Fantastic news if you're a football fan who loves to get deep down into the tactical details for your football related arguments with your friends and people on the internet, as you will now be able to use the same camera angle to watch matches on Sky Sports that Neville and Carragher use for their analysis.
"Tactical Cam" is the new angle available on Monday Night Football via the Red Button, and having made its debut for Arsenal vs Liverpool, and it allows the viewer a full birds-eye view of the pitch, which allows for the analysis of a team's shape, and the ability to watch every movement a certain player makes on the pitch.
Gary Neville has explained why they felt the need to introduce this new camera angle:
A lot of people watch games but they don’t see the game. On Monday Night Football, I watch a birds-eye view of the whole pitch.
For the first 15-20 minutes, I’ll stand there and watch the big camera and get a picture of the game. Then, I might come and sit back down, when I’ve got a picture of the game and the patterns.If something changes on the screen people are seeing at home, I might go back to the big screen and think ‘well, what’s happened?’
You’re looking at the game differently, you’re looking at it as a coach. That’s how a coach or manager would look at the game.
It sounds very interesting, and will now surely be the weapon of choice for those who love claiming that they know more about football than you on twitter.
Actual football fans will probably love it too, as Liverpool fans for example, can focus solely on Philippe Coutinho for the full 90 minutes.