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.
Reading boss Brian McDermott admitted Tottenham midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson was the man he tried to sign before the transfer window shut.
Reading Football Club have set a new club record for season ticket holders in the Football League.
More than 14,000 season tickets have been issued for the 2013/14 Sky Bet Championship campaign, overtaking the previous figure set in the 2007/08 season.
Their game against Ipswich Town last weekend was also the highest opening day crowd seen at the Madejski Stadium in the Football League - with 20,456 watching Reading play.
– Anton Zingarevich, owner of Reading football club
I am delighted with the support our fans have shown us as we enter a very exciting season.To reach this record landmark shows that the supporters share the optimism felt by everyone around the club. I’m sure they will be rewarded with some fantastic football - because we’re looking to make some more history over the next ten months.”
The high profile Spanish football team Real Madrid will come to Dorset in ten days time for what seems to be the unlikeliest fixture of the year. World superstars like Christiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Kaka will grace the Bournemouth turf.
Despite the hefty ticket prices, many Cherries fans were prepared to queue through the night to secure theirs. Martin Dowse reports.
Creditors of Aldershot Football Club have agreed terms of CVA.
However, administrators say they're around £50k short of amount needed to save club.
The administrators of Aldershot Town Football Club have said that they will be forced to liquidate the club on Thursday 4th July 2013, unless creditors accept the terms of a consortium's bid to buy the club, bringing it out of administration. The club has debts of around one million pounds.
The consortium has raised more than £600,000 to try to save the non-league side.
The administrators and the consortium hoping to buy the club issued a joint statement on the 2nd July 2013 saying that unless a deal is completed this week the prospects of saving the club are slim.
The consortium has raised in excess of £600,000 to settle football and non-football creditors and administrators` expenses. The consortium has also raised additional funding to provide for working capital in order to fund the club next season (and hopefully many seasons to come).
In addition, members of the consortium are prepared to write-off debts owed to them as creditors of the club amounting to a further £400,000.
The consortium has created a prudent business plan with financial provision to enable the club to run on a more sustainable basis.
They understand that they have a responsibility to staff, players and supporters to ensure that they never again find themselves in this position.
There were alternative, less-expensive ways to take the club out of administration, however, these would have involved the club receiving further footballing sanctions including further relegations and with no certainty from the Football Conference that the club would be able to play in their leagues in the future. It is acknowledged this is unacceptable to the loyal fan base.
– Joint statement, Aldershot Town FC & Consortium
Working with the administrators, the consortium had believed that they could take the club out of administration this week. However, there are still some major hurdles, which if unresolved, will prevent the (only) bid proceeding.
Primarily these hurdles revolve around Creditors (both Football and non-Football) accepting compromises in order to reduce their debts to match the offer received.
Investors from the Middle East have been confirmed as the new owners of Ebbsfleet United Football Club.
It has been announced that the club will be run on a day-to-day basis by the former Charlton chairman Peter Varney.
Our reporter John Ryall has been finding out why the money men are interested in potentially spending millions of pounds on a non league club.
The interviewees are Steve Brown, Manger, Ebbsfleet United FC; Steve Gritt, Assistant Manager, Ebbsfleet United FC; Peter Varney, Vice-Chairman, Ebbsfleet United FC and Stuart Butler-Gallie, the Director of Kuwaiti European Holdings.
It has been confirmed that the Ebbsfleet United football club has been taken over by new owners from the Middle East.
The new owners say the aim is to get the club which is currently in the Conference South division, up to the Premier League.
Places are still available for entries in two football tournaments taking place next weekend as part of Medway’s Festival of Sport.
Saturday is the Medway Masters 6-a-side tournament. This is open to teams or groups of all aged 35 and above, with a maximum squad size of 10 players. Sunday is a 6-a-side open women’s tournament for over 16s.
To enter, call the Medway Sport team on 01634 338763 or email medway sport.
The tournaments are being run in partnership with Anchorians FC, the Rochester and District Football League and the Kent FA.They form part of the Medway Festival of Sport 2013 - a programme of 50 events in 70 days involving some 12,000 people.
Thirty-two people have been charged after a fight broke out before a football match between Oxford United and Bristol Rovers.
The brawl between fans happened on Saturday, February 9 .
During the incident a number of police officers were attacked outside the Kassam Stadium.
Those charged will appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on dates to be confirmed.
Southampton Drew with Stoke One - One at home. In form Ricky Lambert scored his fifteenth goal of the season. While relegated Reading said farewell to the premiership with a four two defeat at West Ham.
Portsmouth mayor Frank Jonas will write a cheque for £1000 this afternoon to secure his community share in Portsmouth Football Club.
He will attend in his full formal attire and will be met by executive board members of the Pompey Supporters Trust and Portsmouth Community Football Club at 3:30pm.