This must be the worst time of the year.
Having to put up with Wimbledon, when the start of the new football season still seems light years away. Sorry, but Federer and Nadal just don't do it for me.
And as much as I love to see a young British driver on the podium, Hamilton just isn't in the same league as Huckerby. You can keep your Formula One; football's the real deal.
Maybe it's me, but the last football season seems ages ago. I just wish I could erase it from my mind altogether. Finishing below Colchester and Ipswich still sticks in the craw. What an embarrassment.
As we kick our heels and count down the weeks till August 11th, is there any indication that things will be better?
Writing this on June 30th within hours of Earnshaw's departure, I have to say the outlook doesn't appear particularly rosy.
Of course there are still six weeks to kick-off and a lot of transfer activity can be carried out in that time. But on the basis of what's come in and gone out so far, my glass is of the half empty variety.
Such pessimism may stem from what's been a mainly barren last decade for the club. But trying to be positive when you've just seen the disappearance of one of the most coveted strikers in the Championship isn't easy.
In our heart of hearts, we suspected the lure of the Premiership would be too great for Earnie. Comforting though, was the prospect of a big fat cheque as consolation.
To get just ?3.5 million for a proven goalscorer is daylight robbery. We know now about the clause in his contract, but how was that allowed to happen? Not one of Norwich's finest hours…
This, of course, will be quickly forgotten if Peter Grant can deliver some eye-catching signings. He's been here long enough to realise the shortcomings in his squad and with the Earnshaw cash at his disposal, you'd hope he's looking to strengthen his defence and midfield.
There've been several rumours regarding David Marshall. Based on what we saw in his brief spell with us last season, he would be a real coup. But having just signed Gilks from Rochdale, where would that leave Gallacher and Lewis?
In fairness to Grant, he's gone some way to addressing City's defensive frailty. Based on his upbringing at Liverpool where he was a highly-regarded youngster, Otsemobor could be just what we're looking for.
Over the years, we've bought well from Crewe(Ashton, Rivers and Ward) and I have a hunch that this lad will also do a good job here.
Getting Dublin to commit himself to another season at Norwich, was another feather in Grant's cap.
When he and Earnshaw were on target in the final game at Hillsborough, you'd have thought of the two, Earnie was the more likely to be lining up at Carrow Road in August…
Despite his advancing years, Dublin can still play a useful role at Norwich this season ? both as a player and as a figurehead for some of the youngsters.
There's no substitute for quality, and he certainly brings that Premiership finesse to the Championship. There's no point in pretending that we can rely on him for the entire season, but he can help us out at the back or up front.
Central defence was a real area of concern last time round, and this may again be our Achilles heel. Whether it's too soon in his career I don't know, but maybe Michael Spillane fits the bill.
Although we only saw him fleetingly last season, I get the impression there's potentially a good footballer there.
A midfield nucleus of Huckerby, Etuhu, Safri, Chadwick, Croft, Lappin and Fotheringham is one that many Championship clubs would envy. If it were only that simple. Which Etuhu will we see, and can Safri can stay free of injury?
Plus there's the prospect of losing him to the African Cup of Nations in January and February.
Having watched Cureton and Iwelumu rip us to shreds at Layer Road, I couldn't quite fathom why we'd ever let JC go in the first place.
His goal that day was brilliantly taken, and his subsequent place at the top of the Championship scoring list confirmed the predatory instincts obvious in his early days at Carrow Road, were still as sharp as ever.
Can he deliver second time round? His effectiveness will surely depend on the quality of the player alongside him. Only if City provide the sort of support Iwelumu did, will Cureton be as prolific as last season.
Whether Brown's up to the task remains to be seen. Dublin clearly is, although he can't be expected to last the 90 minutes on a regular basis.
But if Norwich leave him isolated in the way that Earnshaw often was, then the estimated ?750,000 fee and three-year contract will be a total waste. We've got the top scorer in the Championship. Let's make sure we use him properly.
From a personal point of view, I'm sorry to see Earnshaw go. He was a crowd pleaser and a personable bloke.
With the right service, Cureton could be just as successful here. Grant's got six weeks to create the right partnership.
In the meantime, we've to make do with the Wimbledon finals, the British Grand Prix and the Open at Carnoustie. Nothing as exciting as the prospect of Preston on August 11th.