I imagine Mr Pickford is glad the City is locked down!
Other sports seem to have fewer issues with technology in sport
For some sportsmen and women, tennis, badminton, athletics ... the outcome is easier to determine, nevertheless crucial decisions are made using technology aimed at producing an accurate and fair outcome
For games that don’t just involve a ball touching the line, a no jump in athletics etc, the technology is available to view incidents from various angles etc
In rugby, cricket the audience can see and hear what is being discussed, have the chance to view the same angles as the officials - football should be doing the same
The resulting decisions are only as good as the technology so won’t always be 100%
So if the men’s singles title, a cup final, a goal is decided by a very tight decision so be it
Please can the football authorities catch up and show us how these decisions are been made
As for the Pickford incident, I believe the fact that only a few minutes had been played influenced the refereeing decision
There’s no such thing as slightly offside- however close the call is
I think football should look at the development of how ball tracker is used in cricket where they have a third decision criteria “umpires” call as well as “out” and “not out”.
This is to deal with fine margin situations where the both the tolerance of the system is questionable and, maybe more importantly, decisions look contentious.
There is scope in football to have a “third” way - I’d suggest “attackers advantage” so that marginal decisions, such as yesterday’s Mane one are given in favour of the attacker. Marginal would have to be defined but I suggest it should be a physical measure that is approximate to something that is reasonably clear to the naked eye.
Palace Brighton is less of a valid derby than Stoke Crewe
Is more history related isn't it though going back to the 70s? Some shenanigans between the two I think Alan Mullery related that caused bad feeling ever since. i guess a bit like us and Arse and the cup semis. Maybe some of the more mature contributors can expand