My first article on Nothing But Newcastle is based around a very touchy subject, goal-line technology.
Now, supporting Newcastle, I feel like we’re ALWAYS on the receiving end of bad goal-line decisions, take last weekend for example when our number 9 had his header clawed back from the line by Manchester United ‘keeper and well-known butter fingers, David De Gea.
As of late though we have been very fortunate with decisions going our way, with two perfectly acceptable goals going in at Everton, one being adjudged offside from Felliani and the other a good yard over the line from Anichebe’s header. We were lucky to come out with a draw and it could have been a much heftier scoreline had the officials not been on our side that day.
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Now, I know I’m going back a bit, but Newcastle won the FA Cup back in 1932 against Arsenal in front of more than 90,000 at Wembley Stadium, however we won via more bad decisions on the pitch. After the ball had crossed the touchline for a goal kick, a cross was floated in and we drove it home (at least we took our chance). The referee and assistants saw nothing wrong and the goal stood.
Speaking of this, do you think we should be investigating technology that covers all of the lines as opposed to just the goal line OR would you rather see a 5th official like we’ve recently witnessed in the Europa League and Champions League matches.
Leave a comment if you wish and thanks for reading, over and out.
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