Sunday will see FA Cup winners Arsenal face off against 2013-14 Premier League champions Manchester City for the Community Shield, the first piece of silverware of the English football calendar.
Although not held in the highest of esteems among trophies, the Community Shield often serves as an indicator of what's to come for the season ahead, albeit an unfortunate precursor for 2013 winners Manchester United.
Title credentials are the only route into a Community Shield contest, as two of England's most in-form outfits clash in a bid to get their 2014-15 campaigns off to the most fruitful of starts.
Looking through the archives, we cast our eyes back a quarter of a century to examine the last 25 Community Shield fixtures ahead of Sunday's encounter.
All games listed prior to 2002 were contested for the Charity Shield.