The summer months give us a chance to assess a number of teams and how they might shape up for the new season. Perhaps most interestingly, it gives us an opportunity to weigh up the chances of the latest additions to the top flight.
This includes Norwich City who make their Premier League return after a six year absence. Led by Paul Lambert, the Canaries have recorded back to back promotions following relegation to League One in 2009.
Something these promotions have ensured is that they go into the new season in good spirits. They have the winning mentality and will go into life in the top flight full of confidence.
This isn’t enough alone to ensure survival though. Two other key factors, of course are the manager and the playing squad.
Norwich boss Lambert is one of the best young managers around, of that there can be no doubt.
What he has achieved at Carrow Road is nothing short of remarkable and you don’t take a team from bottom of League One to the Premier League without some excellent managerial credentials.
As for the playing squad, one thing they do have is a very tight unit. Everyone works for each other and knows their role in the team.
It will be interesting to see how Championship heroes Grant Holt, Wes Hoolahan, Andrew Crofts and Andrew Surman get on at a higher level, but they all have the talent and determination to give it a really good go.
New additions Steve Morison and Elliot Bennett bring increased competition for places, while James Vaughan and Ritchie De Laet add quality and Premier League experience.
With more additions to come before the first game at Wigan, Norwich will certainly be in decent shape to start the season well.
They are without doubt a club on the up who could just surprise a few people in the coming months.
Can they stay up though? It is going to be touch and go.
A Tommy Rooney prediction is that they will start off like a train, being the Hull or Blackpool of previous years, before finding things more difficult in the second half of the season.
Then, they will confirm survival on the last day as we enjoy another Survival Sunday!