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Message 1 - posted by Peter Scrivener - BBC Sport (U1644486) , Sep 1, 2005

Evening all,

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has confirmed that goalline technology will be used at the 2006 World Cup in Germany if a trial run at the Under-17 world championships in Peru proves successful.

Read here for more - news.bbc.co.uk/sport...

Is this a good thing? Should we be using technology to make sure goal decisions are spot on, or should we be hoping for another Russian linesman? winkeye

It's a tough one to call I reckon, because if you do this, then where do you stop? Could it be implemented for offside decisions as well?

Interested to know your thoughts...
       

Message 2 - posted by "UNITED we stand, divided we fall."* (U1645978) , Sep 1, 2005

Evening Peter,

I think the decision swings both ways.

On the one hand, contentious decisions which dominate the headlines following a big game would be eliminated, as managers would no longer be able to tear strips of the referee for making the wrong decision at a key moment in the game.

However, football is all about the 'big talking points' - the incidents, which inevitably go down in history as contentious decisions and usually overshadow the result of the game.

In summary - the managers will love it. The neutrals will not.

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Message 3 - posted by "UNITED we stand, divided we fall."* (U1645978) , Sep 1, 2005

...as managers?

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And managers.

doh

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Message 4 - posted by LoRezz (U1775378) , Sep 1, 2005

it's been needed for a long long time. No more absolute balls ups like when carrol scooped the ball out of the net. We have the technology, so use it.

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Message 5 - posted by Barney Ambrose™ (U1747901) , Sep 1, 2005

I think the decison is a great step forward look at cricket they have third umpires and this system wil take a bit of pressure away from refs about time a great system and i fo rone support this ddecision totally

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Message 6 - posted by ninjayoung (U1773315) , Sep 1, 2005

I've personally been waiting a long time for exactly this, I think FIFA have it spot on. There is no referee in the world who will not make at least one mistake a game, most have little effect on the final result. However, the most basic of decision as to whether the ball has crossed the line can make or break careers and in the modern game can cost millions to those cheated out of a result caused by human error. This measure, if implemented correctly will not affect the way the game is played and bring justice to possible goal line blunders in the future. Hurrah!

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Message 7 - posted by Barney Ambrose™ (U1747901) , Sep 1, 2005

It also means that when the goal does cross line rather than wait for a result on a screen the ref can instantly signal the goal which will speed up game. if trail is success then i think it should come to this country and be used in the professional leagues

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Message 8 - posted by blueJ2 (U1754318) , Sep 1, 2005

Absolutely. Technology to help with factual information is good. Referees will still have to make subjective decisions throughout the game, but we should expect factual information to be entirely objective. It could lead to using the same technology to see whether the ball goes out of play anywhere on the pitch - corner, throw-in etc.

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Message 9 - posted by Simple as (U1764606) , Sep 1, 2005

I don't mind the fact that Fifa plan to implement the use of the 'smartball'. It's a great idea that has the potential to serve justice in the court of football (so to speak).

The main issue is what next? With so many things to take into account, that can possibly turn odds in a single match, I fear for a domino effect to happen.

I'd rather just leave it up to human error altogether.

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Message 10 - posted by dawn_patrol (U1646170) , Sep 1, 2005

Good idea to try at least. I suppose the other option is use some sort of hawkeye option a la cricket, which would be slower.

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Message 11 - posted by SpUrS sOcCeReTtE (U1963604) , Sep 1, 2005

its hard to say because it really does change the rules of football. If they don't use the technology it does make football unfair for the team who had the goal disallowed but thats the whole point of football its not a fair game!!

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Message 12 - posted by genuineplastic (U1749162) , Sep 1, 2005

Use of the "smartball" is a sound idea. The potential problems it can create are next to nothing. How many times during a game will the technology even be needed? Answer: Rarely. But when it IS needed it'll be there.

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Message 13 - posted by hijackt (U1963652) , Sep 1, 2005

This is typical. It's going to complicate things even further with all the unnessesary electronics and beeping. There'll be problems like the system with 100m false starts. Why don't they simply have a camera so then stop play and the 4th ref can make a quick decision and signal for a goal or not... he doesn't do much else as it is! Plus, he'll see what we see. If it beeps, they give a goal and then we see it on camera anyway we'll see the mistakes and once again will be able to disagree with the referee. Surely if we all look at the same data there'll be need for us to complain.

Plus, these balls... they're going to be expensive with these chips in and it won't be available to lower leagues for years.

Why oh why don't people in football treat football like good football should be played... keeping it simple.

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Message 14 - posted by dungaman (U1866350) , Sep 1, 2005

Evening all,

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has confirmed that goalline technology will be used at the 2006 World Cup in Germany if a trial run at the Under-17 world championships in Peru proves successful.

Read here for more - news.bbc.co.uk/sport...

Is this a good thing? Should we be using technology to make sure goal decisions are spot on, or should we be hoping for another Russian linesman? winkeye

It's a tough one to call I reckon, because if you do this, then where do you stop? Could it be implemented for offside decisions as well?

Interested to know your thoughts...

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It's time football officials joined the rest of us in the technological 21st Century. Ultimately it will be good for us all, fans, players and officials too. It should stop embarassing incidents like the perfectly legitimate goal Spurs scored at Old Trafford last season. It was at least 3 feet over the line and was seen by the whole country, both teams AND the 4th official - but not by the ref and linesman! In Tottenhams case it ended up costing them a place in Europe. In a cup final or the World Cup it would be a sickening way to get knocked out. The FA has always said such technology would undermine the ref's authority. It wouldn't, of course - he would just have more facts with which to make his decision. Let's go for it!

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Message 15 - posted by Chareos MBE (U1825222) , Sep 1, 2005

For offsides, shirts with microchips triangulated on the 2D pitch? no problem - but how can a computer recognise a ball played forward? eg A ball could be played forward just a few feet without bringing an offside player into the game, in this case it would signal an offside where there is none, could turn into a nightmare.

Smartballs for goal lines? hurray, at last.

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Message 16 - posted by drewmagoo (U1887786) , Sep 1, 2005

Yeh, good move Sepp. First time I've noticed that he's done any work. I assumed he just spent all day in his office reading the latest news on killiefc.com

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Message 17 - posted by Amyn_Sajan (U1876859) , Sep 1, 2005

Once the ball crosses the goaline the technology should use some kind of switch that sets off some fireworks to celebrate! (Bet that's what Malcolm Glazer is thinking!)

Also, when the ref make a wrong decision, he should get a mini electric shock with the buzzer!

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Message 18 - posted by kooch001 (U1963672) , Sep 1, 2005

Wouldn't it be far simpler if the referee used a playback screen as they do in the U.S.A.

If complaining captains wanted to call a judgement into question they could get booked if they were incorrect. That would ensure a free flowing game, less play acting, fewer dives, far more entertaining football and less referee/linesman harrassment.

For the amount of times the ball has been deemned to have crossed the line when it hasn't and visa-versa, this hardly sems to be worth installing.

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Message 19 - posted by Barney Ambrose™ (U1747901) , Sep 1, 2005

didnt u read report says buzzer so decision is inatant if anything your idea is slower mate

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Message 20 - posted by GlancingShot (U1100568) , Sep 1, 2005

Yeh, good move Sepp. First time I've noticed that he's done any work. I assumed he just spent all day in his office reading the latest news on killiefc.com

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Now that's just blatant advertising and promotion.
These sorts of FIFA decisions are much better left in the capable hands of LogoCo.com

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