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R.I.P football, the whole human element good decision or bad decision adds to the drama and excitement to football. Footballs going to end up being boring like cricket.
With so much money in the game, sportsmanship, spirit of the game and such other lofty values have taken a back seat. Seldom one sees players coming forward to declare that the goal scored against them was a genuine one. Goal scored matters - so goal line technology could be employed to clear the air. After all it is for scoring goals the two teams and fans travel to the field. Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Here's a thought for you football nerds out there: Is a goal scored when the ball crosses the plane of the goal-line or when it passes through the rectangle created by the goal-line and the posts. I've played on plenty of pitches where the two aren't even close to the same!
Its the end of football!
Even though the Beeb posts a video which clearly shows that the ball (which is round!) did not fully cross the line, people still say it did. The referee and fourth(?) official were correct. As normal, pundits (professional and amateur) think they know better than referees.Just like Lawro saying "But he got the ball". The BBC's pundits should learn the laws and get a refereeing certificate.
Don’t favour such a development. Do we in England need this? Do the Scotchmen use it? If not, why not? De game must nat be governed by robots!
Although this is a good development I would like FIFA to focus more on cheating.Players rolling about when 1-0 up to waste time must be stopped. If a player stops the game 'in agony' and then gets up and sprints for a through ball he should be sent off/banned after video evidence.Same for players who get the other team to kick the ball out to 'get treatment' and have nothing wrong with them.
The question is not about getting a decision right but about not getting it wrong. When replays show that the ref made an incorrect decision then it makes the ref, the match and the sport look bad. Use a video referee to confirm whether the ball crossed the line and/or player offside. No video, no problem. Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League and other sports get it, what doesn't FIFA?
"285. Turkeyshoot Really not good enough. You have Ukraine getting a ball over the goal line but TV coverage proves the move started relative seconds before with a missed off-side infringement. Play should have already haulted. Two wrongs don't make a right."exactly. two wrongs DON'T make a right. Just because the offside was missed, it doesn't mean we should ignore the goal-line issue.
It will only be seen to have been worthwhile the first timewe have a referee [allowed to] come out and say "I wouldn't have given that goal but Hawkeye/GoalRef told me the ball was over the line."Because unless it undoes an identifiable miscarriage of justice, then it will be seen to have been a waste of money - and it might just appear that the quality of refereeing decisions has improved.
Really not good enough. You have Ukraine getting a ball over the goal line but TV coverage proves the move started relative seconds before with a missed off-side infringement. Play should have already haulted. Two wrongs don't make a right.
it has been needed for some time in the top end of the sport where money dictates. but if the goal line obsrerver had done their jobs correctly during the euros then there would not have been any need. Human error is something that big money does not like.
Complete waste of time and money.Won't last long when clubs have to pay £50,000 for installation and then thousands for testing and annual maintanence for something that probably wont be used.
Wow, where have the PL been for the last few years at least. Even without these new must haves, instant TV replay has been available and not used, for many years. Unfortunately the PL seems to think that people will accept 2nd class results in an age when millions of £££ can be lost.
Technology would be an aid to the referee in football, as it is to the umpire in tennis. Nowadays in tennis tournaments the clashes regarding a ball being in or out is zero, and the game can continue without McEnroe style theatrics. The importance of a single goal in football usually far outweighs the winning of a single point in tennis. To deny the use of this technology boarders on ignorance.
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