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Football’s back! The first televised game of the new season will be Championship sides Sunderland against Derby (k-o 7.45pm), as the Black Cats re-acclimatise to life in a lower division.

With new manager Simon Grayson on board, they will be looking to bounce back into the Premier League (as arch-rivals Newcastle did), but it’s a tough slog in the Championship and many a team have come unstuck here.