At the time of writing there is still no sign of City boss Glenn Roeder being any closer to adding a target man to his squad.
Now I'm not going to go down the road of debating the why's and wherefore's of how long it's taken and whether or not he should have abandoned perusing the targets off his “A” list and instead focused his attention on lists “B” or even “C” when he realised that the wheels of the old transfer machine weren't spinning quite as quickly as he would have hoped.
That's another argument, and Roeder has already indicated in as many words that to just bring someone in for the sake of it is not up for consideration.
But the fact remains that as things stand at present, City are at a considerable disadvantage with the type of strikers that they have available.
Just like everyone else, Jamie Cureton, Arturo Lupoli and Omar Koroma each possess their own strengths and weaknesses, but none of them are going to realistically worry an opposition back four in the air or in a physical battle.
Now of course there are numerous examples down the years of successful that have operated with small(ish) forwards?
?It's just that I can't recall any that have at this level.
The Coca-Cola Championship might be many things, but it certainly isn't a division whereby technique and technique alone will suffice.
For the want of a better expression, “You need a bit of muscle in every department…” And City haven't got any at all up front.
As we saw at Cardiff last week, quality will always shine through. And the type of movement and finishing displayed by Lupoli at Ninian Park along with the quality of cross supplied by Lee Croft for Lupoli's second goal will always hurt opposition defences.
But it's no coincidence as to why the standard of Norwich's general play has been impressive in each of their opening four matches, yet ultimately we're all bemoaning another poor start to the season and still waiting to see the Canaries notch up their first victory.
Until the new man arrives therefore, it's difficult to predict anything other than it being a case of more of the same tomorrow as well as from hereon in.
City might continue to be neat and tidy, they might continue to enjoy more possession than their opponents and they will eventually win matches playing this way, but we must prepare ourselves that winning celebrations might not prove as common as the familiar frustrating feeling of witnessing the Canaries being so near yet so far.
After his impressive brace rescued Norwich from defeat at Cardiff lat week, Arturo Lupoli is a sure-fire starter against Birmingham tomorrow, as will be last week's Man of the Match Matty Pattison who delivered his best performance in a yellow shirt by providing City with some much needed forward running.
Pattison appeared to be comfortable on either wing last week, as did another player pushing hard for a recall to the starting XI, Lee Croft, who gave the team an alternative outlet and looked to attack his full back at every opportunity.
The credible draw that was earned in the Welsh capital last week will have undoubtedly boosted morale inside the City camp, and it couldn't have come at a better time considering that tomorrow's visitor's have won all of their opening three league games and are strongly fancied for promotion.
After their relegation from the Premier League last term, Birmingham' owners and manager Alex McCleish immediately targeted a swift return to the top flight this season, and they do look strong enough in all departments of their team to achieve it.
Birmingham have scored five and only conceded one goal in their three league games, but they did suffer their first defeat of the season in the Carling Cup in midweek – albeit against a Southampton side that they have already beaten in the league this term and after McCleish had rested several of his key players.
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