New signing Robert Snodgrass claims he has already seen enough of Norwich City to know they need not fear a bout of second season syndrome in the Premier League.

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The 24-year-old Scotland international made his first appearance in Canary colours – albeit the all black change strip – when he was introduced as a substitute for Elliott Bennett 20 minutes from time in the 1-1 pre-season draw with Dutch champions Ajax at Carrow Road.

Frank de Boer’s men kept the ball so well that there were not too many opportunities for the former Leeds United winger to show what he could do, but he received a rousing welcome from a crowd approaching 17,000 and believes he will settle in quickly, surrounded by so many familiar faces from his club and international career.

“It was good to get on the park in front of these fans,” said Snodgrass, the third of manager Chris Hughton’s four summer signings. “You want a little bit more time but that’s where you are as a player. But I think the gaffer is slowly but surely bringing me into it, getting me used to my team-mates, and a team like Ajax is always a hard test for the lads.

“I’m fine on the fitness side of things, it’s just match fitness, to try to get that under my belt is the most important thing. There are a couple of games coming up so I’m sure I’ll play some part in those to try to get my fitness up.”

Apart from former Leeds team-mates Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson, there are other old colleagues of Snodgrass at Colney.

He said: “I know Wes Hoolahan (from Livingston), and Steven Whittaker and Russell Martin, those two from the national squad.

“I knew what it was all about here. I played against Norwich when they won promotion a couple of years ago. It’s a great bunch of lads, great team spirit, as soon as you come in the door they make you feel welcome. I just can’t wait to get started.

“It’s unbelievable what they have done. They’ve come up and I’m sure they surprised a few Premier League teams with their performances. I think you can see the way they went about their business in the Premier League.

“People speak about the second season syndrome, but I’m sure that won’t be the case. The lads are hungry, they’re ready.

“We’ve got a hungry manager who has a point to prove in the Premier League and I’m sure everything will come together and we’ll be fine.”

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  • Swiss, ref. cider, Bulmers closed down Gaymers about 20 years ago, I think. Both brands are now owned by C&C Group and are made in Shepton Mallet. Good old Naaarfolk Coider! C&C also own Magners. Also the soft drinks Peardrax & Cydrax which are made in Trinidad & Tobago! Cider`s big business these days. I wonder if there are enough apples (& pears) around to make it all. There is a product called glucose syrup, aka corn or maize syrup, but I`m sure cider makers wouldn`t use that as an extender. In NZ cider can have up to 25% pear juice in it. Wish there were some Eurochicks round these paaarts.... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • A shame that Gaymers has gone as there is now a cider revival. The Eurochicks out here suck it down like there's no tomorrow, which there isn't if you live in Ipswich.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • as for bad beer an away game to pompey in the 70's and a pint of brickwoods

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • To Mad Brewer I am still the same canarydownunder who joined this site last year. My heart is with the City dont worry, I just like the traditional yellow and green and hope we have a great season

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    Adelaide Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Hi Mad Brewer glad thats cleared up lets hope there are many more CDU's, not just MU du's etc I knew Martin Foulger of Banham poultry when we were boys, good bloke My other canary supporter from here is also from Norridge. He is about to read my copy of History As It Happened

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    Adelaide Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • What will the press talk about season 13-14 will it be 3rd season syndrome.

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    goldie

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I like the change strip and think we'll do better away from home than in that lovely shade of puke green.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • They might surprise us, Goldie, and say "The Canaries are tipped to stay up". A bit far-fetched but you never know...:)

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    CovCanary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Scrimmage, as far as i can work out ethered is when your message leaves your computer and never arrives on the comments page. This can be caused by ether [bad pun] a failure in the system or an employee of the message board pulling, censoring you, or just plain not letting it through. this ones 50-50

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Are you the same canarydownunder as canarydownunder, or are you a "new" canarydownunder, canarydownunder adelaide? I`m slowly warming to that funereal kit. At first I voted "Hate it", but it`s quite "slimming" for Holty. ;-) OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I really like the change kit & think it might even subconsciously improve our away performances this season. I assume they played in it against Ajax to get familiar with the colours & perhaps to display to the home crowd. Hello to Mad Brewer, do you make alcoholic beverages?

