Football is back, and it's back with a bang as the 2012/13 campaign kicks off with knock-out football courtesy of the Capital One Cup.

To get your pulse racing ahead of the new domestic football campaign, there's two games live on Sky Sports this week.

First up, on Monday night there is a 7.45pm kick-off at Boundary Park as npower League 1 Oldham Athletic take on npower Championship new boys Sheffield Wednesday in the First Round of the League's showpiece cup.

Wednesday will have the momentum coming into the tie, having gained promotion last term, and they will also be confident against the Latics - a side they took six points from last season, scoring five without conceding.

Both teams experienced their most successful runs in the prestigious competition during the 1990s. Oldham appeared in the first final of the decade, losing 1-0 to Nottingham Forest, while Sheffield Wednesday surpassed the Latics' achievements a year later by beating Manchester United in the final to win the tournament.

The second instalment of the Capital One Cup First Round to hit your screens is a tasty tie between Swindon Town and Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday, which is also a 7.45pm kick-off.

Swindon are gearing up for their first season back in League 1 after being named champions of League 2 last term, while the travelling Seagulls followed up winning promotion from League 1 during the 2010/11 campaign by excelling in their first season in the Championship last time around. They mixed it with the big boys at the top throughout the season and were unlucky to miss out on the Play-Offs, finishing 10th.

The touchline is also likely to be animated during the match as two of the most charismatic managers in the Football League come head-to-head.

Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio enjoyed a successful first season as Robins boss and proved he is as colourful as a manager as he was as a player. In the opposing dugout will be Gus Poyet, another former Premier League star that has adapted well to management.

Neither were capable of winning the League Cup during their playing days but both will be keen to make an impression on the competition as managers.

The sides last met during the 2010/11 League 1 season, with the Seagulls winning both matches 2-1 on their way to the title, while Swindon were relegated.

A lot has changed since then, though, and Di Canio has built a much stronger and organised Swindon Town, proven with promotion at the first time of asking last term.

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