Russell Martin wants closure on Robert Snodgrass’ rift with Norwich City supporters

Robert Snodgrass and Mathieu Debuchy in action during Norwich City's goalless draw with Newcastle United on Tuesday night. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Robert Snodgrass and Mathieu Debuchy in action during Norwich City's goalless draw with Newcastle United on Tuesday night. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
4:30 PM

Russell Martin wants Norwich City fans to go easy on Robert Snodgrass after a fractious time of in against Newcastle United on Tuesday night.

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During the first half of City’s goalless Premier League draw, winger Snodgrass and supporters in the Snakepit at Carrow Road were embroiled in a slagging match at Carrow Road. It was a situation that rolled on in to the second half before Snodgrass was big enough to make the effort to apologise at full-time – a gesture fully appreciated by those fans.

City skipper Martin said: “The key thing is it’s all done, he apologised at the end and they were chanting his name.

“Snoddy with the way he plays, he’s a winner and he’s got a lot of passion and desire. And sometimes that boils over into frustration for him – especially if he feels he’s not playing as well as he can.

“It’s hard for him as well, because he is on every set-piece and sometimes people maybe expect too much. His set-piece delivery is, I think, up there with the best in the Premier League.

“But on Tuesday I think a few times there were grumbles about his deliveries and he retaliated, and then they cheered sarcastically when he did get one in the box. So it all go a bit silly.

“Sometimes these things happen and as players, you do your best to control those feelings, whether it’s with the fans, fellow players or the opposition. Sometimes a bit of frustration turns into a little bit more.

“But it’s all done. He apologised, they were singing his name by the end and we move on.”

22 comments

  • Well said Russell and that's advice we should all take. We move on now, forget what happened before and look towards winning against Cardiff. OTBC!

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    Powers1902

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • A captain's statement. When things are not going well these sorts of things can happen, everyone is frustrated. We can do better than this.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Who cares Hughton OUT

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    Burglecut

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • More kick than rush these days, Pa. More flick and watch.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • I like Snotty, I think he should be Captain... All he was doing Tuesday was trying to make things happen, OK he was a bit wayward at times, but least he was driving forward, getting involved, getting the tackles in defending an attacking all over the pitch... the most active player out on the pitch, yes fans were flustrated, because it was a lackluster first half... it was not Snottys fault.. but he was man enough to take the blame on his shoulders.... That's why he should be Captain.

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    OLDYELLA

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Poor, delicate, precious things. Laughing all the way to their trust funds. And at the fans. Mostly at the fans.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Brew! sorry to keep you awake, but the name Billy FURNESS is the very first that I can remember. Bernard ROBINSON was another, a right wing half with an amazing long throwin with that old leather ball, and quite handy with his feet too! Goalkeeper Fred HALL, a big bloke, could belt that heavy thing up as far as the other penalty area, and not too many centre halves put their head under it when it arrived, especially if the lace was facing them. It was all Kick and Rush then, much the same as today's game plan.

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Yes indeed, Tasmanian Devil. "A heavily built marsupial with a large head, powerful jaws and mainly black fur. It is slow-moving and aggressive, feeding mainly on carrion". (OED). Nice one, sparky.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Closure achieved last night, although articles like this (and that 'poll') don't help. Move on, nothing to see here.....

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    Smudger75

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • At least McNally hasn`t let Hughton loose with any real money in this `window`, Pa. Good sign.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Hello Brew!. I tried to post this on Monday but numerous moderations prevented it along with all the duplications that I have been rejected for. I saw my name mentioned so I thought I'd add my 4p once again. For those unfamiliar with the ' Chevron ', let me try and clarify. We have ONE up front, supported by a winger on each side, their correct sides, none of this cack-handedness! Playing behind them 3 is WES HOOLAHAN, and he has 2 'wing halves' on either side. The instructions for these 6 players is to ATTACK, and score goals. There are enough big boys to defend, and snuff out them others without you lot getting in the way!. Instructions for that other 5 is to STOP the opponents at all costs, and get the ball to the mid-field or boot it into the stands. None of this going up for a corner, clogging up the penalty area, and deserting your defensive role. Plucking Pheasants is coming to an end for now, and I will be able to offer consultation for a couple of months and get this MFuddle put behind us! Are you listening Mr McNALLY?

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    Pa Snipps

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I was at the game, and could hear and see the abuse he was getting from the snake pit, so in my opinion he was right to bite back. Although I remained quiet, I can in part, also feel their frustrations. Snoddy does manage to hit the first man when taking a corner quite a bit more than you'd think. The frustration stems from the fact that our decent chances are currently few and far between, so if we do get a corner, and a chance to get a decent ball into the box we don't want to waste it hitting the first man and seeing the ball cleared up the field.

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    Eddie

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Abacus found. Bravo!

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    Barking Wise

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • He does give his all and we look lacking when Snoddy is not out there, would be nice if we had some quality coaches (Ian Crook) who could work with the midfielders on aspects of ball delivery. The crosses shots and through balls have mostly not been 'up there with the best of them in the premier league' this season (Gerrard, lampard, Suarez etc)

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    Cuttlefishpie

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Well said Smudger, but I have a confession to make......I had a flutter in the polling booth. Don't know why, the outcome is a matter of supreme indifference to me. The most interesting thing about the poll was the maths: 63% yes and 38% no? Don't give up your day job Archie, and in the meantime ask someone in the office to lend you an abacus.

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    Barking Wise

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Forgot to mention that I'm Fed up with plucking pheasants. Thank goodness the season is coming to an end. Fingers have had enough..The weather is foul, and I've been sitting in the shed, surrounded by plucked pheasant feathers in the company of my fellow pleasant pheasant pluckers most of the morning. I haven't been contacted yet by Mr McNally, surprisingly, so I suppose he's going to stick with what he's got. I will keep looking on here should he decide to ask for help, but he seems determined to let his appointment keep digging us into a bigger and bigger hole, and just hope the sides don't fall in. They will at this rate of progress!

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    Pa Snipps

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Well done Russell Martin. Always says it as it is and always in a professional way. Leads by example.

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    Flying Canary

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • You add a few 000's to my pay packet and allow me to perform in front of 26'000 people and after weeks and weeks of training with the tools of my trade and I'm not up to scratch then feel free to have a pop at me! Part and parcel as they say

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    elmboy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • I pleased to see the poll says a greater percentage of fans voted to say RS was right to bite back . . Most fans appreciate what this player brings to the table . Talking of biting back Snoddy reminds me of a Tasmanian Devil in his characteristics.

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    spark

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Hi Pa. I bet you remember those feisty little `midfielders`, Tommy Bryceland and Mal Lucas.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Spot on Cuttlefish ,I would go with that comment. ANOTHER GAME WITH HUGHTON IN CHARGE ON SAT.DOH!

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    yarco

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

  • Sensibly said Russell. Players and us fans need to stick together. OTBC!!

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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