The start is always something you can never predict in football. You can look at teams on paper time and time again, it never means you are going to be right about what you see on the day. Wigan Athletic's start to the season is a fairly balance one which sees us miss out any of the true heavy weights of League One as we settle in. That said no game is going to be easy.
A first away day against a Coventry side who will be hoping they can now turn a corner. Under the management of Tony Mowbray they will be looking upwards rather than downwards after a couple of hard season in League One. Their long term aim is of course promotion, this season? Maybe one thing you can't rule out is a team clicking together following some hard work in pre-season. Defiantly not an easy starting game.
This is followed up by a midweek home game in the League Cup to Bury, firstly it will give Caldwell a chance to more than likely rotate the squad a little bit and try it out against another League One opponent. Bury another team home for a settle period of stability after a couple of seasons of yo-yoing; off the field matters now hopefully laid to rest. Leon Clarke one of their summer editions, will be definitely be out to impress against us.
The weekend sees a home tie with Doncaster Rovers in the league. A game we will all be very much looking towards as a win. That will not come easy, Doncaster may have had a mixed season last year but behind closed doors they have been building under manager Paul Dickov. Hopefully though we can get our home campaign of a to a winning start.
Midweek then sees another home game against a Yorkshire side and this time it is Scunthopre United. They had been a time moving up and down between the Championship but they now appear to have found their level in League One. The club have been another team recruiting hard with most of the teams from the lower reaches eyeing a move up the table this season.
Next follows a game against mid-table Gillingham away before we fave Crewe Alexander on the 29th August to finish the month. Both games will prove to be different tests, Gillingham very much in the same boat as Scunthopre and Doncaster Rovers. Whilst Crewe Alexander go about their business in a slightly different fashion with their youth academy always a top policy.
Crewe though are very much one of the relegation favorites and it will be expected that the club sign out the month with a win. Will it be that simple? Its time to strap yourselves in ladies and gentleman and enjoy the return of the Football League season.