It seemed a bit strange this week that Uefa announced the start dates for European club competitions next season with a few issues still to be resolved this campaign in Scotland. I suppose it's a sign of the times as plans are put in place to move football forward.
Domestically, the Scottish FA will attempt to complete their flagship competition, the Scottish Cup, next season, as it's a big earner for them with both semi-finals and the final played at Hampden Park.
They have broadcast and sponsor obligations too, so will want it played - preferably in front of supporters, but it remains to be seen if that will be the case.
Rangers still have an outstanding Europa League last-16 second leg tie to come in Germany against Bayer Leverkusen in early August. They are 3-1 down from the first leg so Steven Gerrard will want his side up to speed to give them an outside chance of progression.
The biggest issue that will no doubt rumble on is the joint legal action by Hearts and Partick Thistle against the SPFL.
Their petition to the Court of Session is looking to reverse relegation or secure compensation after reconstruction was finally put to bed this week with both sides relegated from their respective leagues.
It isn't thought that either club is seeking an interim interdict to prevent the new season starting in August - at the minute!
It is absolutely understandable that both clubs feel let down with the process as they had more than a reasonable chance of staving off relegation with plenty of matches to play.
The sad bit about it is fellow clubs had the chance to right the wrong and show some empathy towards companions with reconstruction, yet they chose not to. I've never known Scottish football to be so disconnected, with solidarity in short supply.
At a time when togetherness and support seemed essential, bridges have been burned and, judging by the nature of statements from Hearts and Partick Thistle, it could take time to heal those wounds.
With all that said, I don't envisage that relegation will be overturned, but hefty compensation to offset the losses both clubs will naturally suffer may bring some sort of comfort and satisfaction to them.
It could be a costly time for the SPFL as media broadcasters are also looking for a return of their monies after the season was halted. Many have criticised the decision to halt the season in the first place, so it may come back to haunt them.
With Hearts being relegated, it's a double whammy for them as the Scottish Championship sides also voted for a shortened campaign next season with just 27 league games starting in October.
From a selfish perspective, this is a blow for the incoming Northern Ireland manager - whoever it may be - as three vital players in the international set-up are currently with Hearts.
Michael Smith, Conor Washington and Liam Boyce have plenty of caps between them, but with their season not starting until October and the Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Bosnia and Herzegovina coinciding with it, it could be a potential issue.
I would imagine all three players would be in demand and, with club situations changing all the time, if Hearts decided to sell then all three would generate interest.
The depth in our senior squad has been highlighted in the past, so hopefully something can change and the players will be raring to go regardless.
Now fast forward to next season and the Champions League and Europa League.
The new format should please Scotland's representatives Celtic, Rangers, Motherwell and Aberdeen, as the qualifying rounds will be one-off ties.
The team drawn out first will have home advantage so let's hope some favourable draws can see progression first and foremost with co-efficient points to follow.
Whether it is this season or next, Scottish football keeps you on your toes.