By Keith Ingham
Well we knew it was on the cards so it's not really a surprise when the offer was accepted. I for one never expected Leeds to be lining up in the 2012/13 season with Snodgrass but I think the way the supposed takeover has been handled has not helped Colin try to persuade him to extend his contract or stay till Christmas, when the manager said if the club weren't challenging for Promotion he would himself find him a top flight team for Snods to sign for.
I applaud the manager for his efforts but you can't keep a player who without doubt has had his head turned by other players leaving (Howson, Johnson, Beckford and Max) and failed promises in the last eighteen months.
The blame for players leaving is left at the door of the elderly man who has ruined our club because he allowed players contracts to run down without offering deals to keep them. In football players will come and go but the name on the back of the shirt should never overshadow the badge on the front.
We wish Robert all the best and thank him for four years of service.