A third out of three ain't bad for City
So we are a third of the way into the Championship campaign and it seems we can genuinely view Norwich City as competitive...!
Of course, up to Christmas there are plenty of tricky games, and your view on the rest of this season is likely to be dictated by whether Norwich have currently lost just once in four games, or are winless in three.
What is startlingly obvious is how close the division is once again - probably Cardiff and Queens Park Rangers apart, for now.
The bottom three all have 14 points, which is six more than City had at the start of the same month when Glenn Roeder took charge in 2007.
And Norwich, well they are fifth - which can be read as either seven points off Cardiff in second. Or seven points ahead of Sven's Leicester City in 18th.
When Nigel Worthington was boss at Norwich, the first goal was always 50 points - ie safety - as quickly as possible, then see what you can do after that.
That said, achieve the 50-point mark by January and safety will be the last thing on people's minds.
But it should remain the Canaries' goal for now. And by my poor maths skills, they are halfway there thanks to a decent point at Millwall - which is much easier to say 24 hours after a fourth minute of injury-time equaliser.
posted on 10 November 2010 17:12 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk