From: Google Beta User on 27 Jun 2010 15:31
Comment on BBC commentary: "So we can use technology to wind up the
players and the crowd but not to make the correct decisions??!!"
Good point. If instant slow-mo replays are shown immediately anyway
(I didn't think they were) might as well use it to make the correct
calls in obvious situations no?
From: Clément on 27 Jun 2010 15:35
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> On the first goal, *ouch* at the referee AND the linesman both looking
> up at hte giant screen and both seeing the replay. Sucks. Video-
> technology is not an assualt on referees, it HELPS the referees.
> They're human. It'll never be 100% but obvious errors can be reduced.
> I don't think the referee at the England game felt good about himself
> when he saw the replay.
This is an aspect of the problem that I feel gets overlooked many times. The
way things go, more and better cameras everyday, HD broadcasts and so on,
good referees, sometimes very good refs, are getting exposed and ridiculed.
FIFA said video review, or other forms of technological help, would
undermine referees' authority. I believe it's the other way round.
From: Starcade on 27 Jun 2010 15:33
On Jun 27, 12:31 pm, Google Beta User <madro...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Comment on BBC commentary: "So we can use technology to wind up the
> players and the crowd but not to make the correct decisions??!!"
> Good point. If instant slow-mo replays are shown immediately anyway
> (I didn't think they were) might as well use it to make the correct
> calls in obvious situations no?
Someone needs to send that BBC commentator a copy of the book "The
He should also know that, with competent and respected officials like
there are in rugby, it's harder to manipulate the results.
From: Manx Gunner on 27 Jun 2010 15:33
[Google Beta User <madrox99(a)hotmail.com>]
[Sun, 27 Jun 2010 12:31:36 -0700 (PDT)]
: Good point. If instant slow-mo replays are shown immediately anyway
: (I didn't think they were)
They're not supposed to be. The person responsible for that happening
is probably already clearing out his or her desk.
"Look at the way teams play against Arsenal. They don't believe they
can win. They don't believe." -- Jose Mourinho
From: Jim Goloboy on 27 Jun 2010 15:34
On Jun 27, 3:25 pm, anders t <anthu_001(a)no_-_spam_.hotmail.com> wrote:
> Quoting Google Beta User in rec.sport.soccer:
> >....because it'd been given. It's against the rules to take back the
> Is it? In at least icehockey (and floorball!) goal can always be cancelled
> until the faceoff has been taken. (The match secretary cannot flip the
> standings until after the faceoff has been taken.)
Law 5 seems to indicate that it is similar in soccer:
"The referee may only change a decision on realising that it is
incorrect or, at his
discretion, on the advice of an assistant referee or the fourth
that he has not restarted play* or terminated the match."
This could be a great new chapter of rofl for Mexico.