View Full Version : Do we wear a GPS system on match day?

17-09-2015, 09:46 AM
I always thought that we wore EPTS (GPS) system to monitor are players stats in matches, since dyche came in. But having read that there are only 19 football league clubs registered to use EPTS devices for matches. It did get me wondering if this is correct? As I thought it was more widespread outside the prem than it actually is.

The Bedlington Terrier
17-09-2015, 10:47 AM
Don't truthfully know but in the light of recent criticism I personally monitored Boyd. He had thirty three touches, 17 tackles, ran 8.9 miles, shot twice, scored once and was still going at full steam after 95 minutes!

17-09-2015, 12:11 PM
Sounds like he would make a good full back, more crosses needed for a wing back though.

17-09-2015, 12:30 PM
As far as I know the one we use has nothing to do with GPS and yes we do use it. There are fixed cameras placed around the stands. If you look closely enough you can see them. They track the players movement through some kind of recognition software. I think the GPS system is just a different tech.

17-09-2015, 12:49 PM
If we do use GPS, I reckon Dave Jones' is programmed to a circuit of Milton Keynes roundabouts.

17-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Thanks superdimitri. I vaguely remember something about those cameras being mentioned from earlier in the season, but thought it was just part of a GPS system. Didn't realise it was part of a different set up. There must be lots of cameras then, cos surely you need more than one per player to figure out what he's doing? :? :?

17-09-2015, 01:12 PM
There are many of them, I don't think they lock on to players or anything like that, each will probably be responsible for a sector of the pitch (at range like a tv camera). Its probably not as accurate as GPS but it doesn't require the players to wear equipment. Oddly enough its not the gps part that weighs, it will be the batteries or the sending/receive equipment.

17-09-2015, 02:33 PM
This is the first year that clubs can wear GPS in games. previously only training sessions. Burnley use STATSports (From Ireland orignally) as their GPS system http://statsports.com/clients/ you can see from their client list that they have a number of clubs, but at the moment Burnley aren't listed in the client list. A lesser used GPS system in England is Catapult (from Australia), who do nearly all NFL teams and some football teams in England.
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17-09-2015, 09:36 PM
No but I do wear my bad beat bob pants B)

19-09-2015, 11:32 AM
I expect that's how Sir Alex knew where his players were on a night out!