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Wenger Prevented From Blazing a Trail By FIFA

Wenger Prevented From Blazing a Trail By FIFA

FIFA have refused Arsenal permission to use goal line technology in our annual Ashburton tournament.

Arsene Wenger has been a long term supporter of bringing technology into football in a bid to ensure the outcome of matches are the correct ones. The Frenchmen sought the permission to test out some technology this weekend, however that permission was refused.

'You need permission to use goal-line technology and we didn't get it, I think they do not want to start having a different set of rules here and there, and I can understand that."

"But the good thing is they are open to it and it looks like we will have it in the next World Cup. "

'You want it so you have a better chance to make the right decisions. You know it could help referees. The more help they get, the more decisions they get right. "

'If it means they get 95 decisions out of 100 right instead of 85, you have to use the technology. I would like to use it for more than just the goal-line, but that would be a first step.'


Is this really, as Wenger suggests, simply a case of FIFA not wanting different sets of rules "here and there"? Because nobody seemed to have any objections to the way the points are issued in the tournament which clearly differs from football all over the world …. Or is it FIFA just being stubborn as usual.

As this is a private tournament, hosted our on own our terms on our own ground I fail to see why we need the permission of a bunch of corrupt dictators anyway.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday July 26 2011
Time: 10:11AM

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What else can we expert from an organsation like FIFA which has consistently rejected rationale and good reason. Their interests lie in discretion and the ability to do favours which the current non automated system allows them to.
Deltaforce
26/07/2011 11:57:00
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I laugh when i think of Arsenal, your coach makes me laugh. Its like a team of little boys running around saying "we don't want to score, but see if you can catch us and collect the ball" lmao. Hey just being honest guys.
davidluiztrain
26/07/2011 15:48:00
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Yeah but you're the kinda retard that likes to picture David Luiz as a train so who gives a phuck what colour crayon you're scribbling on the walls with?
nikolaijns
26/07/2011 16:18:00
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Hey just being honest
nikolaijns
26/07/2011 16:20:00
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Wont say Im too fussed about JET leaving the club. The lad has bagloads of potential but also a victim of too much money too young. Time to get tough on the loafers at Arsenal. Earn your bloody wages. Next on the chopping block for me is Carlos Vela.
Sajit
26/07/2011 16:50:00
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Whats with the trolling VA during pre-season? Guess we are the only relatively active forum on the vital network. :).
Sajit
26/07/2011 16:51:00
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Shame about JET innit, all the right equipment to be a colossal athlete, apart from the pea rattling around in the old cranial. If you're not a success at Cardiff then you've blown your chance at making it at a club like Arsenal, trouble is some of these kids are really just too thick to put 2 & 2 together, he thinks he's too good for the likes of cardiff and thinks he can coast it there under the radar, Wrong! We're lambasted for not playing enough English but what are we supposed to do when time after time after time English kids prove they have no drive to win, no ambition other than to buy flash motors, roast slags & listen to wack r&b. It's a shame if true that Lansbury is being moved on, he seemed to cut a different figure and seemed to 'get it' and impressed whenever I saw him play. I agree though Sajit it's time for a cull of the neverwillbes, time to wield the realityhammer on those who feel they have already reached the pinnacle when in fact they've achieved squat.
nikolaijns
26/07/2011 17:17:00
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*shakes head in total disgust*
jaelle
26/07/2011 17:57:00
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At what Jaelle :) ?
Sajit
26/07/2011 18:02:00
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at our flagrant inability to keep on topic presumably sajit ;)
nikolaijns
26/07/2011 18:11:00
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