After a two month break, my football watching for 2014-2015 began in early July, with the World Cup still going on (on the night of the first two Quarter-Finals) in Bray.
I was over there for a concert, and decided to take in a game as there was one on while I was there, a bottom of the table clash between Bray Wanderers and Drogheda United.
Carlisle Ground is a nice stadium for watching football in when it’s sunny. Unfortunately, when I was there, it was raining. A lot.
It was still an enjoyable game, with Drogheda winning 3-1.
On the night of the now infamous World Cup Semi-Final between Brazil and Germany, I was at Mourneview Park for the UEFA Cup tie between Linfield and B36 Torshavn, my first experience of seeing a Warren Feeney managed Linfield team in the flesh.
The following week, I was back at Mourneview Park again, for the next round against AIK, to see Linfield secure a fantastic 1-0 win. Unfortunately, a 2-0 defeat meant Linfield’s European hopes were over for another year.
Two days later, I was Bangor bound, as Linfield used Clandeboye Park for a friendly against Cowdenbeath.
My main reason for going was to check out the facilities at Clandeboye, which had recently had some renovation work and a new 3G pitch.
That was my football watching for July, the league season not long away from starting. It was great to be back watching football.