You can’t hide on a football pitch. It may be a cliche, but it’s one we all believe to be true. If you’re not contributing, people are going to notice.
In March 2019, I wrote about a new motion sensor that straps to boots and allows football clubs to not only track their players’ physical data but collect technical insights such as number of possessions, number of touches per possession, releases per foot and more. If ever there had been a hiding place before, there certainly wasn’t one for anybody wearing these.
As a terribly unfit amateur footballer with a left foot for standing on only, I summed up the article simply by saying: “We’re glad we’ll never have to wear these.”
Playermaker, the company behind the tracker, clearly took that as a challenge. Because two years down the line they got back in touch to say they had launched the UNO, their new tracker aimed at individuals, whether they be academy players looking to improve their game or amateur footballers like me.
Stupidly, I agreed to not only wear the UNO kit but share my stats on the internet.
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