Norwich City player-of-the-year Robert Snodgrass completes record-breaking Hull City transfer move

Norwich City player-of-the-year Robert Snodgrass has completed his Hull City move. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire. Norwich City player-of-the-year Robert Snodgrass has completed his Hull City move. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

Monday, June 30, 2014
5:43 PM

Norwich City player-of-the-year Robert Snodgrass has completed his move to Hull City for an undisclosed fee which is believed to be a club record for the Canaries.

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The Scottish international’s protracted switch was confirmed late on Monday afternoon after Snodgrass signed a three-year deal with the Tigers to remain in the Premier League this coming season.

City chief Neil Adams admitted Hull’s approach was too good to turn down.

“Robert was excellent for us last season, displaying a fantastic attitude and commitment,” he told the club’s official site. “He’s one that we would have liked to have stayed to be part of our squad in the Championship as we aim to get promoted, but the financial figures involved have made it a deal which we had to do. We certainly wish Robert all of the very best for his future career and thank him for all of his hard work for Norwich City during his time with us.”

Snodgrass scored 12 Premier League goals in 67 top flight appearances for Norwich following his move from Leeds in July 2012. The 26-year-old travelled to Humberside last week after City agreed a fee for the midfielder before undergoing a medical and accepting personal terms.

Snodgrass will join up with his new team-mates at pre-season training next week.

“Having spoken to the owners and the manager here, and having seen the plans they have for this club, I was very keen to be a part of it all,” he told Hull’s official site. “Once the fee was agreed between the two clubs, it all happened very quickly and everything the club has done to get the deal completed has been unbelievable. This is the start of an exciting new chapter for me and for my family and I just can’t wait to get started now.”

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52 comments

  • Mrs Waclor has just seen the news and wonders if Snoddy will be the ugliest and most greedy player in the Hull team as well.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • In being blocked, I was agreeing with FXT.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Here we go again. Blockedx3. I won`t get angry, Archie. The Hell I will. Count on it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • RS was a major factor, if not the major factor, in the disintegration of team spirit at Norwich. Add to that the ineffectual wimpery of Hughton, the malevolent negativism of Calderwood and the "what does he do anyway?" of Trollope, it was a recipe for death, as Machianalli might have said. Or did say. Add to that mix pushing out Holt, and marginalizing our young goalkeeping talents. Hyacinth`s placid placeman was superb. Robert had it made while his craven crony was the `manager`. I hope, and expect, Steve Bruce will be a bit more formidable. Then again, Robert can always hop, left-footed, to Glasgow Celtic. Play L1-standard football. That`s the right level for him. Just don`t become a male model, Robert. Unless you are the "Before" in one of those "Before & After" advertisements. But you know you love you, anyway.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Maybe the Club's statement of 'we don't need to sell any players' should be interpreted as 'we don't need to sell but there are a few we wouldn't mind selling for the greater benefit of the team'. RS is one of those, in my opinion along with a few other under-performers of last season.. Martin Olsson on the other other hand, is one we definately keep hold of. Can'r say i'm looking forward to the season ahead, but here's hoping. COYY.

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    FXT Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Not too bothered about this news. Would rather the club had the money instead. Just felt our approach to attacking the opposition was always far too predictable with Snoddy in the side. Obviously his own style didn't help the goal tally - poor corners, ineffective crosses, ball hogging etc etc.

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Lincs Canary Yes, or most unpopular player to win player of the season!

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    goldie

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Just as I suspected, wave a bit of wonga and all the "We don't need to sell any of our players and we want to go back to the Premiership at the first attempt" goes out of the window. But to temper that for me I don't mind one bit that Snodgrass has gone, just hope the money is reinvested in quality hungry players.

