Preparing for every outcome…
Every year, 40 medals leave the Thomas Lyte workshop in London, bound for stadiums that are interwoven not just into the fabric of English football, but of English life and culture.
When the title race is as close as this one, though, we have to do things rather differently, which is why 80 have been produced to cover the possibility of either Manchester City or Liverpool winning the title.
Clearly, given the immediacy of the trophy and medal presentation after the final whistle, there’s no time for medals to be shipped between Merseyside and Manchester, or vice-versa. The silverware for the winners must already be on site. With that in mind, it’s little wonder that we’ll be following the action as closely as anyone when the matches kick off at four o’clock on Sunday.
Who is eligible for a Premier League medal?
So, who receives the medals once the action is completed? Well, as well as the players who have played at least five matches over the course of the season, and the managers and coaching staff, it’s then up to the clubs themselves to decide which other members of club personnel receive them.
As anyone involved in football will tell you, any title tilt is a team effort in every sense. As it is here, too, with so many of our craftsmen and design team involved in ensuring that, at the end of each season, the medals reflect the hard work, toil, and eventual glory of lifting one of the most famous trophies in global sport.