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Technology In Football: Where It May Be Headed

Over recent years, we’ve seen the introduction of technology in football and how it’s impacted the game. The new-age cameras have mainly been implemented to judge whether the ball has crossed the line or not, but could it go further than that?

The Fan Park crew discusses how we’ve seen technology in football progress, and where it may be headed.

Goal-Line Technology

Probably the most necessary of implementations, goal-line technology has been something that some fans and pundits have wanted for years, while others have said it takes away the ‘drama’ or ‘entertainment’. Of course, for a neutral it may be entertaining to watch, but for the victims, it’s heart-breaking. It’s safe to say that it’s worked very well since it came into play.

Referees Going ‘Upstairs’

In the future we may see match officials going upstairs to ask an assistant to judge whether a player was offside, or if the tackle was as bad as it was made out to be – and why not? We’ve seen bad misjudgement by refs, so it perhaps it’s about time to get 100% of the decisions right, which would make football fair, wouldn’t it? Also, this could completely eradicate diving players! Why should your team suffer from a referee’s mistake?

Coaches Getting 1 Review A Match

It’s become common in cricket, but what about Arsene Wenger or Shakes Mashaba calling for a review if they think the referee and linesman failed to spot something? Maybe this would prevent managers from moaning for 90 minutes, and perhaps it would give the coach some feeling of control.

Cameras On Players’ Jerseys

Even though it would be far from necessary, it would be amazing to see one of Lionel Messi’s famous runs from his perspective! It would be like placing yourself in the boots of one of the best players in the world for a few seconds.

Do you believe that technology will take over football? Or do you think the game will survive the way it is now? Give us your views in the comments section below.


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