A bit of trial and error for new Canaries coverage
As you may already have seen, we’ve been trialling a new service for Norwich City games.
The idea is one of me, Jonathan and Sportsdesk Pete will be texting updates live from every City game this season, while at the same time posting your comments and answering questions.
Pete first brought this in at the end of the last campaign - sadly I never got to see how he described Norwich’s abject performance at The Valley.
I had my first two attempts this week, at the Manchester United and Crystal Palace friendlies, while Jon makes his debut at the Wigan game on Saturday.
It’s fair to say the two hours are very intense on our side of the computer. For the game at Selhurst Park we had more than 10,000 people following the game - and with all the messages, comments and questions that brings, you have to remember to actually look at the game.
Thankfully, I think people will realise posting every comment and answering every question, while also trying to commentate, simply won’t happen.
But there will be a good chance to answer questions before the match, as well as at half-time and full-time.
So far, it has been really fun to do and seems to be popular as well, considering people can interact with us while listening to commentary on the radio. Over the season, I’m sure it will keep growing.
At both of my games there was plenty of interest from fans of City’s opponents as well; United and Palace supporters wanting to know how their side was doing, along with the odd attempt to start a riot with the watching City supporters - all good banter, naturally.
If we can get the dongle problems sorted out (insert your own joke here, there were plenty of them on Tuesday) that affected the Palace coverage, we should be on to a winner.
posted on 31 July 2009 13:20 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk