Goal line technology could be used in the Premier League for the 2012-13 season according to the FA. The issue has been one of the dividing arguments in world football in recent years and FA have admitted that it may finally be time to introduce it.
Incidents like Frank Lampard’s goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup have served as a consistent reminder to the powers that be that something needs to be changed and the FA general secretary Alex Horne suggested to the BBC that things will change:
“I think goal line technology would be a huge boost for the game. For years we’ve thought this was a good addition to the referees’ armoury. It’s easy to make mistakes and we’ve all seen examples where the referee and the assistant referee can’t see if a ball has crossed the line or not. We need to support them in decision making. It’s possible we could see it in the Premier League as early as 2012-13.”
FIFA have previously been opposed to the idea, as have UEFA who use extra officials behind the goal line in their Champions League matches however this solution has not been as effective as it could have been and the ball certainly seems to be rolling as far as goal line technology is concerned.