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Texaco Cup

This cross-border tournament’s official name was the International League Board Competition, but thanks to the sponsor, was re-titled the Texaco Cup. Entrants were restricted to those clubs that had just missed out on gaining a place in one of the three European club competitions. Sixteen clubs six each from Scotland and England and four from Ireland entered the first series, but by 1972 the Irish sides were dropped due to the political unrest at the time.  The last season saw the English part of the draw increase to sixteen clubs drawn into four qualifying sections.

Each entrant was to receive cash sums depending on the round reached -
First round £1000-£1500
Second round £2000
Finalists £2500
Winners £3500

By 1975, Texaco had decided to withdraw their sponsorship but the tournament continued as the Anglo-Scottish Cup.
 



Winners
1970-71 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1971-72 Derby County
1972-73 Ipswich Town
1973-74 Newcastle United
1974-75 Newcastle United


1970-71
First round – 2 legs
14 Sep Nottingham Forest v Airdrieonians 2-2
28 Sep Airdrieonians v Nottingham Forest 2-2 aet, Airdrieonians won 5-2 on penalties
14 Sep Morton v West Bromwich Albion 2-1
30 Sep West Bromwich Albion v Morton 0-1
17 Sep Motherwell v Stoke City 1-0
15 Sep Burnley v Heart of Midlothian 3-1
30 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Burnley 4-1
16 Sep Dundee v Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2
29 Sep Wolverhampton Wanderers v Dundee 0-0
16 Sep Tottenham Hotspur v Dunfermline Athletic 4-0
29 Sep Dunfermline Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur 0-3
17 Sep Ards v Shamrock Rovers 1-4
30 Sep Shamrock Rovers v Ards 2-3
14 Sep Limerick v Derry City 1-0
1 Oct  Derry City v Limerick 4-2

Second round – 2 legs
19 Oct Airdrieonians v Heart of Midlothian 0-5
4 Nov Heart of Midlothian v Airdrieonians 2-3
21 Oct Morton v Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3
3 Nov Wolverhampton Wanderers v Morton 3-0
21 Oct Tottenham Hotspur v Motherwell 3-2
3 Nov Motherwell v Tottenham Hotspur 3-1
21 Oct Derry City v Shamrock Rovers 4-0
4 Nov Shamrock Rovers v Derry City 3-1

Semi-final – 2 legs

1 Dec Derry City v Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1
23 Mar  Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derry City 4-0
16 Dec Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell 1-1
3 Mar Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian 1-2

Final – 2 legs
14 Apr Heart of Midlothian v Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-3 att 26000
3 May Wolverhampton Wanderers v Heart of Midlothian 0-1 att 28462


1971-72
First round – 2 legs
14 Sep Huddersfield Town v Morton 1-0
27 Sep Morton v Huddersfield Town 1-1
14 Sep Falkirk v Coventry City 1-0
28 Sep Coventry City v Falkirk 2-1 aet
15 Sep Derby County v Dundee United 6-2
29 Sep Dundee United v Derby County 3-2
15 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Newcastle United 1-0
28 Sep Newcastle United v Heart of Midlothian 1-2 aet, Newcastle won 4-3 on penalties
15 Sep Manchester City v Airdrieonians 2-2
27 Sep Airdrieonians v Manchester City 2-0
15 Sep Motherwell v Stoke City 0-1
29 Sep Stoke City v Motherwell 4-1
15 Sep Ballymena United v Waterford 3-2
30 Sep Waterford v Ballymena United 3-3
15 Sep Shamrock Rovers v Coleraine 5-1
29 Sep Coleraine  v Shamrock Rovers 0-3

Second round
19 Oct Coventry City v Newcastle United 1-1
3 Nov Newcastle United v Coventry City 5-1
19 Oct Huddersfield Town v Airdrieonians 1-2
3 Nov Airdrieonians v Huddersfield Town 5-1
20 Oct Derby County v Stoke City 3-2
3 Nov Stoke City v Derby County 1-1
20 Oct Ballymena United v Shamrock Rovers 4-1
3 Nov Shamrock Rovers v Ballymena United 1-1

Semi-Final – 2 legs

24 Nov Ballymena United v Airdrieonians 0-3
8 Dec  Airdrieonians v Ballymena United 4-3
24 Nov Derby County v Newcastle United 1-0
8 Dec Newcastle United v Derby County 2-3 aet

Final – 2 legs
26 Jan  Airdrieonians v Derby County 0-0 att 25102
26 Apr Derby County v Airdrieonians 2-1 att 16000


