User Tag List

View Poll Results: Should FIFA adopt instant replay tech in the WC and other major tournaments?

Voters
53. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes, and it should be made available for all possible calls (goals, fouls/cards, etc)

    17 32.08%
  • Yes, but only when dealing with a possible goal

    24 45.28%
  • No, that type of technology has no place in football / should just get better refs / etc

    12 22.64%
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 60

Thread: Should instant replay technology be made available to refs in the future?

  1. #1
    Moderator
    XaviMessiGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    6,985
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Should instant replay technology be made available to refs in the future?

    We've all seen many bad calls be made during the WC, I'm sure all of us have been frustrated at least once when blatantly bad calls have been made.

    - Edu's disallowed goal for some mysterious reason
    - Lampard's goal that wasn't seen by the ref and thus not counted
    - Tevez offside goal that was still counted... etc etc

    An obvious solution to this problem would be to make instant replays be available to refs so that when a call is challenged it can be dealt with accordingly. This is already used in many other sports so it would not be an uncommon thing. The amount of time spent reviewing calls probably wouldn't take more time than is already spent arguing and wasting time today when you think about it.

    Discuss. What do you think? Should the technology be made available in all cases (goals, fouls, offsides etc), just for goals, or not at all?

    Personally I think there should at least be replays when a goal is on the line as that can seriously change the pace of the match. If fouls could be challenged like that as well, it might cut down on diving a bit but that would most likely lead to every single foul being challenged which would be counter-productive imo, there would be less football and even more arguing.
    Last edited by XaviMessiGirl; 28th June 2010 at 05:02 AM.

  2. #2
    If Carlsberg did forum members
    VivaBarca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    2,868
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It should be like Hawkeye, 3 challenges per game. Come on FIFA, as much as I laughed at Lampard's goal not counting, it does need to be fixed, we need goalline technology.


    God doesn't pick football teams but if he did.... they'd probably look like this

  3. #3
    Barcaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold... and I don't know the names of the players.
    Posts
    25,539
    Blog Entries
    1
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Refs mistakes are a part of football. I do think however that that Fifa should introduce the technology little by little. They did that chip in the ball thing, and believe it or not, it didn't prove to be 100% accurate.
    For deciding whether the ball passed the line I would definitely use it. Offsides are always going to be dodgy imo.

  4. #4
    Moderator
    XaviMessiGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    6,985
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah it's true that those mistakes are a part of the game but in this day and age, should they still be? The bad calls have been excessive too which shouldn't be happening, it's true that refs are far from perfect but some of this is just ridiculous.

    And yeah that is a good idea about limiting the number of challenges that can be made, that way if they decide to allow challenges on fouls etc it can be done but at the possible expense of not being able to challenge a more important call later like a goal... players would think before they challenge and that would avoid challenges being made on every single call.

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Galning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Barcelona
    Posts
    16,329
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Only for goals, imo.

  6. #6
    Cesc tastic
    Guest
    I think the offical line from Fifa cites expense as a major reason for not bringing it in, I guess we all know the top top leagues can afford it and each of there games is televised anyway, once you get to the 3rd and 4th divisions and lower they may not be able to afford it.

  7. #7
    The Observer
    Beast's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    9,777
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I want it the way it is now.. no need for replays at all
    this will be tad boring , lets face u all love a little controversy ..
    Say NO to "Gif" signature

  8. #8
    meh
    Psychaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North West England
    Posts
    314
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yes, just yes, it also saves time in a match and it avoids confrontation, only takes 5 seconds to look a screen and decide something,it might slow down the game, but at least it makes it FAIR, Fifa after all endorses FAIR PLAY, when it clearly is NOT fair.
    Beast i disagree, people being crushed after their country or team being knocked out over a 'bad call' is ridiculous
    Last edited by Psychaz; 28th June 2010 at 11:03 AM.

  9. #9
    Anxiously waiting for the next match
    diegomessi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Permanent State of Happiness
    Posts
    4,315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I voted no... but if yes then only to see if the ball has crossed the line leave offsides and pens to judgement it adds somethign to the game and in the end it all evens out anyways the footy gods make sure of that
    "I pass and I move, I help you, I look for you, I stop, I raise my head, I look and, above all, I open up the pitch...The one who has the ball, is the master of the game...That's the school of Joan Vilà, of Albert Benaiges, of Johan Cruijff, of Pep Guardiola" - Xavi Hernandez

    !!Visca Barça!! !!Visca Catalunya!!

  10. #10
    all your bases belong to us
    House of Flies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    2,064
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no because then england would have no one to hide behind

  11. #11
    Bomb Dropper
    Metaphysical's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    At The Gates
    Posts
    5,138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    I want it the way it is now.. no need for replays at all
    this will be tad boring , lets face u all love a little controversy ..
    extra refs behind the goal, but otherwise the beastman is right.

    IMAKEMADBEATS

  12. #12
    Moderator
    XaviMessiGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    6,985
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A little controversy yes, it might be amusing to see a player like Ronaldo argue another one of his stupid dives but when it comes to goals and a WC place or major championship on the line then that is not what we want to see, no matter how much we love seeing rival clubs or countries get knocked out over a dumb reason, once it happens to you it's no longer so funny

    It would get a little boring/lame if people argued every call but that is where what VivaBarca said comes in, put a limit on the number that can be challenged so teams only challenge legitimately

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Barcafan 2304's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    England
    Posts
    5,326
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Got to agree with the Beast! Controversy and this kind of talking points would be missed. Human error is part and parcel of life.

  14. #14
    meh
    Psychaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    North West England
    Posts
    314
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphysical View Post
    extra refs behind the goal, but otherwise the beastman is right.
    extra refs is stupid idea, just more trouble for something that a camera can solve instantly

  15. #15
    A masterpiece of DNA
    antimadritista's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    713
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No. This is football/soccer. This is why its loved that much. Because it involves a possibility of human error, the drama and these are the money making essential things in this business.