Snodgrass

so looks like we've been 'outbid' by Burnley. they have had an offer of 10 mill accepted. Were we really serious about signing him? With Payet gone i believe he would have been a good signing but as usual we wouldn't stump up the cash. can't believe Burnley were prepared to go further than us on this one.

I have to say I'm totally underwhlemd by this possible signing. Just take a step back. Snodgrass? Yes he's had a good half of a season, but Snosgrass? Instead of Payet? He wouldn't get into any of the top seven sides and maybe their squads, but we think he's our answer? Perisic all day fro me, I though he was great in the Euros and step up. Delafeu even, but Snodgrass? For £10 million? someone please convince me

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Dicks is the man's picture

how much are those other two you mention? in my opinion and like you keep telling me we can only aim for a certain calibre of player. snodgrass is a steady pro, has had a couple of good seasons now in the prem and whilst no one is saying he's payets replacement (for me thats lanzini) i do think in todays market 10 mill for a decent goal scoring midfielder is o.k. i should add also that snodgrass wasn't my choice but the boards as they lodged an initial bid for him. if he's their target then get it done is what i say otherwise they will pass and just get no one saying well they tried as usual.

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ANTKB's picture

May not be a Top 4 player but he has proven his quality over the years, and transfer fees have gone silly since the clubs were given additional TV money. He would have been a £6-7m player but with 3 clubs bidding the price would be higher. Then we should also look at what we have paid before for untried players in the PL, Matt Jarvis being one of the worst buys we made and he cost us £10.8m before the rise in TV monies! I have wanted us to buy him for a few years as he chips in with goals and could deliver the crosses for Carroll that will cause defences lots of problems mate.

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ANTKB's picture

Apparently he played very well and although I know you have your reservations, he is a good player mate and will fit in well. Forget the £10m fee as we were quoted £15m for a Brentford player who has only managed 33 games since 2014 and has never played PL football. Snodgrass is a good signing and the fee is what it is these days.

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plaistow-man's picture

Watched the match in full and Snodgrass impressed me, never gave up, took players on, tracked back, ran his heart out, he fits in very well.

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ANTKB's picture

Let's hope it continues mate

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I thought the same when we were interested in him a couple of weeks back,hes not a big time charlie,just a solid pro who will always give 100%...i for one am really pleased we signed him....

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Good, solid pro snodgrass imo.got a good left peg on him too...
what makes me laugh though is our messing about with our figures...wasnt it a 3 mill bid at first?then a 5 or 6!!burnley go straight in with a 10 mill bid & hes theres....
its like a scene from an auction on homes under the hammer!!
If we were really serious about buying him,why the silly offers,makes us look like bargain basement hunters imho!!

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Dicks is the man's picture

totally agree and said it time again….if he's our target whether we as fans like him or not if he's the boards identified target then whats with all this messing around all the time? sound out how much he will cost before the window opens….same with defoe….get straight to the point and get it done. the way we do it its almost like the board are praying the offer is rejected so they can just say well we bid for snodgrass, defoe, bacca, lacazete, batshitwatshit but it fell through.

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We are tempted to buy hogan for 15 mill,who i hope would turn out to be a good buy,though unproven in the prem,but are not prepared to pay 10 mill for the likes of snodgrass!!baffling sometimes

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Spudgun's picture

When any of the big 6 want a player they go straight in with a sensible offer and 9 times out of 10 land their man. Whilst the David's bang on about our ambitions to break into the footballing elite they still persist in barrow boy tactics when it comes to transfer market. Snodgrass was good for £10 mill but it seems we are even behind Burnley in the pecking order now.

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burkie's picture

The Driscoll brothers really do have to get their finger out when it comes to transfers in my opinion Snods is a great deal at 10 mill ,29 years of age is a little late for a midfield / striker to come to fruition but i reckon in todays market 10 mill is small enough

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You two boys crack me up. If you lived a thousand lifetimes you couldn't accumulate or create half the wealth they have, yet your ridiculing their negotiation tactics and business acumen. Maybe Snodgrass isn't worth £10 million at 29 and one decent half of a season. He's not going to win player of the year is he?

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Also who are the Driscoll Brothers!?

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burkie's picture

Your obviously not a fools and horses fan

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I must've missed that episode

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Dicks is the man's picture

theres a fair few who believe fortunes made and lost are pot luck. those who make it ala branson are deemed business geniuses and those who fail useless. personally I believe it all comes down to circumstance and opportunity. but this is not the place for this ramble. lol. btw burkie is loaded hes an old timer irish gangster kingpin.

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burkie's picture

I wish ,your right though dicksy dont get me started on the rich and how they made their fortunes ,this idolatry of anyone whos worth a few bob sickens me ,half of em got rich by the use of the brown envolope

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Ah that explains it Burkie

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And the other half of them make their money from being ruthless and willing to step on anyone to get what they want.

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Our bid has been accepted for 10 million + so that means Snodgrass will choose whether Burnley or us. I think he will choose us.

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mcbikeman's picture

quick quid came approved the loan then:-)

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harrythehammers's picture

Snodgrass is quality and will be a great hit at west ham. Imho!

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Bondsy's picture

Looking forward to his first free kick a few yards outside the box. They say he is a free kick specialist either in front or just either side of the goal and pretty accurate.
He had a good game yesterday and fitted in well.

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moore 6 legend's picture

Fantastic work rate snoddy love it..

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darrenharry's picture

Love his work rate yesterday. Given the definition of "snod" is to make smooth, neat and tidy, he's living up to the family name.

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Dicks is the man's picture

hes making the grass smooth and tidy?

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darrenharry's picture

Hopefully he doesn't think it's greener on the other side.

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