I think we can take it that insofar as battling spirit, dogged determination and good old honest toil are concerned; the Canaries won't be found wanting on any of those counts on many occasions this season.
Norwich can hold their heads high on that score – and it's not every side can do likewise.
But no-one needs reminding that those type of qualities will only ever take you so far.
To be in with a genuine opportunity of winning a fair proportion of your matches, both at home and away, you've got to be able to play with some style.
Take the game at Charlton in mid-week.
Realistically, City were only ever going to take a point at best from the game.
The home side were infinitely more competent than the Canaries at keeping possession and achieving decent penetration with their attacks, and the general quality of their all-round game was synonymous with a team that clearly felt that it was good enough to take the game to their opponents – as opposed to one that wasn't wholeheartedly sure.
Of course, there is always the opportunity to nick a goal and take all three points from a game in which you have been decidedly under the cosh.
And it wasn't that the Canaries didn't create any chances at all on Tuesday night in the manner that was evident with them at Preston on the opening day of the campaign. But over the course of a season, basically going out and stealing a win doesn't tend too happen too often.
No-one in a yellow shirt shirked his duties at The Valley, not for minute, and the longer the game progresses the more it did, indeed, look like City's would be rewarded with a draw for their unswerving effort and energy.
But Charlton's dominance and superior quality eventually took its toll.
Now you just wonder if this is going to be the case from now on, especially in the majority of City's away games, whereby the primary objective that the team take with them when they take to the field is to avoid defeat – as opposed to them going out with a winning mentality and it actually relating in their performance.
Unless, or until the Canaries can manage to produce the type of performances that everyone connected with the club would like to see, or conversely are able to achieve a decent string of results that would hopefully lend itself to generally improved displays thereafter, it's difficult to see how anything can change at present.
At Molineux tomorrow, Peter Grant has more than one decision to make concerning the make up of his team and formation with which to use them, with the names of Jamie Cureton and David Strihavka probably at the forefront of his mind.
Grant has persisted with Chris Brown in attack to date, and while the former Sunderland man has shown an admirable desire to work for the team, he hasn't yet broke his scoring duck, and it's clear that the Canaries badly need goals right now to give themselves a chance of shifting the balance of things, even at this early stage of the campaign.
Both managers will take their places in their respective dug-outs tomorrow with similar feelings, as just like the Canaries, Wolves have huffed and puffed so far this season without much success, and they too will be desperate to turn their fortunes around.
By all accounts Mick McCarthy was livid with his team after their 1-0 home defeat by Hull in mid-week, and he has hinted at wielding the axe tomorrow for a game in which Wolves will be eager to get back to winning ways.