As my matchgoing 2019-2020 season is officially over, I had accepted that it was a long time ago. Carrick Rangers away in early March was not what I had in mind.

As is customary, I do a statistical review of the season just past, so here we go.

Matches attended : 45

Goals Seen : 128

Red Cards : 9

Missed Penalties : 3

Hat-Tricks : 3

Shayne Lavery (Linfield v Glenavon)
Shayne Lavery (Linfield v Warrenpoint Town)
Joel Cooper (Linfield v Warrenpoint Town)

Teams Seen : 33

Accrington Stanley, Ballymena United, Bray Wanderers, Burnley, Carrick Rangers, Cliftonville, Coleraine, Crusaders, Dundee, Dundela, Dunfermline Athletic, Dungannon Swifts, FK Sutjeska (1st time), Germany, Glenavon, Glentoran, HB Torshavn (1st time), Hibernian, Holland, IFK Norkopping (1st time), Institute, Limerick (1st time), Linfield, Manchester United, Northern Ireland, Partizan Belgrade (1st time), Qarabag (1st time), Queen’s University (1st time), Rosenborg, Salford City (1st time), St Mirren, St Patrick’s Athletic, Warrenpoint Town

Stadiums Visited : 20

Ballymena Showgrounds, Carlisle Grounds, Coleraine Showgrounds, East End Park, Easter Road, Inver Park, Milltown, Moor Lane (1st time), Mourneview Park, Old Trafford, Richmond Park, Seaview, Solitude, Stangmore Park, Taylor’s Avenue, The Brandywell, The Dub (1st time), The Oval, Wilgar Park, Windsor Park

Competitions : 9

European Championship Qualifiers, European Cup, Football League Trophy (1st time), Irish Cup, Irish League, League Of Ireland First Division, Scottish Championship, Scottish Premier League, UEFA Cup

Oddities :

Two players scoring a hat-trick in the same match.

And um, football being postponed indefinitely due to a global pandemic.

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