October began with a trip to The Oval, to see Linfield play awful but still grind out a 2-1 win.
The following weekend, was a double header. First up, was Northern Ireland v San Marino, the first game a fully redeveloped Windsor Park. After a few hours sleep, I was on an early boat to travel to Dumfries to see Linfield take on Queen of the South in the Scottish Challenge Cup.
It was then back to Windsor Park to see Linfield take on Ballinamallard United before a road trip to Coleraine.
The month ended with a trip to Windsor Park to see Linfield and Crusaders draw 0-0.