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    goldie

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Mattias et al, on the closed "No bad blood" board, the ever-modest Robert of Bruce said of Norwich "Of course they wanted to keep me, and I can understand that". Perhaps he`s over-compensating for having a face like a grip-bag of grenades? Reminds me of `the likes of` Jack Palance with a bit of Gollum thrown in. So, paradoxically, his narcissism necessitates the eschewal of a mirror. A cracking player, in that respect.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • …..Hey there NICEONE.....try putting a copy of your comment on the HULL Daily Mail !...they will love it!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Sadly for me the lasting memory of him for me won't be the "lots of running around" in last few weeks of the season, or the 6 goals and 9 assists & classic free kicks in the previous season. It'll be the grabbing of the ball from an expert penalty taker, the shouting at fans while the game went on around him, the diving and most of all playing woeful for the first half of the season and then cupping his ear to the fans when he finally scored! 3 assists wasnt anywhere near enough compared to 9 the year before. Especially when hes the player who sees the ball more than anyone. Onwards and upwards as it appears in between all this talk of RVW, Hooper, Ruddy, Olsson, Fer, hoolahan all wanting out, the person who actually wanted out the most was Snoddy, according to his quotes.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • I had been determined not to say a bad word about Snoddy & his exit. Overall I was happy at the exit for the money talked of. The figures stated are crazy because i'd have not valued him at that much even if he had 4 years instead of 12 months left on his contract. Its amazing business for NCFC and something they couldn't turn down clearly. However since it became official, Snoddy has found the time to go on his social network and thank Hull & his Agent in seperate messages and then re-post every single famous person saying well done asif to boost his already massive ego a bit further. He is after all his own biggest fan. Has he found time to thank the 1000s of NCFC fans who wished him well and voted him POTS? Course not. It would take 2 seconds. In true Snoddy style he's winding NCFC fans up to the end.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • I had been determined not to say a bad word about Snoddy & his exit. Overall I was happy at the exit for the money talked of. The figures stated are crazy because i'd have not valued him at that much even if he had 4 years instead of 12 months left on his contract. Its amazing business for NCFC and something they couldn't turn down clearly. However since it became official, Snoddy has found the time to go on his social network and thank Hull & his Agent in seperate messages and then re-post every single famous person saying well done asif to boost his already massive ego a bit further. He is after all his own biggest fan. Has he found time to thank the 1000s of NCFC fans who wished him well and voted him POTS? Course not. It would take 2 seconds. In true Snoddy style he's winding NCFC fans up to the end. Sadly for me the lasting memory of him for me won't be the "lots of running around" in last few weeks of the season, or the 6 goals and 9 set ups & classic free kicks in the previous season. It'll be the snatching of the ball from an expert penalty taker, the shouting at fans while the game went on around him, the diving and most of all playing woeful for the first half of the season and then cupping his ear to the fans when he finally scored! 3 set ups wasnt anywhere near enough compared to 9 the year before. Especially when hes the player who sees the ball more than anyone. Onwards and upwards as it appears in between all this talk of RVW, Hooper, Ruddy, Olsson, Fer, hoolahan all wanting out, the person who actually wanted out the most was Snoddy, according to his quotes.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • It`s not over until the Fat Lady stops singing and the cash register stops ringing. I bet old Machianalli has done all his sums. He`ll keep the club financially viable. Of course he will. £45m per season of extra Sky revenue would`ve been handy, though. But of little value when compared with those two seasons of tranquility enjoyed by Hyacinth, untroubled by an `impatient` manager. (For impatient, read ambitious). No doubt cost savings will be made amongst the bottom-feeders, like the legions of half-time silly forkers and other minions. Corpulent Entertainment standards will be maintained. You can`t expect Stevie Fryup et al to offer their celebrity chums fish finger sarnies with their Chablis. Will that nice Ed BaIl$ still be seen seeking out photo-opportunities? Or importunities ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • going to give up posting on this article in a minute. Blooming archant!

