Fantastic if you’re a Celtic fan, not quite so good for manager Neil Lennon!
The lengthy process of the draw for the Champions League group stages was a little bit like watching paint dry.
But it threw up some very interesting games, and if you’re in the green half of Glasgow, the prospect of Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax visiting Parkhead is, to say the least, mouth-watering!
Celtic beat Barcelona last season, but could well find it tough to repeat that result, and Lennon’s face when he learned of the draw said it all!
It all gets under way midway through September, and the number of managerial changes at the continent’s leading clubs adds an interesting dimension.
We have Jose Mourinho back at 2012 winners Chelsea, who surely won’t be too worried at the prospect of taking on Schalke, FC Basel, Steaua Bucharest.
And of course both Manchester clubs have new men at the helm.
Shakhtar Donetsk, Bayer Leverkusen and Real Sociedad, a side for whom I have a soft spot after my testimonial back in 2006, all come to Old Trafford.
David Moyes has plenty of experience, but not that much of the Champions League, and it will be interesting to see how he approaches the Euro campaign.
City will be desperate to progress beyond the group stages for once, and in Manuel Pellegrini, have a man who certainly has pedigree at the top table with Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga.
Holders Bayern Munich, now under the command of Pep Guardiola, CSKA Moscow and the Czechs Viktoria Plzen lie in wait for City, whose owners have made it clear they expect some progress this time around.
That leaves us with Arsenal, who have tough-looking meetings with Marseille, last season’s beaten finalists Borussia Dortmund and Rafael Benitez’s Napoli to negotiate if they are to repeat last season’s feat of getting to the knockout stages.
Under-fire Arsene Wenger will have to call on all his experience!
Away from our clubs, I fancy Paris St Germain, who have a strong squad under Laurent Blanc, and a favourable draw (Benfica, Olympiakos and Anderlecht), to do well this time.