Poll: Was Robert Snodgrass right to bite back at Norwich City fans?

Robert Snodgrass in action against Newcastle United. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Robert Snodgrass in action against Newcastle United. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
11:54 AM

Football is one of the few jobs where you are booed, abused, insulted and subjected to vicious personal insults during a working day. And that is often from people who should be on your side.

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But when a player - like Norwich City’s Robert Snodgrass - reacts angrily, the supporters are shocked and sensitive.

Fans - individually and collectively - dish it out to players, but then come over all righteously indignant when a player dares to bite back.

It’s a cliche, but “if you can’t take it, don’t give it” is my advice to the poor lambs in the stands.

I’m not advocating open season for players to imitate Eric Cantona and kung-fu kick supporters. But I think it does no harm for some of the cowards who use the protection of a crowd to hurl abuse at human beings to get a return on their unpleasant investment.

I remember being in the Barclay at Carrow Road when Ian Wright scored two goals for Arsenal after suffering relentless abuse from the home fans. He taunted the City supporters after each goal. And I thought it was a fair cop.

On Tuesday evening, Snodgrass was showing passion, which I welcome.

He deserved better than to be abused. And those who dished it out should either grow a thicker skin or keep their foul opinions to themselves.

88 comments

  • So swearing in front of children is ok is it? He should be fined..some role model eh

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    AC Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Yes and no. If something personal crossing the line is said then I can understand it. But last night was the first time in a long long time at Carrow Road that ive genuinely been stunned. I sit A block in lower barclay and the incident happened in front of me. Its been a bit of a running joke with us and the snake pit that when Snoddy takes a corner he always does the old fashioned one arm up in the air. Issue is he does it so late into his run up everyone always laughs as theres no way the people in the box could react in time. The jokes developed now that if you watch on tv or look to that part of the ground on our corners you'll see a group of around 20ish people near the corner flag who all in unison put there arm up as a joke. Ill admit i've laughed at it. This time however Snoddy hit his 4th corner that failed to clear the 1st man and collectively the crowd let a "groan" out. Nothing special just a groan. Shockingly he spun around an spouted off in the direction of the Snake Pit. Of course then fired back ten fold and it went back and forth from there while play continued without Snodgrass. He wouldn't let it drop and at HT Fer came over giving a signal with his hands as if to say "calm down". In totally bizarre fashion Elmander came out 2nd half we thought to warm up, but instead he stood there hands on hips starring out someone in the Snake Pit. Fair play to Snoddy though, mid way through the 2nd half he gave a thumb up in passing an then at Full time came over an held his hands up as if to say sorry. That should be it for me. He apologised, lets draw a line under it and move on. Thing is his performance actually picked up after the incident and im sure the Snake pit will try claim credit for his improved performance lol!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Snodgrass cannot deliver crosses because he's a left footed player on the right wing. Who puts him there week in week out? Of course it is our brilliant tacticial Mr Hughton!!! The same man who oversees his squad on the training ground every day but who hasn't managed to get them to do the most basic stuff like pass and move or get into the faces of their opponents midfield to stop them dominating possession and running the game. I also often wonder what is on those daft charts and folders which automatically come out when a sub is waiting to come on, together with a lot of jabbing and pointing!? If the team has been organised and coached to a method of play all week, surely a sub should know exactly what is required of him by then? Too much twaddle and pseudo-science is talked in football these days. It is still basically a simple game and with average players (like we have in general) we would be far better off getting the basics right, getting them to play the game simply, passing and moving, getting balls into the box with some intent etc.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • The underlying story here is not whether or not Snodgrass was subject to personal abuse, or even whether or not he should have responded to it. The issue is that the players are getting the anger and frustration of the fans at the abject displays being put on by their team, being led by a manager that they have little faith in, and the apparent willingness of the upper echelons of NCFC who seem content to put up with these appalling displays, because all that matters to them is that we sit a few points above the drop, in 12th position. In over 45 years of supporting this club, under some pretty poor managers and boards at times, I have never known such frustration and anger at Norwich. Not even when we tumbled down into the 1st division.

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    Algarve Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • In fairness to Snoddy my mate Kev in the Snakepit said he was getting some personal abuse from some fat git and snapped. End of. Dire display - we had to sing that Redmond was on the bench to remind Hughton

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Walcor - clearly your memory serves you better than mine!

