29 November ~ If media reports are to be believed, goal-line technology could be introduced to the Premier League as early as next season. Of course, this is not the first time the saga has appeared near its end. The editorial in WSC 216 looked forward to the Carling Cup final in 2005 and the trial of a microchip system

In the days when there were only three UK television channels, science programmes often sought to predict what technological innovations might be commonplace by the start of the 21st century. There would be commercial flights to the moon, robots would do domestic chores in suburban homes and technology would be used for decisions in football matches. Read more

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