Like in the previous season, January began with a game between Linfield and Crusaders. Again, it was a home win, though this time, it was at Windsor Park instead of Seaview.
The following Saturday, it was the Irish Cup at Windsor Park, with Linfield edging out Ballymena United after extra-time.
Three days later, same venue, same two teams, but a different competition, the County Antrim Shield Final, with Ballymena winning 3-2.
A frozen pitch saw Linfield’s home match (YES! another match at Windsor Park) against Dungannon Swifts postponed, so my next football was the trip to Old Trafford to see United take on Southampton.
The football watching month ended with Linfield’s routine win over Carrick Rangers at, you’ve guessed it, Windsor Park.