Goal-line Tech Too Expensive

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Goal-line Tech Too Expensive

Post  therrawbuzzin on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:04 pm

For the UCL, never mind the SPL:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21970741

Michel Platini: Goal-line technology too costly for Champions League

Uefa president Michel Platini says goal-line technology is too expensive for use in the Champions League.

Platini, 57, said he would rather the money was spent on youth football.

"I prefer to put more money into youth football and infrastructure than spend it on technology when there's a goal in a blue moon that hasn't been seen by a referee," he said.

Platini added that he was happy with the five-man referee system, used in the Champions League and Europa League.

Fifa is set to use goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Platini said the technology would need to be installed in 280 stadiums for European football, which the former France international sees as unnecessary.

"It would cost around 54 million euros (£46m) over five years for this technology, so it's quite expensive for the sort of mistake which happens once every 40 years," he said.

"In the Champions League, I'm very happy with the results (of a five-man team). Practically no mistakes have been made and the referees see practically everything that happens on the pitch."

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Post  TinyHandsOfConcrete on Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:51 am

perhaps the teams in UCL could just play for glory instead of prizemoney for a season

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Post  TheDesertFoxhat on Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:34 am

Bit embarrassing that the tennis buffty's can afford a similar piece of kit...

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Post  chessie on Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:44 am

TheDesertFoxhat wrote:Bit embarrassing that the tennis buffty's can afford a similar piece of kit...

Cricket, Rugby - it's not that there's no money, just no willing

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Post  TheDesertFoxhat on Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:45 am

There's plenty willing...

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