STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF A FOOTBALL SEASON : 2016-2017

So that’s it, another season of football watching is over, and 2016-2017 is consigned to history.

As is tradition when a season of football watching is over, it’s time to look back in the best way possible …. in numbers.

Matches Seen : 59

Goals Seen : 169

Red Cards : 16

Hat-Tricks : 2

Penalties Missed/Saved : 4

Highest Scoring Match :
6 (Harland and Wolff Welders 1-5 Linfield, Linfield 5-1 Ards, Coleraine 1-5 Linfield)

Countries Seen Matches In :
4 (England, France, Northern Ireland)

Teams Seen : 34

Ards, Azerbaijan, Ballinamallard United, Ballymena United, Bury, Carrick Rangers, Cliftonville, Coleraine, Cork City (1st time), Croatia (1st time), Crystal Palace, Crusaders, Dundela, Dungannon Swifts, Feyenoord, France, Glenavon, Glentoran, Harland and Wolff Welders, Hull City, Institute, Linfield, Manchester United, Millwall (1st time), Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portadown, Republic of Ireland (1st time), Romania, San Marino (1st time), Sweden (1st time), West Ham United.

Competitions Watched : 11

County Antrim Shield, European Championship Finals (1st time), FA Premier League, Football League One, Irish Cup, Irish League, NIFL Cup, Scottish Challenge Cup (1st time), Steel and Sons Cup, UEFA Cup, World Cup.

Grounds Visited : 19

Allianz Riviera (1st time), Ballymena Showgrounds, Clandeboye Park, Coleraine Showgrounds, Drumahoe, Ferney Park, Gigg Lane (1st time), Mourneview Park, Old Trafford, Palmerston Park (1st time), Seaview, Solitude, Stade De France (1st time), Stangmore Park, Taylor’s Avenue, The Oval, Tillysburn Park, Wilar Park, Windsor Park

Curiousities :

Outfield player playing in goals for 80 minutes (Glenavon 2-2 Linfield, November 2016)

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