Goal line technology. Software linked to your boots that tells you how far you’ve run during a game. A rough idea of how much possession of the ball your team has enjoyed. Great. It stops there though, yes?
Nope, not one jot.
Despite our Luddite tendencies, we were tipped off about some of the possibilities that technology is opening up in football by the chaps at O2 Guru TV who were quite taken with developments at Portsmouth. Remember them? Right at the forefront now.
You’re reading this via a website, you may well follow us on Twitter, so you probably have a reasonable grasp on technological advancements. Or so you think. How about live replays via your specs, booking tickets for a game for you and your mates via Facebook (no, us neither), a pie brought to you by clicking the camera on your phone, or maybe a gumshield that tells your coach your ankle is broken before you’ve realised you’ve been kicked. Yoinks.
Anyway, watch the video, the future looks good. Especially at Fratton Park.