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Goalline technology in place by 2008

Goalline The Premier League plans to use goalline technology to settle disputes over whether balls have crossed the line from the 2008-09 season. England's top 20 clubs are expected to have their system of goalline sensors, a version of the HawkEye technology already used in tennis and cricket, in place by then at a cost per club of £50,000 a season for five years. Mike Foster, the Premier League secretary, said clubs and the FA were keen to press ahead with what would be a significant first in world football. The International Football Association Board recently approved its introduction.

Although the technology is currently being used at Fulham's Craven Cottage in private trials, Reading are likely to be the Premiership club selected to run a season-long experiment with the sensors at reserve games next season at the Madejski Stadium. [Mof Gimmers via]

March 19, 2007 in News balls | Permalink


I hope this happens. It's stupid for it not too. I was sat watching the cricket highlights last night and was amazed how many decisions were called using the technology that looked safe. I don't agree with the stop in play argument, if there is a goal there is a stop in play anyways. If not then goal kick to the defending team. Simple.

Posted by: Col | Mar 19, 2007 10:33:05 AM

Noticed this piece as I was posting something on a similar theme at blogs.reuters.com/soccer
I wonder if goalline technology by itself is really enough. Don't you need a full-on video referee?

Posted by: Kev | Mar 19, 2007 3:40:34 PM

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