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    Goal-line Technology

    Goal-line technology is to be introduced in the Championship from the start of next season in a move welcomed by You Are The Ref. Clubs have agreed "in principle" to use goalline technology from the start of next season.

    Clubs agreed to the decision on Thursday and it will be presented at the EFL annual general meeting in June. Our experts have repeatedly called for it to be introduced and the move will see Hawk-eye technology installed at all Championship clubs in order to assist referees and their assistants.

    SimiLar technology has been in operation in the Premier League since the 2013/14 season and is also already utilised in the latter stages of the EFL Cup and the Sky Bet EFL Play-Offs.
    Keith Hackett said: "I'm really delighted to see this development. There is so much money riding on clubs getting to the Championship that having this proven system is a must."

      Calls for goal-line technology in the USA grew louder last night after a major error in Major League Soccer.

      A mix-up between Sporting Kansas City defender Lawrence Olum and goalkeeper Tim Melia led to the former's backpass finding its way past the stopper and beyond the goal-line.

      Melia made a desperate last slide to hook the ball clear, but to no avail – or so most inside Children's Mercy Park thought.

      Assistant referee Sean Hurd failed to spot that the ball had clearly crossed the line, as did referee Jorge Gonzalez. FC Dallas couldn't believe it, and expressed their disbelief on social media – you can watch the clip below:

      You Are The Ref's Keith Hackett said: “I find it difficult to understand why one of the leagues so keen to introduce video technology has failed to not use goal-line technology.

      “The goal by FC Dallas would have been clearly indicated and assisted the referee in making the correct decision.

      “With the speed of the modern game it leaves match officials exposed to this error and I hope that Peter Walton, PRO's general manager, will attempt to bring in this change. Cost should not be the prohibitory, the game is about goals and FC Dallas have every right to be aggrieved.”

      FC Dallas went on to lose 2-0, with Olum scoring the opening goal for the hosts.

        Author: Alan Biggs

        Man City
        Kevin De Bruyne hits the back of the net... but the goal shouldn't have counted.

        The technology to avoid injustices of the sort that dashed Everton's Wembley hopes is already available, says Keith Hackett.

        That will rub salt into Roberto Martinez's wounds after his side were denied a place in the final of the Capital One Cup by a goal that should have been disallowed.

        But Hackett believes such controversies can be avoided in future by a simple extension of the Hawk-Eye system.

        Replays showed the ball was over the goal-line when Raheem Sterling crossed for Kevin De Bruyne to give Manchester City a 2-1 second leg lead for an eventual 4-3 win on aggregate.

        Had the issue concerned the line between the posts, technology would have given a definitive signal.

        "All it needs is for the system to be adapted to include the whole length of the goal line and I know the means to do this are already in place," said Hackett, who worked with Hawk-Eye while managing England's referees.

        "Yes, as some are pointing out, a video referee could have helped in this instance. But the better solution is actually far simpler.

        "If the technology is there, why not use it?"

        Hackett absolved assistant referee Scott Ledger of any blame for the midweek incident.

        He added: "Scott is a top operator and, in running the line at the far side, simply could not see if the ball was over.

        "No assistant, however adept, could be sure of making an accurate decision from that position.

        "He has my sympathies, as do Everton most of all, of course.

        "Out of this comes an opportunity to remove this area of uncertainty."

          On the Ref Show this week, former professional referees Keith Hackett and Glenn Turner join Alan Biggs to discuss the weekend's big derbies, Jose Mourinho's conduct and goal-line technology in the Premier League.

          In part two, the panel continue their Premier League round-up, discuss referee Andy Haines who received criticism from both Sheffield clubs over the past week, and talk about a number of other Football League officials who have recently impressed.

            Author: Keith Hackett

            Goal-line technology would be cheaper and more effective than additional assistant referees, says Keith Hackett

            News that UEFA have issued new instructions to their Additional Assistant Referees (AARs) is a sign of the pressure they are under over the apparent futility of this system.

            AARs are now to be allowed and encouraged to be more than a pair of eyes and to use their hands to make signals that might 'give valuable support to the referee.'

            Previously, these extra officials behind the goal were only allowed to communicate by radio.

            Clearly UEFA feel the need for these officials to be seen to be doing something at a time when they are widely considered to be doing little or nothing.

            But there is a much simpler and more effective aid to referees that UEFA continue to ignore – goal-line technology

            One must question why UEFA incur huge costs to support a system that is flawed in using these extra officials.

            The cost must run into the millions when you consider the expense of providing travel, hotel, meals, fee etc. to have two officials standing behind the goal in so many games.

            I have listened to arguments that they prevent offences taking place in the penalty area, acting as a deterrent to foul play.

            I have my doubts about their ability to do this. However, by standing on the goal line they secure a view that might be advantageous to advising the match referee that he should award a penalty kick or caution for simulation.

            I therefore make a plea to UEFA to make the task of the match officials much easier by bringing in a competition rule that to compete in the Champions League clubs must operate with goal-line technology.

              Author: Keith Hackett

              Michel Platini
              Will UEFA president Michel Platini introduce goal-line technology in Euro 2016?

              The clock is ticking towards what will be a very exciting European Championships, with 24 teams taking part in next year's tournament in France.

              The qualifying rounds are, of course, still taking place with England having already booked their place in the Finals.

              The tournament will be played out across ten venues, and those that have already booked their tickets will find travel in France to be quick and efficient thanks to their modern railway and road system.

              Paris, where the final is to be played, has a fast and efficient underground system and for something different you might want to try one of their motorcycle taxis that are able to weave in and out of the traffic.

              But more importantly, there are two things that I look forward to seeing clarified.

              The first of these is the appointment of the English referee team with both Martin Atkinson and Mark Clattenburg, as members of the UEFA elite list of referees, in line for selection. Sadly, only one can be chosen.

              The second area that I hope to see clarified in the coming weeks concerns goal-line technology. Will UEFA president Michel Platini change his mind and introduce it?

              There was no stronger figure in world football than FIFA president Sepp Blatter who for years publicly condemned the use of any form of technology.

              I was at the coalface when the PGMOL, without any permission from the governing bodies, introduced the radio communication system, which is now used very successfully around the world.

              The team of officials were able to communicate with each other in an effort to move towards a higher degree of decision-making.

              To the credit of Mr Blatter, he accepted at an IFAB meeting that goal-line technology could be introduced and, for me, it has worked well.

              So Mr Platini – a player I had the pleasure of running alongside when I officiated Juventus many years ago – I do hope that you will support goal-line technology at Euro 2016.

              Your decision needs to be made shortly.

                Goal-line Technology

                In the Championship on Sunday lunchtime, during the Fulham versus Blackburn Rovers game, referee Tony Harrington and his team of officials were unable to determine if the whole of the ball had crossed the goal line.

                Sadly, replays of Grant Hanley's effort show that the ball did cross the line, and if the goal had been awarded then the result would have been a 2-2 draw.

                Read more: You Are The Ref's Weekend Review

                In a league that gets more spectators than the Italian Serie A, and where large sums of money are spent on the purchase of players, it is difficult to understand why The Football League decided not to invest in installing the proven Hawkeye system.

                Blackburn Rovers have every right to be aggrieved that a goal was not given. However, they should not blame the match officials who did the right thing by not guessing such an important decision.

                You have to be ideally positioned on the line to make a judgement, with players not blocking your view.

                Football League clubs, I suggest that you bring this subject back onto the agenda for the powers above to once again to consider. Are they doing the right thing by not investing in goal-line technology?

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