whose next, Big Bass, I wonder where he will go - another of the relegation favourites ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Why haven't we at least talked to Hangeland? One of the most under rated central defenders in the top flight for the last 10 years. Absolutely brilliant player. Against Fulham away he alone had our front 5 in his back pocket.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Stew Pyseddsedsaeasdas Nail on the head! HOORAY!!!! Snod is dead, LONG LIVE WES!

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    mikeskisandflies

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • …..Snodgrass may be on his way!...should we cry, shrug our shoulders or shout Hooray?....I wonder how many of the players will be thinking 'If he's gone, I'm off too'!....or, 'Thank goodness for that'!.... Looking back, he arrived at about the same time as Hughton....Our troubles began at that point!....Hughton built his 'team' around Snodgrass at the expense of everyone else ...We no longer needed a Central Striker!....Grant Holt was ordered to shore up the defence at the expense of scoring goals...well Bassong needed the help!...we did away with wide men, wanting everything to be played through the middle!....Philosophy was to let Snodgrass have the ball..he can do it all, better than anyone else !....We clung on to life in Hughton's first season....We had little or no strike force after Grant Holt departed...only Snodgrass!.... Hooper and RvWW were bought along with loanee Elmander, all to join with Benchio...Hughton by now had lost the plot and had no clue as to how to play them in a team...Never mind!..Leave it to Robert..so they did!.... From where I sit, Pilkington, Hoolahan, Fer, Tettey, along with others, joined Benchio in an almost silent protest aimed at Hughton and Robert, resulting in our sad relegation....So you can put me down as an ' Hooray;!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Lads, Howson is a myth. He is regarded in a parallel universe. He plays CENTRAL MIDFIELD!!!! He cannot defend. Do any of you deny that? So therefore does he contribute in attack? NIL assists last season chaps! Nil assists. 2 goals. Nil assists. Bradley Johnson, who I never initially regarded, as developed into one of the most underrated players out there. He is all action. He is starting to learn to score. He is learning to be more composed shooting from distance, not putting it into row Z, he is even starting to clip some really tasty and imaginative passes.... He is the man who needs a partner. And there in lies the million dollar question!!! Who do we pair him with? Fer is, undeniably, a VERY talented player. Without doubt, in a bigger and better team, he could play in a top 10 Premiership Club but his ability must be tempered against a vocal and experienced partner and Johnson isn't that man. And realistically, it is my opinion that we should be basing our team around one that would promote but then be stable, i.e. not in need (as CH seemed to think) of replacing 811 first team players. Johnson, in another 1-2 years will be right up there and he doesn't have the ability to go elsewhere and he seems happy.... so he is the manner to go with initially. My thoughts are very simple on the matter. A 3 man defence, 2 wing backs in Olsson and converting E Bennett to the role... and either Wes behind a front 2 or a pacey front 3 involving Pilks on his natural L and Redmond on his natural R. But but but.... the key thing is that team needs a leader. Somebody that will walk in on Day 1 of pre season that everybody, Ruddy, Wes and Martin included (as would Grant Holt even acknowledge) would recognise as somebody just simply being a leader.... being a cut above. I would blow the budget, right now, on Scott Parker. 60 mins a game for 40+ games a season. But from Day 1.... somebody so driven and focused that everybody would look up to and listen to.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Good bit of business. Agree totally with VictorMabout team having to fit in with him. We will score more as a team without him and hopefully will have more pace up front. Lets get shot of a few more: Bassong, RVW, Fer . Ollsen will want to go too.

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    scousecanary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Anyway, cant sit here talking all day. ;) Im off to bite my boss and get a 4 month ban from all work related activities.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Looking at the picture of Snodgrass used in this story I cant help but wonder if Suarez has taken a bite out of him. His whole arm in fact.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • This article is a good resumee of the Hull transfer activity. Please Archant let's be having some news about our transfer activity - surely something is happening. At the beginning of the week we were about to sign a striker - is that bit of business going to happen?

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    VictorM

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Excellent business. Bennett will prove an excellent replacement. It seemed to me that the City team always had to fit in with Snodgrass not him fitting into a team pattern. Anyway it will be good to see a player playing wide right who can beat his marker and get crosses in with the right foot. I'm sure the strikers will appreciate that.

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    VictorM

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • If the report is true re Snodgrass and he wants to go and the price is good - thank him, wave farewell, and move on to recruit others. The whole (the team) is more important than the sum of its parts!

