Date:20th April 2016 at 8:27am
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1. Technology

Football and technology may be the biggest debate there is in football at the moment. Video technology trials will start by the 2017-18 campaign and whilst the majority are for its introduction, will it really be best for the game? Not only will it change the nature of the sport, but it could also be disruptive if the delays are too long.

17th August 2013 - Barclays Premier League - Liverpool v Stoke City - Referee Martin Atkinson tests the new goal line technology in the goalmouth at Anfield - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

The great thing about football is that it is largely similar at all levels, so should video technology be introduced to the sport, the specific technology used must be accurate with a high level of reliability; and this will undoubtedly come with a cost. This will then limit use at certain events and certain levels and so, will not be consistent for all. These disadvantages do not even mention how the use of technology could still be misinterpreted and how spectators and players alike could lose respect of the officials’ decision being final.

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