Robert Snodgrass hopes he does not have to wait too long for his next Auld Enemy experience despite Scotland’s 3-2 Wembley defeat to England.

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Snodgrass played 67 minutes in the first meeting between the two rivals since 1999. Scotland led twice but were sunk by a thumping second-half header from Southampton’s Rickie Lambert.

“I think you need to have these games a lot more,” said the Norwich midfielder. “You have seen the atmosphere. It wasn’t played in a friendly spirit, the tackles were flying. Five goals, excitement and entertainment but we can’t be too down. I think we should be proud and I think we should also be disappointed.

“I thought we deserved something. England had a lot of possession but we puffed out our chests and when Kenny (Miller) scored that goal I have to be honest and say I thought we were the team that would go on and win the game.

“I don’t think we let the fans down. Football is a harsh game but I think we showed a lot of pride.”

City team mates Russell Martin and Steven Whittaker played the full 90 minutes at Wembley with John Ruddy an unused England substitute. Snodgrass insists the focus will now switch to Everton’s opening day Premier League visit.

“Fitness-wise I feel fine. Its good to play in these type of games against Premier League opposition,” he said. “We beat Everton at Carrow Road and drew with them up there. We have a good record in recent times so hopefully we can carry that on and look to get off the mark with a good win on Saturday.”

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  • @Diss-aster. Gee, wow, just luv yaw idea of outsourcing the Norwich brand to the coast. And how about the Happysburg Yellow Sox playing at a 60,000 stadium?!? No public transport and lots of empty space (bar the odd lighthouse) for giant parking lots will target a more upscale market. And how about a minor league team on the River Wave-en-ee? We need to free up all that valuable real estate at Carrow Road to attract overseas investors in the Norwitch Canaries plc.

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    atlanta canary

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

  • Steady's Ma, please . . . don't even joke, there are many too many counterfeit figures, occupying positions of power within our game, proclaiming their 'love' of football. I fear Hull's (foreign owner ££££ eyes?) americanisation may not be the last. American FOOTball - when does anybody actually KICK it? More popcorn anyone?

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    Dissaster

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • That's the attitude I want to see, lets hope CH reads this report and stops bigging up the opposition. As far as the international was concerned, yes I am sure the Scots players enjoyed themselves but as an English fan, the game was an ill timed "so called friendly" risking injury to our players for no reward.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • Every year? Bring it on Snods. Ready when you are !

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    Timbo

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • I don't think Norwich fans have ever had any problem with Snod's motivation in a yellow jersey.

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    DocOhNo

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • If we must play Scotland then the best time is at the end of the season as it used to be, thereby clubs do not end up with crocked players for the sake of a traditional fight.

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    TrevorKeith

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • these sort of games make about as much sense as us playing dipswich just before the league games start.otbc

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    bluelight

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • Our pals in the US of A would be more taken with `The California Cliffhangers" maybe? Or "Bacton Bedsocks". How about "Scratby Scrimmagers"? There`s always potential on Scroby Sands, too.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, August 17, 2013

  • Steady's Ma, please . . . don't even joke, there are many too many counterfeit figures, occupying positions of power within our game, proclaiming their 'love' of football. I fear Hull's (foreign owner ££££ eyes?) americanisation may not be the last. American FOOTball - when does anybody actually KICK it? More popcorn anyone?

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    Dissaster

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • There was no doubt that his blood was up for it. I hope that he can still get the same level of motivation in a yellow shirt as a blue one.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • I like the idea put forward by a Scot on Talksport last night, of a Home Nations tournament every 4 years and in between EurosWorld Cup years. That way the fixtures retain their prestige and don't become run-of-the-mill. Makes friendlies more meaningfulinteresting.

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    Smudger75

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • Snods is a non-stop grafter on the pitch for us, no doubt. A very committed player whether for NCFC or Scotland. I`m so relieved he didn`t get himself hurt. He`s a kind of hybrid of Huckerby and a bucket-full of work-ethic with lashings of added feistiness.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • We might actually win a trophy for change too!

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    Smudger75

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • Whilst I would very much welcome a City win, my head cannot look beyond a 2-2 scoreline tomorrow. Will CH risk Bassong? A difficult one - I suspect not. Should that be so, and with Meneer Fer unavailable, he will not be displaying his' dream-team', or formation. Saving it up for Stevie's Tigers? Wouldn't it be AWESOME, if we could be rebranded the Norfolk YellowSox? Cool.

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    Dissaster

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • Swiss, you're quite right - I was aware actually. We call our game 'football', because intuitive sense makes the obvious connection. Where our buddies in the New World, dreamed up the correlation of the words foot & ball, and its association with the game they play, is beyond my comprehension. That said, they do 'fix' a breakfast that was never broken in the first place. In a bar, it's 'can I get?' But they don't (get it, that is) someone serves them - and they're happy with that. All very confusing if you own the Oxford dictionary.

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    Dissaster

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • American football has a kicker, but you should see him run if he gets caught in open play rather than just coming on as part of the Special Team.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, August 16, 2013

  • If your proposed re-branding was to take place Dis, I would be pushing for a new 60,000 all seater stadium to be built on the north Norfolk coast and look for the clubs name to be changed to the Happisburg Yellow Sox. Just to confuse our audience in the good ol' USofA.

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    Disco Dale's step-over

    Friday, August 16, 2013

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