THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

When Clint Hill's header came back from inside the Bolton goal on Saturday afternoon, the debate over goal-line technology resurfaced. Hill was philosophical about the referees' indecision, unlike his manager, Mark Hughes, who called the officials "poor" and the FA "laughable" after the game. The incident has hastened the FA's desire to introduce the technology, which could be in place at the start of next season. Most people seem to want football to follow cricket, tennis and rugby with some sort of hawk-eye approach. But as James de Mellow argued after Frank Lampard's non-goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup, it is to football's credit that it has remained almost untouched by technology.

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