It's anything but a break.
And it promises to be a looonnnnnggggg summer at the club, because even the numbnuts positioned halfway across the world with their finger on the big red button will (pray to god) realise that an awful lot needs to change this summer.
It should be the summer of correcting a mountain of mistakes and a chance for some humble self assessment. But then weren't we producing the same sound bites last summer?
Gary Bowyer will be the club's new manager, whether that is a particularly wise shout over the long term remains to be seen and I have my doubts, but given the steady procession of managerial sagas, compensation payouts, renegade directors and ill advised appointments we've endured over the last 12 months it's probably as safe a call as Venky's can muster at this stage. Would they appoint anyone better from the outside world? History dictates that the answer would be a resounding "What have you been smoking?".
Shebby Singh, Derek Shaw and Paul Agnew still remain in the boardroom. Simply adding someone in to oversee things won't help. One, two or preferably all of them need to find fresh employment - I hear there are plenty of local pubs and bars that need some assistance in performing to their maximum...
Appointing a "decision maker" or a "global marketing advisor" as has been rumoured will only add superficial gloss to a dental framework that has long since needed more surgical attention, adding more sweeteners into the mix certainly won't drill out the root of the tooth ache. It will however further embellish the list of absurd job titles in existence at Ewood Park, which is of course, what really matters.
For the club to even stand a chance the ego stroking and infighting needs resolving, more so than any other pickle we've found ourselves in.
As a court hearing so ruthlessly exposed, a total overhaul from top to bottom wouldn't go a miss - it's been a while since I heard an organisation's own operation described as "unforgivable". But then lets not ask for too much hey?
Then there's the playing staff. Believe it or not there are members of the current squad who can be used to build positively going forward - namely the young lads. The likes of Jake Kean, Grant Hanley, Adam Henley, Jason Lowe, John O'Sullivan and a summer of stubbornness willing, Jordan Rhodes are a perfectly serviceable nucleus of players to use alongside more experienced supplementation. If we can bring back Todd Kane on a season long loan I'd be on the phone - fax is too risky - to Chelsea quicker than you can say "interim".
But they of course are not the problem. There is a raft of deadwood lying around the place that needs showing the door. High earners who've been under contributing for too long such as Paul Robinson, Gael Givet, Morten Gamst Pedersen and David Goodwillie are prime candidates for pastures new. Not to mention anyone who used to play for Fulham... If there are any takers/suckers willing enough to match the high wages we're shelling out.
And if anyone has always dreamed of building a team of nobodies from Iberia, now is your chance. We have an excellent farm of them here. Anyone at all? Now is your time. Feel free to help yourself to the likes of Edinho Junior, Nuno Henrique, Paulo Jorge and the whole gang. Whether they'll be any good remains to be seen but they're free to leave to a good home. Consider this is an advert for them.
The good news is that the early signs of player recruitment look to have taken a different path to last summer's bid high/produce low talent influx. The signings of Chris Taylor and former player Alan Judge are hardly likely to send thousands sprawling to renew their season tickets (inexplicably many still waiting for that little gem of information), but they are the types of signings that many cried for throughout last term... Hard workers who'll bust a gut. Oh and wingers, if you remember what they look like. Encouragingly they look like purchases in the Bowyer mould rather the Shebmeister General.
Rarely, the club is actually in a position where given our current wage bill and what they're actually providing in exchange for their income we can actually improve on the field whilst saving money. Especially in a division where organisation and graft often outranks razor dazzle.
There is an awful lot that needs to change, that much is obvious. The golden question is will it? Maybe if we shout loud enough we can penetrate the batch of sand that the owners have buried their heads in for far too long?
Or maybe it's all pointless and we'll start next season as clueless and naively hopeful as we did this. Either or.
I've said it several times before but if a mere simpleton like myself can spot it then I'd like to think astute business owners worth millions would too.
It's going to be a long summer...