The announcement from the Scottish government during the week that they were pausing the return of supporters to football stadiums was a blow in many ways for the national game in Scotland.
Two test events involving 300 supporters earlier in the month at Ross County and Aberdeen passed off without any issues; well, I'm guessing that was the case as nothing has been made public.
I imagine, however, if the lucky spectators had stepped out of line it would have made front-page headlines so we can take it that they adhered to all the protocols, so credit to both sets of supporters.
I absolutely understand we are on the back foot as there has been a spike in Covid cases around the country and I sincerely hope that doesn't impact the death toll.
They have a very tough job getting the procedures right and making the correct call. Getting to the bottom of the spread is the key, however, along with others in Scottish football, I am concerned about the contradictory messages coming from the government.
The new protocols mean you can visit the pub and watch your football team play with your friends in a confined space and you can also get on a packed aeroplane and fly however many miles.
However, you can't go to an outdoor event with plenty of ventilation and space to socially distance and watch your team. If you can't understand it, don't worry, very few do and it's bringing about a bit of frustration and concern for clubs throughout Scotland.
The first Old Firm game is on the horizon and Celtic manager Neil Lennon was very open and honest on the need to find a "smart solution" to get fans back into the stadiums.
He doesn't want it to be a closed door and that's it. Football is more than a game for many fans throughout the country.
It's a community hub, a place where people can meet their friends and step away from the stresses and pressures of every day life. It takes them to their happy place, so let's hope an amicable and safe resolution can be found in the near future.
On the topic of the Old Firm and the world-renowned derby being just a few weeks away, I'm not sure there has ever been one played behind closed doors, certainly not in my lifetime anyway, so this will be an historic occasion.
The game itself is revered around the world for its unique rivalry and atmosphere so it will be a surreal experience for everyone involved from managers, players and fans alike.
For the new players at both clubs it won't be such a big loss because they haven't experienced the occasion before - on the pitch, anyway.
However, the experienced campaigners who thrive on this game like Scott Brown and James Forrest of Celtic as well as Steven Davis and Alan McGregor of Rangers will miss the intense atmosphere.
It won't just be the game itself but the build-up beforehand won't have the same vibe to it as the players know the stadium will be empty.
The challenge in every Old Firm game is for the visiting team to silence the home supporters.
Those home supporters also like to play their part too by unnerving the visiting team so with that edge missing it will likely make it a level playing field. Realistically, with this game at Celtic Park, I would imagine Steven Gerrard's men would see it as a positive in that regard.
It will be interesting to see if the tempo of the match is affected once the referee's whistle goes. Traditionally the frantic pace in the opening 10 minutes isn't matched in many other games around the world. The crowd play a pivotal role in driving their team forward so again I fear it may take away from the intensity we have become so used to.
There are a lot of ifs and buts so it will be up to the players to find their own drive from within.
I'm guessing both managers will try and simplify it by saying it's three points and a crucial three points at that. Deep down, though, Lennon and Gerrard will miss the bubbling, hostile amphitheatre.