1972-73
First round – 2 legs
12 Sep Wolverhampton Wanderers v Kilmarnock 5-1
26 Sep Kilmarnock v Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0
13 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Crystal Palace 1-0
26 Sep Crystal Palace v Heart of Midlothian 0-1
13 Sep Ayr United v Newcastle United 0-0
27 Sep Newcastle United v Ayr United 2-0
13 Sep Leicester City v Dundee United 1-1
27 Sep Dundee United v Leicester City 2-2, Leicester won 5-4 on penalties
17 Sep Ipswich Town v St Johnstone 4-2
27 Sep St Johnstone v Ipswich Town 0-2
13 Sep Dundee v Norwich City 2-1
27 Sep Norwich City v Dundee 2-0
12 Sep Coventry City v Motherwell 3-3
27 Sep Motherwell v Coventry City 1-0
19 Sep Sheffield United v West Bromwich Albion 1-1
26 Sep West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United 1-0

Second round – 2 legs
16 Oct Heart of Midlothian v Motherwell 0-0
8 Nov Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian 4-2
24 Oct Ipswich Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1
7 Nov Wolverhampton Wanderers v Ipswich Town 0-12
4 Oct Leicester City v Norwich City 2-0
8 Nov Norwich City v Leicester City 0-2, Norwich won 4-3 on penalties
25 Oct West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United 2-1
8 Nov Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion 3-1

Semi-final – 2 legs

14 Mar Newcastle United v Ipswich Town 1-1
10 Apr Ipswich Town v Newcastle United 1-0 aet
14 Mar Norwich City v Motherwell 2-0
21 Mar  Motherwell v Norwich City 3-2

Final – 2 legs
4 May Ipswich Town v Norwich City 2-1 att 29698
7 May Norwich City v Ipswich Town 1-2 att 35798


1973-74
First round – 2 legs
18 Sep Everton v Heart of Midlothian 0-1
3 Oct Heart of Midlothian v Everton 0-0
18 Sep Sheffield United v Dundee United 0-0
3 Oct Dundee United v Sheffield United 2-0
18 Sep Burnley v East Fife 7-0
3 Oct East Fife v Burnley 2-3
19 Sep Ayr United v Leicester City 1-1
3 Oct Leicester City v Ayr United 2-0
19 Sep Morton v Newcastle United 1-2
1 Oct Newcastle United v Morton 1-1
19 Sep St Johnstone v Norwich City 0-2
3 Oct Norwich City v St Johnstone 1-0
25 Sep Coventry City v Motherwell 0-1
3 Oct Motherwell v Coventry City  3-2
19 Sep Stoke City v Birmingham City 0-0
3 Oct Birmingham City v Stoke City  0-0, Birmingham won 5-4 on penalties

Second round – 2 legs
23 Oct Norwich City v Motherwell 2-0
6 Nov Motherwell v Norwich City 0-1
24 Oct Heart of Midlothian v Burnley 0-3
6 Nov Burnley v Heart of Midlothian 5-0
24 Oct Leicester City v Dundee United 1-1
6 Nov Dundee United v Leicester City 1-0
22 Oct Birmingham City v Newcastle United 1-1
5 Dec Newcastle United v Birmingham City 3-1

Semi-final – 2 legs

12 Dec Dundee United v Newcastle United 2-0
19 Dec Newcastle United v Dundee United 4-1 aet
27 Nov Burnley v Norwich City 2-0
12 Dec Norwich City v Burnley 2-3

Final
24 Apr Newcastle v Burnley 2-1 aet, att 34540


1974-75
First round – 2 legs
17 Sep Oldham Athletic v Heart of Midlothian 1-0
19 Sep Heart of Midlothian v Oldham Athletic 1-1
17 Sep Birmingham City v Ayr United 3-0
2 Oct Ayr United v Birmingham City 0-0
18 Sep Aberdeen v Newcastle United 1-1
2 Oct Newcastle United v Aberdeen 3-2
18 Sep Rangers v Southampton 1-3
1 Oct Southampton v Rangers 2-0

Semi-final – 2 legs

22 Oct Oldham Athletic v Southampton 1-3
5 Nov  Southampton v Oldham Athletic 2-1
23 Oct Newcastle United v Birmingham City 1-1
6 Nov Birmingham City v Newcastle United 1-4

Final – 2 legs
27 Nov Southampton v Newcastle United 1-0 att 17100
11 Dec Newcastle United v Southampton 3-0 aet, att 19288