Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is a man in demand

Premier League club Hull City is the latest to be linked with Robert Snodgrass and team mate Russell Martin believes there will be summer transfer interest in the Scottish international. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Premier League club Hull City is the latest to be linked with Robert Snodgrass and team mate Russell Martin believes there will be summer transfer interest in the Scottish international. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
7:00 AM

Russell Martin will not be surprised if his Norwich City and Scottish international team mate Robert Snodgrass is a man in demand this summer.

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The Canaries’ former Premier League rivals Hull City is the latest club to be strongly linked with a move for the midfielder, who is approaching the final year of his current Carrow Road deal.

Celtic have been long time admirers of the 26-year-old Glaswegian and Martin insists close season transfer speculation around the likes of Snodgrass and keeper John Ruddy is inevitable following Norwich’s return to the Championship.

“I’m sure there will be Premier League clubs who want some of our players. Some of them have shown they can do a job at that level for the past two or three years,” he said. “If that happens, which it will and it will also happen at the other relegated clubs, then it is up to the board to do what is best.

“In terms of Snoddy, I would be surprised if no-one came in for him. John signed a massive new deal earlier this season and I know both are happy here but it depends on what other Premier League clubs and managers want to do and how much they want them and what this club decides it wants to do.

“There will be lads who perhaps feel they don’t want to play in the Championship or who deserve to stay in the Premier League but that is up to someone else to decide.”

Martin has already pledged to play his part in the fightback, but the long-serving defender admits the events of last season will dominate his summer.

“To be part of a relegated team is something you can never get rid of. I was part of a promoted team here but relegation hurts,” he said. “Regardless of how well you have done personally to be associated with that is tough. We have to make sure we put it right. We have to move on and move on quickly.

“There are worst things in life but professionally and personally it is tough. There will be times when I feel angry and sometimes sad and disappointed this summer but whenever we are back in for pre-season training its needs to be gone.

“Too many people who go through this have hangovers that take too long and then you are playing catch up to get back in the Premier League.”

38 comments

  • If Snodgrass is Premier League class then I am Terry Nutkins

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    Denzil

    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • If snodgrass wants to go let him go as we need players who are going to play for norwich city and fans .

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    boy

    Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Your correct reading attitudes pal. A lot of unhappy players. Like I mentioned yesterday i've never seen a season where so many players came out in public to moan or let everyone know they are unhappy. Look at Pilks with his sarky post on social media yesterday when he posted a picture of him and Wes Hoolahan and titled it NCFC reserves. Clear what he thinks his role is at NCFC. Forget whether we think he should leave or stay etc....he as a member of the NCFC squad thinks he valued as a reserve player. No wonder people are unhappy.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • …..Don't know much about Football!...so I've been told!....but I do know about attitudes!....That's where Neil could have his hardest work!....Attitudes have to be sorted!....Chances are that we will start training with the same bunch of players who may have scores to settle between themselves, rather than the manager or club...Neil must put an end to any of this sulking or bossing which can only be doing harm to the co-operation between players on the pitch....He must come down hard on anyone meddling with the harmony of the squad... at the same time give each and everyone encouragement and a fair crack of the whip!....There we are Brew and Co...A few more lines to read between!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • Do agree with LYB. Obviously players will move on etc but if we got to August and not a single player had left I wouldn't be moaning one bit. Infact i'd be more than excited! On paper we've got an exceptionally good squad for Championship levels! I understand people moaning but I think its more to do with the woeful period we've suffered under Hughton clouding their opinion than the players actually being as bad as they are made out to be. Like I said, obviously players will leave no doubt but I wont be moaning about any players still being here because even players who didnt get a look in within those tricky 5 games Adams had, may suddenly become quite key players in the championship where hopefully we will now be on the front foot, instead of the defensive underdog. We need to firmly forget (I know its hard) everything Hughton did to our great club. Fresh start in my eyes. Im keen to see how Neil shapes the squad now and adds his own touch to it. Very harsh to judge Neil on those final games last season. Fulham he had no time to get his message over but we did instantly look better and more dangerous than under Hughton (heck we actually created RVW a chance in the box!). Man Utd we were very unlucky to get at that time because Man Utd would've beaten anyone in Giggs first game, the Chelsea result any other day would've be an amazing result, Liverpool were just too good but we scored 2 goals something we rarely did under Hughton. Obviously forget the AFC game as everyones heads were already down by that point. I, Like many would have liked to have seen what Adams could do against winnable sides. The WBA home game for example. We could go into next season and run riot.....we could just as easily sink into mid table (or worse!), its a gamble. Would've been a gamble who ever we appointed though. Just gotta sit tight and pray we come out the other side positively.

