When he's playing, more often than not he's the name on everyone's lips.
When he's not playing ? equally so.
Even when he's a substitute, post-match debate will usually focus on him in some form or another.
I refer, of course, to City's unique match-winner and arguably the best attacking player in the Coca-Cola Championship ? Darren Huckerby.
And after the home defeat at the hands of a poor Cardiff side, once again it would have been no different.
If you'd have somehow been able to eaves-drop on the conversations of 20-odd thousand Norwich supporters as they made their way home from Carrow Road two weeks ago, no doubt Huckerby's name would have featured in most of them.
The topic in question would probably have centred on City boss Peter Grant's decision to bring him off the bench two thirds of the way into the game.
Some would have felt that he should have been introduced to the fray much earlier than he was ? even been in the line-up from the start – and allowed to wreak havoc amongst a shaky Bluebirds rearguard to enable the Canaries to have put the game beyond Cardiff's reach long before they somehow managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Others might have concurred with the manager's thoughts along the lines of: ?If it ain't broken, don't try to fix it…? seeing as City were basically cruising in the opening 45 minutes without him at all.
What is indisputable though, is that he certainly brings something special to the party when he's in full flow.
Looking at a couple of other 30-somethings in Cardiff colours that day ?Robbie Fowler and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink – and particularly the way that the pair of them hardly broke sweat all afternoon and didn't really seem all that bothered that they didn't either – it made you appreciate the full value of Huckerby.
Frustrating at times without a doubt, and hardly an ?all-rounder? by any means, but seldom can he ever be accused of not having earned his money on a Saturday afternoon.
The same can also be said of Dion Dublin who, aside from his inexplicable momentary loss of concentration from the corner that lead to Cardiff's winning goal, was outstanding on the day.
Those two are big players for City in more ways than one, and when they are in the side from the start make the Canaries a much stronger outfit than is the case when they are either sitting on the bench or treatment table.
Three points really is a must for City tomorrow ahead of two tricky away games at Charlton and Wolves next week, as it certainly isn't nice seeing City already sitting fifth from bottom in the table even though the campaign is still in its infancy.
You can make all the excuses in the world about the table not giving an accurate indication of the true composition of the division until you get to around the ten game mark, but I'll tell you something, those at the top end of it will be feeling a damn sight more confident and optimistic when they take to the field tomorrow than those languishing at the opposite end.
Privately, City will probably feel that they should have at least another five points to their name by now, and that once again tomorrow's match is another that they really have to win if this 2007-08 campaign is to get properly up and running before it becomes too late.
Visitors Crystal Palace are in a similar situation to the Canaries themselves, as after enjoying a stunning 4-1 victory away at Southampton on the opening day of the season they have only managed to pick up one point in their three games since, and so they too are also badly in need of a good performance and result tomorrow in order to begin their push up the league table.
They have got a decent-enough looking squad on paper, but what they haven't got is quality in their side comparable to that of the Canaries.
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