|Michel Platini gladly rejects the Goal Line Technology|
"To put goal-line technology in our competitions would cost €50 million in five years. I prefer to give €50m to the grassroots and development in football rather than to put €50m into technology for perhaps one or two goals per year. That's a lot of money per goal.
"We supported the additional referees which are now accepted by the international board, and with the referee one metre from the line I think if he has good glasses he can see if the ball is inside the goal or outside."
|FIFA Has embraced the GLT|
Despite the fact that i feel the technology would undermine the referees’ authority, i'm also convinced it will cause more delays — Albeit, lengthy stoppages around bookings and after fouls already, and such delays would in any case add to rather than subtract from the drama.
|The French Open is all about drama|
FIFA Boss Joseph Sepp Blatter used to share my opinion when he was still in the light:
“I am in favour of putting the whole thing on ice. We have to live with errors. Football has to keep its human face.”
|Sony to make millions of pounds from the GLT|
The financial implications should also be emphasized on. Earlier, I talked about GLT being introduced in the world club cup and confed cup, Well, FIFA spent close to a million dollars on the wasteful system.... that’s about 150 million Naira down the drain. If that money was poured into Pepsi Academy here in Lagos, may be proprietor Kashimawo Laloko would have given us more Mikel Obi's.
Moving on from the Confed cup, FIFA has retained the services of German system GoalControl-4D for next year's world cup.GoalControl costs $267,000 per stadium to install, and $4,000 per match to operate.
Twelve stadiums are to host the one month festivities and if my mathematics is correct, that's over$3
million to be wasted!!!!... I rest my case
FIFA should stop casting pearls before swines, they need to get their priorities right, go back to the drawing board and really ask them selves if this Goal Line Technology is really worth it.
|Frank Lampard's disallowed goal gave birth to GLT|
|Joseph Sepp Blatter expresses shock at Lampard's disallowed goal|
“If tomorrow someone handballs it on the line and the referee doesn’t see it, what then?. We can’t just have goal-line technology. We also need sensors to see if someone has handballed it.”
Imagine a terrifying scenario where a game of football gets stopped at every turn, I cant deal!!
|Sunday Oliseh in tears as he faces wrath of Goal line injustice|
GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY HAS NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL.