So after a disappointing season in the Premier League, Norwich have now dropped back into the second tier for another year of Championship football.
It will be a long, hard battle to try to return to the Premier League again with a number of other good clubs vying for those coveted promotion spots.
Norwich have decided to stick with Alex Neil and the core of players that have stuck with the club through promotions and relegations these past few years.
A common criticism of Norwich is that they have failed to add the players which help them develop as a club.
Therefore they are stuck in a permanent limbo whereby they are too good for the Championship but not good enough for the Premiership.
As they look ahead to the opening fixture – away at Blackburn – I assess the starting team that Alex Neil should look to field, deployed in a 4-2-3-1 formation…..