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    mardler

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Im not convinced tho LYB. Ill keep saying it until im blue in the face, im not knocking him. I go every week home and away and compared to his first season he wasnt making the chances he was for others. Cant say others were not putting them away pal as virtually all his 9 assists from the season before were corners. This season his corner barely got over the first man. Even as his biggest fan you cant deny that. Once again, not knocking him as a Snoddy on form as per the first season is a key player player and I personally believe he'd do terrific in the championship this season but 7 million is a heck of a lot of money. Id take that right now, improve the squad and not lose a good player for nothing in 12 months time.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • The big question is whether the Hull owner will want to change his name for marketing reasons...

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • "I'm not criticising him, but..." seems to be in a similar vein to "no offense, but"

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Always on the cards and the price seems a fair one.Elliott Bennett seems to pick himself as a good replacement.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Mattias, fact is he was creating plenty of chances for other players. If they can't put them away that is their fault. In January he was in the bizarre position of having created the most chances for others that hadn't been converted into a goal in the entire league. Blaming him for others not putting them away is ridiculous.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Whatever happens this summer with NCFC it will be a great summer as we will never have too see Elmander in a Yellow & Green kit again!! Worst player I've ever seen!!!

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    Razor

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Exactly im not knocking Snoddy at all. But dropping from 9 assists to 3 assists all season is a big difference. Potentially game changing. We lacked 6 or so goals that we had the previous season. All ifs and buts but with those goals we could've stayed up (just) like we did first year under Hughton. In Hughtons first season we only looked like scoring from a corner or free kick. Last season we didnt even look like scoring from that. Im sure Snoddy will go on and do well with Hull if he leaves and he leaves with my personal best wishes. Im not going to knock him. He put in a real shift but the money being talked about is too good to turn down when you could almost certainly lose him for nothing in 1 year.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Snodgrass was always one of the better contributors in any game, but the team tactics stifled any attacking flair from anyone. In most attacks it meant he had nowhere to go, and little support, and so laying back the ball or trying his luck with a dribble and shot or winning a free kick were better options than a hopeful ball into a maximum of one NCFC player in the box at any time. His obvious frustrations exactly matched the fans frustrations with this. I'm not surprised that he is leaving for Premier League football, nor that a team are prepared to spend £8m on him. I can only thank him for his unfailing and committed contribution during what was a difficult period for the club on the field.

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    Robin Hood

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • He would be the biggest creator of chances. He was never not on the pitch. No matter how bad his form was. Anyone who plays every minute is going to be quite high in the stats. I'm not attempting to criticise him - just saying if you play all the time you'd have to be pretty useless not to be high in the contribution stats.

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    Colin

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I hope our 201415 squad is not going to come down to who we have left after the other clubs have taken who they want - I think Adams needs to stamp his authoity on the squad. Having said that with players like Ruddy, Fer, RVW (not RVP Bookface, although we'll take him) saying they want to stay, I think we can have a championship winning squad if the physical and mind coaching is right. Wondering why we are focusing on so many strikers - we do need to carefully bring in players who can feed the strikers lots of good balls, and bolster our defense with physically strong defenders who can stand up to the championship. Maybe Hooper or RVW are on their way out or on loan, but at the moment we have five strikers who will not be happy with a lot of time on the bench or not even in the squad. Strange pre-season times at Carrow Rd.

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • probably going to hull. Well thats ambitious. could pass him going down as we go up in 2015..But if he wants to go its a good price and in one swoop we strenghten, grabban and lafferty for snodgrass and cash over.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Like I previously said. Ill be sad to see him go. We all know what he can do. He did that in the first season with us with 9 assists from corners and chipping in with 6 goals from midfield. Last season though we got a return of 3 Assists from him and the strikers (who took all the blame from fans last season it appears) had nothing to work off. This isnt a Redmond is the messiah message either as someone seemed to think earlier because hes still got plenty to prove. However in the championship and under a manager who appears like hes going to let our naturally attacking wingers....attack....im extremely excited to see what Redmond and Bennett can do! Get 7 million for a player we would 110% lose for nothing in 1 year is a massive bonus as well that will surely aid us. Dont kick him on the way out guys what ever you think.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Many thanks mellow! Bit on the busy side to go searching for Adams quote on when they returned from summer hols etc. I know different teams set different dates but the wigan start date is a good guide. Itll be sometime around now they return.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • In fairness mellow, there weren't many in the team that looked like they actually wanted the ball. He certainly wasn't the only player in the team that had a dramatic drop in form. I would blame the manager and not the player that for parts of season he seemed like the only one likely to create anything for large stretches of the games. I think in a good team he will do ok

