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For The Record tournament at professional level gave 2nd Tier sides only the chance to win the trophy. With Kevin Keegan now in charge, United were beating all before them charging to promotion and won their Preliminary Round Group thanks to a 2-2 draw at Grimsby and a victory over Leicester in front of a healthy 14,046.

(0-1) and at Bari (0-3) which meant the 4,609 that attended the final game at home to Cesena watched an immaterial game end 2-2, justifying our lowest ever gate for a first team match. Thankfully, promotion and Keegan’s continuous revolutionising of Newcastle

Texaco Cup P28 W12 D8 L8 F49 A31. Winners Twice.

Mick Quinn’s brace were his last goals for United as they progressed to the Group stages and Italian opposition. Selecting a number of squad and junior players, a 1-1 draw at Lucchese was followed by defeats at home to Ascoli

United meant these less prestige competitions were soon a thing of the past and, following a gap of 17 years, United supporters would be travelling across Europe in major competitions again by September 1994.

Anglo Scottish Cup P7 W2 D1 L3 F6 A9 Anglo Italian Cup: Winners P12 W7 D3 L2 F26 A12. Winners Once. Full Members Cup (Simod, ZDS) P9 W3 D1* L5 F18 A21 Centenary Celebrations P4 W1 D1** L2 F1 A4 *United lost on penalties ** United won on penalties

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