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The Digital Age In Football

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I'm sure none of us have ever tried streaming a whole live football game, but if we were to try I can imagine the speed, quality and overall experience not being very good, even in this digital age. Gone are the days of smuggling camcorders and DVD burners into sports grounds, concert halls and the back of the cinema. Apps like Periscope, requiring just a smartphone and a decent roaming bandwidth make it much easier to broadcast live events- even if they’re not supposed to be shared! Surely this raises the question; have your billionaire oil merchants, finance tycoons and Sheikh football owners simply forgotten to install that high speed, free Wi-Fi at your home stadium? I don’t think so. In fact, a lot of grounds are going in the opposite direction. Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are one of the biggest teams to take on a no-nonsense approach in actually decreasing its bandwidth (much to the fans agreement!) claiming all fans should be focussed purely on the game- fair play!

Borussia Dortmund yellow wall

With Arsenal and Tottenham also banning the dreaded selfie stick at The Emirates and White Hart Lane, you might just have to get used to the old shower radio - this being the only technology you see around the grounds on the last day of the season! Image Credits: offsiderulepodcast


Kaylan Bland

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