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Good business if we have offloaded RS for between £7m-£8m and I am overjoyed that he has gone as I think the harmful effect he had on the team should not be underestimated. You have to say that last season he dominated the dead ball situations we had all season i.e corners, free kicks.... oh yes and the penalties too. As a result we were all treated to some of the worst efforts that we have seen at Carrow Road for some time with very few positive outcomes. Even worse he never improved as the season progressed. In respect of the CHRS relationship it is more likely that RS was managing CH albeit in a subtle way.....good luck with the repeat process with SB!! This would have caused some bad feeling within the club and with some of his colleagues, something that was denied at every opportunity. RS was as others have said slow for a wide player, had no right foot and did not play for the team in the way say EB does. I think that NCFC will be a better place and a better team now that RS has departed.

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    NICEONE

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Sorry to see RS go as I think he fully deserved Player of the Season award. I still think he would have been even better had he been played in the hole and it will be interesting to see where Steve Bruce plays him. If only some of the other players in our squad can put the same amount of effort in next season then we may stand a chance of being near the top rather than the bottom of the league. Time to move on and get fully behind the manager and team but lets hope not too many more of the better players are enticed away.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • I posted something similar, Uncle Stew. Perhaps Archie`s afraid it might provoke a heated debate, thereby overstressing the Moderators and upsetting the scribbler? `They don`t need no provocation, they just want their thought control`.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • …..Come on Paddy! Lets have a word or two on your 'no bad blood' story!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Like numerous people here, I did not rate Snograss very highly and agree with those who say he was greedy, slowed everything down when he got the ball and could only go inside his man so we never got any decent crosses from the right. Of course he was played totally out of position all season by Hughton, defying all logic. But the fact that he was voted Player of the Year says much about the poor performances all season from most of our squad. Selling him for big money was good business and means Adams surely must play a winger with pace and on his correct foot. The World Cup has shown again that pace is so important as is the tactic of pressing the more accomplished sides and players. Spain went out because they weren't allowed to settle on the ball. England on the other hand crashed partly because the so called experts had all told them it would be hot and therefore they couldn;'t run round. Funnily enough what we have seen are numerous teams doing just that and for 90 minutes and to good effect! I don't buy into the argument that African and Central American teams are used to the heat so can handle it. England went through intensive acclimatisation, along with all their entourage of medical and other specialists.

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    malaga flier

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • "the canaries reluctantly accepted" yes... yes they did - was that sentence written sarcastically? Because I can't see it being all that reluctant, it's almost paid for the non-starter in Winkel. Is the worry now though with Snodgrass going to the KC is his departure the catalyst to a few of the other bastions leaving despite the usual statements of intent like "i'm committed ot the club" "I love it here" "My contract runs out in three years so I'm seeing it through the hard times" "I just love Prince of Wales on a Friday night, Norwich City living does it for me"? Hope not.

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • As others have said, his undoubted commitment was not always matched by the outcome of his efforts. Great money for him too, if the rumours are true it sounds too good to turn down with only a year left on his contract. Don't expect it to be spent on new blood though, well not one player anyway, will be surprised if we spend that much in total this season .....

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    SussexYellow

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Oh, LincsCan! That Coventry\Everton business. I remember being euphoric (honest) when Norwich beat Chelsea (14\5\85?) to go 8 points ahead of Coventry. But Coventry had 3 games left and won them all, including that scandalous thrashing of Champions-elect, Everton. On-topic: Now Snods has gone, it`s up to the manager to rebuild the team spirit. Snodgrass was a dominant individual, but so patently selfish. Grant Holt was a similarly dominant personality, but was a team man and an inspirational leader on the pitch. Fine fellow. Snods wouldn`t have got away with Penaltygate etc had Holty still been there. I honestly believe Chrissy was frightened of Robert. Time to step up, Elliott Bennett, Bradley J, Tettey, Fer, Howson, Nathan R, Murphys. Or whoever we still have when the till stops ringing. Getting shot of Robert ter Bruce for £7m+ is definitely good business. Perhaps Robert will wend his way further North, to reach Scotland in time for Independence Day. Then he can assume the Title of King of Scotland so cruelly taken away from his ancestor, Robert III, in 1406.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Best of luck to him and Hull. As a wide player he wasn't in the same class as good old Hucks who helped us back into the prem, and I'd rather see the cash spent on other players.