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    canary can-can

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Minimal delivery my backside. Second top scorer and biggest creator of chances. Sorry to see him go, but doesn't surprise me with so many idiots around here criticising him unduly. Sure he'll do very well at Hull and sorry to see him go.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • goldie

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Mattias...According to reports Super Grant Holt has been training with Wigan today, therefore all I can assume is that it starts today.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • cool your jets y'all. snodgrass goes and we carry on. we get a little bit of money for the kitty and all's well... jeez, so much tension. you need to go listen to my Summer Pleasures playlist on Spotify

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Forget Snoddy, it's a done deal. Ruddy is next, and Declan in? He will do a great job for us. Had a great season at Preston. Another 10 mill in the bank. I am the new CEO :)

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    The Border Riever

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • With all respect, shut your face Bookface! I for one will be glad to see the back of Snodgrass. Ten our of ten for hard work and endeavour, but his reluctance to pass the ball to others and his awful corners and crosses into the box contributed significantly to our low goal tally last season.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Can't believe some of the comments on here and if some of you think Redmond is the answer then you will be sadly disappointed. I think this will trigger an exodus with RVP, Hooper, Fer and Howson to follow soon. Lafferty and Grabban up front with Becchio in reserve will hardly set the league alight. Next week could be very interesting...

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    Bookface

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Am I right in thinking that today is the first day of pre-season training or is that tomorrow. Please correct me if wrong. Now business starts picking up either way.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I say, go with our best wishes. He did a turn for us, far more productive than some that we all know about. One team career players are a thing of the past, football is big business and the bottom line is king. Even before the commercially driven times we are now in we have always been a selling club to balance the books. Unless we are adopted by an oligarch nothing will change that.

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    Dobro

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Pilkington's out of contract. Probably better to let him go as he's never fit. Get him off the wage bill. We have Redmond, Bennett and Josh Murphy. Jacob won't be ready for the Championship yet, so if we buy another left winger we have four wingers and can then send Jacob Murphy on loan again.

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    Colin

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Good deal £8m, will be a good deal, we have Redmond, Murphy and Pilkington, so give them a good go

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    Derek McDonald

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Thanks snoddy but not enough pace and not really a team player for me. CH was too scared to drop him. Maybe a better option centrally. We need to sign a real leader now who plays either centre back, centre mid or up top OTBC

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    George Kershaw

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Apologies Morgan. Im on the button today ;) MB will say its a quiet one for me (its really not, im just getting bitten by the NCFC bug big time now real news is starting to pick up again!) Interesting tweet from Mr Wolf. We could be going overboard but it does suggest hes happy to be here still and looking to push on if the club still want him. Obviously he could be just saying its nice to be home, as in his actual house after a long holiday rather than calling the club home etc. I still think he will leave on loan but im 100% not against him staying. Id love to see RVW, Hooper, Grabban or anyone used within a tactical system that plays to their strengths rather than their weaknesses like last season under Hughton.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • What I mean Piri is people fly off the handle the minute the EDP type anything slightly negative about a player of NCFC. He wasnt my player of the season last season and imo he didnt play anywhere near what hes capable of doing but im not going to kick him out the door before anything signed. Everyone did that with Hoolahan last season without him officially saying anything negative towards the club. Just took what a blonde Ipswich supporting journo said and went over board like a really bad game of chinese whispers. The reality of the snodgrass news is, what ever the official fee, its great business for a player who didnt have the best season and will leave for NOTHING in 1 years time. That 7 million could help us improve the side and push on for promotion. OTBC

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Damn you Matthias! I was going to post about RVW! You live and breath City! I read it, my cynical pal wrote a comment, somethign along the lines of "agent's post". can't help but feel the same. I do however like RVW's black and white photo. He does look fetching and pensive... ;)

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Mattias, no-ones getting abusive or verbal, calm down dear. £8m good piece of business. He only got going 2nd half of the season after having a barney with the City Stand. Too slow for a winger, get Redmond back on the right, Pilks on the left or Olsson. Murphy's as back up. Elliott Bennett will be about too. I hope RVW does stay, get a few games and hopefully under a new manager start scoring again. I quite like the potential of having RVW, Hooper, Grabban (Lafferty if he signs) up front. Not sure where Becchio is going yet or how well Loza will come through.

