On Friday 4th August, it all starts again! The 2017/18 Sky Bet EFL season is just days away, and there is sure to be goals galore and drama aplenty on the opening weekend.
That was certainly the case last year, too. Fulham started the season off with victory in the first game of the season, before a weekend consisting of special strikes, topsy-turvy thrillers, and even a debut hat-trick.
Let's take a look...
Matt Smith's header on the stroke of half-time handed Fulham three points in the season opener, providing Newcastle United with a wake-up call as they adjusted to life in the Sky Bet Championship.
The #EFL season is just one week away!@FulhamFC got things up and running in 2016/17... ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/tu08DbO6xk— EFL (@EFL) July 28, 2017
Burton Albion's second-tier debut saw them make the short journey to East Midlands neighbours Nottingham Forest, and the meeting was arguably the most entertaining EFL encounter of the opening weekend.
Britt Assombalonga - who will wear the red of Middlesbrough this term - netted twice as Forest edged the Brewers in a seven-goal thriller.
A seven-goal local thriller was played out between @NFFC and @burtonalbionfc on #EFL opening weekend last term.— EFL (@EFL) July 29, 2017
Forest prevailed! 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/1dcQHd8M73
And the story of the weekend in the Championship was provided by Grant Ward, who netted his first professional hat-trick as Ipswich Town overcame Barnsley at Portman Road.
⚽️⚽️⚽️ - @Official_ITFC debut, first #EFL hat-trick.— EFL (@EFL) July 30, 2017
2016/17's opening weekend was one to remember for @GrantWard_! pic.twitter.com/nMUyr2dRqW
An opening weekend game between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United proved to be a battle between the top two, and it was Sky Bet League One's eventual runners-up who took maximum points.
Jay Spearing's stunning goal settled matters, but it was the Blades who went on to be crowned champions.
Spearing's stunner settled this @SkyBetLeagueOne opener between @OfficialBWFC and @SUFC_tweets last term.— EFL (@EFL) July 28, 2017
Both went up automatically. pic.twitter.com/gbabRJsnNs
Josh Morris made all the headlines in the opening months of the season, scoring and setting up Scunthorpe United goals for fun.
He earned August and September's Player of the Month award for his efforts, and he opened his account on Matchday 1 with one of three fine strikes for the Iron.
Josh Morris, named August and September's #EFL POTM, kicked off the season with the second of three fine @SUFCOfficial opening day goals. pic.twitter.com/BwSjf2Eqen— EFL (@EFL) July 29, 2017
Peterborough United fought back not once but twice as they kicked things off against Rochdale, and then they had the final say with Gwion Edwards gleefully heading home late on for three points.
Not one comeback, but two. And then @theposhofficial winner.— EFL (@EFL) July 30, 2017
The #EFL opening weekend is guaranteed drama! pic.twitter.com/rr1wv8HGqO
Grimsby announced their return to the EFL with a 2-0 win over Morecambe, with new signing Ben Davies sealing victory with a fabulous free-kick.
#FreeKickFriday, brought to you by @18bendavies.— EFL (@EFL) July 28, 2017
He helped @officialgtfc make a winning #EFL return on last season's opening weekend. pic.twitter.com/Vhn5eTpi8G
In a prequel to the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final, Blackpool and Exeter City locked horns on the opening day. The Tangerines emerged victorious, just as they did at Wembley nine months later.
The first game of @BlackpoolFC's season - a win over @OfficialECFC.— EFL (@EFL) July 29, 2017
Their final game? #PlayOffFinal success against the same opponents! pic.twitter.com/ANQTM1Z8td