Some of you may have heard that the International FA board has voted against using goal line technology to help referees out with these tricky decisions. FIFA make out that this is some kind of democratic system but the reality couldn't be any further from their spin, in fact FIFA's majority of votes means that they can block any progress that our domestic FA's want to back, such as goal line or video technology.
This was only just skimming the surface of FIFA's malignant control of the FA board. They have approved more experiments on extra referees while they have blocked the excellent idea from the Scottish FA of punishing simulation retrospectively. Arsene cannot believe it, Alex McLeish cannot believe it, generally anyone with a functional brain cannot believe just how narrow minded, short sighted and completely stupid FIFA's standing in the way of progress is.
Virtually every other sport has adopted the sensible use of video technology to make things fairer. The arguments against it do not cut the mustard, video technology and goal line technology can be introduced in a sensible way so that they are not overused and do not disrupt the flow of the game. In tennis the challenge system actually makes things more exciting for the crowd, I envisage that something similar in football would do the same. Listening to the cretinous dinosaur John Motson on the radio tonight made me fume, his argument that human error is part of the game and should not be reduced is nothing but moronic, he should keep his views within the foul stench of his paedophile jacket.
FIFA are a bunch of utter fools, they are so out of touch with the modern game it beggars belief.
Video technology is so desperately needed in the modern game, it would make everyone's life easier. Referees want it because it makes their job less pressurised, the players want it because it will cut out a lot of errors, the managers want it for the same reason. It seems that about the only people that don't want it are John Motson and FIFA. It makes me fume, why stand in the way of progress? Why not reduce error if you can do it so easily? I'm not saying it will make everything perfect, but it will certainly cut out a lot of the barn door errors that we are forced to endure at the moment. The debate and the subjective nature of a lot of footballing decisions will not be lost, video technology doesn't change this despite what morons like Motson may say, it will simply help referees make less mistakes, and what on earth is wrong with that?