This year should be a better one, a more exciting one and perhaps a less controversial one in Scottish football, although on the latter point it is probably best not to hold your breath.
There is Euro 2022 to look forward to in the summer. But before then a whole lot of domestic football to get our teeth into, starting with a full round of fixtures tomorrow.
Scroll down and click through for all of the Scottish football news on New Year’s Day.
1. Gerrard plays down two-week break impact
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has played down the idea of a two-week break due to Covid-19. There has been a rise in positive cases in English football but the Ibrox manager doesn’t think it will have much of an impact. (The Scotsman) Photo: Alan Harvey - SNS Group
2. Stewart set to extend Hearts deal
Hearts have agreed a deal in principle with Livingston to extend the loan deal of goalkeeper Ross Stewart. The 25-year-old’s deal was set to expire this month. He has acted as back-up to Craig Gordon. (Evening News) Photo: Bill Murray - SNS Group
3. Gardyne set for SFA hearing
Ross County winger Michael Gardyne will go in front of a Scottish FA hearing regarding alleged comments made to a Rangers player in the clash between the sides last month. Steven Gerrard accused Gardyne of making inappropriate comments in a flashpoint during the game. (Scottish Sun) Photo: Craig Foy - SNS Group
4. Rice targets signings
Hamilton Accies boss Brian Rice is targeting new signings to bolster the team’s attack. Rice is keen to add one or two to his squad and has already identified “two or three” to come in and help the team currently bottom of the Premiership. (Lanarkshire Live) Photo: Craig Foy - SNS Group