The Spanish national team brags about its new wireless communication system, but just bragging about the “latest technology” is talking too much.
Technological progress permeates practically all fields and sports An authentic revolution is believed and believed, One of the most obvious cases is of football with video arbitration. A few years ago arbitration decisions were limited to the criteria of the lineman, background referee and chief referee, but now they have Backed by a set of high quality cameras which will clear any doubts in the most controversial plays and reflect more real statistics, system of tennis Hawk Eye This has been going on for even longer, making matches much faster and producing better results.
The Spanish football team recently shared this on Twitter New communication system for training, and showed a video in which Luis Enrique presents it to the players. The instructor explains that this is a system that goes inside the kit, with a harness attached to the back. Inside, a loudspeaker Reproduces commands executed by the instructor Refuses to shout at him while remotely using a walkie, and addresses players. talks about the national team twitter “Latest Technology”But the truth is that the system looked quite archaic.
Latest technology at the service of our people!!
— Spanish Soccer Team (@SEFutbol) September 20, 2022
To begin with, this is a communication system that is impossible to use in official matches, so It will only be used in training, Being something for personal use, the logical thing to do would be to invest in some kind of earpiece like a referee wears to communicate with each other. In addition, although the reception system is small, a strong blow from behind can cause great damage to the device the position in which it is placed.
The network mocks the concept of the latest technology that Spanish football has
What the system looks like with the naked eye It also doesn’t allow to set different channels To talk to each player, so everyone gets the same orders. Mister fixes this by addressing each one by name, but when two players are closer the sign can be added, as Luis Enrique indicates at the beginning of the explanation. This, in my opinion, can be more distracting than anything else, Another disadvantage of this “latest technology” is that does not provide the possibility of return communication, The player cannot chat with the coach, and even if the receiver has the microphone and the ability to transfer sound, his position on the back will cause heard nothing at all,
In short, what the national team in its latest communication to the network sells us as avant-garde is really rather old communication system, There are much more efficient ways of integrating technology into games today, and certainly a walkie-talkie system doesn’t scream innovation when you look at it.