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"530.JonPonty perhaps I'm a old duffer but no-ones mentioned 1966!!"-Thats probably becuase the technology wasn't available then, but with the 2 inccidents that have been mentioned in this article, the tech was there but we weren't using it. I just don't see the point in bringing up a goal from nearly 50 years, a time when we didn't have the technology to do this or get instant replays
What annoys me about the anti-technology brigade is their desperation to find some fault in any system, such as 'it'll waste two minutes' or 'it can't happen in every game'.Just because a system is not perfect, that does not mean it should be completely dismissed. I would like a referral system with a 4th official watching a monitor. Wouldn't work for everything, but still an improvement.
perhaps I'm a old duffer but no-ones mentioned 1966!!
Goal line technology will help prevent few anomalies per season but there is much cheaper technology that can be used to help referees with more endemic problems.A pair of glasses - might help spot the hundred of tugs, pulls & wrestling matches that plague the game.A hearing aid - might help referees hear the constant abuse players give themA spine - might let them do something about it
I agree with Roy. Lets hope there are no more gross injustices like the World Cup Final of 1966.
we ONLY SEE 60 MINUTES of ACTION in a 90 MINUTE GAME.Based on this,why the worry about the flow of the game with new introductions like technology?why not use more referee's in a match?why not use the instant replays the pundits love to show us? why not have the opportunity to challenge an official's call( theyre only human)Fans are leaving the(not so)beautiful game for a reason DEAL WITH IT!
@523 yep must accept it now, job done, will it help or throw up more problems, who knows. Use it in conjunction with a video ref , why not. One example , player in an offside position scores, has to be confirmed by hawkeye but ref misses offside, or foul or other offence. what do we do then, this must lead to all possible technology available in use. cannot stop it, is this right, I dont know .
524. shaunwHonestly mate, if West Ham got relegated this season through a controversial decision which GLT would put right, I'd obviously be disappointed. But I would think 'that's football'. Just like I did with Lampard's goal, and still do to this day. (and yes, I am English born and bread).
eldban.you wouldnt be saying that when your team lose a major final and all the associated money because of not using GLT
522 So strange 3 people all in agreement one after the other on a BBC board! Pandoras box is opened now... So we might as well get used it it.Half the people I know are all for it, and the other half dead against. Both will have to accept it now and more technology as it appears.
@521 520 519 common sense but im afraid you will not get a lot of this on here.
GLT, will spend most of its time being idle, with so much else wrong with the game, seems an expensive exercise. Far more contentious issues, offsides, diving, feigning injury, time wasting and incompetent officials.Those in power seemingly clueless as to the problems with our game.
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