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well said: I enjoyed Theo Walcott's stretcher born two-nil gesture to Spurs fans earlier this year in the FA cup. If you dish it out then expect some back. That said where do you draw the line between Theo Walcott and Eric Cantona?

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    NigelS

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • James Dougall do you honestly believe that we pay almost £600 each season just to hurl abuse? I personally would not do it but when we pay that sort of money and give so much away support we do get angry when the team are not giving it their all. Yes the coaching team are to blame and its time to get them out.

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    Jim

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • In a 'normal' premiership side, Snoddy's poor deliveries from corners would be lost in the general run of play. BUT, as corners or us as the nearest thing we get to the holy grail of an 'attacking move' - they have become much more. Therefore a poor delivery is almost akin to a missed penalty! So not all his fault - but if he is having a bad night at the pitch - can't someone else take them?

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    john doe

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Steely Dan, perhaps we should re-name The Kingsway `The Chris Hughton`. I know it`s long been demolished but....

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Tripe - he get's paid an extortionate amount of money to play well on the pitch, and put up with teh abuse when he doesn't. Those who pay, not get paid, to watch his more than toilet deliveries every few mins have the right to complain. I'd happily get £2030k a week for people to sit round my computer at work and mock me when I'm not performing to even a half reasonable standard.

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    JimBob

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Wasn't it Snodgrass whose corner created the late winner vs Hull. He wasn't deliberatlely taking bad corners. To his credit he came to the snake pitbarclay corner and applauded those "fans" that booed him. The bigger man was on the pitch.

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    timbo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Why don't we talk about his inept performances rather than his inability to take criticism

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well Burgle if you are right I apologise. However I know your bit about the canteen row is not true according to my witnesses.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • As much as i agree Snodgrass had every right to bite back at the fans, but at the same time after the Abuse following yet another bad delivery from a Corner, was it not strange that in the second half he up't his game and delivered decent crosses and Corners....

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    CanarySid

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • AC Canary "swearing in front of children"? I suppose nobody in the Snakepit was swearing?

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    PaulWho

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I just think it's a sad state of affairs when so called fans look for every self righteous excuse to laugh at and undermine their own players. Everyone would be better off if they just took up seats in the away end.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • We are called ''supporters'' and that is what we should be. If you are not going to support the team then don't go to the match. Go to the theatre or the opera or something and spend your money there if you think it would be better spent there. Snodgrass may not be brilliant every week and a lot less so recently but every time he steps on the pitch he gives more in one match than some do in a whole season. I refer my comparisons to a certain Mr Pilkington who strolled around that park last nicht as though he had already signed for another side. I wish Snodgrass hadnt snapped but I can understand why he did

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    GPL

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Oh Please Algarve Canary would you stop playing that tired old record called ''Everything is Chris hughton's fault '' It is NOT. Players have good and bad games and Newcastle played well and we did not - Move to Swansea if you wanna see a team knock the ball about a lot and still lose. They are only a point above us for all their so called silky football. And for the record it takes and absolute excellent manager who can motivate the players to pick up the points we have done after some bad losses. We are mid table which is actually where I asnticipated we woulds be so i am fairly happy with season thus far

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    GPL

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • James Dougall - your accidental typo of "half-term" could not be more appropriate. Childish fools in the stands booing our own players. And Piranha24 - I don't think that they were booing Hooper, they were booing Hughton for substituting him. I actually think that was a sound decision given that we were playing with 1 vs 3 in midfield at that point and Hooper had run his socks off.

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    soulwaxer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I agree entirely in that Snoddie was well within his rights to return the constant sniping that he is subject to from certain sectors of the fans. Nonetheless, he himself needs to take a leaf from the same book in that his constant complaining to other team members is doing little to encourage and motivate - especially as he appears to find it so very difficult to put in a decent cross.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Nice to find out the fans were awake. Sounded like a reserve game online.

