Bored Of Goal-line Technology ‘debate’
Bored Of Goal-line Technology ‘debate’, The only bad thing about goal-line technology is having to talk about it, our blogger reckons. Goal-line technology!, Happy now?
When officials wrongly chalked off Victor Anichebe’s goal for Everton against Newcastle, last night, Early Doors reacted with pure despair.
Not because it wanted Everton to win, nor even out of a desire to see justice done.
No. ED merely braced itself for another day of interminable chuntering about goal-line technology.
It is always called ‘a debate’, but in truth you’ll struggle to find anyone outside UEFA’s Lake Geneva compound who seriously objects to the idea of referees getting more important decisions right.
So the whole just thing just becomes an exercise in talking heads sighing their disbelief at Michel Platini’s refusal to embrace technology – usually followed by some irrelevant and ill-supported guff about how much he hates the English.
What’s more, the goal line argument rarely takes in the more complex – though ultimately more complete – solution of a challenge system (like that used in the NFL) that would have allowed David Moyes to dispute Marouane Fellaini’s disallowed ‘offside’ goal.
ED concedes it is merely adding to the pile of guff talked about technology today – but if there is one compelling reason to introduce it immediately, it is so we can all shut up.