Goalline technology in place by 2008

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19th, March 2007

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Goalline
The Premier League plans to use goalline technology to settle disputes over whether balls have crossed the line from the 2008-09 season.
England’s top 20 clubs are expected to have their system of goalline sensors, a version of the HawkEye technology already used in tennis and cricket, in place by then at a cost per club of £50,000 a season for five

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  1. Col says:

    I hope this happens. It’s stupid for it not too. I was sat watching the cricket highlights last night and was amazed how many decisions were called using the technology that looked safe. I don’t agree with the stop in play argument, if there is a goal there is a stop in play anyways. If not then goal kick to the defending team. Simple.

  2. Kev says:

    Noticed this piece as I was posting something on a similar theme at blogs.reuters.com/soccer
    I wonder if goalline technology by itself is really enough. Don’t you need a full-on video referee?