Robert Snodgrass is fully committed to Norwich City following Celtic interest

Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is up for the fight. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is up for the fight. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Friday, January 31, 2014
6:30 AM

Norwich City midfielder Robert Snodgrass insists he is determined to help the Canaries secure another season of Premier League football.

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Snodgrass was linked with a return home to join his boyhood club Celtic earlier in the transfer window but the 26-year-old insists the one positive to take from his midweek stand-off with fans in the 0-0 Premier League draw against Newcastle was it offered the perfect riposte to those who doubt his commitment.

“I am here. If I wanted to go to Celtic, then you would not see passion like that on the football park, no chance,” he said. “I am doing everything I possibly can and I will continue to do that for this football club, that is why I am showing all this passion and desire. We are all pulling in the right direction for Norwich City. I put so much heart and determination into everything I do, because I care. The fans know what we want and when it does not go right there is no one really more disappointed than myself, I don’t think straight for days on end. The fans were singing my name at the end and I went straight over to apologise to that section of the ground. It is one of those things and you draw a line under it.”

City chief Chris Hughton yesterday praised Snodgrass’ willingness to set the record straight after volunteering to face the media at Colney.

“Fair play to Robert for wanting to come and speak about what happened. That should tell everyone how much it means to him,” said Hughton. “You want enthusiastic players with passion and the result means something to them. Around that we all make mistakes and if you do you have to be prepared to admit you were in the wrong. He knew that. He addressed it quickly and apologised but it is an emotional game. I’ve spoken to him since because I wasn’t aware of the incident initially. The fans want players who will give everything for the team, but I haven’t felt the need to speak to the group. This was an isolated incident which has been dealt with by Robert himself.”

• Norwich City’s development squad host Arsenal’s Under-21s on Friday night at Carrow Road (kick-off 7pm). Tickets are available, priced £3 per person in the Jarrold Stand.

18 comments

  • DT- As i said " Armchair supporters" If its not Snodgrass its CH or the board! The last thing the club needs is this constant moaning and groaning from losers like you!

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    dave123

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • bonesy

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Dave, your viewpoint is moronic. I really hate your type - who roll out the old 'you're not a real supporter' rubbish when fans are simply discussing the weakness of one of our players. If we don't believe he is good enough then we are entitled to say so, it certainly makes us no less a fan than you. And it's not as if we are knocking on Snodgrass' front door and saying it to his face. It's called a discussion forum. You are a fool for thinking someone who criticises a player or tactics is less of a fan than you.

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    DT

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Canaryinslovenia- You are in the right place...Miles away and contributing nothing to the Club except constant Moaning......Muppett

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    dave123

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Fair play to Snoddy for fronting up to this. Plenty of other players might have sulked about it and made a bigger issue of it, or requested a transfer even! I've never questioned his commitment or desire. Now he just needs to work on his ability. His performances this season have not been up to the levels of last season. I think he may be a little too wound up on match days and just needs to steady himself a bit. Take a deep breath before you cross the ball Robert!

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    Smudger75

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • PS - Does anyone else think Snoddy is a dead ringer for Captain Haddock?!

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    Smudger75

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Fair play to Snoddy for fronting up to this. Plenty of other players might have sulked about it and made a bigger issue of it, or requested a transfer even! I've never questioned his commitment or desire. Now he just needs to work on his ability. His performances this season have not been up to the levels of last season. I think he may be a little too wound up on match days and just needs to steady himself a bit. Take a deep breath before you cross the ball Robert!

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    Smudger75

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • It appears dave123 that u r a bit of a muppett. Outnumbered on that one. Now I have attended 7 games this season but I suppose that makes me an armchair supporter so I better not post on a discussion forum. Just to clarify what is the minimum number of games I need to attend before I'm allowed a voice dave ??

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    bonesy

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Dave, I've had more season tickets than you have brain cells. I get behind the team on match days as much as the next man, but if you think that fans don't whinge about the manager, tactics, players, the board, whatever, then you've never left your armchair to head down the pub or the ground. Moron.

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    DT

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Trouble is, TK, often when he loses the ball, Snodgrass is preoccupied with falling over, whining at the ref or berating his team mates. It`s such a great shame Elliott Bennett has been out so long. He would`ve been more effective, overall, in the RW slot, I believe. Why not use Pilks? He`s 2-footed (?) and a robust lad - when he`s not injured. At the moment I feel Snodgrass does as much harm as he does good. Then, it`s a headless chicken régime just now.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • I suppose you would class me as a Waldorf orStatler dave123, (if you are indeed old enough to know who they are). I am in complete agreement with virtually every other post on here. Snodgrass is not Prem. quality, he punched above his weight last season and this year has been found out for what he is. An overgrown spoiled brat, constantly whining at all and sundry whilst turning in performances akin to a Sunday morning on the Rec. player. The one thing he has got going for hm is that he is the blue eyed boy with his equally useless manager and therefore the first name on the team sheet. As for armchair supporter? I bet I have spent more money following my team than you could ever hope to emulate.

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    oldtimer

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • I would like to see the other outfield players put the same amount of effort in as Snodgrass does then perhaps we could consider who can do a better job than him. Right now we only Have Redmond as an alternative on the right wing and at present he is a little too lightweight to help out the right back when required and that is too often in most games. Redmond's shooting ability looks no better than Snodgrass at present, that is not having a go at him as I think he will develope into a very good player and should be playing on the right rather than the left, however, covering the full back is probably the reason why that does not happen right now. Olsson on the other hand is a better quality full back so can do his job without help from the winger.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Dave123, the only consistent losers are Hughton and his team, losing goals , losing matches , losing the supporters, grow up you child

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • RS has done the right thing, to his credit, by fronting up to the incident last Tuesday. Unfortunately that will not improve his crossing, free kicks or corners. So keep practicing these RS and if you can't get it right let someone else have a go. It would be in the teams best interest.

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    NICEONE

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • I wish he'd find some passion for getting crosses into the box early and passionately stay on his feet, rather than dropping to the floor like a stroppy toddler every five minutes. I don't care what spin you out on it, he was bang out of order for swearing at his own fans. Fans who quite rightly are fed up with his slow play and inability to cross a ball. It used to be an inability from open play, but it has now extended to set piece crossing. His form should see him sat on the bench. But his old pal calamity Chris needs to get down to specsavers first, as he clearly can't see it.

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    DT

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Dave grow up the only consistent losers are Hughton and his team, losing players. Losing goals, losing matches and losing the supporters.

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    Canaryinslovenia

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • all i hear about snodgrass is he's hard working . as someone said on here yesterday - so he should be, so they all should be on 1000's of pounds a week, but the guy is the most overrated player in our histroy. If someone can name someone more overrated id love to know who. His whining is constant, its not passion, its just whining - at fans, team mates, officials. He dives frequently he also has the audacity to say the manager has been pleased with his deliveries!! His corners are awful and aside from the west ham free kick his set pieces are abysmal for a professional footballer. Id rather he hadn't committed himself to us and went to celtic, I don't like anything about his being.

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    bonesy

    Friday, January 31, 2014

  • Mad Brewer- Instead of constantly moaning why don't you get behind the team.I suspect like others on here you are an armchair supporter who needs to find something constructive to fill your time!!

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    dave123

    Friday, January 31, 2014

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