Sunday, 3 February 2008

F.A Cup Suprise

Its not every day that you walk through the Regent Arcade and see the countrys best know sporting trophy, but there it was! The F.A Cup is awarded to the winning team in the football Premiership and is sponsored by the UK's largest electricity supplier, E.on. It was on display as part of E.on's roadshow, but don't ask me what they were promoting, as I haven't got a clue; I was so surprised to see the F.A Cup! The F.A cup competition started in 1871 and had just 15 entries (this year it had 600!) and the final was watched by just 2,000 fans. The first trophy, costing £20, was smaller than the present cup and was stolen in 1895. The F.A Cup shown is the fourth incarnation, it has been played for since 1992, and is an exact replica of the third.

The next time I'll see the F.A Cup is on the telly, at the final, in May!

4 comments:

slim said...

How interesting to see a football award that has been around much longer than the "Superbowl" award that we hope to see on display in Boston USA area very soon ;-) Go Pats!

Clarice said...

I saw it....Kevin Keegan was holding it. I was about seven at the time Kev's hair was brown.....

Clarice said...

I was so caught up in the nostalgia that I forgot to say you have been tagged. Check out my latest offerings to find out what you have to do....

Neva said...

oops....New York will be having that trophy won't it? Nice looking trophy....

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