SO WILL WE BE ABLE TO SEE THE HAIRDRYER LIVE?
Published 00:00 25/07/07 By
SIR ALEX FERGUSON and Jose Mourinho would be sure to have a few things to say about it, but here are some of the things we might want to adopt from America. And a couple we can live without.
TOUCHLINE INTERVIEWS: As players come on and off. Forget kicking water bottles away in disgust, the players could share their complaints live with the nation.
LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEWS: Could we catch the hairdryer live on TV? But the cameras might need waterproofing to cope with cups of tea being chucked.
STATS MADNESS: We get a lot more statistics and technical analysis than we used to, but we still haven't caught up with the Americans.
MINI INTERVIEWS: Players talking about anything flash up in a corner of the screen at breaks in play.
REF MICS: They are a must in American football (the gridiron kind) and they have caught on in rugby - will football be next?
KICK-OFFS AT SIX MINUTES PAST HOUR: A cunning way to get everybody tuned in on time but still have time for an ad break
AD BREAKS DURING RUN OF PLAY: Motor racing on ITV has survived it - but it would cause uproar if it was tried over here. Wouldn't it?
SINGING NATIONAL AN THEM BEFORE MATCH: Would surely keep ITV and the Beeb in a constant stream of reality show talent search programmes.