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  League Cup History
It was in the third year of the League Cup that Fulham eventually won a tie, at home to Third Division Bournemouth, but in four of the first five seasons, they went out very early on to teams from a lower level.
The League Cup form mirrored the falling away in the League but, in 1981-2, when Macdonald's young side was setting the pace in Division Three, they also showed their quality in the League Cup.
The League Cup in all its manifestations has not been a competition in which the Cottagers have distinguished themselves, despite the fact that it has usually been kinder to smaller clubs than the FA Cup.
www.fulhamfc.com /Club/ClubHistory/LeagueCupHistory.aspx   (1855 words)

  Rugby League World Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rugby League World Cup is a tournament in which a number of the strongest rugby league nations participate in to determine which nation is supreme in the sport.
The idea was further pursued in 1951, post-war France, the pioneer of the concept was Paul Barriere, the President of the French Rugby League.
The competition returned to the old format in 1977, but the world-wide league format was re-instigated in 1985.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rugby_League_World_Cup   (524 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Arsenal, Man United feature in League Cup semifinals
LONDON – The League Cup probably offers Arsenal and Manchester United their best chance for a trophy this season.
Both teams play this week in the first-leg of the League Cup semifinals, with Arsenal at Wigan on Tuesday and Man United at Blackburn on Wednesday.
Arsenal, like several Premier League sides, will be understrength because some of its players have left to join their national teams in preparation for the African Nations Cup in Egypt.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20060109-0923-eu-spt-soc-leaguecuppreview.html   (574 words)

 The Football League | Carling Cup | News & Info | League Cup History
The Cup would be based on two legged ties to help smaller clubs make money, but Division One clubs did not share Hardaker's plan for money generation and several boycotted the competition in the early years.
But despite going on the win the double of Premier League and FA Cup, the Old Trafford giants fell at the first hurdle as Aston Villa swept to a 3-1 win in the League Cup.
League Cup specialists Liverpool faced Division One side Birmingham City in the first domestic final to be played at the magnificent stadium - and they produced a thrilling contest which was settled with the first final to be settled by penalties.
www.football-league.premiumtv.co.uk /page/CarlingCupDetail/0,,10794~475424,00.html   (2019 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: News - English and Scots offered League Cup tonic
Next season's League Cup Final could be between Manchester United and Celtic or Rangers, if plans hatched yesterday gather momentum in the coming weeks.
The latest initiative to involve the two Scottish giants in an English competition involves the merging of the later stages of the Worthington Cup with its equivalent north of the border, the CIS Insurance Cup.
Russ Brady, CIS head of public relations, said: 'All the announcements have seem-ingly been made from the English Football League and we are not aware of anything similar from north of the border.
www.soccernet.com /england/news/2002/0206/20020206supercup.html   (1029 words)

 TheFA.com - Premier League Cup
FAWPL CUP: Of the teams with players involved in the World Cup, only Leeds are yet to play with Arsenal back to winning ways.
FAWPL CUP: The draw has been made for the Second Round of the FA Tesco Women's Premier League Cup.
FAWPL CUP: Holders Arsenal have been drawn away to Cardiff City in the First Round of the 2007-08 competition.
www.thefa.com /Womens/PremierLeagueCup   (109 words)

 French Football League : League Cup
Bordeaux won their second League Cup and their first piece of silverware since 2002 with a 1-0 victory over Lyon at a packed Stade de France, an 89th minute goal from Carlos Henrique delivering the trophy to Ricardo’s side.
In the autumn of 2002, LFP president Frédéric Thiriez declared that his organisation was replacing the League Cup trophy with a new and more modern version.
Saturday’s League Cup Final between Bordeaux and Lyon promises to be a tactical battle between two of the league’s most experienced managers.
www.frenchleague.com /coupeLigue   (414 words)

 TheFA.com - Swindon to host League Cup Final
The FA Nationwide Premier League Cup Final will be held at Swindon Town FC on Sunday 30th March, with a 2.15pm kick-off.
The Premier League Cup Final will follow on from another flagship women's fixture in the area, with Bristol Rovers facing Fulham at the Memorial Ground, Bristol, in the FA Cup semi-final on March 23rd.
Fulham are the current holders of the Premier League Cup, after beating Birmingham City 7-1 in last season's Final.
www.thefa.com /Womens/PremierLeagueCup/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2003/02/40977.htm?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpublished   (511 words)

