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Man City Plan To Use Owen Hargreaves As Pitchside Cameraman During Games

By Chris Wright

“You want me to wear a what now?”

The jokes kind of write themselves here, but Manchester City have announced that bench-bound midfielder Owen Hargreaves is to have a camera strapped to him – ‘Sub Cam’ as they’ve called it – during their next few home Premier League games, with the pitchside footage then broadcast live on the club’s official Youtube channel, with edited highlights available on the following Monday.

The miniature camera, which weighs just 5 grammes, will be pinned to Hargreaves’ shirt and hopefully give fans the opportunity to see a game from a substitute’s perspective  – though presumably they won’t be able to show actual footage of the game itself due to the Premier League television rights?

Who knows? If the sound of watching a guy stretch his hamstrings for 90 minutes floats your boat, then this may be right up your alley.

Unfortunately, the camera will have to be removed if Hargreaves is summoned to enter the fray at any point as those dastardly curmudgeons over at UEFA have rules in place to prevent the use of such equipment on the field of play.

And the poor sod thought he was being treated like a guinea pig at United.

Via @caughtoffside

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By Chris on January 18th, 2012 in Man City. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

10 Responses to “Man City Plan To Use Owen Hargreaves As Pitchside Cameraman During Games”

  1. And he thought United were treating him like an experiment?

  2. Doctor please says:

    I think he should just go back to Germany, where he may get a chance to do a thing called play football…

  3. Anonymous says:

    WEIGH too funny

  4. Bill says:

    WEIGHT a while and he’ll come good

  5. Happy says:

    Will the winners of the contest be announce din an article or did they get individually notified? Either way looks like I didn’t win but, you know…

  6. OJ says:

    Nothing like telling Hargreaves he isnt going to be in the first team anytime soon.

  7. Tom Addison says:

    Massive club, absolutely massive

  8. Sam says:

    Weight a sec. It “Ways just 5 grammes”? Weigh to go.

  9. Leon says:

    What a looooong weight! Finally, City’s featuring their own Cam-Cam dancer! Hope he doesn’t get too OUT-OF-FOCUS from football.

  10. adhikapp says:

    and i thout manutd was treating him badly… why not give it to like pantilimon? surely he wont be taking joe hart’s place anytime soon

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