I had a nice post lined up for today. All about how the second half of the summer break would see loads of activity at Carrow Road, and that fans on the internet could lose their pre-occupation with what Paul Lambert was up to and focus more on the prospects of Norwich City. But the news yesterday, has rendered the article redundant - the phoney war is over it seems, and the assault on 2012-13 season has begun. Two nice new signings, and the colossal announcement that Grant Holt is staying. It made for an impressive start to life under Chris Hughton. I think we were all impressed by the speed at which he was brought to City. But if the timing of his appointment was vital, it did leave a bit of a vacuum. He, like almost everyone else at the club, needed to take a holiday. And so fans have had a tormented few weeks, anxious, and wondering how things would work out. For many, that unease was also good reason to watch the progress of Lambert at his new club. Was his first signing a player he had earmarked for Carrow Road ? Was he about to make a raid on Norwich and take some of our best players to the Midlands ? This morning, it feels as if we have nothing to worry about. Whilst the capture of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa by Villa is apparently imminent, that is not something I can worry about. Yes, we should acknowledge the part they played in the great Norwich turnaround. But it was never an option to try and mix them in with Hughton's new back room team. They must go with our blessing. Whether or not a Walkeresque fate awaits them and their boss, remains to be seen. All that concerns me for now is that already, our new manager is coming over as a man the players want to work with. I suspect the next few weeks will see more changes within the squad and I can't wait to see where it leaves us going into the first Premier League game of the new season. Whatever happens, we must surely be more optimistic than we were twelve months ago, when the number of players with top level experience was close to nil. Be braced for a hectic month ahead, and beyond that, the next chapter in our history. For now at least, the immediate future feels encouraging. .