Having been denied a good goal last night by an erroneous offside flag, it’s no wonder that Aaron Ramsey has called on football to get technological help to make sure the right decisions are made.
The Welshman timed his run to perfection before slotting Santi Cazorla’s brilliant pass beyond Simon Mignolet, but the official ruled the goal out.
Given how Mignolet took over every goal kick and free kick it would hardly have slowed the game down if the decision could have been referred to a video referee like in rugby, and that’s something Ramsey would like to see football embrace.
“At the end of the day we should have been 1-0 up,” he said. “To look at a video for 20 seconds in the game would have changed maybe the outcome of the game.
|I think we could take a leaf out of rugby. They do it really well. You see it on the screens, they go off for 20 seconds and they get the decision right in the end.
“I think football can learn something from that.”
There are those who say introducing video replays would have a major impact on the game, but perhaps last night’s decision was the difference between 1 point and 3, and would have made for more contented Gooners this morning.
At Arseblog News we’re all for it, it might take a bit of work to implement, but if we had a system where each manager could call for a referral a limited number of times per game, it would hardly turn the 90 minutes into an American Football stop-start extravaganza.