Robert Snodgrass: It’s time for Norwich City to get one over their old boss Paul Lambert

Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring Norwich City's winner over Tottenham on Sunday - and he would fancy repeating the feat at Aston Villa. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Robert Snodgrass celebrates scoring Norwich City's winner over Tottenham on Sunday - and he would fancy repeating the feat at Aston Villa. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
6:28 PM

Robert Snodgrass may not have been at Norwich City under Paul Lambert’s tenure – but the Scottish winger still believes it’s time the Canaries got one over their old boss.

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Barclays Premier League – bottom half

11 Hull 27 -2 30

12 Swansea 27 -4 28

13 Aston Villa 27 -10 28

14 Norwich 27 -19 28

15 Stoke 27 -15 27

16 Crystal Palace 26 -18 26

17 West Brom 27 -8 25

18 Sunderland 26 -16 24

19 Cardiff 27 -29 22

20 Fulham 27 -32 21

Since Lambert’s departure for Aston Villa in the summer of 2012, City have managed one draw in four games against the Villains – in the only fixture at Villa Park, against 10 men in the Premier League last season. A Capital One Cup quarter-final exit and two league defeats – all at Carrow Road – have left Lambert smiling on each of his City reunions.

It’s a record Chris Hughton’s side will hope to change in Birmingham on Sunday, when they aim to build on their superb victory over Spurs last weekend.

“Of course it would be a great time to try to put one over Paul Lambert because we haven’t done it yet,” said Snodgrass.

“If the boys ever need confidence or belief, they just have to look at the performance against Spurs and see how much we are together – and I think we will do well there.”

It has been a tough season for City, although the hope is that win over Tottenham can finally give them a platform to dispel fears of Premier League relegation come their fraught run-in.

“It has been very hard to keep the spirit up,” added Snodgrass. “We’ve been through some highs and a lot of lows this season and it’s been key to keep picking ourselves up. The manager, the backroom staff. We’ve got a great little bunch here and we’re all so close, and you can see that in performances like Sunday.

“Sunday was back to the old level of performance from last year, and everybody is pulling in the right direction.”

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26 comments

  • I would even settle for a point away from home but 3 would be very welcome. OTBC

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    TrevorKeith

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • The points are the issue rather than Mr Lambert. Three points would be great and really put a smile on my face :-)

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • You're not wrong there, Brewer...

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    Pierre

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • .....Thanks R.W ...quite clear really!....looked like a plate full of spaghetti at first glance!....but then I like to see things neat and tidy.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Can't think of a better time to Richard the Villa. Here's hoping anyway. ..

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Robert, you see, is a Scot, Jim. They talk about wee mountains, wee lorries and wee large things in general. So this is just a anglicisation...

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    Pierre

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Stew, I think it's played, goal difference and points. But then you already knew that! Onwards and upwards, hopefully

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    RoadWarrior

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Where did that one come from, Steely?? Is it a reference to my chronic pógónophobia? Isn`t it ironic that the only ZZ Topper without a beard is the drummer, Frank Beard. I think my obtuseness is becoming more acute; I can only see a non-secquitur. We should adopt\adapt ZZT`s first single as a Carra Rud anthem:- "Salt Lick City"? I`m older than those old g!ts :-(

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Yep - it really would do the heart good to come away with three points. I had a faint hope on Sunday that Spurs might be feeling the pressure after their defeat in the week, and I think it showed. Let's hope that Villa are under the same pressure this Sunday and we take advantage of it.

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    Cape Town Canary

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • There is nothing I'd like more than seeing us stuff Villa. CH take note......your reputation amongst the Carrow Road faithful will increase ten-fold if we do!

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Robert, why have we got a "great little bunch" bit like your Norwich are a great little club comment a while back. We are a good mid sized club same as many others, with some big players in our group. Stop thinking you are some big time player, knuckle down and get us out of this mess.

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    Jimhow

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Regarding ZZ Top. I was just thinking isn't "Sharp Dressed Man" about our manager? Clean shirt, new shoes And I don't know where I am goin' to Black suit, club tie, I don't need a reason why They keep defendin' just as fast as they can Cause we can't score a goal with our one up-front man

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • I too would take a draw. A defeat would be disappointing but a win would get City past the 30 point mark. Four points from Villa away and Stoke at home would put City on 32 points. Sunderland West Brom game off this weekend. Sunderland in FA Cup next weekend. WBA hosting Man U next week. Can the Canaries create a gap with the bottom four of West Brom, Sunderland, Fulham and Cardiff?

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    Capri

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • The atmosphere,or lack of it,should help at Villa Park where the locals aren't at all happy with one Paul Lambert's dreadful home record.What crowd there is could turn very hostile which can only be in city's favour.

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    Peter Watson

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Not a bad example, Pierre ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • They should play `Tres Hombres` at Carra Rud in honour of Chrissy, Colin & Paul.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Agree with TK. I'd take a draw right now if you offered it to me. Always my motto, win your home games and get what you can away and you will always be fine. Total side note but by god I wish Robert Snodgrass would sort his beard & tash out. Our poorly styled kits already knock a few cool points off even the best player....but that facial hair is the worst!

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • .....can someone please explain those numbers in the table .....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • The pressure is still on, but 3 points on Sunday would put a whole different slant on things and finally put Lambert in his place.

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    jigs69

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Agree. Mate of mine is a Villa ST holder and they've been truly awful at home and most fans are on the verge of turning fully on Lambert. Not saying we should go attack attack attack at there place as that plays into Lamberts hands but the longer we frustrate them the more likely the fans are to turn on Lambert and play into our hands.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Was it the ZZ Top topic, Matt? It seems still to be here. Perhaps it`s a problem with the Time Continuum? Where`s your Tardis parked just now? Could it be on a ticktockic plate?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Joke or not, love ZZ Top!

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • ZZ Top - Brew's favourite group.

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    Steely Dan

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • Pretty sure Dan made a comment, which I then replied to. Was there earlier but both our vitally important posts have vanished? Archant whats going on buh

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

  • Of course it's time we beat them. Despite our lack of goals, I think this one might see a few at both ends. COYY

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  • The use of litotes is often seen to be a very English thing. We English are always a bit over the top. The Scots are generally out of their skulls.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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