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Goal-Line technology to be used as early as 2012 in Premier League


The FA have announced that goal-line technology could be introduced to the Premier League as early as 2012. About time? or is technology runing the fundamentals of football?

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

@liam I think the penalty decision against Rio was correct, considering how many ppl that hates United and love to see them fail.

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danott · Newcastle United fan

@gazpenk agreed. Exactly what I said. They use it in sports like hockey effectively. Why can't it be in football.

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gazpenk · Walsall fan

It should be like tennis. A team is limited to a small number of contests. Once they have used their contests/appeals...that's it.

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liam · Arsenal fan

@kenny, @hybridism, @mb_ktubes, @danott @gazpenk, @james, @dansimon80, @mrsentah I've just seen the penalty decision given against Rio yeserday against Newcastle. If the officials cant get those decisions correct considering how close they were to the action, they may aswell have technology doing their job aswell??? Sack the lot of them :roll: I know the job of being an official isnt easy, but that is taking the complete michael their??? Its totally shambolic!!!... Is it just me, or since these officials have had a pay rise in the last 5-6 years, the standard of officiating has just got worse?? Howard Webb is suppose to be one of Englands best ref's??, For me he should be running his own circus act at kids parties because he's a total clown! :smirk:

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danott · Newcastle United fan

I think that the system can work. You just limit the teams ability to ask for the technology. The ref makes a decision, and if a team disagrees then they can use the appeal. If they are wrong then they can't appeal again during the game. That way the power is not abused!

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gazpenk · Walsall fan

Apparantly, when the ball crosses the line, the refs watch will vibrate...this is a laughable concept but at least the ref will know instantly.

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dansimon80 · Barnet FC fan

How far down the league would the technology be implemented? League 1 or Conference?

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dansimon80 · Barnet FC fan

I like it, its means there will be more time for me to watch football and stay away from the misus... Good point @mrsentah I feel that if goaline technology comes it will be the start o something bad

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

There is no chance and where does it end and start. If this come in it will be penalties... Free kicks or Throw ins.... Keep it the same and then all football at all levels will not have.any difference!

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MB_Ktubes · Liverpool fan

About Time.

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James · Liverpool fan

@gazpenk @mrsentah If they come up with a system that will work and keep the game flowing im all for it, but i cannot see there being a easy solution like that.

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

I guarantee it would turn out like Rugby it will be good for fans who go to games but... For opinions and other things it will be crap. Also if they introduce this it, what will be next?

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gazpenk · Walsall fan

Aye @James we could end up turning a game of football into a game of rugby everytime there's a decision to be made. Personally I'm on the fence, hence the discussion...I'm not sure what impact it'll have on the game but i'll welcome it as long as the interference from technology doesn't exceed this or go crazy.

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James · Liverpool fan

I think it takes a bit of excitement out of the game, ok during the World cup when Lampard "didn't score" with that shot over the line we felt hard done by but i think it isn't really necessary, how many times does a situation happen in a game where that is necessary? If it makes the decisions correct then ok we may want it but it could cause a lot of stoppages as teams would appeal for a review of it after every shot at goal.

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mrsentah · Liverpool fan

I know that this has been talked about but i cant ever really see it coming in... It would pretty much destroy football and all the debate!

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