Wednesday, 4 May 2011

FIFA are scared of technology / insane

Sepp Blatter and the rest of the ancient council of FIFA have decided to think about goal-line technology next year instead of now, because it's just not time yet!

The wait for goal-line technology is set to continue after FIFA revealed that a verdict on technology in the game will not be delivered until next summer.
It's also unclear whether a system will be in place for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after football's governing body confirmed tests would have to be carried out in 'different lighting conditions as per the FIFA requirements.'
I have to say that I'm with FIFA on this one - it's not as if anything has happened recently in any high profile tournaments that might suggest now is the time to introduce goal-line technology, and nor is this "technology" readily available in almost every other sport ever invented.  Who do these people think they are kidding?  Do they want us to put robots on the pitch?  Not likely!  If everyone who harps on about introducing TV Replays - which would take up valuable seconds during a football match let me tell you - got their way, soon enough we'd all be sitting on a rocket ship using "virtual reality" and conversing only via the medium of the written word on the face book or tweeter, or whatever the hell it is you kids play on.  So go ahead, if you want to keep "surfing the internet" and playing your nintendo gameboys, don't be surprised when I have the last laugh but I have to go now anyway and ride my horse to work at the quarry.