 League Cup
Take a look at all the great games including the 1988 league cup final between Luton Town and Arsenal and the 2005 final clash between Liverpool and Chelsea.
Browse through the statistics section as we present you with all the essential results of league cup history.
League Cup information on the years 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969, 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 1996 1997 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005.
www.leaguecupyears.com   (253 words)

 French Football League : Ligue 1 Orange, Ligue 2 Orange, League Cup, LFP
Nancy powered their way back to the top of the Ligue 1 table thanks to a 3-1 win over Monaco, Kim proving to be the match-winner with a goal in either half.
The 16 teams remaining in the League Cup have discovered their fate with the fourth round draw, which also includes the "grid path" through to the final.
Jérémy Ménez of Monaco (left) is one of two players banned for one match with a further one match suspended as a result of Thursday's meeting of the LFP Disciplinary Commission.
www.frenchleague.com   (740 words)

 League Cup: Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham make to the last eight - Soccerpad
Manchester United lead the Premiership but crashed out of the English League Cup in the fourth round to the Championship outfit Southend, but the other big guns of English football avoided the same fate — Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs all made it to the last eight.
Tottenham ended their 19 year victory drought by defeating the defending Champions at the Premiership; they may have come into this League game with the confidence from the same — but it was no cake walk for them, the game was loaded with drama and the Spurs needed extra time to see Port Vale off.
seantaylor said: Manchester United are on course for a treble (English Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions...
www.soccerpad.com /entry/league-cup-chelsea-arsenal-liverpool-and-tottenham-make-to-the-last-eight   (671 words)

 League Cup at AllExperts
The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition.
Unlike the FA Cup where 674 teams entered in 2005–06, only 92 clubs can enter: the 20 clubs of the FA Premier League, and the 72 clubs of The Football League who organise the competition.
All clubs playing in the FA Premier League, unless they are competing in the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup (or took part in the UEFA Intertoto Cup), as well as any clubs that may have been given a bye to this round, enter at this stage and join the First Round winners.
en.allexperts.com /e/l/le/league_cup.htm   (1043 words)

Rangers were eliminated in the first round of the 1976-77 European Cup by FC Zurich, drawing 1-1 at Ibrox and losing the return leg 1-0 in Switzerland.
In McNeill's day there was a minimum of six League Cup matches per season and it took at least ten games to win the trophy as opposed to just one guaranteed game and a minimum of four to win it now.
His Scottish Cup record is more attainable but is still a stiff target to overhaul as McNeill played at a time when second and third replays were common as opposed to now with just one replay permitted before penalties decide a tie and no replays at all in the Final.
www.scottishleague.net /archive/archive136.htm   (1790 words)

 Rugby League World Cup
Crowds were strong throughout the Cup with over 50,000 on hand at the opener between France and Great Britain at the SCG.
The tournament was held in Australia to coincide with the local celebration of 50 seasons of Rugby League.
The first World Cup in 8 years saw the permanent addition of a Final between the top 2 sides to determine the winner.
pandora.nla.gov.au /pan/22633/20041119/www.rl1908.com/Tests/World-Cup.htm   (1948 words)

 Kingston & District Football League home page
The league plays on Saturdays and consists of six divisions of either 10 or 11 teams in each division.
The League Junior Cup Final between Claygate Royals and Riverdale will be played on Tuesday 25th April at Molesey F.C. Walton Road.
The Cup Finals are always competitive and entertaining games and Clubs are urged to come along and support the teams taking part.
uk.geocities.com /kdfluk   (310 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Troubled Blackburn, Spurs clash in League Cup final - Friday February 22, 2002 01:11 PM
Blackburn is fighting for Premier League survival, while Tottenham views the game as a stepping stone toward a future challenge for the league title.
Blackburn doesn't want to follow the example of Middlesbrough, which reached the 1997 FA Cup final, only to be relegated to division one.
Sheringham, who has won the FA Cup, scored in the Champions Cup final and won three league titles, considers captaining Spurs on Sunday as one of his greatest achievements.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2002/02/22/league_cup_preview-ap   (1078 words)

