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Gennorm Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 May 2012 11:21 a.m. PST

It's just happened again, another "was it over the line?" controversy in a big game in front of a worldwide audience. The technology exists to give an immediate signal to the referee if the whole of the ball crosses the line without stopping play, so should it be introduced into football?

1 Yes, I live in the twenty-first century.
2 No, the Spinning Jenny was a step too far for me.
3 Don't care.
4 Boobies, Zardoz or something else.

Brandlin Inactive Member05 May 2012 11:26 a.m. PST

As a Liverpool fan that ball was clearly a kilometre beyond the line!

McKinstry Fezian05 May 2012 11:27 a.m. PST


David Manley05 May 2012 11:44 a.m. PST

Yes, plus video review of dodgy incidents

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2012 11:48 a.m. PST


GoGators Inactive Member05 May 2012 11:52 a.m. PST

No. Counter to the spirit of the Laws of the Game.

Also, if American football is any guide, it would be implemented in a totally foolish fashion.

All sports should get rid of instant replay. Hire professional refs full time. Train them well. They'll still make mistakes, but those go both ways. Replay slows games down far too much.

nevals05 May 2012 12:28 p.m. PST

Technology is for the weak.

Sergeant Paper05 May 2012 12:39 p.m. PST

1, 2, 3, and 4.

Phillius Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2012 12:47 p.m. PST

1,it's about time.

Yesthatphil Inactive Member05 May 2012 1:03 p.m. PST


Even the guardians of tradition (Cricket) have it!

freewargamesrules Inactive Member05 May 2012 1:43 p.m. PST

1 – it is the only sport that does not embrace technology to make the correct decisions. The sport is run by corrupt officials and owners.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member05 May 2012 1:49 p.m. PST

5 – Anything that annoys Wendyball fans is to be encouraged.

Sparker Inactive Member05 May 2012 2:27 p.m. PST

Aren't there enough soccer forums out there for this sort of mindless rubbish?

Dayglo Sword Inactive Member05 May 2012 2:47 p.m. PST

It's a bit much for a game of Subbuteo isn't it?

ashill4 Inactive Member05 May 2012 3:00 p.m. PST

1. Furthermore, there should be police inquiries into the owners of all clubs in the top 3 divisions and players' agents should be banned. Even further furthermore, we should sell Carrol – he had not done anywhere like enough to justify his fee.

Captain DEwell Inactive Member05 May 2012 3:22 p.m. PST

Yes, in premier matches where the stakes are higher. Other levels should be left to be played in 'the spirit of the game'.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2012 3:24 p.m. PST

The whole idea of putting a microchip in a ball offends me.

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member05 May 2012 3:47 p.m. PST

Wouldn't rough play beat the snot out of the microchip?

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member05 May 2012 4:09 p.m. PST

Ashill, why should taxpayers' money be wasted on police inquiries into wendyball's internal squabbles? For that matter, why should we foot the bill for policing the morons and thugs that the 'sport' attracts? Wendyball should pay for every penny wasted on policing the damn thing.

Dynaman878905 May 2012 4:41 p.m. PST

4 – Football, what's a football?

Or we all know that a football is not round, a SOCCER ball is round.

T Meier Inactive Member05 May 2012 4:53 p.m. PST

3 – I have never understood why grown men would want to watch other grown men play a game, other than maybe to get pointers if they play the game themselves. The amount of money, enthusiasm and seriousness with which sport is treated seems just weird to me. I feel like one the mutants in 'Quatermass and the Pit'.

Jay Wirth Fezian Inactive Member05 May 2012 5:13 p.m. PST

2 – No. As the replay shows in todays Chelsea – Liverpool FA Cup game the linesman got the call right.

I think the officials in the FA final did an excelent job.

Up the Chels!

PKay Inc Inactive Member05 May 2012 7:46 p.m. PST

I think that anything that can keep scoring down in soccer is a good thing. It's getting out of hand. Too many games with a goal or two in them.

basileus66 Inactive Member05 May 2012 10:15 p.m. PST


Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns Inactive Member06 May 2012 4:13 a.m. PST

In 28 or 15mm?

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2012 5:04 a.m. PST

No. Definitely 2.

Will a ruling by a machine be discussed and cussed years after the game like calls so blatantly unfair as this one ; ) ? The game is a game of passion and there is nothing like a controversial call to inspire passion! So, 2 it is.

That, and we should have stopped with Hargreaves!

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member06 May 2012 5:31 a.m. PST

1, yes, but the ball wasn't fully over the line so the officials called it right.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2012 7:37 a.m. PST

4 Football, what's a football?

Or we all know that a football is not round, a SOCCER ball is round.

No a football is something you kick with a foot, not throw, catch and carry…

Mako11 Inactive Member06 May 2012 10:31 a.m. PST

2.5 – No, but I have no idea what a "Spinning Jenny" is.

If they did that, it'd take away my/others' ability to ridicule the incompetent refs, and complain about how bad they are, and that they should be replaced, which is a large part of the satisfaction of the game.

Plus, then someone would write some code to get the computer/video system to cheat/ignore goals, for one side or the other, bringing us back to square one. Much better to just pay off the refs directly/indirectly, since that is "clean", and simple, and doesn't require all that fancy technology (excepting of course for the encrypted, secret Swiss bank accounts, and the covert wire transfers to the aforementioned accounts).

GarrisonMiniatures Inactive Member06 May 2012 3:26 p.m. PST

Spinning jenny:


Its use helped start the industrial revolution, but a lot of people didn't like cos it took their jobs away from them.

Gennorm Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 May 2012 10:19 a.m. PST

Whether Andy Carroll's header was actually over the line or not is irrelevant to the argument. The point is that it sparked controversy. There have been enough appalling decisions – Chelsea's second goal at the same end in the semi-final when none of the ball crossed the line being a prime example – which serve to undermine the credibility of the officials. The technology's there, the money's available for the big leagues and tournament, so it should be properly trialled at least.

By the way, of course it was over the blooming line.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member07 May 2012 3:02 p.m. PST

So what rules would you use for that? Bloodbowl?

MahanMan Inactive Member07 May 2012 4:34 p.m. PST

You know what'd make the game much more fun to watch? Have the arenas sound this when the players take dives:

YouTube link

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2012 2:43 a.m. PST

Nothing compared to Lampard's disallowed goal at the last world cup…

Gennorm Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 May 2012 3:19 a.m. PST

That was scandalous.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member09 May 2012 2:44 p.m. PST

Why scandalous? Were they mixing 25mm and 28mm figures?

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