Another Football Goal-Line Technology Controversy
Everton verses Newcastle was the Monday Night Football choice and probably like me at half time you were thinking about whether watching the second half was worth it. Of course in 45 minutes anything could happen and you could miss all the drama that makes this League envied around the world. The second half started and it was all feeling a bit blah…
Then that age old football question reared its head. Goal line technology.
Now a referee/linesman cannot give a decision unless he has seen it < obviously! There are still occasions when you shout “How did he not see it?” and utter loads of swear words that you’d never say in front of your Mum. But there are times when their views are obstructed or they are watching another moment in the game, it happens. I have been a long advocate of having technology in football and despite having the best league in the world have always felt that we needed to support our referees with the best information for them to be able to do their jobs.
It wasn’t the only big decision in the game as Everton had a goal ruled out for offside despite again that being the wrong decision. The game did come to life and ended 2-2 but it’s the technology desire that will be talked of more about this game and possibly rightly so.
It seems unlikely that we will get goal-line technology this season which is a real shame as this quite likely won’t be the only controversial outcome of not having it. Points are obviously important in any league and managers careers are dependent on results.
It’s about time we had the technology to back up the best league in the world right?
Speaking of Everton, I thought the tribute to Hillsborough before the match was emotional and very well thought out. I was very upset by the truth about that day in 1989 when 96 Liverpool FC fans died. No one should go to a football match and not come home and it shouldn’t have taken 23 years for the truth to be told.