Football Officials: Too Often Decisions Are Ridiculous Incorrect Poor And Inconsistent (2)

Just watching Milan versus Liverpool. They Are Not Coping. Yet another match where the match officials are not up to the job.

Tonight decisions were required to give offsides or not to give offsides. Award penalties not to award penalties. Both sides suffered dubious decisions.

Why is there such reticence towards technology? The game needs to provide immediate help to referees. Football (soccer) must be the richest sports industry. The billions churned in transfers, advertising, club expenses, building of stadia, infrastructures , security and policing. The annual total is measured in billions! So why do we persist in allowing inadequate refereeing. Many clubs rely on first rate officialdom to survive and progress. Correct decisions can mean life or death.

Stopping the flow of a match seems to be the only serious argument against technology referrals.

Interruptions – that’s ridiculous too?

If stopping the flow of a match is so important, why are substitutions allowed to fiddle about getting fresh players onto the pitch? Why are players leaving the pitch allowed to stroll off chatting to their team mates, removing shin pads, and shaking the hand of the referee? Why is this annoying time wasting farce not stopped by giving the oncoming player a yellow card?

Now that would save a lot of time. Technology referrals would then be put into perspective as being minor to none compared with other, more serious, time wasting events.

 

Football Officials: Too Often Decisions Are Ridiculous Incorrect Poor And Inconsistent (1).

Just watching Swansea versus Chelsea. They Are Not Coping. Yet another match where the match officials are not up to the job. Why is there such reticence to technology? The game needs to provide immediate help to referees.

Stopping the flow of a match seems to be the only serious argument against technology referrals.

Interruptions – that’s ridiculous too?

If stopping the flow of a match is so important, why are substitutions allowed to fiddle about getting fresh players onto the pitch? Why are players leaving the pitch allowed to stroll off chatting to their team mates and shaking the hand of the referee? Why is this annoying time wasting farce not stopped by giving the oncoming player a yellow card?

Now that would save a lot of time. Technology referrals would then be put into perspective as being minor to none compared with other, more serious, time wasting events.

 

Football: Bring in technology – NOW!

The standard of referees and linesmen is poor. And most times its not their fault.

Nowadays the game is a lot faster putting added demands on referees and linesmen. So many matches are marred by bad calls that potentially affect the game being played, the loyal fans wanting fairness, and clubs who in some cases stand to lose millions. To say nothing about being deprived of top honours due to bad decisions on the field.

Just watched a prestigious match between Manchester City and Monaco. The entertainment provided by two outstanding attacking teams was a joy. However the defence of both teams was poor, the performance by the referee was poor, and linesmen decisions were below par.

Why on earth is technology being purposely blocked with the pathetic excuse that it would kill the soul of the game. Also a very dubious Yellow Card was handed out. Wrongly delivered cards once again impinge on fairness and the future progress of the penalised team.

Backup can be provided to the match referee in a matter of seconds most times. With common sense, technology will vastly improve the fun that is football.

FOR HEAVENS SAKE BRING IN THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND
CLEAN UP THE BILLION POUND GLOBAL FOOTBALL INDUSTRY.

Football Referees and Technology -2

Inside a week, another huge, major, massive error by a match linesman may well have given Manchester United the Cup Final against Southampton. Of course my blogs only record the matches I get to see. Goodness only knows the extent of this problem?  Is Professional Football the richest sport in the world, churning billions per year?  Is it the most watched sport in the world? Yet the professional side of football is horribly marred by inadequate refereeing.

IT IS TIME FOR REAL TIME TECHNOLOGY – NOW!!!