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Title: 21st July-Laughable efforts by FIFA to trial goal line technology
Post by: trophy4toon on July 22, 2011, 12:01:15 am
Clearly a goal, but not if it's England 

The thing I laughed most at about this was the fact that the technical trials FIFA are running insist the technology must send instant signals direct to the referees watch. Well unbelievable. What happens if he's running then. And if it's not over the line how does he stop and re-start play.

Also amusing that the equipment only needs to be 90% accurate. The remaining 10% being kept in hand for when England play no doubt.

Scudamore reckons the Premier League will have it by next season.

Actually guys, you could have a 100% accurate system available next week. It's called TV replays.

One other point of frustration here. So maybe twice a season we get controversy over a goal line incident. Where as probably 4 or 5 times every week end you get a goal incorrectly awarded/disallowed over off sides.

Now then, which problem should FIFA address first then.

The worlds most popular sport ran by clowns.
FIFA to test systems following the Premier League's push for goal-line technology
By Sportsmail Reporter

Last updated at 1:11 PM on 21st July 2011

Comments (1) Add to My Stories Share FIFA has revealed it will test nine goal-line technology systems following the Barclays Premier League's admission they could introduce the service as early as the 2012/13 season.

Richard Scudamore, the Premier League chief executive, announced on Wednesday they are examining the possibility of bringing in the technology now that FIFA are 'constructively engaged'.

FIFA's aim is for the technology to be approved for match-day use next year with football's governing body declaring the nine candidates, all from Europe, will be tested between September and December by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.

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Scudamore said: 'The whole point of the game is about scoring goals. Players strain every sinew to either create or deny them, fans shout themselves hoarse exhorting their teams to score them, managers’ and players’ careers can be defined by them.

'The technology is available, it is the fairness that is important and the Premier League would introduce it tomorrow if it could. Now FIFA is constructively engaged we are hopeful the 2012-13 season is a realistic aim.'

FIFA’s rule-making body, IFAB, will study the results in London next March and invite the best systems to a second round of trials.

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Systems must be 90 per cent accurate in the first phase and send instant signals to the match referee’s watch.

FIFA says the rules panel can approve successful systems at a meeting scheduled next July.

The news will come as boost to fans of the game who have been crying out for the introduction of goal-line technology for the last few years.

The debate went into overdrive during the 2010 World Cup when England's Frank Lampard was denied a clear goal, which eventually led to FIFA President Sepp Blatter reversing his opposition to tests.

 Time for technology: Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore
Scudamore added: 'Some would have it that football in England is somehow broken, irreparably damaged and in need of saving. That is an analysis of the game to which I cannot subscribe.

'Clearly, and by its own admission, the FA needs to address some structural issues that are no secret, as well as create a focus that means they can improve in their key areas of responsibility - the national teams, coach development and grassroots investment.

'However, the Premier League is a crucial part of the association of interests that engage and we have a duty to constructively engage with and support the processes already under way aimed at creating an organisation that can represent the best of English football at every level.'

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Title: Re: 21st July-Laughable efforts by FIFA to trial goal line technology
Post by: mrmalaki on July 22, 2011, 04:41:53 pm
but what would be have to talk/moan about if they get it right all the time...
Title: Re: 21st July-Laughable efforts by FIFA to trial goal line technology
Post by: old bloke on July 22, 2011, 07:51:06 pm
I'm just wondering how the watch thing will work.

Looking at my watch I can't really see how it can show if a football went over the goal line  ???  ???  ???  ???

Maybe the pointers will spin round clockwise if it's a goal or anti clockwise if it isn't. Yes that would work.

Ideally the referee would be better being equiped with an Iphone. He could time the match on the stopwatch and maybe have a goalline technology app which will tell him if the ball went over the line or not.

If he had an iphone he could also keep a check on the scores of his favourite team (probably Man United) during the game aswell. 

In fact if he was refereeing the televised Premier League game he could use the Sky tv app on the Iphone to watch the tv replays and that might tell him quicker than the goal line technology app.

Actually the only thing he couldn't do with the Iphone would be to blow the whistle. He would still need an old fashioned whistle for that maybe.

So there we have it !!

Forward thinking from FIFA.

Give the ref an Iphone and all problems are solved  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D     
Title: Re: 21st July-Laughable efforts by FIFA to trial goal line technology
Post by: Legzy on July 22, 2011, 08:59:28 pm
& exactly what's wrong with the 'Whistle' app? ??? ;)
Title: Re: 21st July-Laughable efforts by FIFA to trial goal line technology
Post by: mrmalaki on July 29, 2011, 08:39:15 am
afraid that the iphone idea wont work. They can only have one app open at a time, so would have to chose between stopwatch, goal line, replay or whistle app.

What they should do is get a better phone, eg. Nokia n8, and develop the apps for that. After all the n8 can have multiple apps running and at less than half the cost!