“It was possible to reach players all over the pitch, rather than just the ones who are near the bench.”
He was speaking after Bremen won away at the small ground of Freiburg.
So will that help bosses at Bournemouth and Watford rather than at West Ham’s giant Olympic stadium?
Another discernible change is the increase in actual playing time. There seem to be less stoppages and play-acting without crowd interaction.
And the number of incidents referred to VAR is also down, with some crucial incidents missed like the possible handball by Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng in their 1-0 win away to Borussia Dortmund.
The crowd would have been screaming about that. It passed the referee and players by.