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    FlickyLicky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Guys theres no need to blow this out the water. Was scared the media may do this. The incident happened. It was the forth poor delivery and not just the snake pit but most the ground groaned at it. The player reacted, the snake bit then exploded. It shouldn't have happened but it did. Snoddy came over and apologied, the snake pit gave him a very large round of applause he put his thumb up, case closed. Done, Dusted. Draw a line under it and move on. Sure Snoddy and the Snake pit will.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • What primary school child wrote that littered with mistakes, my apologies

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • It is a poor show when our fans have a go at possibly the only player really trying in the first half, Hooper apart. I sit in the Jarrold, river end and am amazed at the number of fans moaning about Snodgrass, it has become an obsession with some I am afraid. If only we could get his work rate out of the other players on the park then all would be well. Yes it was a mistake to react, but at least it shows he is human and actually cares, rather than just being a money taker. We have suffered some of our worst defeats this season when he has been missing from the team so do these fans really want to drive him out of the club?

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Snodgrss was well within his rights.....Lots of City supporters are simply moaning old F...ts who should give there season tickets to real supporters!!!

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    dave123

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Snakepit gives it to Snodgrass , Snodgrass gives it to Snakepit , then at the end of the game they all applaud each other . So that pretty much sums up this non-event then :-))

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    mjc75

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Steve Downes is a journalist who I know and respect and he makes a very valid point. But I also agree with burgle cut, all of this is irrelevant - we should be discussing Snodgrass's regular inept performances.

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    Mel Lacey

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Snoddy is full of passion and despite the regime he is forced to play under, he soes out to try and win every game. There is nothing more frustrating to a midfield player than a lack of movement around him which reduces or even removes his options for a pass. Poor coaching exacerbates the situation as the players have no (attacking) script to work to. The midfielder is then forced to try to hit a space in the forlorn hope that one of his colleagues can see the opening and be bothered to run into it. When they don't the misfielder looks useless but whose fault is it? Snoddy got frustrated, reacted to the fans' abuse then apologised. That is the mark of a decent bloke. Stll wish he could head a ball though.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well said: I enjoyed Theo Walcott's stretcher born two-nil gesture to Spurs fans earlier this year in the FA cup. If you dish it out then expect some back. That said where do you draw the line between Theo Walcott and Eric Cantona?

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    NigelS

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • How many people on here are actually close personal friends with snodgrass?? Because if you aren't I think calling him "Snoddy" as if he is your best friend is pretty primary and annoying, same goes for hotly, hoots, pilks,hoops etc. Ps if someone I didn't know kept on insisting on calling me by informal nicknames I would swear at them too and although I'd probably be providing better crosses to hoops and winks too

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Pubmandave, I think I gave due recognition to the veracity of your Holt information and have even cited your intelligence since. Who`s been in Northampton meeting AV? Missed that one - I expect it`s Wessi? Pity it couldn`t be Bewiderwood. Then Wes would never go to Villa and Holty would probably take early retirement. BTW; you`re very sensitive about nicknames, Bucut. ;-) Who is Christenson??

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Reserves would have been playing for a first team shirt therefore put in a decent performance. And Houghton doesn't manage them either! (Bonus) but yes flicky it was a very quiet first half

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Something is definitely wrong here and his name is Hughton... sack him now!!!

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    johnty

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • What can I say about the performance yesterday, the media said City were outplayed and outclassed, which unfortunately seemed to pretty much sum up their efforts. The other thing that really stood out was the lack of passion on the sideline, I have seem more movement in a tree than Mr Hughton had, slumped shoulders and the occaisional walk to the side line does not inspire players to give 100% let alone the 110% when required. Players standing off their opposites and making no attempt to close up. The only time there seemed any spirt was at the sending off's..

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    canuk

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Its all been said here. I,m with Snoddy on this one. The snake pit will say it worked because the 2nd half was much better. Re the % of passing. How can you if no one shows. How we survived I will never know but hey! we nearly won it at the end but for a fluke of a save.

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hi Albert - I've just read Jude Gudgin's book - I think I might have been there that night she writes about too:) Hughton Out.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • This is an easy sum: Some Norwich supports + Robert Snodgrass = Scapegoat!

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Steve Downes, i must say that i couldnt agree more, i was in the lower barclay last night ion area A right next to the city stand and was irritated by the reaction of the fans. That notion of dont give if you cant take it, is completely relevant in this issue. Norwich supporters i feel are too quick to criticise our players. Snods showed passion last night when he made those comments. That is what i look for, and he worked tirelessly last night. Snod deserves our respect.

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    Oli Fulcher

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hooper was the best City player last night, worked very hard with little support. Well done to him.

