With Norwich City having been unceremoniously dumped out of the FA Cup by Luton Town last month, the Canaries now face a weekend off whilst the rest of the country is hooked by cup fever.
With City currently enduring an alarming slump and scoring less than a geek in a night club, to use the old adage the break may well be a "blessing in disguise" as Norwich try to put the brakes on their slide down the table.
Despite evidently struggling for form, there is no need to panic just yet with Chris Hughton's side having banked 29 precious points to date and still holding a six-point cushion over the bottom three.
As winter continues to tighten it's grip on the UK, City have taken the opportunity to get some warm training under their belts in beautiful Abu Dhabi in a bid to prepare themselves for the business end of the Premier League season (via EDP24.co.uk).
The trip won't be all about sight-seeing and sun-bathing, however, so here are four things that the Canaries need to work on during their stay in the Middle East to ensure that they are ready to fight for their Premier League lives.