Off We Go Again

My season began at the Britannia Stadium, where the previous one had ended a mere 77 days earlier. Football is back on the calendar, and before we know it, the clocks will go back, the nights will draw in, talent shows will dominate the airwaves, and Christmas shopping will be upon us. Chin up! Let’s enjoy the warmth and the daylight while we can…

 

Glen Johnson takes a throw-in for Stoke City as the Britannia Stadium crowd look on.
Glen Johnson takes a throw-in for Stoke City as the Britannia Stadium crowd look on.

 

A grid of stock pictures from Stoke City's opening match of the season against Liverpool
A grid of stock pictures from Stoke City’s opening match of the season against Liverpool

 

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and Martin Skrtel of Liverpool celebrate victory
Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and Martin Skrtel of Liverpool celebrate victory

 

A deep purple sky over The Hawthorns as Man City take on West Brom
A deep purple sky over The Hawthorns as Man City take on West Brom

 

David Silva of Man City beats James Chesterof West Brom (L) and Claudio Yacob of West Brom (R) to cross the ball
David Silva of Man City beats James Chesterof West Brom (L) and Claudio Yacob of West Brom (R) to cross the ball

 

Stock pictures from West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City
Stock pictures from West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City

 

Vincent Kompany towers over me as he celebrates after scoring for Man City against West Brom
Vincent Kompany towers over me as he celebrates after scoring for Man City against West Brom

 

A Crewe Alexandra fan shows off a retro jacket before his side's League Cup tie against Preston
A Crewe Alexandra fan shows off a retro jacket before his side’s League Cup tie against Preston

 

A firey red sky over Villa Park as Manchester United visit the Midlands
A firey red sky over Villa Park as Manchester United visit the Midlands

 

A Watford fan enjoys a cigarette before his side's game against West Brom
A Watford fan enjoys a cigarette before his side’s game against West Brom

 

A sign directing fans to Vicarage Road
A sign directing fans to Vicarage Road

 

Stock pictures from Watford's match against West Brom
Stock pictures from Watford’s match against West Brom

 

Man City fans walk to the Etihad Stadium
Man City fans walk to the Etihad Stadium

 

Man City fans celebrate the opening of their new South Stand as their side walk out against Chelsea
Man City fans celebrate the opening of their new South Stand as their side walk out against Chelsea

 

Aleksandar Kolarov of Man City (L) and Eliaquim Mangala of Man City battle with Diego Costa of Chelsea
Aleksandar Kolarov of Man City (L) and Eliaquim Mangala of Man City battle with Diego Costa of Chelsea

 

Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea has words with teammate John Terry
Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea has words with teammate John Terry

 

Stock pictures from Man City v Chelsea
Stock pictures from Man City v Chelsea

 

Today's official scarf - £10
Today’s official scarf – £10

 

Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke are the new faces of the Liverpool souvenir scarves
Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke are the new faces of the Liverpool souvenir scarves

 

Fans take in the building work as the new Main Stand begins to take shape
Fans take in the building work as the new Main Stand begins to take shape

 

Max Gradel of Bournemouth battles with Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool
Max Gradel of Bournemouth battles with Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool

 

Wayne Rooney holds the commemorative matchday pennant as he prepares to captain Manchester United against Club Brugge.
Wayne Rooney holds the commemorative matchday pennant as he prepares to captain Manchester United against Club Brugge.

 

Wayne Rooney of Man Utd tangles with Timmy Simons of Brugge
Wayne Rooney of Man Utd tangles with Timmy Simons of Brugge

 

Man Utd stock pictures from their game against Club Brugge
Man Utd stock pictures from their game against Club Brugge

 

Belgium international Marouane Fellaini scores a header for Man Utd to make it 3-1 against Club Brugge
Belgium international Marouane Fellaini scores a header for Man Utd to make it 3-1 against Club Brugge

 

Marouane Fellaini celebrates his goal for Man Utd
Marouane Fellaini celebrates his goal for Man Utd

 

Various souvenir Man Utd signs for sale
Various souvenir Man Utd signs for sale

 

Fans keep a close eye on new Man Utd signing Memphis Depay
Fans keep a close eye on new Man Utd signing Memphis Depay

