FSG PR plant
- Aug 13, 2008
For a game where there is a remarkable tolerance for players forcing play to stop or delaying restarts, there is a nearly equally remarkable concern for keeping play moving.It's the argument the FA have been using for years to excuse inaction.
The reality is that most points where a contentious decision is needed take place in a natural break anyway.
- Should that goal stand? The game has stopped because the ball is in the back of the net.
- Should that be a yellow card? or a red? The game will have stopped for a foul.
- which player did that throw in/corner come off? The ball will be out of play.
There is already the technology to tell whether a ball has crossed the goal line or dead ball line.
All these examples would not allow any significant addition of time. They create natural breaks where a fourth official watching a delayed feed can communicate with the referee.