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    goldie

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Malaga it was not Bill Nicholson who was manager of Spurs when they played the push and run system, it was Arthur Rowe. Bill may well have played it though.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I'm pleased Snoddy gave some stick back. He always gives it his all and you can't ask for more. Think some of the abuse he's had this season is pathetic.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Waclor spot on with your memory. It was the 1951 team with a young Alf Ramsey and Bill Nich in the team. Out of interest Bill spent his entire Management career at Spurs living in a house at the corner of WHL. Not an attractive area. They renamed a pub the Bill Nicholson in tribute to him. The only rival to Cantona would be Karl Colley.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Oh dear, its getting late. My post was for pubman. Lots of goals in Birmingham tonight but we are still 12th

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well said mattc, mike phelan all the way

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Who do these prima-dona's think they are ? WE pay his wages, and given the fact that he and 9 others are quite prepared to take the pee out of us, I say well done to the fan's who gave him some stick. Norwich City look and play like a team of Non Triers, if they were in a horse race they would hold a stewarts enquirey. Their's not one of them who would get in another premiership team, and the sooner they are relegated the better. Next season my hard earned money will be spent on watching footy at either the Abbey Stadium or Portman Road.

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    pubmandave

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • NICEONE you summed it up perfectly!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • All this negativity between the supporters and players stems from one disease, the disease is Hughton and his staff. NCFC have some very talented players on their books who are under performing because every bit of skill and desire is being coached out of them by the Disease. The Disease must be ended by any possible means

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Exactly if someone has said something like that its understandable but from where I was sitting it was just them laughing at his flappy arm on run up. Russell Martin said someting about the fans were taking the mick so assumed that was it. Either way he apologised at the end and for me thats the end of it as im sure it is to him. The snake pit are largely full of numptys anyway. Against Swansea they spent more time cheering Bony to come on and even cheered him when he did get on. They also sing such wonderful songs like "you poop (replace that word for one starting with S) thats why your a sub"......then the NCFC subs come out and they suddenly stop the song. Was hoping the media wouldn't pick up on as a majority of fans who dont sit close to it like me didnt even see it. My friends who sit on the other side of the barclay certainly didnt. Sadly its likely to get expanded into something major now.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • It's the supporters job to support the team. This doesn't mean that they cannot be critical of any player if it is warranted as was the case with Snodgrass last night. If it contributed to his improved second half performance then.....job done!! It is always going to be a two way street and most fans can take a players reaction in their stride and move on. Snodgrass, to his credit, moved on last night. No need for handbags!!

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    NICEONE

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I take no issue with supporters taunting the opposing team (be it in a manner which doesn't promote vile abuse) but I detest when fans boo and shout abuse at our own players. I'ts counter-productive - Snodgrass and everyone else in the yellow and green are on our side - and we need to be on theirs as well. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • No I do not think Snodgrass should have snapped at the supporters. But I also think the supporters should cut him some slack. Why get on his back when at least he is showing, passion, effort and commitment? Qualities that none of the other average, journeyman players are prepared to offer while they walk about the pitch for 90 minutes to do the bare minimum to claim their salaries. The heart of the Club is being ripped out, do not berate the one player showing some .

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    kenfoggo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • All this chatter about Snodgrass and the Snakepit is a sideshow. The real problems are all to do with the team's inability to perform the simple tasks properly. When we have the ball nobody runs into space to support the man with the ball. All too often our players stroll around looking lost when they should be working openings, getting into pisitions to receive a pass. And when they lose the ball there should be a collective and organised effort to win it back. Not sit off their opponents and allow them all the space in the world to come at us and then (at this level) inflict defeat. Hughton needs to get back to basics. The training pitch is where the teams should be working hard to develop into a collective, cohesive, unit. Even average players (and we have them!) can achieve a great deal when working together. The game is nowadays saturated in techno-babble and concerns about systems. It is still a simple game - get the ball, run into space and receive a pass. Then move it on again. Spurs initiated the push and go system under Bill Nicholson and it is still a very effective way of playing the game, especially when your squad doesn't contain real quality individuals. It amuses me when you see subs come on and out comes the coaching staff with their files and diagrams. Players coming on ought to know what to do as a result of proper, organised, training ground routines, practised time and time again. More time spent on the basics, Hughton, and less time on the chalk board would help to get us playing more effectively.