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • Yep, that one got through no problem

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    oldtimer

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Ho hum, thanks Archie. Another waste of time typing a perfectly innocent post just to have it thrown out for no good reason

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    oldtimer

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Just a thought, Neil was a right winger and a very good crosser of a ball. Maybe, just maybe he will see the sense in trying to provide our woefully under achieving strikers with the ammunition they need to stop firing blanks. To that end, for all his grafting, I think Snodgrass is vastly over rated, his end product was usually abysmal. and if we can get good money for him then lets get rid, we have Redmond, the Murphy twins, little Benno and Pilks (if he stays) who can do a far better job than Snodgrass in that position. Just out of interest, I know Olsen was a star last season, but what did Garrido do to be totally isolated? Not even bench warming for long periods to keep Benchio company. Wish the board would be brave and show some true intentions by appointing an established, experienced "Director of Football" or Number 2 to Adams, to help to attract better players than some of the dross Hughton wasted money on

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    oldtimer

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • El Dingo, for what it's worth you and others had long debates with me some time ago about our squad and a lot of you were pretty emphatic that we had a good squad that was underperforming due to a 'clueless, witless' manager. If you were right on that score, and on reflection I think that I was wrong on that front, then maybe fresh blood isn't quite such a desperate issue and maybe the key thing is that Adams shapes what we have into something that does the job. I'm optimistic on that front, but then again I always am. Law of averages says I'm due to be right about something.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Snodgrass was good in parts last season but is surely bound to leave in the next couple of months. NA needs to build a team around two pacey wingers (not whingers) and a solid defence. A bit like Pulis did effectively with Crystal Palace but with the comparative quality we should have in the Championship we could take most teams apart. Hey, I'm looking forward to next season already!

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    Green man

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • dont think they will be rushing to sign you eh Martin!

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    citizen

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • NCFC Summer Agenda listed in order of importance. 1# Appoint new manager (Done), 2# decide whether to have goal music return or not. 3# decide whether to have yellow goal nets. 4# Re-design lower barclay end cue system for the bar. 5# Find Mr Carrow. 6# Release yet another woeful overpriced kit. 7# Announce Pre-Season tour of Iraq. Finally 8# Hire Technical director. Gotta get the priorities right ;) OTBC

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • We've gotta appoint the rest of this "Football management board" alongside McNally, Adams and who ever the technical director is yet guys!!!! At least thats how the official NCFC site is putting it when announcing Ewan Chesters is leaving his role as Head of player recruitment. Sure the club has a clear agenda this summer. its just not clear to all of us.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • El Dingo, it pains me to say it but I agree with you. I want Adams to succeed but I feel pessimistic at the moment. If it goes badly for him I hope the fans treat him better than they did poor old Gunny.

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    MellowYellow

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • I fear for us this season, I really do. Not ingrained pessimism or cynicism but fact-based reality. Who in their right mind would come here? McNally we need an outside appointment and quickly.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Their seems to be a lot of rumors going around that we are selling half our squad and the so called better players. Already other sides in the Championship and the ones who came down with us are buying players and keeping their 'stars'. So if I was in a new job I would be bending my back to get some work done and try to be ahead of my rivals. Seems we dont do things that way

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    Stuart Watts

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Snods is not irreplaceable. He's just one of the best of a bad bunch, don't know people are that fussed.

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    JimBob

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Am I wrong but NC very rarely get good offers for their players and also seem to give players away for free or for very small fees,no wonder we are always a weak squad. Unfortunatelly last summer the Board actually spent some money which turned out to be wasted so will they again go back to their old way of being very prudent?

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    goldie

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Brew you really must complete any statement about me if you decide to include me in your submissions! You said that pubmandave provides the facts, Stew and I provide the opinions, fair enough! What you should have said was that I provide the 'correct' opinions, also the 'correct' advice to any up and coming manager. Hughton was too involved with his own image to listen to reason! I hope Neil Adams won't be following that path! Also Brew! I will have to put you right with Ma's Dumplings! They are only available in the second half of the Pheasant Plucking Season. But they turn a dismal score line into a much loved expectation! By the way! If Snodgrass does leave for pastures new. Do you think he will take his ball with him?

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    Pa Snipps

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • I do get what you're saying Doube D. To be fair I went through a patch last season where I was so anti Snoddy on the right it became an obsession. I just long for a natural right winger testing the full back and crossing in so that the ball naturally curls away from the keeper and into an area strikers like RVW and Hooper will be ready to pounce. This is a tired old subject now though. Wasnt meaning to knock Snodgrass and his crossing ability as I know full well hes got a decent delivery in him (just not on Beckham levels but who is?). Season previous he assisted 9 goals via set play delivery but this past season it was lacking with only 3 assists. I personally hope he is still here next season but if we got a stupid offer from someone i'd be open to doing business as im more than confident in Bennett, Redmond, Murphy and any potential new players to get the job done in the championship. Cant see a club putting a silly money offer in though. Sure some will try get him cheap but cant see anyone making a substantial offer.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Interesting that you don't think he can deliver a ball in. I think he has a cracking left foot and would be able to deliver a ball in, if played down the left. Agree he can't deliver with his right and that is the point. I guess we'll never know unless he's made to play to his strengths. Alternatively he could be played in the no.10 role in the middle, but definitely not down the right.

