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I don't think it's fickle to question why a senior international player seemed to want to pass the buck to a young RB trying to win the manager over and establish himself. Snodgrass got the ball, immediately turned away and just kicked it in the general direction of Byram to come and fetch and try and get the ball in. He was praised on here for running his nuts off in his first few games, that seems to have dried up. Maybe he isn't happy about being played on the right instead of the left?
Perhaps he wasn't fit. In which case I expect to see him pulled out of the Scotland squad tomorrow.
Pulling up trees would be a bonus (given he is a supposed established PL player also maybe not unreasonable?) but all I am commenting on is my disappointment and shock that he is not even doing the basics!
He impresse in his first couple of games, and also played well for hull - who happen to play against the same teams and same defences that we do so whether hull are a good team or not is a bit irrelevant. I'm not sure what has suddenly gone wrong. Could simply be a temporary spell of bad form, which most players have at some point or another. Or maybe he's not fit and playing with a minor injury.
It seems to be a recurring theme of our recent transfers, players looking a shadow of who they were before we bought them.
Feghouli, Nordtveit, Tore, Snodgrass, Fonte, even Ayew to an extent, all looked top players until they joined the West Ham fun house
He wasn't even that good for Hull, he just looks good on MOTD etc because he sticks in a decent set piece, we basically signed Chris Eagles, he's just not a good player. I don't know who people thought we was getting, there's a reason his whole career has been Championship/constant relegation and we paid 10 mil for it
I dunno... I can't say I've seen him week in week out for other times, but I've seen him in a few full games for hull and for norwich, and he's always looked better than he's shown in the last few matches here.
Yes, I really don't understand what's going on, behind the scenes, we were told it was all Payet fault, but he's gone and its still the same ? 1 or 2 you could understand, but 6 names above + Zaza, its deeper.
Snodgrass not trying to beat his man out wide, choosing to instead pass back to a clearly shattered Sam Byram and not give him much option to either cross or take someone one was one of the more frustrating elements of Saturdays loss.
Snodgrass is not a winger. He has never been a player to take a man on and beat them
He clearly knows his limitations, so to blame him for not doing something he is adept at doing is a bit short sighted
He is at his best when he plays centrally and drifts wide, and can make an angle inside to whip a ball in
Said this at the time he signed and got pulled up for it, there was no point in signing him, no value and wait to see what our situation was in the summer in terms of other targets/league position
He's been awful and we shouldn't have signed him. What a complete waste of money. Was there against Southampton and that was it from him, done nothing else. Not gonna be nice about the guy, he's rubbish.
He clearly knows when playing out wide with a side fully intent on sitting back and trying to soak up the pressure, he has to try and take his man on or hold the ball up for the full back to overlap and play him in. Instead he received the ball and looked to pass back, killing the chance to attack Leicester down their left more effectively then what we saw. If you are on the pitch and told to play wide, you do it to the best of your ability, not play as if you are centrally and drifting wide.
Before signing, Snodgrass was at least one of the best direct free kick takers in the premier league - based on goals. At the same, the statistics show that he was also topping the charts for the amount of time a free-kick doesn't clear the wall.
He's 29 and was playing week in week out for Hull playing very well. Why should he be given time? Anyone we bring in from abroad then yeah, give them some time but this guy needs to step up, and soon
Sorry Chalks but he ran Byram into the ground on Saturday. He started off his first few games by putting a shift and giving Cresswell, etc a few volleys for not doing their bit so why the change? Perhaps he isn't fully fit after doing his ankle the other week.
Yeah **** it, why should he!
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