In-form winger Robert Snodgrass feels he is repaying patience of Norwich City fans

Norwich City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates his goal in the 2-0 win against Sunderland at Carrow Road. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City's Robert Snodgrass celebrates his goal in the 2-0 win against Sunderland at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Thursday, April 3, 2014
11:13 AM

Robert Snodgrass believes patience has paid off for him in only his second season in the Premier League.

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The Scotland winger was second in the Canaries’ player of the season voting last term, behind Sebastien Bassong, after six goals and six assists helped lift City to an 11th-placed finish.

This term’s start was a little trickier after it took Snodgrass until mid-November to score a top-flight goal, and late January before he set one up.

However, Snodgrass feels he is now up to speed and firing – something he no doubt hopes will help lead the Canaries to Premier League survival.

“A season isn’t done in six months – I told people to be patient, to stick with us and I would repay them; and I feel as if I’ve done that,” said Snodgrass, who has now either scored or assisted a goal in five of City’s previous nine games.

“The first part of the season, I’ve stressed that injuries were a big part in that. I still put my body on the line for the boys, but the chances weren’t really coming for me. So it was a matter of keep going, keep my head up, keep working hard, keeping doing the things on the training ground, keep getting myself in those 
positions and as I say, I’ll put my chance away.

“I’ve been getting assists, scoring goals, and that’s what my job is so I’m delighted with that. And if it’s not working then you have to work hard for the team, and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing as well.”

Snodgrass also came closest to scoring in the poor 3-0 defeat at Swansea on Saturday, with his shot denied by Ashley Williams as City looked to stage a second-half comeback that soon petered out.

Now City need to at least extend their six-game unbeaten run at Carrow Road – and realistically make it three home wins from four – when fellow strugglers West Brom visit this weekend.

Snodgrass added: “It’s all about everybody doing their job, looking at your team-mate and seeing that he’s going to be right by your side throughout the battle, because we need everybody.

“And there will be many players that haven’t even featured recently that will now be called upon.”

14 comments

  • If Snoddy helps keep us up he can take all the credit he wants

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Give Snoddy the Captain armband, Bass has never performed 100% all of the time since he's had the band... but Matt to say Rip Van Wolf is class, in my day they would call him a powder puff, he's not physical enough and goes missing for long periods, I think headless chicken sums him up.. it may be that he's managerless, but he's shown nothing to think he's ever going to hack it

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    OLDYELLA

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • RVW did ok in dutch football and scored ok in Portugal. Seem to remember a portugeuse team put spurs out of the europa cup, and RVW was at that level only a year ago. But sporting played to his strenghts which is obviously not as a single striker

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • ok :( feeling this is a lost cause now. Nevermind. Stand by my opinion though. RVW under another manager (Hooper as well as you cant focus on RVW when Hoopers doing the exact same when hes given a chance) would produce goals. Simple. Its not going to work under Hughton though. We've missed the boat to get rid of hughton as well. Sacking him now would be insane but im sure the board have seen the light its just everytime they were about to pull the trigger they either had no clear replacement to choose from or he'd go win a 'must win' game.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, April 4, 2014

  • Fair comment, Goss. I think a Lambo-style manager could make the best of Snods. After all, Holt was no shrinking violet either, but he did the biz for his manager - and for his team-mates. Until.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Agree his forms improved and its much appreciated. Keep saying it but under clueless Hughton we only looked like scoring LAST season from set pieces or free kicks involving the foot of Snodgrass. Forget open play. THIS season with Snodgrass being out of sorts we've not looked like scoring at all. Despite me being critical (justified) at times with him our best chance of surivival is an inform Snoddy.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • At least Robert tries. If he could curb his egocentricity and blatant diving, he would be good captain material. He needs a strong and intelligent manager to mentor him.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Hughton is on the verge of a management buy-out of NCFC. That`s why he`s still here. Factoid.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, April 4, 2014

  • Not like Robert to talk about himself! Another day another Snodgrass story. Surprised he can fit his shirt over his ego inflated head.

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    Oz Canary

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Irrespective of who the manager is, Snoddy is the one and only 'class' player in our team who is capable of keeping us in the PL this season. We will need his goals and assists in the remaining games in order to avoid relegation.

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    Bruce87

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Amazing Stew. I put a very similar post on here that was kicked out. Your left sided player should be Olsson IMHO

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    sharky

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Agree regarding management. I must say it nearly every day but the right guy could really do special things with this squad. We have QUALITY players like RVW, Fer, Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Hooper, Howson, Tettey, Bassong, Olsson, Ruddy etc......players that for one reason or another have been tarnished with this opinion by some NCFC fans that they are no good. These players are truly top players, players that only a year or two ago we would never have dreamt we could get. Especially with other clubs after them (Spurs RVW Spurs+AFC after Olsson Everton after Fer Chelsea wanted Ruddy....etc and on and on). We have a truly talented squad. Just need the right MANAGER (not coach) who can get the best out of them and I dont mean Lambert as we need some happy medium between the two styles. Something between "attack attack attack score more than you" Lambert style and the "well Cromer are a strong side so we need to be careful, therefore we will go for a draw" defensive approach of Hughton. Who is this man? Thats the million doller question. (Not Malky, Lennon, RDM, Zola, Phelan and the other usual suspects hopefully)

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • …..Goss!... Snoddy won't keep us up!...He could be one of another ten or more who do achieve that!....He has been mismanaged ever since he arrived...He is a man with a huge uncontrolled ego... wants to do it all himself....It is time that he was made Captain...played as a central midfielder behind Hoolahan on the left, and Johnson or Tettey on the right, with a forward line of Hooper, Redmond on the right, and whoever is flavour of the day at left wing!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Matt , I try to digest your offerings, of which there are many . It is clear that you have your head screwed on as it should be. Others also with a little knowledge and concurring opinions try to be less in your face. Your latest offering once again calls for the manager to be replaced urgently. I see from the list of replacements that you were not in favour of, my name was not included! I had offered my services until the end of the season, for a small fee, but to date no approach has been made! As you seem to have time on your hands during the working week, perhaps you could contact Mr McNally on my behalf, and push for me to be brought in to rescue the situation! How are you all? Give my 'Chevron' a go!

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, April 3, 2014

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