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18 May 2020 17:08:36
Ed001, I read a suggestion online earlier and it made me laugh but the more I think about it the more I think it could possibly work. The suggestion was about using crowd noises from old games/ computer games for the behind doors games on tv. The suggestion said when you watch a game you’re not actively looking for the crowd but you’re always hearing them. I know it would be tricky but surely their computer wizzes could make this work. What’s your thoughts on it Ed?

{Ed001's Note - it is a nice theory but it would be like canned laughter on a TV show, it just never feels the same. I am sure it would be possible to make it work and respond to what is happening, similar to the way it does on a game. However, when was the last time you played a videogame of FIFA or PES and felt the atmosphere of a real match? It doesn't give you the same hairs standing on the back of the neck feeling, no matter how in depth it is.

If the alternative is more games like the Dortmund-Schalke one on Saturday, which found me losing attention constantly out of sheer boredom, then fake crowd noises has to be better than that. Personally though, I think they are going the wrong way with it and trying too hard to replicate something they just can't do. They would be better going the way of F1 on TV, that doesn't have any atmosphere, but instead it gives you more than you see at the track. Instead of trying to recover the atmosphere through false methods, why not give you the option of more insight into tactics with a more Champ Man feel to it? So people can see it all unfolding and learn about positioning and movement and how tactics evolve?

Though you would need very different commentary and pundits who actually have intelligent insight. That could be a problem for TV!}

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18 May 2020 18:04:23
Cheers for the reply Ed and think that’s a great idea. You should write into the tv stations and pitch it to them but make sure you copyright it first lol. I’m thinking that if and when the football does return for us I’m going to mute the tv and Just Bluetooth my phone onto my sound bar playing a Liverpool fan album I’ve found on one of the music apps. Where it’s a mix of old crowds chanting and songs from artists. Not going to replicate the real thing but it will take the sheer boredom silence away hopefully. And to be honest I could quite happily listen to the fans version of Allez Allez over and over again for 90 minutes lol.

{Ed002's Note - It has been discussed before and is seen to be open to abuse. It was tried in a game in Romania (I cannot recall the club, perhaps Universitatea Craiova) and was a bit of a mess - but UEFA gave permission for it to go ahead (with the opposition not objecting) after refusing to try it at an International game in Romania.}

18 May 2020 18:20:13
Maybe they could just install thousands of monitors in the stands and have individual fans viewing via Zoom?

Or have I just predicted the future?

18 May 2020 18:21:51
Ed002 cheers for the insight. I might have a look to see if there’s anything online with regarding that game.

18 May 2020 20:48:47
Early black and white movies had no sound track. Instead a very skilled pianist watched the film live in the theatre and made up and played an appropriate accompaniment on the fly building tension etc just as a sound track does nowadays. I’m sure a similar approach can be used now with canned crowd noise if people wanted to.

18 May 2020 22:03:40
Just turn the microphones around the ground right up and we can listen to all the players swear at each other and hear what the refs are saying, I know it’s not what we are used to but it might be interesting hearing the instructions managers are shouting to players and the players to each other.

18 May 2020 23:10:41
Korean football (I think) is using canned crowd noises at the moment and it's unusual but not awful.

19 May 2020 08:38:50
Such as a pianist playing the Benny Hill theme tune when Everton come on the pitch, Abu Dhabi?



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