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    cutty

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Player of the year or induction into the hall of fame seems to be the kiss of death these days.

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Never happy to see a player leave when they've contributed the most to the cause. Perhaps not always a team player and that has made him somewhat of a disliked player at the club, but what's done is done now and we need to look forward. Good business from the board so can't complain there. Shame to lose Robert but onwards and upwards. OTBC

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    Powers1902

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Re most unpopular player of season ever. Had forgotten Andy Marshall once won it. Sorry, Snods, you've no chance. Double irony is that Snods new manager, Bruce, is a previous winner of POS award and in a season we were relegated from top flight. Following his award however the club denied SB a move and made him and other stars win back top flight status cheated from us by Coventry and Everton.

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Well done the Board. Excellent piece of business, because that is all this Club IS to McNally and company, a business. We could get a stack of money for Olssen too, that would be good business. Then perhaps Hooper could be off loaded for a good contribution to Directors' remuneration, that would be good business. If only someone would show some interest in RVWolfswinkie too. Best wishes to Snodgrass and best of luck to Hull , which is a truly awful place to live. I am sure that Hull will benefit from Snodgrasses selfish style of play and I am sure that Norwich will be a much more balanced footballing side without him.

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    Brycland

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • That's done then. What we really need is proper organization of the midfield now. If the World Cup has shown us anything other than thrilling football and how to use 3-at-the-back (Lambo could never get that to work) it is the effect of a good coach. It is amazing to watch teams full of South and Central Americans, many of whom play or have played second level football in Europe coming alive and taking on the best in the world. Beccio anyone?

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    Swiss Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Not my favourite player. He could`ve been a much better team man if he`d been managed properly - or at all. Instead of the `manager` being in thrall to him. The "no bad blood" item on this subject permits no comment, but it gave Paddy another opportunity to use his trademark "Club record" phrase.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Could we strike a special award for Snods, "Most Unpopular Player of the Season Ever".

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    Lincs Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • I with others commented on here during this last season, appreciating Snodgrass's energy but criticising his I am a one man team attitude, time and time again we watched him hogging the ball down the wing turning round going back the other way never sharing with his team mates until far too late when the opposing defence had regrouped many an opportunity was lost because of this selfishness and probably had a lot to do with our low goal tally. I think we are well shot of him. PS As for that selfish penalty early in the season enough said..

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    Adelaide Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • I read that a Norwegian bloke won a bundle of money at 175 to 1 on a bet that Suarez would bite someone at the world cup. Good Lord - I left off Aston Villa - Is there any way to put a bet on the bottom 12 PL teams next season, or, is no one daft enough to give odds on such an obvious forecast. With this in mind, that only leaves 8 clubs in with any sort of a chance to win the PL, how dull. When you also eliminate Newcastle, Spurs, Everton as being highly improbable, the top five places are pretty much spoken for by you know who. The predictability is pretty boring really - the Chump will be much more fun for a season - as long as it is only for one !

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • suppose we will be in the market for Tom Daley now as a replacement.

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    john doe

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • Next seasons bottom 11 PL teams will be :- Hull, QPR, Palace, WBA, West Ham, Sunderland, Stoke, Southampton, Leicester, Burnley and Swansea. There are so many poor lower half PL teams around that it is an absolute disgrace that NCFC find themselves back in the Chump. We are far too big a club to be stuck in the Championship, but, the big question is can we find the missing team game and the spirit to bounce straight back ? It will be interesting, as realistically anything but automatic promotion will be seen as a failure and the knives once again will be being sharpened on these hallowed columns.

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

  • A strange one this. On the one hand, undoubtedly a committed and hard working player that made a useful goal contribution. On the other hand he was so central to everything we did last season sometimes to the detriment of the overall end product. Undoubtedly one of the slowest wide players to wear the shirt in recent years, his constant inability to clear the first defender with his crosses was really frustrating at times. Never the less I hope things go well for him at Hull. Seems a truly genuine character that deserves success as a reward for his hard work.

