Rosie_titters wrote:SteveO 35 wrote:That's another defence I don't get i.e. "how far down the pyramid do you apply the technology"
Who gives a bloody shit if the Blue Square Premier can't afford to enforce it?
I don't see the village cricket team playing with the Snickometer, Hot Spot and the run-out camera? Nor do I see the local tennis club using Hawkeye.
We are talking about supposedly the richest league in the world and it should be in place at the elite level as it is with other sports.
you can't just set your own parameter to suit your own club. it has to be across the board, ok the money isn't on the same level as the PL...but it's still the same for all clubs, you can't start making up your own rules
Its not just to suit my club its the way of life. So let me get this right - you would prefer not to progress the game at the very top level because it wouldn't be fair on Hayes & Yeading, if Chelsea had a goal disallowed for offside ?
When the cricket world cup is being played or a top level test match, the players refer key decisions to the umpire and the matter is resolved instantly.Does it really matter that a village cup final being played somewhere out there doesn't have the same technology available? When England played Wales at Twickenham, the technology was used to determine the outcome of the game effectively when a last minute 'try or no try' decision was referred.....do you think the RFU gave a shit if the same thing happened at Blackheath that day?
In any sport the best standard of play will have the most interest, and the most resource available to it. We are paying top level footballers millionaire wages, we are paying top level referees six figure salaries and people are paying £60 upwards to watch top level matches......all to have it ruined after 14 minutes like the Man U vs QPR game yesterday. I'm sorry but that just can't be right can it?