One point from two league games and against two very average Championship sides at that ? OK so Coventry might sit atop the table at present, but they won't be up there for long; dumped out of the Carling Cup at the first hurdle by lower league opposition; the next three fixtures comprising the visit to Carrow Road of highly-fancied Birmingham and moneybags QPR plus a trip to the one ground where it all went so horribly wrong under Glenn Roeder last season- Plymouth.
Safe to say, therefore, that three points at Cardiff tomorrow would certainly come in handy all things considered.
I doubt that too many people will be rushing out to put their mortgages on it actually happening though, given that despite a credible improvement in terms of City's general play this term they are undoubtedly lacking an adequate attacking threat in wide areas and their biggest failing from last season is unfortunately showing no signs of abating.
Insomuch as the latter is concerned, I refer, of course, to the noble art of steering the ball between the goalposts, under the crossbar and over the goal line, a task that Norwich have been doing their level best to rectify but which has unfortunately cost them so dearly again already this term.
A solitary Darel Russell header aside, once again Norwich have been left to rue several squandered goal-scoring opportunities, and you wonder what affect that will have on the players despite the campaign still being in its infancy.
As every player who has played the game knows only too well, scoring goals actually becomes a lot easier the more relaxed you are at the vital moment.
When you're in a rich vein of form, it's seemingly effortless.
You pick your spot, the ball leaves your boot or head and in it goes without you having to even think too much about it.
When you're stuck in a rut though, all the doubts flash through your mind at breakneck speed and you almost convince yourself that you'll probably miss.
Accordingly you tense up and tend to snatch at your shot rather than striking cleanly through ball, and the inevitable happens.
And it's a vicious circle. The more sitters that you fritter away, the more edgy you become. And before you know it your confidence is absolutely shot.
And that's how it seems already for the City players.
After all, when you consider the nature of some of the chances that have already been wasted this season it's difficult to offer any mitigating circumstances or to even highlight downright bad luck as being the principal excuse.
The players concerned have simply allowed their doubts to affect them.
All of which is a far cry from the manner in which Ched Evans took aim and let rip from 25-yards in the corresponding fixture last season of course, to extend the Canaries' unbeaten run to a dozen matches and to put them within just four points of the play-off places.
On that day City were full value for their 2-1 victory, and you guess that they'll have to produce a similar performance tomorrow if they are to give themselves a chance of a decent result against a Cardiff side that have notched up a win and a draw from their opening two league games as well as defeating Bournemouth in the first round of the Carling Cup.
Dave Jones' team have been impressive ? though not exceptional – in these early matches by all accounts, by playing a high-tempo, attacking game and most importantly demonstrating their finishing prowess in front of goal.
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