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    Piranha24

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Total side note but a certain Mr RVW has just posted on his social media account "Always good to be back home in Norwich. New Season, New focus, Starts NOW!" Interesting. (far more interesting than some of the stuff posted in the last few weeks to fill space)

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • If he had a right foot he'd be worth trying to keep. Lack of final ball quality. £8M let him go. Use Money to improve Olsson contract.

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    Pondlife

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Sorry should have read NOT new reactions

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Strovolos - I don't think people have changed their opinion of him. As has been said on this thread, he showed good ability at times and also frustrated in equal measure. I don't think many have forgiven him for snatching the ball off our nominated penalty taker and then missing it. As for £7-8m for a player in the last year of his contract and showing no desire to extend it, I say take the money and move on.

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    richard1

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • It's good business. He was always going to leave. Better to get the deal done early, giving us the time and the funds to sign a replacement. For the wide positions we have Bennett, Redmond and the Murphys, we should let Pilkington go and sign a left winger to replace him. Then bring in Diego Poyet from Charlton, selling Hoolahan. I hope we keep Olsson, Howson and Redmond (and obviously Ruddy if we can).

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    Colin

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • As long as the question marks about the midfield dissipates i'll be happy. if a whole load of my posts go up at once blame the site. it's been a bugbear for at least 25 minutes of my life

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Right, we now flog Ruddy, and get Rudd between the sticks, who had a superb season. The bank balance is getting better by the minute. I should be the chief exec???

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    The Border Riever

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • damn! and i'd just gone and got his name put on the back of my new shirt... joking aside, thats good money and given that Hull scraped by last season and have double the games to play at the start of their new campaign I can see they might drop enough points at the beginning for ol' Snodds to be seeing the Champ sooner than he may expect. But whatever as long as that large question mark dangling over how our midfield is playing dissipates I'll be happy.

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I hate this site. I really do. Another failed to go through post. Ignore the negative comments. No need folks. Everytime the media post something about a player 'potentially'' (not even set in stone yet!!!) leaving people get abusive and verbal. Personally im not against him leaving....IF....its for the 7million stated. You cannot turn down 7 million for a player that we will leave for nothing in 1 years time. First season he was superb. Sides couldnt cope with him and he set up 9 goals from corners and free kicks and scored 6 himself. Last season however despite scoring 6 again he assisted 3 goals only and his delivery from set plays was woeful at times, especially corners. Teams learned he liked to cut inside and at times despite lots of energy and passion to do well he just couldnt impact the game. Ill be sad to see him go, but at long as we re-invest the money im more than happy with Redmond, Bennett & co + 7million for a player we could lose for nothing.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • If we get £8m that would be a great bit of business. Hopefully this will be given to NA for team strengthening and I'd imagine he will be quite happy with having this to re-invest.

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • StroTig, these are new reactions but consistent with those of the whole of last season. He divides opinion somewhat but I agree with most regarding impact on balance and think we can do better with the funds if that is how much we are getting. He lost a lot of fans with the RVP penalty-gate moment and then his strop with the snakepit. Thanks for the good times though. Onwards and upwards.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Meh. A good fee. Lots of huff and puff but not a great loss. Didn't like the diving but he could deliver a good free kick. For me he was linked too closely with the failed Hughton era. Wonder if the other Leeds lads will stay?

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    suffolkcanary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I'm largely in agreement with Mattias333; I'm fairly ambivalent about this. Although it would be nice to hold on to our 'better' players (and I'm certainly no Snoddy-basher), the reported fee seems a reasonable amount that can be reinvested sensibly in areas we need.

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    Chip20

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Cant understand Butland to cover for Ruddy? If Ruddy left, sure i'd understand it etc. Ignore the unkind comments folks. We always get them when the media post something about a player potentially leaving. "Wes unhappy" = get rid of him the scum etc...Personally I wouldnt be against him leaving if it is really for 7million. Thats huge money for a player we will lose for nothing in 1 years time and didnt produce the goods as he had the previous year. While his goals tally of 6 stayed the same his assists dropped right off. In his first season we scored from corners that he supplied. Last season it just wasnt happening. Fans got on his back and this wasnt helped by teams learning that he wants to cut in. Despite lots of energy and passion he wasnt as effective as the previous season. 7m is massive for a player with 1 year left on his deal. Rather have 7 million reinvested in some quality than having him for 1 season, likely failing to get promoted and then losing him for nothing.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Love the way fans regard players as being the best in the world when they play for the club but when they leave they suddenly become headless-chickens, hilarious!. Snodgrass is a good middle-of-the-table Premier League player. We have certainly overpaid for him given he is in the last year of his contract but that is a function of our situation as regards the Europa League. So we have a very good addition and you have 7-8 million. Good business for both parties.

