I went to my first game of 2022-2023 yesterday. Ridiculous.

Amazingly, I still haven’t digested my stats from 2021-2022 due to a late end to the season, a backlog of articles to write and actually having a job to go to for 37 hours a week.

The good news is, the stats are a bit better than 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 because i’ve actually been allowed to go to matches.

Not as cosmopolitan and well travelled as Pre Covid years (I do plan on remedying it in 2022-2023) although I did manage to fit in two stadiums I had never been to before.

So, here’s the breakdown of my football watching in 2021-2022

Matches: 49

Goals: 121

Hat-Tricks: 2

Red Cards: 7

Missed Penalties: 1

Teams Seen: 24

Annagh United (1st time), Ballymena United, Borja Banka Luca (1st time), Carrick Rangers, Cliftonville, Coleraine, Crusaders, Cyprus (1st time), Fola Esch (1st time), Glenavon, Glentoran, Greece, Harland and Wolff Welders, Hungary, Larne, Leeds United, Linfield, Livingston (1st time), Manchester United, Northern Ireland, Portadown, St Johnstone, Warrenpoint Town, Zalgiris Vilnius (1st time)

Grounds Visited: 15

Almondvale (1st time), Ballymena Showgrounds, Blanchflower Park (1st time), Coleraine Showgrounds, Inver Park, Milltown, Mourneview Park, Old Trafford, Seaview, Shamrock Park, Solitude, Stangmore Park, Taylor’s Avenue, The Oval, Windsor Park

Competitions Seen: 8

County Antrim Shield, Euro Conference (1st time), European Cup, FA Premier League, Irish Cup, Irish League, Scottish Premier League, UEFA Nations League

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