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Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Always, I mean always when I hear the first time news that current stadium would be decommissioned I somehow feel anxious, especially if current stadium already had good camera angle with positive TV experience. That was the case for the White Hart Lane, which has pretty good angle, maybe a little to close to the pitch, still OK. If you remember bird eye view when the ball was in close proximity to near sideline, you know what I mean . It was strange but I’ll take that instead frog view any time of the day. So finally after few dreadful (that God only a temporary home) years at awful new Wembley stadium, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. has finally opened his doors for spectators in April of 2019. Fortunately this new Tottenham Hotspur stadium turn out to be even better as you can see below in detailed score grading in creating FICAZ INDEX.

Camera Angle and Center Zoom

Tottenham Hotspur F.C - Main

You don’t need to look at the screenshot above to see right away that this camera angle is just perfectly positioned. Not only perfect hight but also decently away from the pitch so our cameraman Mr. “John Sheppard” has all the tools to make a perfect broadcast for us in front of TV. Well as usual most cameramen are doing the same mistake, too much close-ups and too little long shots.


Camera angle score for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium =  50 points

Center Zoom score for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium =  1 point

Zoom top (far side)

Tottenham Hotspur F.C - Top“John” close-up here tells you everything you need to know. He follows the ball. There is a term in football called “Ball Watching” and it say what this: “Player focuses solely on the ball and loses sight of the opponent he or she is supposed to mark.“ Well Tottenham’s “Sheppard” is doing exactly that. He is glued to the ball and completely dismissed any possibilities of players and green around. He completely looses sight on everything except the ball. I don’t know what he thinks in that moment. I guess he think he is doing a great job with ball watching 😔.


Camera Zoom FAR side for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium =  2 points

Zoom bottom (near side)

Tottenham Hotspur F.C - Bottom

I’ve noticed that on the stadiums with further away (distanced) camera, trigger (zoom-in) happy cameramen can’t do much damage  with extreme zooming even if they want to because when camera is further  away from the pitch it simply by nature of position shows more wide shot that camera near the pitch even if zoomed too much. 


Camera Zoom NEAR side for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium = 5 points

Zoom Corners

Tottenham Hotspur F.C - Corner - FarJust below average handling of zoom in the corner. Shame there is lot’s of room for improvements here. Even stadiums with overal INDEX lower like Valencia, have better corner score. 


Camera Zoom CORNER for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium = 4 points

Extra points

I am trying really hard to find anything here what could give it an extra boost for so brilliant stadium like this. But during several watched games nothing extraordinary or ordinary was noticeable, so mainly because of really good feeling watching Spurs home game, I am giving it 4 points for HREN bonus. Please let me know if someone noticed other cameras or any other cool gizmo during the live broadcast except SkyCam replay and in live broadcast. That is an extra 1 point. Greatly appreciated.


Extra points (max. 16 points) = 4 points

Points summary

Camera Angle5050
Zoom Center110
Zoom Far – Top28
Zoom Near – Bottom58
FICAZ Index 67100

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Stadium – FICAZ INDEX = 67

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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I don’t see a point complaining a lot here for camera angle. Zoom could be better but with FIZAC INDEX like it is here 65, we might be contra productive here. With small adjustments on their own, with adding few gizmos, they could reach 80 in no time.