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Lacons, that brings up memories! Actually, it just brings up. JV Trading, who now own Blackfriars Brewery in Yarmouth, have also obtained the Lacon`s Brand. A bit like being gifted verrucas. True to its provenance, it tastes horrible! As for Snodders, he IS Scottish so he`s bound to be a bit of a Rab C.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • MB: Me & Mrs Dingo go to Ringland a lot - it's beautiful. The Swan's been gastro for a while now but IMO it's still good for a Sunday lunchtime bevy. All the cdus would love it for obvious reasons! btw the hedgerows have the best sloes. Anywhere.

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    el dingo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • all this talk of cider is making me feel quite giddy.

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    bluelight

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Cannot get my reply through, cdu-adelaide. Try another day. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Hi, cdu-adelaide. I`ve cleared up the confusion with the other cdu (Sydney). He`s the one who enjoyed those puns last year! I also get confused with several variants of "Norfolk and Good". I`m a Naaridger (City Joe). Left there 46 years ago, came back to the "Wild East" about 7 years ago after failing to make my mark around the UK and ROI. Good to see Mr. Foulger of Banham Poultry on the Norwich Board? Attleborough now has a Brewery (Wolf) and a Distillery not far away (St. George`s). Gaymer`s long gone, sadly. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • i had never seen a black canary untill last night.i wonder if they have any downunder?must admit i am not keen.i just love the old yellow&green.us oldens dont like change do we brew.

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    bluelight

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I was there frequently back in the early 60`s dingo. Catching dace in that beautifully clear bit of river. Made a pleasant change from Taverham Pits. Why DID I leave Naarfolk all those years ago? To escape! Bigger question is, why the f*** did I come back? It`s even denser than it used to be!! Ref sloes, I have to say the Sudbury, Suffolk area is the best I`ve seen, near the River Stour.. Also get lots of wild hops. Symbiosis?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • It`s all the corn syrup they don`t use Swiss! I remember getting utterly wrecked on local murky cider at the Ringland Swan when I was about 16. Landlady said "are yer ay`een tergether?" The 4 of us added up to 64 so we said "yis". Only my liver knows the real outcome. Watney`s pubs in the West Country (ie Usher`s of Trowbridge), would not sell cheap cider `cos folk got too wrecked to drink the expensive Watney`s beer!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Hi Mad Brewer there must be two canarydownunders I am in Adelaide "The one who likes Wroxymorons and Festivals of Light & Bitter @ St. Andrew`s Hall" That is not me. I hail from Banham & Attleborough, 50 years Aus always a canary supporter, I have an identical canary supporter same vintage near me but does not have a PC. We both love NCFC OTBC

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    Adelaide Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Scrimmage, are you a refugee from the demise of that programme? I don`t think I`ve ever heard it. Sometimes listen in to Canary Call for a laugh!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Caaw said the Crow. B******s said Milligan. Puckoon! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • All these chilled ciders taste the same to me. I remember going on a road-trip when I was a student and ending up somewhere in darkest Worcestershire and drinking 5 pints of scrumpy made on the premises. The next morning, oh Lord.....worst hang-over ever.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Looks like my first two ever comments on here were, as you would say, "Ethered". Not quite sure what you mean by this, but, assume it is something to do with the anaesthetic properties of diethyl ether...

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Danny Crowe would have liked playing in black.

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    Pondlife

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • If Snodders likes a tipple as much as is rumoured (check out the Yorky Evening Post if you can be bothered) he'll luuurve this thread! In Lacons we used to trust. OTBC

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    el dingo

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I think the new kit looks great

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    christoph

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Forgot Mad Marc! In pink??

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I refuse to call canaries parrots.... I refuse to call canaries parrots....... ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I refuse to call canaries parrots.

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    Peter Watson

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • MB! Bulmers (or Magners) is a brand of cider produced in County Tipperary, in Ireland, by the C&C Group. The Magners product range includes the cider varieties: Magners Original, Magners Light, Magners Pear and Magners Berry. The cider was originally produced as "Bulmers" and continues to be sold under that name in Ireland, although the product is no longer owned by H. P. Bulmer. Magners is a former sponsor of the Celtic League rugby competition. Since when is Cashel anywhere Norfolk? BTW, Best stick to the pint bottles of the stuff with lots of ice when the weather is good!