 

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul dives to thwart an attack from Man Utd's Memphis Depay
Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul dives to thwart an attack from Man Utd’s Memphis Depay

 

Nike boots and a Nike ball come crashing together
Nike boots and a Nike ball come crashing together

 

Man City captain Vincent Kompany spits out a stream of water before his side take on Everton
Man City captain Vincent Kompany spits out a stream of water before his side take on Everton

 

Sergio Aguero of Man City battles with Seamus Coleman of Everton
Sergio Aguero of Man City battles with Seamus Coleman of Everton

 

Stock pictures from Everton's game at home to Man City
Stock pictures from Everton’s game at home to Man City

 

Samir Nasri chips Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard to score for Man City
Samir Nasri chips Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard to score for Man City

 

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard shows his dejection
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard shows his dejection

 

Serge Gnabry of West Brom gets between Ryan Inniss of Port Vale (L) and Byron Moore of Port Vale
Serge Gnabry of West Brom gets between Ryan Inniss of Port Vale (L) and Byron Moore of Port Vale

 

Brown Ideye of West Brom chests it down
Brown Ideye of West Brom chests it down

 

James Chester scores the decisive penalty as West Brom put Port Vale out of the League Cup in the shootout
James Chester scores the decisive penalty as West Brom put Port Vale out of the League Cup in the shootout

 

In an U17 international, Jaden Brown of England battles with Alessio Militari of Italy
In an U17 international, Jaden Brown of England battles with Alessio Militari of Italy

 

Traditional theatrics from Andrea Pinamonti of Italy U17
Traditional theatrics from Andrea Pinamonti of Italy U17

 

Stock pictures from the U17 international between England and Italy
Stock pictures from the U17 international between England and Italy

 

A branded corner flag flutters in the breeze at St. George's Park ahead of an England training session
A branded corner flag flutters in the breeze at St. George’s Park ahead of an England training session

 

Harry Kane puts his bib on during an England training session
Harry Kane puts his bib on during an England training session

 

England manager Roy Hodgson performs a few stretches during the training session
England manager Roy Hodgson performs a few stretches during the training session

 

USA U23 coach Andi Herzog looks on ahead of his side's match against England U21
USA U23 coach Andi Herzog looks on ahead of his side’s match against England U21

 

James Ward-Prowse of England battles with Mario Rodriguez of USA
James Ward-Prowse of England battles with Mario Rodriguez of USA

 

Stock pictures from England U21 v USA U23
Stock pictures from England U21 v USA U23

 

Oliver Turton of Crewe and Nicky Ajose of Swindon collide with Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt
Oliver Turton of Crewe and Nicky Ajose of Swindon collide with Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt

 

Wes Thomas of Swindon looks dejected after a decision went against him
Wes Thomas of Swindon looks dejected after a decision went against him

 

Fans gather in the late afternoon sunshine outside Hampden Park before Scotland's match against Germany
Fans gather in the late afternoon sunshine outside Hampden Park before Scotland’s match against Germany

 

Sunlight catches the flags for sale outside the stadium
Sunlight catches the flags for sale outside the stadium

 

German fans in good spirits ahead of the match
German fans in good spirits ahead of the match

 

Germany's players pose for a team photo before kick-off
Germany’s players pose for a team photo before kick-off

 

Jerome Boateng of Germany battles with Ikechi Anya of Scotland
Jerome Boateng of Germany battles with Ikechi Anya of Scotland

 

Thomas Muller of Germany (C) celebrates with teammates Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) and Mats Hummels after scoring their 1st goal
Thomas Muller of Germany (C) celebrates with teammates Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) and Mats Hummels after scoring their 1st goal

 

Stock pictures from the European Qualifier between Scotland and Germany
Stock pictures from the European Qualifier between Scotland and Germany

 

Thomas Muller smiles after his goals helped Germany to victory over Scotland
Thomas Muller smiles after his goals helped Germany to victory over Scotland
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. As always, some simply fantastic photos mate. Really good work!

    A

    1. Cheers, Andrew…a hectic start to the season, who knows where it will take me this time around!

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