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AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium

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This stadium was a reason why I started the FICAZ TV football index. Last year Bournemouth played in the Premier League and lots of TV prime-time match-ups were selected for TV broadcasts (I don’t understand why but how it was done, anyway) and every time I would see a listing with name Bournemouth in the front, oh man, I got a headache and stomach ache, and whole shebang of bad feelings every time Bournemouth plays at home on TV. I hated it. The TV camera angle is terrible. I still hate it now and I am glad they were relegated.

Check out the grades and final FICAZ INDEX score bellow.

Camera Angle and Center Zoom

  AFC Bournemouth - Main

I will not write here lots of stuff and moan how bad it is. Let me just say I did not watch a single match last season from this Vitality Stadium. There was plenty of choice from other leagues, and games which were pure pleasure to watch. Just look at those photos on this page. It is awful experience on TV looking at that I trying to enjoy in the match. You can’t , I’ve tied.. It is like standing on the pitch and try yo see what is going on on other side of the pitch. Zero + Zero points here.


Camera angle score for AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium =  0 points

Center Zoom score for AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium =  0 points

Zoom top (far side)

AFC Bournemouth - Top - far sideCan you imagine looking at 90 minutes at this. And after the game you say to yourself: “I watched some football on TV today, honey”. That is not watching a football. You watched few men around a ball. Football is to see a wide football pitch and more then few players in a frame. Worst 90 minutes spent. Fix it Bournemouth ! Fix it “Mr. Nathan Brown”. Zoom out.


Camera Zoom FAR side for AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium =  1 point

Zoom bottom (near side)

AFC Bournemouth - Bottom - near side2 points😲. I don’t know how, but that is calculation. “Nathan” is at least trying something to archive here.


Camera Zoom NEAR side for AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium = 2 points

Zoom Corners

AFC Bournemouth - Corner - FarZoom for corner 2 points, you can barely see the goal. decent job by “Nathan”. It is not hid fault Bournemouth decides to put TV camera in the basement.


Camera Zoom CORNER for AFC Bournemouth – Vitality Stadium = 2 points

Extra points

It is so bad experience watching football game on TV from here that I even wont spend time writing more words here how bad it is. Everybody can see it. It is total disaster of organization. Build a crane, a plarform, whatever it needs to be done, put the camera on that if you stadium stand is too low.

Do something AFC Bournemouth !!!

HREN bonus is of course -4. I would like to give -50 points to make my case.


Extra points (max. 16 points) = 4 points

Points summary

Camera Angle050
Zoom Center010
Zoom Far – Top18
Zoom Near – Bottom28
FICAZ Index 1100

AFC Bournemouth
Vitality Stadium

Tell us in the comments what you think. Thanks for taking the time to contribute. Let’s enjoy in every fracking football game around the planet like it is Barca game, every game.

Mario Hren

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