Article by Statto
Updated Friday, 1st February 2002
Check out the stats from Boro's flirt with 'European football' and the numerous competitions designed to keep the lower division clubs amused.The following competitions are listed in alphabetical order, Anglo-Italian Cup, Anglo-Scottish Cup, Freight Rover Trophy, Full Members Cup, Simod Cup, Texaco Cup and Zenith Data Systems Cup.
|Anglo-Italian Cup (Gigi Peronace Memorial)|
The Anglo-Italian Cup was initiated in 1969 as a competition for English and Italian league teams, its primary objective to reward Swindon Town, who had won the English League Cup in 1969 but, as a third division club, were not allowed to enter the Fairs' Cup.
Following the demise of the Texaco Cup, the Anglo-Scottish Cup was introduced in 1976. It had a similar format to its predecessor but involved clubs from England and Scotland only.
|Q||Newcastle United||A||0-3||did not qualify for the knock-out stage|
|F2||Fulham||A||0-0||won 1-0 on agg.|
|Freight Rover Trophy|
|2||Rochdale||A||0-0||won 4-3 on pens, aet|
|Full Members Cup|
The Texaco Cup was sponsored by the petrol company and involved the top English, Scottish and Irish (Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland) clubs who hadn't qualified for Europe. It ran from 1971 to 1975 when Texaco withdrew their sponsorship, it was replaced by the Anglo-Scottish Cup.
|Q||Newcastle United||A||0-4||did not qualify for the knock-out stage|
|Zenith Data Systems Cup|