Soccer Break Monday – Goalline technology…again
The Premier League title race is reaching boiling point and Ferguson is hot under the collar that his team did not get a penalty in their 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.
It could be, after all, only three points now separate United and Chelsea ahead of next week’s showdown between the top two at Old Trafford.
Ferguson’s sense of injustice was no doubt heightened by Chelsea’s win over Tottenham Hotspur that managed to re-ignite the debate over the need for goalline technology and highlight Heurelho Gomes’ flaws as a keeper in the space of a couple of seconds.
Redknapp did prove, however, the need for someone to sit down and explain to all Premier League managers the difference between flying to the moon and goalline technology as there was once again widespread disbelief that one has been accomplished without the other.
The simple explanation is that rocket scientists are obviously a lot better than goalline techies, which is unfortunate for Kenny Dalglish as he doesn’t expect to get his long-term Liverpool contract before the goalline technology debate is put to bed.
Which brings us jarringly on to the Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
After Jose Mourinho tried to polarise the match into a straight fight between good and evil, Barca president Sandro Rossell is inviting their fans to rise above it all and show good manners and common sense.
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