It's the easiest thing in the world to make bold and rash statements after a football match.
Feelings are running high and everyone is, by and large, either absolutely elated or completely depressed.
So with this in mind, now's certainly not the time for me to do a Robert Maxwell so to speak ? (Go overboard!) – after this highly unimpressive victory.
Because it's certainly not going to be all plain sailing simply as a result of a narrow 1-0 home win over struggling Crystal Palace.
Three points are three points no matter how they're achieved, granted, but let's be realistic here – on this showing there's so much work that needs to be done and such a long way to go in order for the Canaries to be competing at the level that they aspire to be at, it's frightening.
Effort, energy, honesty, desire?? No problems at all on those counts. We can take it for granted that Peter Grant will not accept anything less from his charges. And to be fair, they in turn have never really come up short on that score anyway.
But for every box that the Canaries can confidently tick, there's an equally long list of virtues that rapidly need addressing.
Goal-scoring for starters.
Aside from Jamie Cureton ? who looked decidedly off key in front of goal on Saturday ? ask yourself where are the goals going to come from?
Midfield? You wouldn't bet on any of the midfielders getting ten goals this season.
Wide players? Well, we know Huckerby can score goals?but he doesn't look likely to just yet ? ring-rusty on Saturday; nowhere near his most devastating best – while Chadwick, Croft and Lappin are not, and have never been, prolific.
The quality of passing, and the general pattern of play are also causes for concern, because City have frustratingly failed to click into gear in the main for long enough periods in any of their games so far this season ? puzzlingly so even, when you consider some of the names and experience present in the squad.
Again, we're not talking about young kids here, but players with a considerable amount of game know-how, yet the City boss was understandably close to a cardiac arrest near the end of the game on Saturday watching his side making the most fundamental of errors by losing their shape with barely minutes remaining, as well as making dreadful decisions.
Two examples instantly spring to mind.
Firstly, Lee Croft running across the pitch from a right midfield position into a left-wing position two minutes in stoppage time, when keeping your shape, staying solid and taking no risks are called for at that stage of the game.
And secondly, Jon Otsemobor ? who did have a decent game again ? attempting a 50-yard diagonal ball into the box at roughly the same time, and hence inviting the 'keeper to come and catch it and kick it straight back deep into City's half, when as all the world and his dog knows that if you must play the ball forward so late in the game you play it as close to the corner flag as possible.
Confidence and self-belief.
Simply not present. Not for one minute do City give the impression that they feel that they're a good side.
They're hesitant, nervous almost, at times, and seem as though they're hoping for something to happen or for someone to make something happen, rather than being positive enough to go out and actually try to do it.
Other basic necessities like the standard of crossing, players not attacking the ball when it does come into the box with any real quality and going too long too often from the back also need significant attention.
No, now's not he time to be getting overly excited, that's for sure.
Something to use as a springboard for better things? Definitely.
Because you can be certain that City will play much better than this in matches at some time from now until next May and get absolutely nothing for their troubles.
But with three away games next up for Norwich, they'll have to perform much better than this if they are actually going to do so.