You get the feeling that Glenn Roeder is going to do it one way and one way only.
Questions were raised in some quarters ? myself included – when the City boss didn't name Dion Dublin and Darel Russell in his starting line-up in last week's 2-1 defeat by West Brom.
After all, sticking the two players who have been more consistent than any of the others this season ? and who rightly subsequently turned out to be numbers one and two in the fans Player of the Year vote – on the bench for any game is always going to be debatable.
But to then do so again for the following game, after a defeat and for a game that you simply have to win takes some doing, if only for the fact that you know that you're going to get it with both barrels if you don't obtain the ideal result.
Then again, if that's what you think is best then you have to go with it and to hell with the opinions of others or the consequences?
?Which is exactly what Roeder did.
And judging by the manner in which the game unfolded, and irrespective of the fact that visitors QPR had to play for 85 minutes with ten men, it would be difficult to argue that City would have controlled the game any more impressively than they did or played with greater aplomb even if Dublin and Russell had been included from the start.
The Canaries grabbed a lethargic QPR side by the throat from the first blast of the referee's whistle and they didn't let go until the last.
They played with passion, determination, ruthlessness and maturity.
In short they completely dominated, and never at any time did it seem like City wouldn't go on to comfortably win the game.
When the heat is on and when so much is at stake, this is exactly what you want to see. And we'll ignore the merits of the case for arguing precisely where this type of display has been on other occasions too numerous to mention this season, primarily because the objective of City maintaining their Coca-Cola Championship status has now finally been achieved, but also because when the slate has been wiped clean so to speak in the summer, performances like this will hopefully prove to become something of a more regular event.
No, now's not the time for retrospection after a job so thoroughly well done.
The game itself followed a familiar pattern. And that was one in which Norwich played on the front foot and QPR were forced to defend.
City accomplished their part very effectively, QPR didn't.
Once Damion Stewart had received his marching orders, Fotheringham, Gibbs, Pattison and Huckerby proved too strong for a re-organised visitor's three-man midfield, and with the ever willing Ched Evans and Jamie Cureton causing problems for the Rangers' rearguard there was just one question that needed to be answered.
And that was to see if finally? finally? would City be capable of converting the goal-scoring opportunities that would inevitably be created into goals?
One minute after Stewart's fifth minute dismissal we had our answer.
Evans assured finish put City one-nil up, and from thereon in it was simply as case of how many goals City were going to win by.
And although it could quite easily have been a more empathic thumping, in the end three nil just about reflected City's dominance.
Dublin and Russell were eventually granted 15 minutes or so at the end when Roeder decided to let them off the leash, and although it would have probably made for a better story had events transpired otherwise, the fact of the matter being that they hadn't been missed at all.