Hatchet man: Carling Cup final Fan-O-Meter was nothing to shout about

02 March 2009 10:27
That annoying advertising hoarding at Wembley in the Carling Cup final on Sunday which flashed up meaningless figures all game long was claimed by the companies responsible for it to be a 'world first'.

The Fan-O-Meter (they must have taken ages coming up with that original name) was supposed to measure the levels of supporter noise from the Manchester United

and Tottenham


Make a noise: Spurs fans find something to get excited about at Wembley

But it just seemed like a ridiculous and unnecessary gimmick that one set of fans were always bound not to believe.

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  It may be a world first but, as spectacularly unsuccessful as it was, it will probably be a last too. The companies responsible, Sky Sports and Carling, set up a charity donation to go with the publicity exercise, so it was not all bad, but they could have done that without a pointless display by the side of the pitch and on the TV.  

Source: Daily_Mail