So, how do they know how far the players run

Discussion in 'Euro2008 (archive)' started by Wilf, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Every games had a little box appear on the screen late second half - player x 8.88 k, player y 8.32 k, Ronaldo £88 million etc.

    How the fuck do they do that? Must have some sort of tracking thing - click on the player on the screen and it follows them throughout the game. But hows that work?? Can't work with the standard telly pictures because they don't cover the whole pitch all the time. And hows it manage to track (presumably) 20 players at once?? Or do they make it up? :hmm::hmm:
  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    We wondered the same thing - chips in the boots?
  3. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    If there was ronaldo would have wanted a £3 million parking fee for it. :mad::mad::mad: I'd have inserted it where Real would never have found it.
  4. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    tiny satnavs in the players brains :)
  5. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    "At the centre circle, turn right. TURN RIGHT. Proceed along the Southern touchline till upended by a tall German."
  6. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Heh :)

    Can tomtoms be programmed to include that at random intervals?
  7. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    Holland's satnav must have been in for repair by Quickfit :(
  8. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    I have no idea what that means. My post #4 was possibly my first post EVER in the sports forum :D
  9. Wilf

    Wilf Dances like a Christian

    I'm not exactly a regular myself. A combination of beer and pills has made me bold. :)
  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    It's actually quite a friendly forum given the emotions involved.
  11. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    What? No fights and hooliganism? Oh :( How disappointing.
  12. Dirty Martini

    Dirty Martini gets what he cant want

    I guess they would just have an aerial view of the pitch and attach a fairly straightforward computer programme to the action.
  13. mattie

    mattie missing in inaction

    They just make it up.
  14. Buds

    Buds Well-Known Member

    Prozone stats innit.
  15. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Good guess, but does anyone actually know?
  16. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    I remember seeing a report about a high-end software for managers, which requires two (or four, don't remember exactly right now) stationary panoramic cameras and a computer that tracks a "body space" box surrounding each player locked at the start of the match (when all players are standing still).
    Then, It processed everything into a radar field (like, say, FM), and only required the occasional reset on the the boxes (after confusing plays) and some help to distinguish between some passes and shots.

    While this seems a bit too much for clubs, I'm pretty sure TV stations have the means and personnel to keep those things running smoothly.
  17. kained&able

    kained&able Here for the football.

    They use an us navy targeting sytem called hawk eye which works it all out.

    do you people not remember townsends tactic truck?


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