For the first time in twelve matches and just over two-and-a-half months the Canaries prepare for a league game tomorrow not occupying one of the bottom three places in the table.
Last Saturday's victory over Sheffield United was hugely symbolic as it not only chalked up City's fourth win in their last five matches, but it also lifted Norwich out of the relegation zone.
Now obviously there's nothing that City can do about their late kick-off time and the results of the other teams around them might affect their league standing before they even run out at Layer Road tomorrow, but all things considered, the task facing Glenn Roeder and his team from hereon in is as simple one ? and that is to not drop below their current position of 21st place in the division again.
Hopefully it will be onward and upward from now on, and that certainly isn't an unreasonable ask by any stretch of the imagination considering the Canaries' current form.
Results can sometimes camouflage unconvincing performances – and many's the time a manager will have returned to the dressing room after a match with a big smile on his face and promptly began offering his congratulations to all concerned purely and simply because of the scoreline, yet who otherwise might have began to read the riot act but for the smallest slices of luck not having been favourable.
So it's particularly pleasing to say that, as delighted as we all have been at this amazing turnaround in the Canaries' fortunes, a situation that, let's face it, we would have only too gladly accepted anyway regardless of the quality of football on show from Norwich ? it's also fair to say that it has unquestionably been merited. City have deserved these recent four victories.
They outplayed Coventry, they outplayed Blackpool, they were strong and determined enough to keep Plymouth at arm's length and, despite Sheffield United's increased possession in the second half last Saturday, the Canaries should have already put the game to bed long before the half-time interval after producing some terrific attacking play.
Norwich even deserved something for their efforts at Stoke a coupe of weeks ago, and so it has been anything but a case of them having fought, scratched and battled their way out of the drop zone as is so often the situation with teams down at the wrong end of the table.
You would hope that there's not much chance of the Canaries slipping into complacency either, considering that the competition for places in the team is now as healthy as it has been for a very long time indeed.
The manager has players contesting most of the positions in the side, and it's certainly been interesting to note that the arrival of the four loan signings has not only coincided with the team's results, but also a significant improvement in the performances of virtually all the other players as well.
The City boss is forced into changing a winning side again tomorrow though, with Martin Taylor having returned to Birmingham following his excellent loan spell here at Carrow Road.
It goes without saying that the big centre-back would be welcomed back with open arms in January, but with Gary Doherty and Darel Russell now available again after their one-match suspensions, Roeder still has plenty of options available to him.
It's also a good time for the Canaries to travel to Layer Road, seeing as Geraint Williams' team slipped into the bottom three themselves last week and have so far struggled to reproduce anything remotely approaching their impressive form of last season.
Although the U's have shown that they are still capable of scoring goals this season, their biggest weakness has been a failure to keep clean sheets, and so with more of the same attacking intent as evident in recent weeks from the Canaries tomorrow, there's no reason why this remarkable recent run of form shouldn't continue.
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