After a long summer there is nothing more magical than the opening day of the football season. Following months of speculation you finally get to see your side’s new star signing don the shirt and make their debut, basking in the August sun. New beginnings. Hope.

The Open Veins of Football Debuts series shines a light on some of football’s most memorable debuts, from Sol Campbell’s Notts County debacle to the White Feather’s hat-trick at the Riverside; from Jonathan Woodgate’s meltdown in Madrid to Jurgen Klinsmann’s dive at White Hart Lane.

Coming August 2018.