The world’s original league football competition – the npower Football League - returns this weekend for its 114th season and is set to deliver 1,671 matches and ten months of competitive league football in towns and cities throughout the country.
In welcoming the start of the new league season, Football League Chairman, Greg Clarke, said: “Following a truly memorable summer of sport, I’m sure football supporters are now keenly anticipating the start of a new league season. Once again, it’s going to be a fascinating campaign with no shortage of thrilling matches, great goals and all the usual debate and controversy.
“It is particularly encouraging that the new season begins with our clubs having made a new commitment to fair play both on and off the field. I believe our new Financial Fair Play regulations will be a significant step towards creating a sustainable financial future for our clubs. I am also delighted that clubs have made a new commitment to playing matches in a sporting manner. Professional football should be tough and competitive, but it should also be played with respect for your opponent, the game itself and, most importantly, the fans that have paid to watch.”