Norwich City boss Chris Hughton is prepared to play the long game in pursuit of Leeds’ captain Robert Snodgrass and the rest of his transfer targets.

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Hughton confirmed after the Canaries 3-2 opening pre-season friendly defeat to Hertha Berlin in Austria that there had no been further developments in the on-going bid to recruit Snodgrass.

Leeds confirmed last week they had rejected an initial Norwich offer for the Scotland international, who is about to enter the final year of his current contract and has yet to sign a new Elland Road deal.

Snodgrass was left out of Leeds opening pre-season game at Farsley on Friday manager Neil Warnock saying he had a tight hamstring. The midfielder was scheduled to travel to Cornwall yesterday with the rest of the squad for a mini west country tour, but Hughton predicts a busy end to the summer.

As far as I know there havent been any developments. I can only leave that to the powers that be, said Hughton. Everybody now is aware that we have made a bid for him. Leeds have come out with that with regards to their thoughts and feelings on the matter but, as I say, I can only leave that to the important people at the club.

With any players you identify and wish to bring to the club you would rather do it sooner than later. In most occasions that is not the case particularly in this league and hence if you look at the amount of business the Premier League clubs have done up until now it is not massive and there is no doubt over the next few weeks and certainly the last couple of weeks of the window possibly the bulk of business will be done.

32 comments

  • So, is that the first time NCFC have officially admitted an interest? Had to rely on the fetid hot-air stream emanating from Colin until now. He`d make a great Widow Twanky.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • If there wasn't a problem in the first place then people like MB and myself wouldn't be complaining! I put up with enough things in life that annoys me, I am not extending it to this site too! Anyways, I would take MB's comments about ethering ANY DAY over the comments we get on here from rival supporters! Twist your nipples back in the lot of you!

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    wisemanthree

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • There`s no need to resubmit it? We`ll see.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Thank you for your advice Trevor. Filed. People have noticed improvements in the service recently, so maybe it`s a good fight to fight? Yours unpatronisingly, etc. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • twice more.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • I swear that this site is getting worse with its "ethering" rather than better!! It it so frustrating when you just don't know what will get posted. Brew, don't let anyone stop you hounding Archant. It really is time they got this dinosaur into the 21st century. If the trolls don't like it then they can go elsewhere its as simple as that. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • It would be a nice signing and it would complete the Leeds trio;) but as others have mentioned, strengthening the defence would take priority. I think the manager is well aware of this and will get it sorted in the coming weeks.

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • I saw that on BBC, Lobbo. Maybe a replacement for Snods? Kent Anglian, don`t give up - Canarygirl will miss you! I`m not being hounded out by the Ar-chant apologists or trolls like Stereo Dog. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • It would be a nice signing and it would complete the Leeds trio;) but as others have mentioned, strengthening the defence would take priority. I think the manager is well aware of this and will get it sorted in the coming weeks.

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • Come on friends. Just ignore the trolls like that Mad Brewing boy, he's only here to cause trouble and moan about this brilliant website. Lets just keep the comments to points about our club! (no matter how rubbish we are!) Ged - Fans spokesman.

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    Ged Steroo

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Nice little Snodgrass tribute, I liked the goal against 1p5swich - did you see that one Gedi ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Whatever happened to freedom of speech? (this will probably appear at least twice!)

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    kevin

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Just been looking at the odds for likely upcoming transfers. Cannot find odds for Snodgrass but some others were very interesting. Rhodes is 11 to 1 to join us with Fulham favourites at 8 to 11. We are 4 to 1 for Matthew Etherington with West Ham evens. We're 14s for Wilfried Zaha (Soton at 2 to 1) and 20 to 1 for Heskey (hope not!) with 1p5wich 7 to 4 favourites (hope so!)

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    zebbee

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • Rejected for `duplication`. So where is its twin?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Enough for me. This is my last contribution. Have a great season everybody. OTBC

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    Kent Anglian

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • I very rarely post, but when i do it always comes through, there obviously is an issue for some. however when there is a new artical i like to read the comment and views, when there is a large number of posts i lok forward to the read, but when its full of moans about Archant and the Word Ethered over and over again not about the subject matter then is quite dissapointing

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • How do things ever improve if no-one complains? No, please tell me cos it's a serious question. More power to Brewer's keyboard say I. Some of you would just sit there in a restaurant + shovel any old rancid cack down your throats you were served, cos you don't like making a fuss. The ethering process is ridiculous. If you don't like Brewer's postings then here's some revolutionary advice ...DON'T READ THEM !......just skip + go to the next one. Simples !

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    Timbo

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • not too bothered about snoddy. if we don't get him there are plenty more of his quality in europe and probably somewhat faster.

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    goldeneadie

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Cheers Kent Anglian. You too. Keep the faith!!! No matter how grim it gets. Ged.

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    Ged Steroo

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • "Leeds United have agreed a fee for SK Brann midfielder Rodolph Austin, according to the Norwegian club." Is this significant !!

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • leave our brew alone.ignore them,and keep them coming mb.

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    bluelight

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • I second that Trevor. MB - do you really need to inform the rest of us EVERY time you post a comment that doesn't get through, very tedious and tiresome. Glad I'm not the only one who's fed up of reading MB's non-football-related comments

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    stephen davis

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • when ged stwer used the phrase ' no matter how rubbish we are' i can only assume he was referring to himself and not NCFC !

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • I am with you, MB. None of us have issues with the ethering if the comments are out of order but innocuous and constructive ones were frequently getting binned. I think there has been an improvement of late so let's hope our complaints have registered with those that monitor.

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    Kent Anglian

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Colin may be awaiting a bid from others,possibly, Aston Villa under "neverknowingly undersold" Ken Bates,LUFC Chairman's instruction. Neither party are inexperienced in the art of making a bob or two out of professional football.

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    Peter Watson

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Not too sure about the improvement in service Brew; many of my postings are still not getting through. Something just isn't right with this site!! Keep up the good work.

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    Canarygirl

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Hang on you lot. Is MB some kind of protected species? I agree that his comments are usually witty and relevant, but we're all allowed to express our views (free speech indeed kevin!!) and I agree with Trevor and Stephen. This site is becoming more of an Archant bashing exercise rather than a forum for constructive comments about NCFC. Canary Girl, I for one am a Canary supporter for nearly 50 years and not a troll, even if I don't go along with the general view. OTBC

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    Canary on the moon

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Thrice! Happy days!!

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • Brewer it's good that you post and air your opinions but dont you think this 'ether' thing has gone on long enough.It's getting very boring.Just post and leave it at that.

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    Trevor Sadd

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • It would be a nice signing and it would complete the Leeds trio;) but as others have mentioned, strengthening the defence would take priority. I think the manager is well aware of this and will get it sorted in the coming weeks.

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

  • Hang on you lot. Is MB some kind of protected species? I agree that his comments are usually witty and relevant, but we're all allowed to express our views (free speech indeed kevin!!) and I agree with Trevor and Stephen. This site is becoming more of an Archant bashing exercise rather than a forum for constructive comments about NCFC. Canary Girl, I for one am a Canary supporter for nearly 50 years and not a troll, even if I don't go along with the general view. OTBC

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    Canary on the moon

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Emile fits the 1p5wich profile perfectly, zebbee! If person or persons unknown thought Holty was too old, where does that leave Heskey?

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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