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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...five-officials
    Fifa has announced that matches in the Europa League – formerly the Uefa Cup – next season will be played with two extra assistant referees behind the goal-lines as part of an experiment.

    It means Everton, Aston Villa and Fulham will play their European matches with five match officials, communicating via headsets.

    The idea was the brainchild of the Uefa president, Michel Platini, and he has been championing the scheme as an alternative to goal-line technology. It was tested last year in some European under-19 championship games.

    "The International FA board decided 'let's have experiments with two additional assistant referees' and we were looking where we can have such experiments. Now we have found a solution together with Michel Platini and Uefa," said the Fifa president, Sepp Blatter.

    Blatter also announced that Wada had declared Fifa compliant with the world anti-doping code in all areas apart from one which concerns drug-testing of injured players.
    Guess it's a cheaper than goal line technology but video evidence will always be superior.

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    Semi-Benevolent Dictator Euskadi's Avatar
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    Why the fuck can't they just have goal-line technology? Even if it's as simple as letting the officials refer to video replays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euskal Herria View Post
    Why the fuck can't they just have goal-line technology? Even if it's as simple as letting the officials refer to video replays?
    Cause this is a "Super Amazing Platini Original IdeaŠ" and pretty much what he says goes it seems, that's why we'll be watching the Champions League final on a Saturday next year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bray Bhoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Euskal Herria View Post
    Why the fuck can't they just have goal-line technology? Even if it's as simple as letting the officials refer to video replays?
    Cause this is a "Super Amazing Platini Original IdeaŠ" and pretty much what he says goes it seems, that's why we'll be watching the Champions League final on a Saturday next year...
    say waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

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    Works for me... it'll be coming on mid-day Saturday instead of mid-day Wednesday... which is pretty much the worst possible timing for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diegan View Post
    Works for me... it'll be coming on mid-day Saturday instead of mid-day Wednesday... which is pretty much the worst possible timing for me.
    Wank night eh? I see.



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    How does an asistant tell if it went behinf the line or not? is he standing on the post?

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