I decided to watch some of England’s World Cup qualifier against Montenegro while my dinner settled. Just before the match started, a camera picked up the England coach walking over to shake hands with his Montenegro counterpart. And then they showed a replay.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
I don’t watch much football these days, but I have noticed over recent years that the TV people seem to have developed a mania for action replays. At one time you’d get maybe two wide-shot replays of a goal, and that was about it. Now they have to have cameras tucked into every crevice, and we get replays from at least five different angles, most of them repeated at least once if not twice. It’s all becoming a bit silly in my opinion, but tonight it became even sillier.