Last weekend saw the resumption of the Bundesliga, many teams confirming a starting date for group training in the Spanish, Italian and English leagues and real hope that football can restart and numerous competitions can be satisfactorily concluded.
That's gotta be a good thing doesn't it?
That probably depends on whether you're a football fan, a health expert, a government policy maker, a policeman, a TV executive or someone most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.
Maybe you are like some of the dissenting voices from within the game, who are concerned with the possibility of contracting the virus and putting family members, young and old, at risk.
I would never claim to be an expert on the risk and reward equation and the benefit in terms of people's morale and mental health.
But the sportsman in me wants to shout: "bring it on!"
However, I have to note that's an easy cheer from many thousands of miles away from a country that, with total respect to those affected, has seen almost nothing of the devastation experienced across Europe and the UK.
The number of cases and deaths are hard to comprehend.
With that thought in mind, some concerns, trepidation and a no-risk attitude are an understandable fallback position for some.
Just as a life-must-go-on philosophy makes perfect sense to athletes in the prime of their sporting life.
Hubs and bubbles make me think of strawberry gum not elite athletes training and playing in controlled environments, but I suspect protocols implemented will ensure internal safety.
As ever, the threat is more likely to come from outside temptations. I can't put it anymore delicately than that .
There is light at the end of the tunnel for football in Australia as well.
The fact that, perhaps, only a month's worth of games remain to complete the A-League means we can learn from the National Rugby League and Australian Football League as they fast track the return of their competitions.
Until then, the major source of dissenting voices has been, not for the first time, provoked by our old friend Mark Bosnich, though not of his choosing on this occasion.
Challenged to provide four iconic faces for a mythical Mt Rushmore-type tribute for Australian football, Bozza acknowledged the past by nominating Rale Rasic and Johnny Warren. He also acknowledged the most recent past, by making Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka his other selections .
Let me say that limiting your choice to four would be enormously difficult and I would seek very strict clarification on the criteria before so much as attempting said task.
For instance, does someone like Craig Johnston, whose playing career and profile stands up against any Australian player, miss out because he didn't play for the national team?
Do we count goalkeepers as actual players or footballers (hehe, sorry couldn't resist ), in which case Bozza, rather modestly leaves himself and Mark Schwarzer off the shortlist?
Rasic will rightly be revered always as the first coach to take Australia to a World Cup.
Someone like Ange Postecoglou - boasting NSL and A-League titles, an Asian Cup success and a J League title on his resume, possibly opening pathways for other Australian coaches - may well enjoy a similar standing when history looks back at his achievements.
In terms of service, Graham Arnold and Frank Farina, with large numbers of games as both players and managers deserve mention. Arnold is still very much front and centre as we speak.
The biggest bone of contention in some people's eyes was the exclusion of Tim Cahill. I'm happy to give that omission the sort of consideration it, and everyone at the pointy end of discussions deserves, next week. Have your arguments ready.