No-one likes a smart-Alec, so I'll only brush on my pre-match thoughts that basically alluded to the fact that regardless of how well they keep playing, victories are going to be hard to come by for the Canaries until a target-man arrives.
Because insomuch as where Norwich's overall display against Birmingham should be placed in what is already a pretty impressive list, Saturday's performance undoubtedly goes straight to the top.
City bossed and bullied a team that had won each of its previous three league games to such an extent on Saturday that even Alex McCleish admitted afterwards that he was happy to take a point from the encounter.
It was an honest appraisal indeed from the Blues' boss, and especially so considering that those two late sitters that were squandered by messers McSheffrey and Phillips would have still been fresh in McCleish's mind at the post-match interview.
Had either of the Birmingham strikers converted their golden goal-scoring chances so late on in the game though to maintain Birmingham's 100% start to the campaign, it would have been the cruellest of blows for the Canaries who, given the amount of energy they had expended and manner in which they had imposed themselves on their opponents would have been full value for a victory themselves.
Now then, there obviously comes a point whereby tremendous team performances have to be converted into league points, otherwise City are soon going to find themselves deep up to their necks in the smelly brown stuff.
Because it's one thing lauding over a terrific display at Coventry, a dominant performance against Blackpool, a superb comeback at Cardiff and an excellent demonstration of determination and vigour against the league leaders, but very much another when the blunt fact-of-the matter being that none of the above games were won and City sit in 19th place in the table with just three points on the board.
And that's where I have to refer back to my concerns of the lack of physical presence in attack again, I'm afraid.
Because in two thirds of the pitch Norwich look the business.
They are solid and assured in goal and the back, they are industrious, competitive and energetic in midfield, and there's decent movement and running from the strikers.
On Saturday, Norwich passed the ball quickly and accurately and they also exploited spaces out wide much better than they had done in previous matches, and it would also be reasonable to suggest that there is an evident belief and confidence present in the side.
But ? aside from the commendable efforts of makeshift striker Darel Russell ? there is still nothing in the final third or in and around the penalty-box from a physical point of view and there isn't anyone to hit in the air or to pick out with crosses from out wide when the opportunity to really hurt the opposition manifests.
In all fairness, and considering the manner in which the Canaries' have acquitted themselves this season – particularly so at the weekend – it's much easier to maintain the belief that sooner or later their fortunes will change and they will come good not only in terms of the manner of their play but also with results ? (based on the law of averages as much as anything else, as well as the old footballing adages that state that things eventually even themselves out over the course of a season and you generally get what you deserve…) – than it would be if we hadn't witnessed such impressive standards of football.
But if we are to ultimately be saying the same things after the next match in a fortnight's time say, then it might be a completely different story.
Hopefully it won't come to that, and Norwich will put a struggling Plymouth side to the sword to finally get their 2008-09 campaign properly up and running, but until then ? (or more to the point, unless City boss Glenn Roeder can finally locate and secure his ?last piece of the jigsaw?) – as pleased as any of us can claim to be right now, those nagging doubts are going to continue linger for a couple more weeks.
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