The region's football clubs in action on Saturday 18th August 2012
15:00 Reading v Stoke
15:00 Hull v Brighton
15:00 Crawley v Scunthorpe
15:00 Hartlepool v Swindon
15:00 Portsmouth v Bournemouth
15:00 Bristol Rovers v Oxford United
15:00 Gillingham v Bradford
15:00 Plymouth v Aldershot
15:00 Southend v Accrington
Our correspondent Andrew Pate has a few predictions for the fortunes of our region's football teams in the new season.
Football's Saints & Royals were promoted to the Premier League last season. This weekend they face Manchester City and Stoke respectively.