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Goal Line Technology

Today I’m going to talk to you about a subject that has been on every football fans mind; Goal Line technology. This has been a long burning argument which keeps on surfacing after key incidents in crucial games. E.g. if Frank Lampard’s goal had counted in the 2010 world cup, would England had won that game and ultimately would they of won the world cup? We don’t know because the goal didn’t count. After that major incident, highly ranked football officials are putting their vote forward for the new goal line technology.
The English FA are considering testing the new technology in the Premier League and they want to see if it’s successful or if it’s a waste of FA funding. This new technology has come too late for some football fans as their football teams has suffered from unsatisfactory referee decisions.
There is only one major advantage of the goal line technology; it could tell if the ball has crossed the line. This is good as it eliminates all of the controversial decisions in the 90 minutes and there won’t be any complaints by the major clubs, as the technology should be 100% accurate and the FA conducted a numerous amounts of tests.
However there is already a problem; In the professional Football Leagues, there is not going to be any technology even though there is still controversy and that has annoyed the lower league clubs. Also there is the cost side effect of the new technology as Fifa are charging a whopping £15000 just to install the new technology. This would mean that the clubs owners might increase ticket prices just recuperate their £15000 back. This would make football matches even more expensive.
Also UEFA president Michel Platini had recently announced that the new technology is not going to be used for the famous Champions League. He said that it’s “too costly to use for the Champions League”. He said that he rather…...

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