 tribalfootball.com - A spectacular Japanese League Cup final
So the 2006 League Cup Final was a hit, but given the history of knock-out Cup football in Japan, that hardly comes as a surprise.
While the Emperor's Cup has undoubtedly lost some of its lustre since the advent of the J-League - with professional clubs routinely crushing their amateur university and company team counterparts, there is no doubt that the traditional final held on New Year's Day is a landmark occasion on Japan's sporting calender.
After the colour of the recent League Cup final, however, Japanese fans still have plenty of Emperor's Cup action to look forward to, while a number of J-League clubs will be hoping that a decent Cup run can make up for another season of missed opportunities in the J-League.
www.tribalfootball.com /article.php?id=17885   (1050 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - Liverpool snatches League Cup in shootout - Sunday February 25, 2001 06:05 PM
The first English cup final to be staged outside England enthralled a boisterous crowd of 73,500 at the home of Welsh rugby, including England coach Sven Goran Eriksson, who presented the trophy.
Liverpool is also in the quarterfinals of this season's UEFA Cup and FA Cup and third in the Premier League.
Birmingham, whose 1963 League Cup success was its only major trophy, started positively but faded and Liverpool, with fit-again midfielder Steven Gerrard in its starting 11, soon took control.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2001/02/25/league_cup   (694 words)

 Wycombe draws Chelsea 1-1 in League Cup - Boston.com
Jermaine Easter's goal in the 77th minute salvaged a 1-1 draw for League Two side Wycombe against Chelsea in a first-leg semifinal of the English League Cup on Wednesday.
Wycombe Wanderers' Jermaine Easter (centre) is mobbed by team-mates after scoring the equalizer against Chelsea during their English League Cup semi-final first leg soccer match at Adams Park stadium in High Wycombe, southern England, Wednesday Jan. 10, 2007.
WYCOMBE, England --Jermaine Easter's goal in the 77th minute salvaged a 1-1 draw for League Two side Wycombe against Chelsea in a first-leg semifinal of the English League Cup on Wednesday.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/11/wycombe_draws_chelsea_1_1_in_league_cup   (606 words)

 ScottishFitba - Celtic League Cup
The debate about the League Cup is again reaching fever pitch, should we scrap the recognised third major trophy domestically, now nearly in its 60th year, and is it fair that teams involved in Europe come into the competition so late ?
's second national cup competition, according to many supporters, is to pair it up with the English League Cup for a revival of Anglo-Scottish competition which was a feature of club football in the 1970's, first with the Texaco Cup and then the Anglo-Scottish Cup.
A new version of the League Cup is born; it might even be taken seriously by the bigger Scottish Clubs who could end up demanding inclusion.
www.scotland-mad.co.uk /news/loadroll.asp?cid=EDZ1&id=244058   (532 words)

 Irish soccer | eircom League Cup
The draw for the second round of the League Cup was made earlier today (Tuesday) with the tie of the round being the meeting of Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.
The draw for the first round of the 2007 eircom League Cup has been held, with the all-Premier Division meeting of Bohemians and Bray Wanderers arguably the pick of the opening ties down for decision.
The 2006 eircom League Cup final between Derry City and Shelbourne will be staged at the Brandywell on Monday week next (September 18th) after a draw for home advantage held at the Great Southern Hotel, Dublin Airport on Thursday afternoon.
www.eleven-a-side.com /leaguecup   (736 words)

 icDumfries - Cup and league fare - weather permitting
There are four Tweedie Cup ties scheduled to be played this Saturday, weather permitting, with the pick of the bunch being at Stranraer where Athletic, for the second week in succession face Nithsdale Wanderers, their two nil conquerors last Saturday in a league match.
On the other hand Nithsdale have a vast amount of experience mingling with a good bunch of youngsters in their ranks and it would be no surprise if the second top side in the league table again managed to pull one over on the third placed side to progress to the semi-final stages.
League leaders Creetown travel to Islecroft Stadium to play Dalbeattie Star for a match the visitors are expected to win.
icdumfries.icnetwork.co.uk /dumfriesgalloway/tm_headline=cup-and-league-fare---weather-permitting&method=full&objectid=18335029&siteid=77296-name_page.html   (1334 words)

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