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    StrovolosTiger

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Jigs, don't forget we have elliot Bennett back too, and I'm sure we will sign another winger. Surprised just how unpopular Snodgrass seems to be on here. He could be frustrating at times but I don't think his attitude etc was helped by being in an underperforming and demotivated team. Seems to me he was pretty frustrated himself. Anyway all the best to him, makes sense to cash in I think

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    canary can-can

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • My Sunday paper predicted Snodgrass to Hull combined with sale of Ruddy (destination unknown) would allow city to match Blackburn's valuation for Rhodes. Also said Butland on loan for the season from Stoke to cover for Ruddy.

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    Lincs Canary

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Have to agree with the majority of the comments. A good bit of business and should certainly help to return the team to be more balanced. Yes, we'll miss his free kicks, but he had at least 2 golden opportunities to score against West Ham and fluffed them both. Overall, pleased to see him go.

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    Mr Ed

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • A few unkind posts, I think he did his best for City. must have something to get picked for Scotland, I think Norwich can manage without him only time will tell, it's not going to be as easy next season as some fans think no teams are going to roll over and give us three points we will have a lot less time on the ball before the tackles fly in must keep the ball moving. otbc

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    Randy

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I for one will be very sorry to see him go as he showed the type of get up and attitude that was missing from so may other players last season. However, every player has his price and none were irreplaceable. One thing is for sure, Hull have a very good central midfield with Huddlestone and Livermore and I cant help feeling England would have done better with those in the midfield. At least we already have plenty of wingers in waiting so lets see the money spent on a decent target man.

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    TrevorKeith

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • If we are really set to recieve 7-8million straight up (not one of these 100,000 over so many months deals) id be accepting that right now for a player who is in the last year of his contract! While I see Snodgrass worth, he didnt have the best of seasons last year. Providing only a few assists compared to the previous years huge number. Teams who do their homework have no problem restricting him because they know he wants to cut in. Personally for me recieving that much money is a big deal and something we cant turn down for a player in the last year of his contract. Dont forget we have Redmond & Bennett who I personally have totally faith in at Championship level. Add in anyone else we sign and im sure we can cope. Snodgrass on form is superb. Previous season his goals and assists were vital to premier league survival. Last season though his deliveries were woeful and without those corner goals it only added to the troubles we had. If we were losing John Ruddy i'd be a lot more concerned.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Finally!! A good player, but disrupts the balance of the team and always whinges. Passionate, for sure, but I feel this is a good move for all concerned.

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    JimBob

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • That's a good price for a talented headless chicken. Always appreciated his effort but agree we'll have a better balance without. Hope Howson stays though.

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    Canary Wurst

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Agreed jigs69 and mikeskisandflies, other than Pilks - he hides in a game too much for my liking with little or no positive contribution. Snodgrass moving on should help Russell Martin too, as he won't have to listen to the constant moaning from Snoddy! As jigs69 says we're sorted up front now, so let's put the £7m from the RS sale into an experienced defender who can marshall and lead the defence in front of John Ruddy. Coming together nicely! OTBC

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    Chris

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • I presume he will make his way up the A47, on to the A17, hug the A158 and A15, slow the traffic down and cut in on the A63 before missing KC Stadium completely.

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    B Inners

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Thankful for the good games he had, especially some superb free kicks, but I'm hoping this move might actually restore a balance to the side that was lacking last season. Good luck in Europe and the likely relegation battle as your squad depth is tested with the extra games...

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Mike - Howson is our best CM. Don't know why you think he's unfit.

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    chirpy

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Would be a shame, but I'd be very happy to get £8m for him!

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    chirpy

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Snodgrass was part of the problem. All that huffery and puffery with minimal delivery.

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    jigs69

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Agreed. Or Pilks on the left... Adams might get him performing again. Either way, less ball-hogging, better positional discipline and no more of his self fulfilling prophecies on the local media. How 26,000 fans failed to see the wood for the trees with him is beyond me. Running around panting at the end of the season did not merit POS award and we needed to break up that negativity, that ScottishLeeds clique that I believe perpetuates the squad. Now if Bassong could follow suit that would be super... and then NA only needs to recognise how unfit and unathletic Howson is as a central midfielder and we might start to get somewhere.

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    mikeskisandflies

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Fantastic news. Redmond on the right, Murphy on the left, Hooper and Grabban up front. Sorted.

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    Thursday, June 26, 2014

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