Fresh baked “Fong Bao” from the oven – 方包出爐

Random musings & meditations straight from the oven. Hopefully some food for thought as well…

The goal that never was

Unless you’ve been in a cave for the past 24 hours, you must have heard about the goal that never was. It’s a “goal” that has generated countless chatter on the internet and will no doubt be the most talked about news item around the world.

Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat. England deserved to lose this match based on their dismal defensive display and a lack of conviction in their play. They were simply not good enough to deal with the pace and precision of the German counter attack.

That being said, there’s no doubt in my mind the Frank Lampard “non-goal” would have changed the complexion of the match. So it begs the question that everyone’s been asking at the moment: Why wouldn’t FIFA institute goal line technology?

Sometimes in life, the most obvious, simple and logic solution to a problem can be dismissed for many reasons, justifiable or not. I really don’t have time to go on a rant about how I feel about the issue. But if FIFA and all those traditionalists out there are reluctant to goal line technology, there is another option they can consider.

Put a goal judge at both ends of the field.

It was obvious none of the officials at the England – Germany match were in a position to make the correct call. If there is a need for a forth official at matches then why not introduce two more to make sure you get these critical calls right?

Surely that’s not too much to ask…….


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