The long, long off-season just got that little bit shorter with the publication of the confirmed 2018-19 fixtures.
And there is plenty for Glory members and fans to look forward to during what promises to be a fascinating campaign.
The adoption of FIFA international windows and Asian Champions League breaks means a slightly later start and finish than in previous years and Glory have been handed an absolute cracker first up in the form of a Round One home clash with Western Sydney Wanderers.
New Head Coach Tony Popovic and assistant Hayden Foxe do, of course, head up a substantial ex-Wanderers contingent here in the West which also includes the likes of Matt Spiranovic, Brendon Santalab, Liam Reddy and Scott Neville.
Following that intriguing showdown, Popovic's side face an away trip to reigning champions Melbourne Victory and a home fixture against Brisbane, with an away game at Adelaide rounding things off ahead of the first FIFA break.
November is completed by a visit to nib Stadium from the Mariners and then it's full steam ahead into a five-game December.
Melbourne City and Sydney FC will both be in Perth before Christmas, with those games split by our only trip of the season across the Tasman to face Wellington and a shorter journey to our happiest away hunting ground, Newcastle.
Glory will finish 2018 in Gosford taking on Central Coast, but the players' air miles won't get much of a boost early in the New Year due to a remarkable run of five home games in the space of just 25 days.
Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers, Adelaide United, Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix will all feature at nib between January 9th and February 2nd .
Highlights of the final third of the campaign, meanwhile, include two more trips to Melbourne to face Victory (February 10th) and City (March 3rd), a meeting with Sydney FC in the unfamiliar surroundings of the SCG (due to the redevelopment of Allianz Stadium) and a home fixture against Wellington to round out the regular season.
14 of the club's games this term are at home, five of which kick off at 7pm on a Saturday, while we also have six Sunday fixtures, four of which have 5pm starts.
We'll leave you to diarise in peace... roll on October 21!