What a nice week this promises to be.
One of those weeks in which our club will be a fairly relaxed place, allowing us ample time to prepare for the game against Aberdeen at the weekend.
This is the beauty of having no Champions League qualifiers; we have the luxury of an extra training day and getting everyone a step closer to their best.
It is nice to go into that game knowing that a win will keep us at least three points ahead of our rivals.
We may even have an opportunity to extend that lead; who knows how they will fare at home to Livingston on Saturday? Anyone who watched them this weekend knows they are miles off it right now and staggeringly vulnerable.
Even Martindale should fancy it. He should not be sending his team out there afraid.
The fear is all on the other side.
What a week this looms as for that team and its beleaguered boss.
They might well bounce back in Europe on Wednesday night, but that game and all the attendant pressure it brings is absolutely the last thing their club needed.
It’s all the worse for them that they don’t know much about the opposition. It’s also bad that this is – and no-one seems focussed on this yet – the first time The Mooch will have managed their club in Europe.
If he tries to play that public park football against the side which won the Swiss league last season, if he thinks that grim lack of tactical sophistication is going to fly against continental title winners, then he is in for the shock of his life and it could be very ugly for them.
The have a lot to be fearful of. Suddenly it’s not just that game this week which looms large in their thinking as a “must-win” tie, it’s that game at the weekend too.
People talk about Rodgers never having had a challenge last time he was here – utter garbage, as a lot of the media were wetting their pants over Warburton and his team – but the truth is that The Mooch hasn’t been under real pressure either in the league, only in the cups and he lost those.
He doesn’t get to cruise, not anymore. The spotlight is on him now and he’s never managed in Europe and never coped with a sustained level of doubt about his abilities to do it in a title race.
That all must be fairly scary and not just for him.
Remember, the players he’s signed, there aren’t a lot of natural winners in there. Two of the strikers were at teams which got relegated last season; only Danilo comes from a side which actually did win its league.
So he’s not the only one over there the pressure is now on like never before.
In the meantime, we get to watch, and prepare for Pittodrie. It is nice to have that luxury, and I know that Brendan and the team will use it wisely.