Robert Snodgrass has revealed he could have been part of Norwich City’s Premier League adventure right from the very start.

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The Canaries’ long-term transfer target finally completed his protracted move from Leeds recently and made his debut in the 1-1 midweek home friendly draw against Ajax. Snodgrass was heavily linked with a potential Norfolk switch 12 months ago and the Scottish international admitted he was tempted by the prospect before opting to stay in Yorkshire.

The 24-year-old, however, was keen to revive a possible deal despite the managerial change at Carrow Road over the summer.

“If Leeds had sold me it would have happened earlier because that was all that was holding it up. I was very interested about it the year before,” he said. “There were different things, they were going to kick on at Leeds. I stayed there and bought into what was meant to be happening but it didn’t really pan out so I thought it was time to move on.

“I saw what Norwich did last year and got a few pointers from some of the lads about how well it is and how nice a place to stay and what a close group it is, so everything came together for me to make this decision.

“The manager here said he’d watched me for a couple of years as well. Paul Lambert did what he had to do. He moved on. Norwich City will move on without Paul Lambert, football moves on all the time, the same as Leeds will move on without Robert Snodgrass. So I’m just glad to be here in terms of getting it done, meeting the lads, getting used to this place and trying to kick on.”

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  • PS, Scrimmage. Imagine how much we would dislike Holty if he played for someone else! He nearly did, too. Good old Hoots the Healer! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Bored of hearing about censorship and 'ethering'

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    Denzil

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Scrimmage, Sweet Oil of Vitriol is an archaic term to describe an ether. Ethers were synthesised from the appropriate alcohol by dehydration with "Vitriol" or concentrated sulphuric acid. On these boards "ethered" has been popularly adopted as a word to describe the disappearance, rejection or censorship of an attempted contribution, either by failure of the system or another reason, usually "other". In this context "ether" or "aether" relates to a rarified, elastic substance permeating all space. In IT context there is also the "Ethernet", a means by which computers are connected to control the passing of information. Or not, as the case so often is. Control is another issue, of course..... Any help?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Follow-up "Guesswhatted"

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I guessed you knew that "vitriol" bit, Scrim! It was "for completeness". I guess you`ve done a bit of chemistry? I sort of started that ether thing as a personal gripe, but it caught on with others who were suffering the same difficulties posting. It was the phrase "disappeared into the ether" that inspired it. It seems to annoy a few folk! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I'm bored of people complaining about other people who complain about ethering =P lol. I have noticed it has got a little better imo, so if we don't complain, nothing will get done about it.

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    ImDrunky

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • No, Surman doesn`t come across as very scary does he, Swiss? Pitbull, Wonderhorse & Snods are a different matter. I do hope the "Vaughan on loan" rumours are just that. That player rating idea is worthy of an acronym or abbreviation. We need a focus group now, to set up meetings to formulate an action plan for its implementation......OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • (Luckily said shot swerves over the crossbar to the right)

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I think Snoddy will be MASSIVE for NCFC next season! I wonder what odds id get for a cheeky bet that Lambo went in for him @ xmas if he had a good start to the season??? 50\1?

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    Penfold

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Squeaky SPH*NCTER is basically when one of those players looks dangerous the ball andor a colloquial expression describing a Norwich fan with a high-pitched voice squealing when said player takes a shot...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Is Fulham a 3pm "Kick-On"..?

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    Timbo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • But that is by the by. I remember seeing Snodgrass play for Leeds at Carra rud and disliking him. I think this was mainly due to the threat he posed more than any legitimate reason to bear a grudge...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I answered Timbo's question about kick off time and guess what? Yes, it vanished

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • We are but space-ships that passed in the aether, Swiss!! Similar thought patterns there - you should be worried! I suppose there`s Beaufort to work with. At one wokplace, we graded the "Country & Western-ness" of somebody`s shirt on the Tex Richter Scale. The meter didn`t click, it produced "Twang" noises in proportion. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • that picture looks like he's licking a runny nose! That'll put the girls off!! ;)

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    kevin

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • lets give the lads a hand!!

