The 2013-14 English Football Season is here.
David Moyes of Manchester United
We have finally gotten to August and the start of the new season of English football. Swansea City plays in the Europa League third qualifying round on August 1st for the first official match for a Premier League club. Even with City being in Wales it counts towards England's point ranking.
On August 2nd, the season will kick off for League One. With League Two and Championship leagues starting the next day. The 2013-14 version of the Capital One Cup will start on August 5th.
Conference National will begin their season on August 10th. The following week Conference North and Conference South will begin play.
The Premier League will start on August 17th, the same day the FA Cup qualifying rounds begin.
Besides League play English clubs will be participating in the Champions and Europa leagues.
Andre Villas-Boas of Tottenham
Manuel Pellegrini of Manchester City
This season will be very interesting as this is the first year that Manchester United will take to the field without Sir Alex Ferguson leading them. That honor belongs to David Moyes the Ex-Everton manager. Moyes was replaced by Roberto Martinez at Everton. Jose Mourinho is back at Cheslea and has them prime for a title run. The only other change is at Stoke City where Mark Hughes is in charge now.
New clubs this season are Cardiff City, Hull City and Crystal Palace all advancing from the Championship league last season.
Six new clubs have joined the Championship League this season. AFC Bournemouth, Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil Town all were promoted from League One at the end of last season. Queens Park Rangers, Reading and Wigan Athletic were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season. All 24 clubs in the Championship League have one thing on their mind, that is to be promoted to the Premier League.
Oscar Garcia is the new manager at Brighton and Hove Albion. He joins three other new managers in the Championship league. They are Owen Coyle at Wigan Athletic, Steve Lomas at Millwall and Paul Dickov at Doncaster Rovers.
League One is the third best league in England. With Premier League glory on the mind of these 24 teams lots of exciting football will get played.
For the seven new clubs in League One their goals are closely the same. Gillingham, Rotherham United, Port Vale and Bradford City are looking to get promoted quickly to the Championship League. All four clubs were promoted from League Two at the end of the season. For Bristol City, Wolverhampton Wanders and Peterborough United they also want to get back to Championship League football after being relegated after last season.
League Two has six new members as Mansfield Town and Newport County were promoted from Conference National while Bury, Hartlepool United, Portsmouth and Scunthorpe United were relegated from League One at the end of last season.
The season will run from 3 August to May 3rd.
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