October was a busy month, with lots of games and lots of goals, including, the greatest goal in football history ………… if you believe the Northern Ireland media.
The month started with Linfield taking on Portadown and finally getting into their goalscoring groove after a slow start to the season.
With a 3-0 lead at half-time, I decided to take the opportunity to get some stadium pics, as temporary seats were being put in, in preparation for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2012 Qualifier against Italy.
A few days later, I headed to The Oval for the second-half of the match between Glentoran and Portadown (I usually play football on a Tuesday night, so popped in ……. and I was in the Portadown end, just to clarify)
That night, Matty Burrows scored “The greatest goal in football history”
I must admit, watching it live in the flesh, it was a brilliant goal. Constant media overkill has been tiresome, but I suppose, it’s hard to complain about a positive good news Irish League story, especially when the media aren’t slow in sticking the boot into the game here.
That Friday, I was at the Northern Ireland v Italy game, and managed to get some good shos from my vantage point in the Viewing Lounge.
The following day, I was at Coleraine, one of my favourite away grounds to see Linfield record a 2-0 win.
Later in the month, I went to further Linfield games against Newry and Crusaders, especially enjoying the 8-1 win over Crusaders, before finishing the month off with another visit to Old Trafford, this time to see United take on Spurs.