From: Diabolik on

"William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
news:wclark2-BCA181.10581027062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
> In article <6IIVn.740$vD2.252(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
> "Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:
>
>> "William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:wclark2-9AF6B3.09400727062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
>> > In article <f%wVn.571$vD2.418(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
>> > "Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> "William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:wclark2-DF46BE.12191526062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
>> >> > In article <P1lVn.433$vD2.183(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
>> >> > "Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> "It's so good to brighten up these sad people who are in a hopeless
>> >> >> situation."
>> >> >>
>> >> >> said a 6 year old South African orphan.
>> >> >
>> >> > Perhaps you can tell us who Italy play in the round of 16? I can't
>> >> > remember.
>> >>
>> >> The suffering ended early for us. Is your team still in?
>> >
>> > As of right now - yes.
>>
>> Well you need an Italian coach to get you through.
>
> No, we just need three officials who can actually see, and someone to
> dispose of Blather, who clearly cannot.
>
> When the TV coverage can show instantly that the ball was clearly over
> the line, what possible excuse can FIFA and Blather have for not using
> it?
>
> A total bloody disgrace in 2010.

All Fifa needs is instant ingoal technology that detects if the ball crosses
the line.

That was a crucial moment in the game, the pressure would have been off
England.

From: William Clark on
In article <DvKVn.745$vD2.273(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
"Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:

> "William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:wclark2-BCA181.10581027062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
> > In article <6IIVn.740$vD2.252(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
> > "Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:
> >
> >> "William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> news:wclark2-9AF6B3.09400727062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
> >> > In article <f%wVn.571$vD2.418(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
> >> > "Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> "William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:wclark2-DF46BE.12191526062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
> >> >> > In article <P1lVn.433$vD2.183(a)news-server.bigpond.net.au>,
> >> >> > "Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> "It's so good to brighten up these sad people who are in a hopeless
> >> >> >> situation."
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> said a 6 year old South African orphan.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Perhaps you can tell us who Italy play in the round of 16? I can't
> >> >> > remember.
> >> >>
> >> >> The suffering ended early for us. Is your team still in?
> >> >
> >> > As of right now - yes.
> >>
> >> Well you need an Italian coach to get you through.
> >
> > No, we just need three officials who can actually see, and someone to
> > dispose of Blather, who clearly cannot.
> >
> > When the TV coverage can show instantly that the ball was clearly over
> > the line, what possible excuse can FIFA and Blather have for not using
> > it?
> >
> > A total bloody disgrace in 2010.
>
> All Fifa needs is instant ingoal technology that detects if the ball crosses
> the line.

Which Adidas has had available for several years. Are you listening, Mr.
Blather?
>
> That was a crucial moment in the game, the pressure would have been off
> England.

Agreed. However, no one should really say that the ultimate outcome
would have been any different, since Germany were so much better than
England in the second half.
From: Evan Kirshenbaum on
"Diabolik" <diabolik(a)nospam.com> writes:

> "William Clark" <wclark2(a)colnospamumbus.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:wclark2-BCA181.10581027062010(a)charm.magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu...
>> No, we just need three officials who can actually see, and someone to
>> dispose of Blather, who clearly cannot.
>>
>> When the TV coverage can show instantly that the ball was clearly
>> over the line, what possible excuse can FIFA and Blather have for
>> not using it?
>>
>> A total bloody disgrace in 2010.
>
> All Fifa needs is instant ingoal technology that detects if the ball
> crosses the line.

All FIFA needs is an extra official standing on the goal line. The AR
was in correct position to call offside...and, therefore, 12 yards out
of position to call the ball going over the line. I thought I had
read that some tournaments were experimenting with putting an extra
official on the goal line to call this (and to help with fouls in the
box). It seems like a simple solution, especially for important
matches, and would probably be more accurate. (And there's precedent
in other sports for having more officials at high-level competition.
Major League Baseball adds two more umpires in the post-season.)

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