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    RoadWarrior

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • I quite like the black away strip, why was it worn at home though? The dodgy thing for me was seeing BJ with a beard and tash, whats all that about????!!!!!

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    kevin

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Next bit didn`t get thro`, Warrior! The ownership of Cider companies and brands has a convoluted history and I`m easily confused!! OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • PS, no need to rub it in `cos an old git got his Showerings mixed up with his Bulmers! Gaymer`s was definitely Naaarfolk anyway!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • MB! Spot the mistake? Yeah thought so, Bulmers is based in Clonmel, which isn't far from Cashel, which of course is famous for it's Rock, but not the sort you get in Yarmouth.

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    RoadWarrior

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Getting back to the colour of the away strip, it looks more like the colour of the small green tree parrots we have here. So perhaps the team called be called "The Parrots" when they wear it? Instead of Canaries

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    Adelaide Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I like the new kit. Obviously doesn't compare to yellowgreen but it looks good. There are much worse out there (Palermo play in pink!)

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    CovCanary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Haha, good one troublsome1, well, the lucky ones emerged, anyway! :D

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I did indeed make a mistake, Warrior! It was Showerings of Shepton Mallet that originally took over Gaymer`s, not Bulmers. H. P. Bulmer was founded in Herefordshire about 1870? I thought their HQ was still in Hereford. I`m aware of the Magners connection. Things "Big Business" always confuse me!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

  • Bluelight, perhaps a few black canaries have emerged from mineshafts ;) As for why we were in a our new away strip at Carrow Road, ££££££££££

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    troublesome1

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • When the "press" start lauding us it`s time to start worrying. Should Happy Hansen, Kaptain Krispy and Lacklustre Lawro start saying nice things about our team, it`s End - Game!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Sartenly not, bluelight! Well not from our trad colours anyway. Though, in yesteryear, we played in blue & white quarters, didn`t we? Before my time. We never again want to use a colour shared with 1p5wich. Could only bring doom and despair! On another board it was pointed out that Palermo play in Pink. Can you imagine Holty in pink? Actually that black kit "grows on you"; a bit more yellow & green in the trim and it wouldn`t be too bad. Yellow & Green is the real thing, though. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • So there IS only one canarydownunder? The one who likes Wroxymorons and Festivals of Light & Bitter @ St. Andrew`s Hall? I would prefer to see a bit more yellow & green in evidence on the change kit too. I wonder if Green shirts with yellow shorts would work? It`s only kit, I suppose - it`s the quality of the footy that counts! OTBtheMIB!

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • I know not of which program you speak Brewer me ole mucker.

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    Scrimmage Canary

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Cor blimey, CovCan, pink! Imagine Holty, Bradley, Moro, Vaughny & Co in pink! The new kit suddenly looks a LOT better! Cerise still hope. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Another one down that way was Strong`s of Romsey. Billboards proclaiming "You are entering Strong`s Country". I think both were devoured by Whitbread (as were Lacon`s of Yaaarmouth). Great Yarmouth, that is. Not IoW. dingo, is the Ringland Swan the one that does Ozgrub, then? Just twigged! Wivenhoe, do you remember p*d*ly Ridley`s? Not all that long gone. GK bought them & closed them down.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, August 3, 2012

  • A city supporter for 70 years. I live in South Aus. Have just seen last nights results and the pictures. What ever on earth are those dreadful colours the City is wearing? They do not look whatsever like our Canaries. Tweet Tweet canariedownunder

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    Adelaide Canary

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • maybe we are trying to appeal to the New Zealand factor . All black kit and invincible

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

  • Fragment #3. The thing is Bulmer`s of Hereford sell the Bulmer`s Brands Worldwide, while C&C can only use the name in Ireland. The Magner`s Brand is, however, Worldwide. H. P. Bulmer of Hereford, England, was founded in 1887. The history of ownership is complex `cos of multiple takeovers. I went to Clonmel once whilst visiting G.H. Lett of Enniscorthy. Long time ago. ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

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