An incredible crowd of almost 23,000 fans turned up for last night's friendly and for the vast majority of City fans it would have been their first glimpse of this new look Norwich side.
And many, I'm sure, would have been quite pleased with what they saw.
After all, a 2-1 defeat against Premiership opposition is nothing to be ashamed of – surely?
Well, there were one or two plus points to take from the encounter ? I'll come to those in a moment, but it won't take long! ? but my overall impression was that a big improvement is required over the next nine months or so if the Canaries are to make any significant threat on those top six places.
OK, here are the positives.
In Jon Otsemobor City have a player who has every chance of being a star this season.
I saw more positive forward movement from him last night than I have from Jurgen Colin over the past two years, and he easily looks the pick of the bunch from the new 'outfield' arrivals.
Lee Croft and Chris Brown also seemed like they both had a point to prove when they came on.
Croft ? just like at the start of last season ? looked fit and lively, while Brown made good use of his body protecting the ball and scored a terrific headed goal.
Between the sticks, David Marshall was excellent ? but we knew that anyway – and Darrel Russell acquitted himself quite well.
And that, I'm afraid, is it.
Let's be honest here. West Ham could, and would have been four or five goals in front by half-time had it not been for Marshall's heroics in goal.
Time and time again their forwards made runs in between Jason Shackell and Gary Doherty to make the game look so simple. But with Doherty and Shackell seemingly playing as individuals rather than as a central defensive pairing, you could have driven a bus through them at times and neither would have been within touching distance.
Indeed the back four as a unit was worryingly disjointed too often last night, and they can't rest on the excuse that the midfielders in front of them weren't tracking their runners either, because that simply wasn't the case.
The simple fact is they didn't mark properly, and it requires some serious work being put in on the training ground in the next week or so if it isn't to be repeated up at Deepdale when it really matters on Saturday week.
City also struggled to string together any meaningful sequence of passes for long periods in the game, and although I hate to say it, with David Strihavka leading the line, there will be a tendency to hit the long ball forward towards him.
I hear the argument that this was against Premiership opposition, but with respect, this was one of the worst Premiership teams last season when all is said and done.
But, if a certain tactic gets the job done and you've got the players to be able to adopt it, then so be it? I suppose.
Jamie Cureton hardly had a touch last night, while strike partner Strihavka had little affect either in the air or on the ground against the West Ham backline.
Brown ? the subject of much criticism last season and not threatening enough himself ? made a much bigger impact when he was introduced to the action.
The Canaries also still seem to be crying out for a “link” player – someone to make them tick and be able to raise the tempo if and when it is needed.
OK, so Julien Brellier will come into the side when he's fit, but apparently he's a strong, 'win it and give it' type holding midfielder and, therefore, most definitely not of the Ian Crook mould.
So folks, unless I am being unnecessarily critical here – or the standard of opposition last night was much better than I am giving credit for – it could be that everything is going to rest on one man's shoulders again this season.
I'll feel much happier if it is a different story against Vitesse Arnhem – theoretically inferior opposition – on Friday night. Otherwise just hope and pray that a certain Mr Huckerby is fit and well for Preston?and also for the following 45 league games as well.
Someone tell me I'm being paranoid? Please!