“We have to keep beating the drum about goal-line technology for helping the referees out. That was never a goal by Juan Mata, and everyone knows it. Martin Atkinson did apologize to Harry Redknapp after the game, but it’s too late.
I’m not saying that single call changed the face of the game. Yet, everyone realizes that these calls hurt the sport. We saw Chelsea get an unfair lift at Stamford Bridge against Wigan last Sunday, and the Latics might suffer relegation because of it. Manchester United were clearly denied a penalty this week as well.
The referees have a very difficult job, and I think if you asked them they would tell you they would welcome the help.
Forget all the business about human error, and face the facts. There is too much money, too much pressure and too much attention to sweep this under the carpet any longer. There are going to be a lot of conversations about this very issue, and I just hope we do the right thing and get the referees an extra set of eyes that technology can bring.”
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Former Everton defender Cliff Marshall joined a group of young people recently to mark the launch of an exciting new radio station.
Cliff attended the official launch of football’s respect campaign ‘Don’t X The Line’s’ internet based radio station, ‘Grassroots Football Radio 121’, which is a new initiative to instil a zero tolerance attitude towards aggression, verbal abuse and anti-social behaviour in young people involved in grassroots football.
Grassroots Football Radio 121 will be broadcast seven days a week between 7-8pm. The show will be packed full of team news from around the country, interviews with football officials and ambassadors of the charity and personal experiences from the participants involved in the scheme, all designed to teach young people to respect the game.
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Academy starlets Kristoffer Peterson and Yusuf Mersin were on hand to help launch respect campaign Don’t X the Line’s internet-based radio station, Grass Roots Radio 121.
Don’t X the Line aims to instill a zero tolerance attitude towards aggression, verbal abuse and anti-social behaviour in young people involved in grassroots football, both on and off the field.
Their new station will be broadcast seven days a week between 7-8pm.
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