Clint Hill’s ‘Goal’ That Never Was For QPR Strengthens The Argument For Video Technology (Video)

Alan Duffy

10th, March 2012


By Alan Duffy

At the end of the season, Clint Hill’s ‘goal’ that was never given could prove vital in QPR’s battle against relegation, given that the west Londonders lost this six-pointer against Bolton 2-1 (they are now just above the drop-zone courtesy of goal-difference).

As you can see from the video, it was a mile over the line, but both linesman and ref missed it. Cue goal-line technology discussions up and down the country. Surely it should be introduced ASAP?

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  1. Solihull United says:

    is giving your keeper the armband the new trend in the prem?

  2. jojo says:

    I think goal line technology is detrimental to the nature of the beautiful game. These kinds of moments add to the unpredictability and charm of football, and I frankly think these unfair moments even out in the end. referees are people too, and people make mistakes.

    But not if Switzerland would ever be the victim, I would really hate that.

  3. Gaz says:

    It was only over by the width of athe goalys leg, so a bit harsh to blam the ref for not seeing it. Lino should have noticed it.
    Oh well, aslong as it doesnt go against my team i find it funny

  4. Mark says:

    what a stupid headline… like an incident that has happened a thousand times before has been strengthened because of the 1001th time… The problem is always there but if anything this game shows why thy shouldn’t introduce tech. An offside goal is just as problematic yet far much common. In fact I’d prefer they get rid of diving, wrongful red cards and general mistakes that happen every single game but tech. would mean you need 180 mins of football instead.
    In conclusion why go to all this effort to prevent 1 injustice per 50 games when games are regularly decided on bad officiating anyway – now I’m off to fight crime.

  5. jojo says:

    @ mark:

    because we can’t remove every injustice in football doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make football gradually more honest and just. rome wasn’t built in a day you know.

    it’s not everything or nothing, now is it?

  6. QPR says:

    Football would last no longer if every red card, penalty and goal were reviewed. Within 10 seconds we knew it was a goal. Same goes for the QPR goal which was offside. Its not once in 50 games, its every single game.
    QPR should have had an injury time penalty so thats 3 big decisions they got wrong.

    Diving should be dealt retroactively with a 3 game ban for the 1st offence and add one for each dive after and for me a dive is where a player chooses to go down.

  7. Fat Nakago says:

    The boob made up for it later when Cisse was clearly offside and scored.

    So, all square.

    Except for the final score, ofcourse.

  8. QPR says:

    Except QPR might have gone onto win the game if they scored 1st and they should have had a draw anyway because they missed the penalty.

    The officials decided the game as they do too often.

  9. WildScotsman6 says:

    Can’t believe i’m having a disagreement with you here, Chris… but i’m thinking goal line tech would be harmful to the nature of the game, despite it’s harsh consequence to QPR here.

  10. WildScotsman6 says:

    *sorry, meant Alan, not Chris…

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