A penny for John Delaney's thoughts on the problems created by the coronavirus?
The ex-CEO has earned enough from Irish football already so we'll pass on that but further speculation around when Stephen Kenny will take his first game as Ireland manager has highlighted the difficulty of the task faced by the new FAI hierarchy.
We are used to administrators telling us that they haven't budgeted for Ireland qualifying for a major tournament.
But there's no way the FAI could have envisaged a scenario where they wouldn't play any international games in Dublin at all in a calendar year.
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Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but the only certainty with the Covid-19 discussions is uncertainty.
Predictions are a dangerous game, yet making contingency plans is prudent at this juncture.
And the latest development to emerge is that FIFA are exploring an alternative calendar for the autumn.
They are looking at a scenario where there would be no international football in September or October to clear the path for club commitments.
The next set of international matches are in November and one option floated is a bumper window then containing all of the scheduled matches in September and October - thus meaning a major tournament style gathering stretching into December.
Alternatively, postponed games would be slotted into longer international windows in 2021.
This would be concerning for the FAI seeing as interim CEO Gary Owens said earlier this month that the Association need the income from home Nations League games later this year with Finland up first.
"We really need to be able to hold those matches and have mass gatherings in September," said Owens, conscious that interest levels in Kenny would open up the possibility of a sell-out.
Wales and Bulgaria are also due in town, while another friendly was on the cards depending on how the Euros playoffs were fixed.
The FAI were expecting the Slovakia game to take place in October with a possible final in November, yet that would all be left up in the air if FIFA go down this route.
From a football perspective, it again opens up a scenario where Kenny is thrown in at the deep end, although the playoffs would actually be lower down UEFA's list of priorities than high end Nations League games given the value of the games involving top tier nations.
Under the original Euro 2020 schedule, the final participants were only going to be confirmed three months out from the competition so there's no urgency.
As it happens, both UEFA and the FAI have good reason to want the Nations League matches to go ahead.
UEFA's angle is capitalising on broadcasting deals which keep the membership happy. For the FAI, the importance is ticket income.
They need the TV money to come through too but we'll come back to that.
It seems like a lifetime ago that Roy Barrett, Gary Owens and Niall Quinn were hailing the opportunity presented by the bail-out that apparently wasn't a bail-out. Central to talk of breathing room was the revenue generating potential of 2020.
If making the Euros was a bonus, there would have been projections factoring in the start of the Kenny era and the sale of fresh season ticket packages.
The root of the FAI's demise can be traced back to the 10-year Vantage Club tickets, but a revised version going forward from 2020 had entered the market.
It's all in limbo now, and the FAI also have to make inroads with sponsors too and could therefore do with a clear schedule for a variety of reasons.
The old FAI accounts do come with an asterisk attached, but there was never any disguising that the income from the senior international team was the petrol that fuelled the whole organisation.
In recent years, the figures for international match income in the accounts have ranged between €15m and €17m with the volume and profile of matches capable of altering this figure.
These are unprecedented times, but a blank autumn would leave a substantial hole - and explains why postponing games is preferable to ditching them.
Especially if it's possible that you've already banked portions of the TV money divvied out on the natural understanding that games would proceed as planned.
Centralised TV revenue (€7.5m to associations per year rising to €10m from 2022) means smaller European nations are invested in UEFA's well-being.
This week, UEFA stepped up to make advance monies available to member associations to help them through this unexpected hardship.
This good news story turned into a bad news one for Ireland when it was confirmed that the old board had already drawn down €4.3m of Hat-Trick funding in 2018.
It highlights the folly of the continued claims they could be debt free by 2020.
They had a reputation for seeking future funds at the earliest possible opportunity. Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy said that in the Dail last year.
It was almost as if they were fighting a pandemic level financial crisis on an annual basis.
Hence, it's challenging to make firm estimates about what tweaks to broadcast contracts could mean for the FAI when we know they have likely already eaten into a chunk of future revenues.
The fresh faces on the FAI top table had to go down that route in talks with UEFA to thrash out the aforementioned rescue deal in partnership with the government.
With the UEFA tap now dry, it's no wonder they are waiting for details of the FIFA package which will be of considerable importance to the League of Ireland - and the FAI itself.
Once again, the new team find themselves in an uncomfortable position on account of the situation they inherited. And there's an irony to the problems they are managing on two fronts.
They are encouraging LOI clubs to at least contemplate closed doors games as a means of getting the wheels moving again, but playing senior internationals without crowds would ask major questions of the association's business plans.
Like most things in Irish football, this may all come back to compensation.