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    kevin

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Yes Timbo, normal Saturday afternoon match, that's a rarity!

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • How about an interwebz current affairs reference? SOPA - Scary Opposing Player Attacking. Basic, but, on topic considering medium.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I'm bored of people complaining about people complaining about people complaining about ethering. Also bored of not knowing what the reference is to sweet oil of vitriol.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I won't repeat my posting of a few weeks ago but would anyone sit in a restaurant + be served rubbish food without complaint?....... So why accept a forum that vanishes well thought out, decent, sensible comments ?

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    Timbo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I bet when the system comes back off "auto" onto normal "robotic", the sweet oil of vitriol will be much in evidence!

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Stop listening then, Denzil. blackdog2 contributes lots to these forums. And Timbo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Until it gets sorted once and for all then I don't see why you should MB. I'm put off trying to put any real thoughts and effort into making a comment about NCFC in case it's in vain. (strangely things about non relating to NCFC seems to go through perfectly)

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    ImDrunky

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • that picture looks like he's licking a runny nose! That'll put the girls off!! ;)

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    kevin

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Great to see Snodgrass is keen to 'Kick on' once again...Maybe the editorstaff writer could find an alternative cliche for him in the next article?

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    PepperJ17

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Re: Snodgrass signing. How about W-e've A-nnoyed R-anting Northern O-pinionated C-retinous K-illjoy ..?

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    Timbo

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Indeed, 8 etherings duly notified!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, August 6, 2012

  • Swiss Canary. How about "Scary Player Hated In Norwich `Cos Too Evilly Rampant"?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I expect it'll be a game of two halves.

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    DocOhNo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Swiss, here`s one to kick it off (on?). Can easily be improved upon, I`m sure. "Superb Player And Not Desirable Against Us". SPANDAU. Ballet good? ;-). I nominate you, Swiss, to head up the focus group, though you`ll focus on nowt with anthracite lenses in your Away-kit specs!

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • PS: Every game we played, Lambo said we were "exceptional". Not sure how every performance could have been an exception but "that's football" !

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    Timbo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Journalism as we know it would be dead without cliches, Pepper! A word that has become popular recently is "insist". ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Come on Archant censors, what is wrong in telling someone that the Fulham match kicks off at 3 PM?

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    blackdog2

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I prefer the idea of some one holding a ether-soaked rag over the comment's mouth and kidnapping said comment chloroform style. I am pretty chuffed Holt stayed too. The worst scenario would have been him going to Vanilla...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Scrimmage & Brewer, I like the "dislike in opposition" scale for judging the impact of our players. I am not surprised that opposition supporters try (and fail) to wind up Holty. I would also not be very happy having James "Pitbull" Vaughan running at us. Even with my yellow & green (and anthracite) glasses on, I don't find Andrew Surman very scary.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Thanks for clearing up ether though! I was aware of the sweet oil of vitriol reference. :)

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Hmm Brewer. The best I can do is the SPITOON Index, (Scary Player In The Organization Opposing Norwich). Not good enough. I was thinking about something paralleling the Richter Scale but did not get beyond a medical term that would be ethered on sight.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • Great analogy, Timbo. But this is more of a soup kitchen than a restaurant.

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    Denzil

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • I thought the Sphinx thing might have been Swiss`s original offering, or similar. Second guessing here! Every day is a Tom Brown`s Schoolday!! Let`s all go play rugger and share a muddy bath. These pubic schools have a lot to answer for. Everyday roast. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • You are so right, ImDrunky. Sometimes I think it`s getting better, sometimes not. There must be a bit of geekery involved sometimes@ Ar-chant. I will not shut up! So there, all you anti-moaning moaners!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • OK Brewer, The SPH*NCTER Index, I think that one gets to the bottom of the problem and is unlikely to be beaten, except at a public school.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 3, 2012

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