It would be wrong of me to talk about anything else I guess. But this season, more than any other, there is a bigger picture.
It's not just about bragging rights, or the 'Pride of Anglia' title; the three points on offer at Portman Road on Sunday are potentially lifesaving for the Canaries.
Monday's set of results gave City new impetus going into one of the biggest East Anglian derbies for years ? well, for the yellow half of the region anyway. And, I have to say, I've never been so confident of a Canary victory in enemy territory.
But, whilst they have to play with passion, commitment and desire ? vital ingredients in the white hot atmosphere of a derby game ? the key for me is playing smart.
It's easy to get carried away on such occasions but the Blues look like they are there for the taking. And the Canaries will have to play a clever game if they are to emerge victorious.
Soaking up any early pressure will be important, their crowd are not happy bunnies at the moment and frustrating them early on could be the platform for a City success.
It might take a while to make the breakthrough, it might not be until the final ten minutes, but if Bryan Gunn's men bide their time and play the long game, then they've got a great chance.
One player who will be under the spotlight more than others is Alan Lee and if he is on song, he could be the one who tips the scales in City's favour.
For me, he has been nothing short of outstanding since his loan arrival from Crystal Palace and if the Canaries manage to complete their survival mission, then they'll have a lot to thank the Irishman for.
He's exactly the type of player City have been screaming out for and the extra muscle in attack has added a new dimension to Gunn's troops.
And his presence in the opposition line-up for derby day will be causing Jim Magilton and Co sleepless nights ahead of the 12.45 kick off.
To be fair, he sounds 'up for it' all of the time, but according to popular belief, he'll be itching to get on that Portman Road pitch, desperate to prove that he's still a decent performer at this level.
The feeling remains that Town treated him a little harshly by bundling him out of the door marked 'exit!'
His Palace career never got off the ground but Norwich are now reaping the rewards and it would take a brave man to bet against him finding the net in IP1.
“We've got to get the result,” he said to the gathered media at Colney today. “For me, it's the excitement before the game when there'll be a lot of people milling about outside Portman Road.
“You can touch the atmosphere, and it's exciting. I expected a bit of hype and I'm prepared for it – it's important now we all think about the game and how we're going to perform.
“I feel so good at the moment I can't wait. I wish the game had been on Tuesday, straight after the Watford game.
“I've not played as many games as I have in previous seasons so there's still plenty left in the tank.
“A good start at a club is huge, and I think it's even bigger for a centre-forward, so I've been thrilled with how things have gone at Norwich.”
Words from a man in form; a man who is 'in the zone' and I'm going to stick my neck on the line and predict he'll be the match-winner when East Anglia's big two meet this weekend.
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