For me, the 2017-2018 football season began at Maine Road in the 1950s. I know what you’re thinking. Did I build a time machine?
Not quite. The Oval was being used to film scenes for a film about Bert Trautmann, and I went down to have a look at it being dressed up as Maine Road.
I then reverted back to the present day, to see Linfield take on La Fiorita in the European Cup.
The football became less competitive, as I ventured to Windsor Park to see Linfield take on Hearts in a friendly.
The following Friday, it was back to the European Cup for Linfield, but more Scottish opposition in the shape of Celtic.