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    malaga flier

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • GPL - how can you say we are 'mid table' and not worry about it. Have you seen the table? Half a dozen points between the bottom and the top, and the way we are performing we only have to lose another game to go right down to the bottom again. We are constantly, week in and week out, depending on the performance on those around us being as bad as us.

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    Jim

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Sorry about the typos, no abuse from the snake pit please.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Reserves would have been playing for a first team shirt therefore put in a decent performance. And Houghton doesn't manage them either! (Bonus) but yes flicky it was a very quiet first half

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Nice to find out the fans were awake. Sounded like a reserve game online.

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    FlickyLicky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Bye Bye pubman. I dont think you will be missed

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • The thing is with these 'fans' who abuse their own team...they must be super successful in their own lives not to realise that we all succeed and fail regularly. How nice that must be.

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    Stopper

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • it seemed that we saw more emotion in the Snoods v Snake Pit incident last nigh than we have seen for much of the season - not pretty maybe, but then end result was an improved second half and a coming togetherreconciliation at the end of the game - credit to both. But I can not help thinking that the snake pit reaction was in-fact a reflection of the snarling abuse and expressions snoddy gives to many of his team mates after 'he' had played a poor pass into them. How many times had he growled to RVW after delivering a poor pass? little dose of his own medicine me thinks

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    malmocanary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Players and managers come and go, very few have any real loyalty to any team, the only constant are the fans who pay good money and stand in freezing weather to watch what, this season, has been boring rubbish except for the odd highlight. Venting your spleen in the only way to point out to the playersmanager that your not happy and guess what WE'RE NOT HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!

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    b arclay

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Canuk I dont agree with you. I could hear Hughton shouting to get tighter the whole of the first half. What do you want him to do. Run onto the pitch?

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    sharky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • In fairness to Snoddy my mate Kev in the Snakepit said he was getting some personal abuse from some fat git and snapped. End of. Dire display - we had to sing that Redmond was on the bench to remind Hughton

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Great lets abuse our better players, because thats the way to kep them at our club! I know they are playing poor, but its not the players fault its the system they are playing under the manager and coaching staff. GET THEM OUT NOW! Where is Mike Phelan?

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    mattc1

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • There is an old saying, "Don't Give it" Unless you can take it Back" Good On Ya Snoddy.. passion..can you rub against Hughton It might just rub off

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    gordon52

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Nice one - nice one, too much fuss over nothing. If the game had been better we would not be even discussing this. We are feeding the media who have nothing else to talk about.

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    Jim

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • I've never liked the abuse from crowds during games at all. Fine to boo etc.. at half term and full time but the negativity rarely helps anyone. In any other job you wouldn't expect the staff to receive any of this abuse and those that customer would be banned or face criminal proceedings. I'm surprised more haven't reacted like Snodgrass last night and if players are going have to take the verbal battering then why shouldn't they give some back. The hypocrisy of some who feel it's fine for "fans" to dish it out but can't take themselves is woeful. I do wonder if some just pay the money so they hurl abuse at someone.

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    James Dougall

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Are we talking about that nice Mr Snodgrass that has spent the whole season bitching to his team mates every game---the same guy that bullied the ball off of our delegated pen; taker.

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    superfan59

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • If we`d beaten Newcastle 1-0, it would have been floodlight robbery. But we`d all have taken it - happily! I`m still concerned about our centre-back resources and the prolonged absences of E. Bennett and Howson, specially Howson. Also, it looked like Hoops might have hamstrung himself. So sad to see a proven goalscorer, RvW, look so lost and forlorn. Is there a way back for him under this régime? Is there life on Mars? Chris Martin scored a 95th minute winner for Derby last night. He`s their top scorer with about 15 so far this season. Vaughan`s got about the same for Huddersfield but has had the odd injury - it`s the feisty way he plays? So Wolfie, there is hope. Just leave Norwich - but try not to drop a Division. You might do that if you stay anyway. Or you could wait to see if there`s to be a new dawning next season. Just trying to winkle out some hope from the shell of despond.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Great lets abuse our better players, because thats the way to kep them at our club! I know they are playing poor, but its not the players fault its the system they are playing under the manager and coaching staff. GET THEM OUT NOW! Where is Mike Phelan?

