Tuesday night's emphatic 5-2 thumping of then league leaders Wolves has finally cast a shower of light on what was otherwise fast developing into depressing situation at Carrow Road.
Performances hadn't been all that bad if we're being honest.
Admittedly, it's a damn sight easier to offer up the above statement without fear of having your opinion shot to pieces and your sanity questioned after your team has just enjoyed a goal-fest than it is when they can't score goals or win football matches. And particularly so when it's just happened against the current best team in the division!
However, with the exception of only maybe two or three matches, by and large the Canaries had played with a air of style and competence ill-befitting a team that was fast heading for the drop zone and seemingly incapable of rescuing itself from the relegation trap door.
You could sort of sense that there might be a decent team somewhere out there in yellow shirts waiting to kick start into life, if you like.
But that didn't mean a thing in reality.
Because trying to cling to some tiny morsels of optimism as regards the playing style of the team at a time when the club is flapping around like a fish out of water off the field, while results on it are downright awful is the footballing equivalent of trying to sell ice to the Eskimos.
Supporters needed hard and fast results to appease them.
And, thankfully, on Tuesday night they got one.
You'll have probably read everywhere this week that the key to the defeat of Wolves in mid-week is whether or not City can now build on that performance and result.
Clich?d to some degree, but nevertheless accurate.
Because you can bet your last penny that should Norwich trip up against Doncaster on Saturday and not produce the same levels of energy and desire that ultimately overpowered Mick McCarthy's team, then Tuesday night's victory will soon be forgotten alright.
It was certainly interesting to note Glenn Roeder's team selection in mid-week though.
The City boss has chopped and changed personnel almost on a weekly basis whilst trying to come up with a winning combination this term, but ironically enough it was perhaps the most attack-minded line-up that he has picked this season that delivered the best result.
The only other time when Lee Croft and Wes Hoolahan have featured together in the staring XI this season for example was on the opening day of the campaign at Coventry, and irrespective of the result that day Norwich played terrifically well. Just as they did in mid-week.
With Antoine Sibierski and Leroy Lita in attack, and Hoolahan and Croft providing the threat out on the flanks, it meant that City were ideally deployed to take the game to their opponents in all areas of the pitch against Wolves.
And it certainly showed.
Of course, no-one needs reminding that the chance to allow those same eleven players to try to bed together and deliver a repeat performance from Tuesday night in the games ahead isn't an option given that four of the team are on-loan players and the hat-trick hero is only scheduled to be here for just over another week.
But that's another argument.
So, in the meantime, I suppose we should revel in the glory of a fantastic victory and team performance in mid-week, and not let the fact that it might be all change again in the not too distant future cast too much of a dampener on things.
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