Why oh Why oh Why Doesn’t Football Have Line Technology?

Henry James By Henry James, 3rd Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/pwz0lzln/
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A look at line Technology in the “Beautiful Game". Why hasn't it been used before, and will it ever become popular?

Why oh Why oh Why?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2010/article-1290044/Sepp-Blatter-bow-pressure–goal-line-technology-introduced.html

Football is big business. It is a multi billion dollar industry in the world and THE world sport. Watched by countless millions of fans accross the Globe, it is the sport most likely to reach from the bars of Manchester, to the shacks nestled deep in the Amazon Rainforest.

However, in a sport with such an enormous following, how can it be that line technology hasn’t been introduced? Rugby, Athletics, Tennis, American Football, Cricket, all these sports include the use of video replay and line technology to assure goals and points are not lost or won over refereeing errors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goal-line_technology

But Soccer or Football hasn’t taken on this technology. Apparently it will detract from the spirit of the game. We have to wonder what that spirit is. Missing goals? Perhaps the drama is meant to be the “YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS” moments of MacEnroe.

Some tennis professionals dislike ‘Hawkeye’ because it can give erronious results. In cricket, Umpires can be undermined by the machine. It sounds like many referees saw Terminator and are now concerned the machines are taking over.

Overall, the ball technology would make games more transparently fair, but in a game with big bucks, how can big spenders allow their investments to be wasted on poor refereeing decisions? Only time will tell.

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American Football, Cricket, Football, Hawkeye, Macenroe, Referee, Rugby, Scores, Sepp Blatter, Soccer, Tennis, Touch Line Techology

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author avatar Rohit19
3rd Jul 2010 (#)


Yes, you are right about it. Sports like tennis and cricket are increasingly depending on technology which has proved to be helpful. The decisions made these days are certainly more accurate.
I really wonder what fifa was waiting for.
Thanks!

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