Saturday, 30 March 2013

Platini says Goal-line technology is too expensive

Uefa president Michel Platini has announced that goal-line technology is totally over-rated and also too expensive.  Like mini eggs.

I don't know what this guy has against technology but it's starting to get on my tits.  He said this:
"It would cost around 54 million euros (£46m) over five years for this technology, so it's quite expensive for the sort of mistake which happens once every 40 years,"
Yeh or what they could do is just give a referee an iPad and he could watch the TV replays?  Or maybe they could just sort of rewind the live feed on the massive screens in the stadium and watch it there?  Or maybe all of the guys in the gallery, editing the live footage could do it with a referee.  How come every other sport has done this?
"I prefer to put more money into youth football and infrastructure than spend it on technology when there's a goal in a blue moon that hasn't been seen by a referee,"
Pffffft that's such a good two shoes answer.  You can't really get around that because it makes sense.  It's like when you get asked to play a gig and you say 'Yeh definitely - how much do I get paid?' and then they say 'oh it's for charity' and then you say 'oh I'm uhhhh busy' and they say 'you don't when it is yet' and then you say 'OH MY GOD LOOK BEHIND YOU!' because there IS AN ENORMOUS ROBOT RAARHARHHHGAAHRHGHHGHG