Southampton's Mauricio Pochettino believes the way his squad responded to the departure of Dani Osvaldo shows they have a "great future"
Nigel Adkins' new side Reading FC played host to his former team Southampton FC at the Madejski Stadium. The Saints beat the Royals 2 - 0.
We take a look at all the football fixtures to look forward to this weekend.
Love the Saints new home kit. Hopefully Liverpool don't buy it. #TheStripesAreBack
Southampton FC have revealed their new kit for the start of the 2014/15 season, and the stripes are back!
With England playing their second World Cup match tomorrow night, fans are getting into the spirit of things and showing their support for the team.
Jeff Rolls, who was told his flag supporting England in the Euro 2012 championships was too noisy, has gone bigger and better for the World Cup!
The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has also gone World Cup crazy and decked out the whole of the pub with flags and football shirts, as well as putting down green "turf".
They've also managed to bring a bit of Rio to Hampshire and created Copacabana beach in the back garden with 60 tonnes of sand!
If the break between the domestic football season and the World Cup leaves you craving football's silky skills - you could do worse than watch this circus act in Brighton.
One performer is trying to set a rather challenging keepy uppy record. Andy Dickenson reports and we hear from Zohra himself and Paul Archer from the Moscow State Circus.
Free football coaching from professional trainers is being offered to men in Gravesham to encourage active lifestyles.
The scheme will start in May at the GNC sports ground, Trinity Road, Gravesend. Free nutritional advice will also be given.
Having successfully secured a place in the play-offs, tickets for Brighton's home leg versus Derby County - which takes place on May 8th - will be initially available tomorrow morning from 9 o'clock to all season-ticket holders.
But Brighton and Hove Albion is warning fans to act fast as seats must be bought before 2pm on Monday 5th May. The club doesn't think the tickets will be available for general sale.
For those wishing to attend the away leg, at Derby County on Sunday 11th May, tickets will also be available tomorrow from 9am.
A Canterbury man has been banned from attending football matches for three years following an incident in Gillingham.
Michael Andrew O'Shea was caught shouting abusive language and threats to opposing fans.
He was warned by officers about his language, but he continued to incite violence.
The 51-year-old was then arrested and later charged with using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.
He has now been banned from attending any regulated football matches.
Magistrates also fined him £350 plus £85 costs and £35 victim surcharge.
PC Geoff Greensmith, Kent Police Football Liaison Officer said, "This outcome sends a strong message to anyone found committing football-related offences at or near a stadium- you will be arrested and put before the courts.
"O'Shea is now banned from travelling to and attending football matches at home and abroad for three years."