So where does City boss Peter Grant start when he sits the Canaries down for their final team-talk five minutes before they go out against Manchester City tonight?
Well, if he intended to go through each and every single thing that was wrong about his side's performance at Wolves on Saturday then he'd still be talking long after the game was due to end, so it'd probably be best if he concentrated on getting just one simple message across.
And that's for the players to go out and show him – and each and every one of the City fans that are present in the City of Manchester Stadium – that they really do want to play for this club.
At Molineux, the magnitude of City's incompetence was palpable, but of far greater concern was the manner of the apparent couldn't-care-less attitude that was evident for each and every one of the 90 minutes.
City owe their manager and the fans big-time after Saturday, as Grant was just as powerless as the supporters were to do anything about the events that unfolded in front of him on Saturday.
After all, you can talk about systems, tactics and which personnel should or shouldn't be playing 'til the cows come, but it won't matter a jot unless you can expect to see an acceptable level of effort being delivered in the first place.
The Canaries didn't pose the Wolves backline any problems whatsoever ? City's only recorded shot being substitute Chris Marin's effort as the game neared stoppage time (and even that went for a throw-in!) – and were embarrassingly second best in every department of the team.
And this, don't forget, was against a Wolves side that had been booed off the pitch by their own fans four days earlier after losing 1-0 at home to Hull, yet suddenly Mick McCarthy's men were now looking like Real Madrid and carving City apart seemingly at will, while encountering absolutely no resistance in return.
It simply can't be allowed to happen again, and it has to be improved on all fronts tonight as a matter of course ? regardless of the outcome.
Even if it's four, five or even six-nil tonight, we might at least possibly begin to accept it providing that we've seen some sort of a measured effort from the side – sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and accept that they aren't good enough ? but making no attempt to perform with pride has, and always will be completely inexcusable.
Tonight's hosts Manchester City have enjoyed precisely the opposite start to their Premier League campaign as the Canaries have here in the Championship, and have made everyone in the country take notice now that they sit amongst the best clubs in the country at the top end of the Premier League table.
Former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson has made many summer signings and changed City's whole approach to match-days, and they now take to the field confident in themselves and each other and with the belief that they can go out and win every game.
And in something of an ominous warning for the Canaries, Eriksson has also indicated that – unlike many of the other Premier League sides who regard this competition as meaningless – he intends for Manchester City to have a real crack at winning the Carling Cup this season.