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    mattc1

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well said mattc, mike phelan all the way

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Pubmandave - would you be amenable to an abbreviated nickname? How about PMD (Post Match Depression). Or it could be `Pre` these days! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • The underlying trend of all City fans posts can be summed up in one word....FRUSTRATION. Lasts nights episode was just the icing on the cake. For weeks now the fans have been venting their spleen at the poor displays by players, the manager, the board. I dont mind if we lose and take part but at times this season we have just turned up and taken our punishment. No heart, No passion. So come on both fans and ALL staff of the club lets start producing what we all want FOOTBALL!!!!!!

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    Stuart Watts

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • As much as i agree Snodgrass had every right to bite back at the fans, but at the same time after the Abuse following yet another bad delivery from a Corner, was it not strange that in the second half he up't his game and delivered decent crosses and Corners....

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    CanarySid

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I think it's a bit different givingreceiving stick from the opposition fans compared to your own? The home fans were obviously not happy with Snods's poor attempts at corners and let him know it! If he spent more time concetrating on his own game instead of moaning at and blaming his teammates for everything maybe he could deliver a better dead ball. Players are happy to accept the plaudits when playing well so should accept criticism as well.

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    Chilly62

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • To be fair waclor, he came blooming close again to scoring with his head last night ;) but get your point. :) OTBC

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Who will everyone vent their 'scapegoat rage' at when Snodgrass finally grows sick of all the 'fans' abusing him and leaves? Get behind your team for goodness sake! We are Norwich City FC and we are united as one! OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Nice to find out the fans were awake. Sounded like a reserve game online.

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    FlickyLicky

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Hi soulwaxer, if you read my comment properly I said they booed the team at half-time not booed Hooper when he was subbed.

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    Piranha24

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Much of the frustration with Snodgrass is that we all know he can do much better than his first half performance showed.The first half Snodgrass stats included a 22% pass success rate-not good enough.This was especially felt as the few set piece opportunities we had were wasted.That is not to say he was the only one.At any rate,whatever happened acted as a wake-up call to him and he was the whole-hearted,hard-working player we know him to be in the second period.Snodgrass will have better days.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I love AC Canary complaining that Snoddy may have sworn. I'm sure none of the imbeciles that booed were swearing at all and I've definitely never heard a swear word chanted from the snake pit. Some of the abuse footballers received staggers me, often from children who have their proud parents next to them. I don't blame Snoddy for reacting the way he did. He didn't need to be told his corner was rubbish and he must be as frustrated as anyone. I also thought he did the right thing apologising at the end and I believe the fans also apologised, in a fashion, by chanting his name. Would rather see a player with a bit if passion than none at all.

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    Little Chris

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I`ve never liked this booing business. Pretty brainless, humourless stuff, isn`t it? A bit like paper happy-clappy gadgets and standing up so others can`t see the game. That`s football as we now know it, Scotty..

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Sharky. you have shown yourself to be yet another idiot with a poor memory. When i told you all about Holt last January, you laughed, but only one man had the balls to apologise, Last week I told you of the canteen row between Hoolaloon,Bassong and Christenson. Yesterday I told you who had had a meeting in Northampton with AV, and you laughed..... See whose laughing on Friday.

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    pubmandave

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Snodgrss was well within his rights.....Lots of City supporters are simply moaning old F...ts who should give there season tickets to real supporters!!!

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    dave123

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • In fairness to Snoddy my mate Kev in the Snakepit said he was getting some personal abuse from some fat git and snapped. End of. Dire display - we had to sing that Redmond was on the bench to remind Hughton

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Fans love to give out stick but some just can't take it back. A few years ago after a particularly bad game in the relegation season someone moaned on another site. It appears this chap had seen Hoolahan in the carpark ant "I told the little anchor exactly what I thought". Apparently Wes suggested something anatomically impossible so the poster (having sworn at a player) felt appropriate to write to the club in complaint. Irony is clearly dead!

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    PaulWho

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Fans sit there winding players up, then are shocked when they snap, isnt this what you were expecting? The other problem is the players got booed off at half-time and the one player who had been playing well, Hooper, was the one who looked around and looked upset. Poor bloke was giving his all and yet he must have gone in feeling dejected after that.

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    Piranha24

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Robert Snodgrass is a vvery well paid professional,and as such should except the brickbats that arise.There is an old saying "The Customer is Always Right" especially with the abysmal form of the team which customers have to dig deep into their pockets for !

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    Albert Cooper

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

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