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West Ham United fans are often derided over the ‘West Ham way’ but Robert Snodgrass gets it.

Snodgrass has been reborn at West Ham this season when his Hammers career looked well and truly dead.

After failing to establish himself in East London following a £10million move from Hull, Snodgrass was shipped out on loan to Championship Aston Villa last season.
The 31-year-old looked certain to leave the club in the summer.
But a discussion with Manuel Pellegrini and a new determination to make his Hammers career work have turned everything around.

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Trimmed down and fired up

Pellegrini recently revealed that Snodgrass impressed him in pre-season and trimmed down in a bid to make things work.

Two assists in a 3-1 win over Cardiff City in midweek took the Scot’s tally to seven already for the season.
In short Snodgrass has become one of West Ham’s most important and best loved players.
And it is in no small part down to the fact he clearly gets the West Ham Way.
Often wrongly perceived as simply an ideal for a Barcelona-esque style of football, Snodgrass explained what the West Ham Way truly is when interviewed for the club’s official website.

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‘THAT’S the West Ham Way’

“I can’t speak highly enough of them (the fans), they’ve been great for the team through good times and bad and that’s the West Ham Way you know,” Snodgrass told whufc.com.
“What they want to see is, even if you’re not winning games they want to see you working hard for the badge.
“I can’t stress it any more, and they’re starting to see that.

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The least these hardworking people deserve

“Even the Huddersfield game (was a good example). Sometimes we don’t play well first half and we play really well second half. We did it against Brighton (as well), and they’ll applaud you, they’ll appreciate you and that’s the West Ham Way.
“You’re not going to get an atmosphere in the stadium if you don’t bring the work ethic and the West Ham Way (which is about) these people, these hardworking people who come here, and pay a lot of money to come and watch us so the least they should get back is hard work and determination and a desire to play for the badge, the club and they’ll support you.”
Snodgrass is fast becoming a Hammers cult hero.
And if he keeps up his form he’ll be in the running for the Hammer of the Year too.