Another Season Begins

And in the blink of an eye, the new football season is here. It doesn’t seem a moment ago that Manchester United were celebrating their 20th title, and at the same time, bidding farewell to outgoing manager Sir Alex Ferguson. With a hop, skip and a month in Brazil, we’re back where it all began, with all teams on zero points.

The Premier League, Championship and League Cup are all under way, and I’ve been to see a bit of everything…

 

Referee Martin Atkinson tests the new goal line technology in the goalmouth at Anfield before the first Premier League game of the new season
Referee Martin Atkinson tests the new goal line technology in the goalmouth at Anfield before the first Premier League game of the new season

 

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool battles with Robert Huth of Stoke City
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool battles with Robert Huth of Stoke City

 

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates with teammates ater saving a late penalty
Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates with teammates after saving a late penalty

 

Liverpool players celebrate victory
Liverpool players celebrate victory

 

New Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini (L) sits on the bench
New Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini (L) sits on the bench

 

A colourful array of football boots on show from the Man City players
A colourful array of football boots on show from the Man City players

 

Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle tackles Edin Dzeko of Man City
Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle tackles Edin Dzeko of Man City

 

David Silva of Man City celebrates after scoring their opening goal
David Silva of Man City celebrates after scoring their opening goal

 

Papiss Demba Cisse of Newcastle looks dejected
Papiss Demba Cisse of Newcastle looks dejected

 

Newcastle fans before their match against West Ham
Newcastle fans before their match against West Ham

 

A pair of boots rest between the gaps in the dugout seats
A pair of boots rest between the gaps in the dugout seats

 

A group of West Ham players jump for the ball in the rain
A group of West Ham players jump for the ball in the rain

 

Eden Hazard of Chelsea battles with Luis Antonio Valencia of Man Utd
Eden Hazard of Chelsea battles with Luis Antonio Valencia of Man Utd

 

Man Utd fans show their support for Wayne Rooney, amidst speculation he may move away from the club
Man Utd fans show their support for Wayne Rooney, amidst speculation he may move away from the club

 

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool scores their 3rd goal en route to victory over Notts County in the Capital One Cup
Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool scores their 3rd goal en route to victory over Notts County in the Capital One Cup

 

Leighton Baines of Everton starts the match as a substitute, amidst speculation he may move away from the club
Leighton Baines of Everton starts the League Cup match against Stevenage as a substitute, amidst speculation he may move away from the club

 

A young Everton fan shouts encouragement to his team during their Capital One Cup match against Stevenage
A young Everton fan shouts encouragement to his team during their Capital One Cup match against Stevenage

 

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