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Sky Sports will get the new football season underway with seven live Football League and cup matches in the first ten days.

Starting with the season’s opening fixture - Sheffield United v Notts County - on August 2nd, there are games on five consecutive days, with matches from all three divisions and the Capital One Cup.

As the Football League celebrates its 125th anniversary, Sky’s first five matches will feature all eight founding clubs still in the league.

These include Burnley v Bolton Wanderers and Derby County v Blackburn Rovers in the Championship, and cup ties between Morecambe and Wolves, and west Lancashire rivals Preston North End and Blackpool.

Over the course of the 2013-14 season, Sky will air up to 90 live Football League games in standard and high definition, including the play-offs from all three divisions.

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said the season kicks off with "a feast of live football", with seven live matches in ten days, making it "the perfect start for Sky's biggest ever season of football".

“We’re honoured to be part of the celebrations for the Football League’s 125th anniversary. We also can’t wait to see if anyone can emulate Bradford’s stunning achievements in last season’s Capital One Cup too," he stated.

"With fixtures from all three divisions and some intriguing cup ties, these opening live matches again show why football on Sky Sports has never been stronger."

Sky Sports subscribers can enjoy live matches on TV, but also through internet and mobile devices via the Sky Go service.

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