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Know the Score

Lance Hardy | 15:41 UK time, Tuesday, 7 August 2007

After 13 short weeks, Final Score and our interactive service Score return this Saturday, for what promises to be one of the most exciting seasons across the board in recent years.

As you will know from reading Paul Armstrong's recent blog, all BBC Sport's studio output will now come from a single set within Television Centre. A video wall and coloured perspex panel will give each programme its own feel.

Sunderland manager Roy Keane's post-match interviews should be well worth a listenSaturday is the big kick-off in more ways than one with Football Focus, Score, Final Score and Match of the Day all coming live from studio TC5 during the day. To get an early idea of how Final Score and Score will look, please look at the photo further down the page. We have made a few tweaks to the graphics look as well, giving the programme a stronger identity and fresher look. Three of our regular panel of pundits Garth Crooks, Les Ferdinand and Gary Pallister will sit alongside Ray Stubbs this opening Saturday.

Our unrivalled commitment to football at all levels will be underlined by us having journalists reporting live from all Premier League and Championship matches, two games from the SPL and the best of the rest from League One and League Two this and every weekend.

And with some high profile big name managers coming into the Premier League this season - including Roy Keane and Sven Goran-Eriksson - the post-match interview slot on Final Score and Score should make for interesting viewing.

Further down the League ladder this weekend, we are featuring Leeds United's match at Tranmere Rovers and Nottingham Forest's encounter against Bournemouth in League One. We are also with Football League newcomers Dagenham and Redbridge and Morecambe, as they both kick off their first-ever season among the 92-club.

Editor Lance Hardy talks to Ray Stubbs in the new set

Morecambe’s Christie Park is one of several grounds where we installed new ISDN commentary positions in the summer, meaning we can report from the top matches, wherever they may be. All our featured matches will be listed on the BBC Sport website every Friday morning.

Final Score is broadcast every Saturday on BBC ONE from 1630. Score runs on BBC Interactive (via the red button) and on the BBC Sport website between 1430 to 1800. And this season a half-hour service will also be available to international viewers on BBC World at 1730 BST.

Enjoy the season!

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