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Bruce Knew What He Was Signing, Did We? Here's Proof!

Bruce Knew What He Was Signing, Did We? Here's Proof!

On loan West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has said Steve Bruce knew exactly what he was getting from him when he signed him, but I think fans clearly misjudged his worth..

I have no intention of repeating the previous article and the way fan comments and thoughts changed as Snoddy started proving his worth to us with his performances - creating chances and goals scored.

But with him scoring seven goals this season for us and each of those goals resulting in a win to return 21 points to our Championship tally, I dug a little further and his assist tally for the year surprised me as I didn't think it was that high.

He has 12 to his name for the campaign of 2017/18 and according to, although Snodgrass as filled in at a few positions, they tally all his assists from coming from the right midfield slot.

With 21 points gained from his direct goals, the on loan West Ham man can add a further involvement of 22 points from games he's assisted us to points from.

Unless simple mathematics has again avoided me (regular readers will know it often does!) that just shows the important role he's come to play for Steve Bruce this year and clearly explains why those doubtful at the beginning have been more than won over.

I can't show you the assists, but I can the goals.

Given his attitude so far, I'd imagine Snoddy will be doing his damndest to make both his goal and assist tally reach at least 30 with a glut of games still to come this year.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday March 13 2018
Time: 12:30PM


He's been a revelation, I wasn't sure why we'd signed him, I blinking well am now!
The Fear
13/03/2018 10:58:00
Top player in this division. Be interesting to see him in the PL on the right side!! Having watched him play on the left side for the first half at Fulham, I can see why it didn't work out for him at West Ham with Bilic using him on the left - he was hopeless out there/marginally better than Onomah as a LW!!
Tony Dunn
13/03/2018 13:38:00
Looks capable enough to me to be in the Prem, agree Tony? lets hope we can see how he does with US in the Prem !
The Fear
13/03/2018 13:54:00
Mike, I think you'll find that Adomah has scored 14 in the league this season. And 1 other in the League Cup.
13/03/2018 14:15:00
Sorry lergy, not my twitter - I'm not on it - JF found that for me, but yes I concur, he found the net against Wigan in the Cup to make 15. I hadn't noticed to begin with as I was trying not to bugger up Snoddy's tallies.
13/03/2018 14:47:00
Glad you concur Mike! :-) ... BTW, the Fear was also doubtful about Albert as I recall last season. Seems to me Jonathan needs a 'Doubting Thomas' anti-virus jab! :-D
13/03/2018 16:20:00
Clearly we need JF to continue in his ways surely, but be sceptical about every signing given how they then perform :-) with them two topping the pile.
13/03/2018 18:38:00
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