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Should Referee’s Have More Support

Liverpool v Manu FAN REACTION

Tony Pulis made a good point, calling for the use of video referees going forward

 McAuley was a victim of mistaken identity when he was shown a red card by referee Neil Swarbrick in the second minute at the Etihad Stadium after Craig Dawson fouled Wilfried Bony.

 It was the second such controversy in the Premier League in the space of three weeks and the third in a year after incidents involving Sunderland and Arsenal.

Pulis said:

“I would definitely call now for managers to have two calls each and every game, where there are 30 seconds and they can have a video link-up with people upstairs who can watch it on video.
“It will eradicate the major decisions referees are getting wrong that actually affect games of football. We have to work hard to do that in what is the greatest league in the world. The sooner that comes in the better.

 

Liverpool’s 12th Man view

As an example, the game on the 22nd of March Liverpool V Man u which resulted in a red card for Steven Garrard's last game against Man U was the correct decision by ref Matin Atkinson.

However throughout the game Man U the player Marouane Fellain was given 4 chances before Atkinson had a chat to him. No card was given and Fellain continued to push and nibble away at the Liverpool players.  Rooney also swept the leg of the Reds keeper, again no card.

To add insult to injury Atkinson failed once again to be constant when Phill Joens hammered Jordan Henderson at knee hight, which was a red card all day. What did Matin Atkinson give... a yellow. Without question he forgot about all the heavy tackles he dish out before his hammer blow to Henderson.

It Ain’t Much If It Ain’t Dutch.

The Dutch KNVB which is the equivalent of the  english FA  piloted a scheme to develop video technology. The plan is for teams to call for one decision review in each half.

Dick van Egmond of the Dutch KNVB said:



“We’ve received a ­positive answer from FIFA for an ­experiment in official matches.”

Koen Adriaanse, a spokesman for the KNVB, said: 



“The proposal was tried out in 24 games last season, with video referees highlighting incidents in which they would have been able to assist match officials.

“It was found to be a big ­opportunity to help referees and their assistants.
“There was a lot of interest in the experiment from the FAs of England, Germany and the United States – and we have their support to make an official proposal. The next step will be to see how the system works at youth or Under-21 level – and, if it’s a success, then it could be ­introduced into senior football.”

We think it is only a matter of time before it will be in the Prem…how do you feel about Video Technology in football?

Post your comments below in the livefyre section and share…thanks YNWA!

 

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