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Fans set to create Wall of Colour

24 July 2014

As the new Sky Bet Football League season kicks-off in August, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a 'Wall of Colour' at their side's opening home league match.

Fans can get involved by donning their club's famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.

Backed by Sky Sports, the Wall of Colour is set to be created by fans over the opening weekends of the 8th, 9th, 10th and 16th, 17th August during which time each of the 72 Football League clubs will be hosting their first home league match of the 2014/15 season.

Clubs will be looking to kick-off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team's prospects for the season ahead.

Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League 1 or Sky Bet League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the nine clubs that were relegated won their opening home game.

Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: "The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.

"It's great to see so many fans set to create a Wall of Colour at and I hope that supporters across The League rise to the challenge.

"Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are handed out next Spring."

The fixtures over  the opening two weekends of the Sky Bet Football League:

Friday 8th August

Sky Bet Championship

Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City

Saturday 9th August

Sky Bet Championship

Brentford v Charlton Athletic
Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
Derby County v Rotherham United
Huddersfield Town v Bournemouth
Ipswich Town v Fulham
Middlesbrough v Birmingham City
Millwall v Leeds United
Nottingham Forest v Blackpool
Watford v Bolton Wanderers
Wigan Athletic v Reading

Sky Bet League 1

Sheffield United v Bristol City
Barnsley v Crawley Town
Bradford City v Coventry City
Colchester United v Oldham Athletic
Fleetwood Town v Crewe Alexandra
Leyton Orient v Chesterfield
Milton Keynes Dons v Gillingham
Port Vale v Walsall
Preston North End v Notts County
Rochdale v Peterborough United
Swindon Town v Scunthorpe United
Yeovil Town v Doncaster Rovers

Sky Bet League 2

AFC Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Town
Accrington Stanley v Southend United
Bury v Cheltenham Town
Cambridge United v Plymouth Argyle
Carlisle United v Luton Town
Dagenham and Redbridge v Morecambe
Exeter City v Portsmouth
Newport County v Wycombe Wanderers
Northampton Town v Mansfield Town
Oxford United v Burton Albion
Stevenage v Hartlepool United
Tranmere Rovers v York City

Sunday 10th August

Sky Bet Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Norwich City

Saturday 16th August

Sky Bet Championship

Leeds United v Middlesbrough
Bournemouth v Brentford
Birmingham City v Brighton and Hove Albion
Blackpool v Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Charlton Athletic v Wigan Athletic
Fulham v Millwall
Norwich City v Watford
Reading v Ipswich Town
Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County

Sky Bet League 1

Bristol City v Colchester United
Chesterfield v Rochdale
Coventry City v Sheffield United
Crawley Town v Swindon Town
Crewe Alexandra v Barnsley
Doncaster Rovers v Port Vale
Gillingham v Yeovil Town
Notts County v Fleetwood Town
Oldham Athletic v Leyton Orient
Peterborough United v Milton Keynes Dons
Scunthorpe United v Preston North End
Walsall v Bradford City

Sky Bet League 2

Burton Albion v Dagenham and Redbridge
Cheltenham Town v Accrington Stanley
Hartlepool United v Bury
Luton Town v AFC Wimbledon
Mansfield Town v Oxford United
Morecambe v Newport County
Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City
Portsmouth v Cambridge United
Shrewsbury Town v Tranmere Rovers
Southend United v Stevenage
Wycombe Wanderers v Carlisle United
York City v Northampton Town

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