'Snoddy' Earns Contract Extension

Snodgrass Redeemed
When he arrived from Hull City during the January transfer window of 2017, Robert Snodgrass had the unenviable task of trying to replace Dimitri Payet, something that was beyond his and virtually any other player's scope at the time, consequently 'Snoddy' suffered. Clearly overweight from living in hotels and short of a yard or two of pace, the Scotsman became a bit of a 'marmite' character and was sent out on loan the next season to Aston Villa.

Snodgrass was well liked at Aston Villa where he helped the Villains to the play off finals, only for them to be beaten by Fulham. There was much talk of Snoddy going back to Villa, but newly appointed Hammers manager Manuel Pellegrini wanted to run his eye over the 31 year old, and he liked what he saw, he quickly made the winger focus on his fitness, which to be fair was necessary, once that was achieved Snoddgrass went on to play over 30 games for the Chilean.

There was some scepticism regarding whether Robert Snodgrass was mobile enough to be retained for the oncoming season, however what he lacks in pace and grace he makes up for with his steely determination, essentially he will run himself in to the ground for the team, a vital characteristic for at least one or two players which is a part of every successful team. Well the decision has been made. and Snoddy has been given a one year extension to his contract that will keep him at the London Stadium until 2022, really it's a bit of a 'no brainer', Snodgrass is on £50,000 per week which in the current climate is peanuts for what is a good player!

Snodgrass may lack the elegance of many 'foreign imports', but he does have a sweet left foot and an ability to get in the opposition's faces, a quality sadly lacking from certain players in the squad that was in place when the new manager took over, hopefully Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos have clearly decided who's in and who's out, Snoddy deserves to be retained for those qualities already outlined.

Some fans will be disappointed with the level of the player being retained, but should ask themselves who? and how much would it cost to replace him? They might do better focusing on some of the other players still currently at the club! - Ed

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Good he has earnt it,and as you say Nev,he will run himself into the ground for a team,i would like to see his left foot curl a few in,a la Payet mode,as he has that capability.

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mcbikeman's picture

El Pel gave him a chance last summer and he grabbed it with both hands and he has earned the extension by putting in a lot of hard work he will be a nice option coming off the bench....like nev mentions he is a bit like marmite but he has made many a supporter change there view about him and this is a sensible bit of business by the club

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To come on here now or is there still unpleasantness in the atmosphere!! Btw looks like Arnies up to his tricks again,maybe he hasn't got issues & maybe he's just a git!

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Haha. I just heard arnautovic is demanding a move again (sky sports). Now that is unpleasantness!

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UNPLEASANTNESS.....

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Here we go,i knew it,as I have put in previous posts,if this don't get sorted,before the start of the season,it will go right onto January and beyond,the black cloud continually hanging over,lets get rid,creating constant unpleasantness....................It was the org police bit that got me,Jim Davidson came to mind,nick,nick,nick,nick lol

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Tell him to f*ck off!!;)

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mcbikeman's picture

Assombalonga.....say it and he will come:-)

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We need you

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moore 6 legend's picture

Good for him,Snoddy works hard, i'd sooner reward that attitude,than that strop bollock arnie,get that prick out the club he's poison,cant have another season of that.

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snoddy is a good deal i like his never say die attitude and on a fair wage to

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These are the kinds of stories we need to be promoting. Dedicated, passionate players who will fight for the club. They're not the most gifted (Noble, Snoddy, Creswell) etc but they've proven they're in it for the club (relegation fights, promotions, big wins against top teams) and I would rather 1 snodgrass over 1000 Arnautovic's.
These players deserve their wages and for all the charity work and club promotion they do. Snodders will run and run and run for the badge. Players like him are few and far between!

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Great set of girls imo.Soccer or footie 2nd half,depends on who is the 'fittest!!'

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Sorry I've tried just cant get into it,rather watch paint dry

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moore 6 legend's picture

I'd sooner get into alex morgan and watch her dry ;)

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Made me laugh that 1 stan on me lunch break mate

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I've really enjoyed this world cup & last night was a great game,but semi final heartache again

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moore 6 legend's picture

Can't we sign that yank striker alex morgan now she was definitely the fittest ;)

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