Monday, 14 May 2012

The BPL Trophy: Man City's Dream

Last night (13/5/2012) Manchester City wins title on day of high drama in Barclay Premier League. It was considered as one of the most sensational days of top-flight football ever seen in England. In addition, two teams fighting for the title; Manchester United and Manchester City, three teams fighting for top four, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle United, and two teams fighting from relegation zone; QPR and Bolton.

Roberto Mancini's men scored twice in stoppage-time to clinch their first league title since 1968, as quite an incredible season ended in the most dramatic way possible, with City snatching victory from the jaws of what seemed certain to become the most disastrous defeat imaginable. Within 5 minutes of stoppage time, City's nightmare turns to a dramatic win.

Congratulations to Manchester City for the title, Manchester United for second place, Arsenal for third place ensured automatically Champion League places. Now we look at the history of the Premiership trophy that everybody are longing for.

The Premiership trophy was created by Royal Jewellers Asprey & Garrard. Weighing four stone (approximately 25 kilograms), 76 cm (30 in) tall, 43 cm (17 in) wide and 25 cm (9.8 in) deep., its main body is solid sterling silver, while its base is made of the semi-precious African stone malachite.

The plinth has a silver band around its circumference, upon which the names of the title-winning clubs are listed. The green color of malachite is representative of the green field of play. The design of the trophy is based on the heraldry of Three Lions that is associated with English football. Two of the lions are found above the handles on either side of the trophy—the third is symbolized by the captain of the title winning team as he raises the trophy, and its gold crown, above his head at the end of the season.

In 2004, a special gold version of the trophy was commissioned to commemorate Arsenal winning the title without a single defeat.


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