My football watching for 2016 is over, so it’s time for a statistical look back at the year.
Games : 57
Goals Seen : 178
Red Cards : 18
Missed/Saved Penalties : 3
Hat-Tricks : 0
Teams Seen : 39
Ards, Azerbaijan, Ballinamallard United, Ballymena United, Belarus (1st time), Bohemians, Bristol Rovers (1st time), Bury (1st time), Cambridge United (1st time), Carrick Rangers, Cliftonville, Coleraine, Cork City (1st time), Croatia (1st time), Crusaders, Dundela, Dungannon Swifts, Feyenoord, France, Glenavon, Glentoran, Harland and Wolff Welders, Linfield, Manchester United, Millwall (1st time), Northern Ireland, Poland, Portadown, Queen of the South (1st time), Republic of Ireland (1st time), Romania, San Marino (1st time), Slovenia, Southampton (1st time), St Patrick’s Athletic, Sweden (1st time), Wales, Warrenpoint Town, West Ham United.
Stadiums Visited : 22
Allianz Riviera (1st time), Ballymena Showgrounds, Clandeboye Park, Cardiff City Stadium, Coleraine Showgrounds, Dalymlount Park, Ferney Park, Gigg Lane (1st time), Memorial Ground (1st time), Milltown, Mourneview Park, Old Trafford, Palmerston (1st time), Seaview, Shamrock Park, Solitude, Stade De France (1st time), The Oval, Tillysburn Park, Wilgar Park, Windsor Park
Competitions : 12
County Antrim Shield, European Championship Finals, FA Premier League, Football League One, Football League Two, Irish Cup, Irish League, League Of Ireland, Scottish Challenge Cup, Steel and Sons Cup, UEFA Cup, World Cup Qualifying,
Curiousities : 3
1st January 2016 – Match delayed due to a corner flag breaking. It got punched during a goal celebration. Not going to say who by in case he gets a retrospective ban.
26th February 2016 and 5th November 2016 – Outfield player in nets. Mark Haughey, both against Glenavon. He saved a penalty in the first game.
15th May 2016 – Evacuated from a ground because of a bomb scare for the first time ever. Turned out not to be a real bomb.