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    Paul Davidson

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • July will be an interesting time... it's Championship stalwarts we're after now and I think big Ad knows this. It ain't gonna be easy... So it's goodnight and a thank you to Hoops and Fer. But what of the Hools...?

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    Morgan's_tight_pants

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • He he, laughing at the fans who seriously think an immediate bounce back to the premiership is on the cards.

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    KeithS

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Arrogant, slow and predictable. Perfect for Hull. Glad to see the back of him.

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    Soglio Star

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Great deal if we're getting that sort of fee for him. Who is then the free-kick taker? Pilks imo is better than Snodgrass in that regard but no idea if he will be in favour or fit. Agree with all re. Olssen - POTS in my view ahead of Snodgrass.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • ooh well at least we can still see him falling over like a clown every week on MOTD!

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    dave123

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Can we spend the money to bring Korey Smith back, please? Then it really would be a good piece of business... Young enthusiastic team player and a profit.

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    Surrey Canary

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Agree with Algarve Canary it is a shame although probably a good deal seeing as he only had one year to run on his contract. I just hope this is not the thin edge of the wedge with clubs after Olsson, and Dave Watson on his way to Southampton. Mcnally said we did not have to sell so tell all the players we want to keep you are staying full stop. You took us down now its pay back time and if you kick off you will be training with the kids. How many times in our past history have we had the board say we don't have to sell then turn around and get dazzled by the pound signs and the player is gone.

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    JohnW

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • The only player to perform 2 seasons on the trot sorry to see him go, perhaps Hull will try to change his name !! Snotgrass !!!

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    Colby Army!

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Good business for us, I cannot feel too upset about this as we have plenty of cover for him but, it would be ironic if he gets embroiled in another relegation dog fight.

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    Egyptian canary

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Great bit of business, thanks Snoddy for your efforts and good luck. Like others I think the team can be more flexible without him. If Hughton could find himself a job them Bassong could join up once again with his Father figure. Bennet and Martin are my choice for CD,first choice back four of Whiticker, Martin, Bennet and Olson. but can we keep them all?

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    MBA Marine

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • one player out,who was he.At least we have several mil available to buy another rough diamond to make into footballers,life is hard but the club will go on.OtBC

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    canarykid

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • We are well blessed with wide players can't afford to turn down that sort of money for a player who gives his all but in my view lacks pace, guile and , of course, a right foot. Without him I think we will be more direct, not having to slow down to allow him to cut inside and not so reliant on the free kicks he buys. Would have been more concerned if Josh Murphy left.

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    dumpcanary

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Irony here will be if in 12 months time if NCFC are preparing for the new season in the Prem and Hull Tigers with Robert Lemongrass are getting ready for season in the Chump. Assem Allam Ala'ikum !!

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    Dubai Canary

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • Not too disappointed by this one, he probably earned the chance to stay in the prem at the back end of last season, and the reported £7+ seems like more than a good deal to me. We've got other good players in that position as well, so we'll be fine. On top of that, I don't feel the same way as I did when Holt left us last year, so he hadn't quite left the same impression on the club I feel.

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    Coldharbour Canary

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • .....and the sun has been shining since daybreak today!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, June 30, 2014

  • It's a shame that Snodgrass has gone, but we appear to have got a good price for him, between £7-8M. Though Snodgrass had his detractors last season, he was the most prolific goalscorer, in a poor attacking team. He goes with my blessing, and the knowledge that he leaves behind him a team that is relatively blessed with wingers, especially with the return to fitness of Elliot Bennett, whom I rate as highly as Snodgrass. I will be sadder if we lose Olssen, because I see him as a more valuable asset to the team in its fight to climb back out of the championship.

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    Algarve Canary

    Monday, June 30, 2014

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