This season's Carling Cup is the 50th year of the League Cup and since August, supporters have been nominating their favourite Cup memory.  From this we've compiled the top 50 moments and are now giving you the chance to vote for the one you think should be named the all-time best.

All 50 moments can now be viewed and voted for at our dedicated website - www.leaguecup50.com. In the process, you can give yourself the chance to win one of 50 pairs of tickets for the 2010 Carling Cup Final or one of 200 special edition Carling Cup Final balls.

The vote runs until the end of January, and each week before then here on football-league.co.uk we'll be profiling the moments that have made the shortlist from each decade to help you decide where to cast your vote - starting with eight moments from the 1960's...

 

Fulham’s Maurice Cook makes history with the first ever goal in the first season of the League Cup.

THE FIRST OF MANY

Season 1960/61 - Fulham's Maurice Cook makes history with the first ever goal in the first season of the League Cup...

On September 26, 1960 the new League Cup was born. Primarily invented to take advantage of floodlighting and barren midweeks, what was to become one of the most competitive knock-out competitions in the world arrived in tandem with the swinging sixties.

The first two games were at Eastville, Bristol Rovers' famous old home, and at Upton Park, where West Ham beat Charlton 3-1.

But it was down in Bristol where Maurice Cook, the Fulham centre forward, scored the first ever goal in the competition after just nine minutes. Sadly for the striker, Rovers went on to win 2-1.

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Fourth Division Rochdale so nearly go all the way

BRAVE DALE FAIL AT THE FINAL HURDLE

Season 1961/62 - Fourth Division Rochdale so nearly go all the way...

In the competition's second year, 1961-62, Fourth Division Rochdale upset the applecart to become the only side from the bottom division of the domestic game to reach a major cup final.

Having already disposed of First Division Blackburn and Second Division sides Charlton and Southampton, Rochdale faced another Division Two club Norwich City in the two-legged final.

However, the Canaries proved too tough a proposition for the Lancashire club and following a 0-3 victory at Spotland, City secured the Cup with a 1-0 victory at Carrow Road.

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Blues win the fight for Midlands supremacy in the first all Division One final

CITY WIN BATTLE OF BRUM

Season 1962/63 - Blues win the fight for Midlands supremacy in the first all Division One final...

The first all-First Division final, in the competition's third year, in May 1963, offered definitive proof that the League Cup was alive and kicking with nearly 70,000 fans watching the two legs between these hottest of rivals.

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Workington embarrass top-flight Blackburn with five of the best

FIVE ALIVE FOR SUPER REDS

Season 1964/65 - Workington embarrass top-flight Blackburn with five of the best...

During the mid-sixties Workington developed a proud record in the League Cup, twice reaching the quarter-final stage.

And en route to the last eight in 1964, a crowd of 11,800 saw Rovers humbled as Kit Napier and Barry Lowes scored twice while Dave Carr completed the rout for the Reds.

The headlines the next day said it all: 'Red-faced Rovers'. Workington went on to face eventual winners Chelsea, drew 2-2 at home and then lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge in the replay where a certain debutant - Peter Osgood - scored both goals.

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West Brom star Tony Brown claims a record with his ninth goal in the competition

BOUNCING BOMBER NETS RECORD

Season 1965/66 - West Brom star Tony Brown claims a record with his ninth goal in the competition...

West Brom striker Tony 'Bomber' Brown dominated the League Cup in the 1965-66 campaign by setting a record of netting in every round (Albion had a bye in the first round).

The ninth goal came in the last two-legged final - and the only occasion in which a club overcame a first leg deficit to win the trophy.

West Ham, who included Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst just four months before the World Cup final, had a 2-1 lead after the first leg at Upton Park, but at The Hawthorns, Albion were inspired, winning 5-3 on aggregate.

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Super-hoop Rodney Marsh inspires QPR to the final – then hits Wembley wonder goal

MARSH FIRES RANGERS

Season 1966/67 - Super-hoop Rodney Marsh inspires QPR to the final - then hits Wembley wonder goal...

West Brom striker Tony 'Bomber' Brown dominated the League Cup in the 1965-66 campaign by setting a record of netting in every round (Albion had a bye in the first round).

The ninth goal came in the last two-legged final - and the only occasion in which a club overcame a first leg deficit to win the trophy.

West Ham, who included Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst just four months before the World Cup final, had a 2-1 lead after the first leg at Upton Park, but at The Hawthorns, Albion were inspired, winning 5-3 on aggregate.

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Terry Cooper erases memory of Wembley heartache with stunning winner

COOPER THE MAN

Season 1967/68 - Terry Cooper erases memory of Wembley heartache with stunning winner...

In the 1968 final, Leeds were eager to wipe out the memory of their previous appearance at Wembley, the 1965 FA Cup final against Liverpool, while Arsenal arrived attempting to arrest a decline which had seen them trophy-less since 1953.

And with the game, which would become ill-tempered at times, just 18 minutes old Leeds struck with what proved to be the winner. From a corner that dropped perfectly in a crowded goal area Jim Furnell, the Arsenal goalkeeper, who had both Paul Madeley and Jack Charlton to contend with, failed to gather. Cooper was waiting he responded with a sensational strike.

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Terry Cooper erases memory of Wembley heartache with stunning winner

ROGERS SPIKES GUNNERS

Season 1968/69 - Don Rogers writes himself into west country history with a major Wembley giant killing...

This remains one of the great giant-killing shocks of all time. Arsenal had lost 1-0 to Leeds in the previous Final and were determined to make no mistakes, in the 1969 final.

In Swindon they faced an average Third Division side but two heroes emerged and they both wore Swindon shirts: goalkeeper Peter Downsborough and Don Rogers.

Roger Smart gave Swindon the lead but constant pressure brought an equaliser, five minutes from the end, from Bobby Gould. But in the second half of extra time Rogers scored twice and remains a Wiltshire hero to this day, with the match forever being remembered as the 'Don Rogers Final'.

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