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    Double D

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Hull rugby league want him to do their conversions

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    Pondlife

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Double D the thing was Beckham in his prime didnt need pace because the ball he could deliver was so good. Cant say Snodgrass is as gifted in that department sadly. As he got slower he was moved inside for Utd, Madrid etc...as well.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Lambert made a silk purse out of a sow`s ear. Hughton husbanded a horrendous horlix. Let`s pray that Neil Adams is more akin to the lamb than the sow. He`s got a pig-awful job on his hands. Good luck, Neil. Be brave!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • For all Snoddies consistent hard work and endeavour he causes frustration in equal proportions. Yes he popped up with the occasional goal last season, but in my view he was one of the reasons our goal tally was so poor. Not only does he attempt to do everything himself when other players were in better goal scoring positions but his balls into the box from set piece play and from out wide were usually poor.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Malaga, I think we've agreed before on this point about it being ridiculous that Snods is played on the right where he never manages to cross the ball. Hence why our strikers had so few chances this season. Matthias, I don't get the point about no pace. David Beckham had no pace, but he had a very good right foot. I don't remember Sir Alex, or any of the England managers playing down the left for him to cut in. Interestingly this was at a time when England had loads of right wingers, but no left footers to play on the left. If Snods insists on playing on the right, either the manager needs to manage him more firmly, or he needs to leave. I love him as a player, but he's just playing in the wrong position.

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    Double D

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Bye,Bye, Robert we always sell our best players, end of…...

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    mervyn Lambert

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • As Wivenhoe said when he started the thread, this is second derivative speculation and does not therefore consitute news. It wasn't so long a go that we were kicking Hull's Ar$enal but how things have changed. Kudos for once to Liz Knott for pointing out that the idea of playing against perennial championship cloggers like his prancing ponies is an unattractive proposition to some players.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • la barbe - Spot on! Kudos.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • A hard worker, good set-piece man, although played out of position as Mattias333 rightly observes. None the less, I can't help thinking about all those open goals and other glorious chances wasted... if only! How many times was he set up to score the winning goal in matches this season, only to choke or fumble it? Yes, I know he's not a striker, but some of those chances I could have banged in myself wearing a pair of carpet slippers.

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    wallybrain

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • As ever, we are of an accord, Stew - if you read between the lines of what I`m saying... ;-) I fear the likes of Young Padster are, in reality, on the periphery. Only by a supreme effort, of Walter Mitty proportions, can he convince himself otherwise. Bless his little heart. How about this? Pubmandave provides the facts, you and Pa provide the opinions, Ma Snipps provides the dumplings and Divot stays in the deep with the detractors & dissenters? I suppose Hull ticks another box for Snoddy - European football. Agree with malaga - get a good price and goodbye. That`s only an opinion, Paddy.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Now there's a novel concept, Stew, facts from a newspaper! Most hacks wouldn't know a fact from fantasy. They live in their own little worlds of self-serving complacency.

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    la barbe

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Thing is hes always played on the right despite being left footed. Not saying it doesn't annoy the heck out of me but just how it is. He does not have any substantial pace to play on the left side in a natural winger way. Snodgrass main problem this season was most Premier League sides knew his game now. They all know he wants to cut in and credit to Snoddy he tried to mix it up and go on his weaker foot but it never ended well and consisted to a deeply frustrating season. Off memory it was only Alonso of Sunderland who didnt appear to know he wanted to cut in. There is positives though! In the championship hopefully we will now be the big dogs rather than the under dogs. Snodgrass may go from having a frustrating season to a world beater season? He may get sold off and a lot of peoples concerns vanish. Who knows? Interesting summer ahead.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • .....Sorry Paddy but if this is the best you can come up with, you should take a holiday!....In some circles this would be called "Stating the Bleed*** Obvious".... On second thoughts more than you at Archie's home need to take things easy...and that includes 'Mustard Man'....We want facts...not opinions from you insiders....You give us the FACTS !....WE will offer opinions !.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • No point keeping players that dont want to stay - and they wont want to stay!

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    Liz Knott

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Why does this article describe Snodgrass as a "midfielder"? Virtually all season Hughton and even Adams has played him on the right wing!!! I would say again that if Adams persists in playing him on his wrong side then we may as well cash in on any decent offer that may come along and then we must hope that sense breaks out at Carrow Road and we get a right footed right winger and someone who can provide pace, beat his fullback and get in crosses. It's not rocket science after all!

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Our highest rated players are being linked with moves away from Carrow Road. Clearly players would rather be in the Premier League than the Championship. Will clubs other than those likely to be in a relegation battle or bottom half of the table make offers? Will the bids be good enough? I expect plenty of speculation but little firm news on moves in and out between the end of the season and the World Cup.

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    Capri

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • another speculative article, with its author speculating on the speculation of one player over the future of others.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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