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50 years of the League Cup

Posted on 25 August 2009  - 12:00

As the second round of the Carling Cup swings into action this week, Spurs fans are being asked to nominate their all-time favourite League Cup moment, with 50 pairs of tickets up for grabs for this season's Carling Cup Final.

50 years of the League Cup

As the second round of the Carling Cup swings into action this week, Spurs fans are being asked to nominate their all-time favourite League Cup moment, with 50 pairs of tickets up for grabs for this season's Carling Cup Final.

The Football League will reveal the all-time Top 50 League Cup moments in the lead-up to the match at Wembley Stadium on February 28.

A vote will then decide the top moment - and fans voting will have the chance to win the tickets.

We've had plenty of golden moments in the competition down the years - Ralph Coates' winner in the 1973 final, Allan Nielsen's last-minute winner in 1999, beating Chelsea 5-1 in 2002, beating Arsenal 5-1 in 2008 and going on to beat Chelsea in the final - and the League wants to hear your views.

Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney said: "Fifty years is an important milestone for The Football League's showpiece Cup competition. We look forward to celebrating this special anniversary across the season.

"More than 78 million fans have watched matches in the League Cup since 1960. We want those supporters to tell us their favourite highlight from the last five decades. These will underline the excellent football and excitement which have been the bedrock of the competition.

"The League Cup is essential to the financial welfare of English professional football. Through television revenue and gate receipts it generates the income that sustains the most developed professional football pyramid in the world game.

"Long may it continue."

Spurs supporters can email their special moment to this address - leaguecup@football-league.co.uk