QPR losing at Bolton 2-1 didn’t just make Premier League survival much more complicated. They have every right to feel aggrieved by the scoreline, not just because of being the better team through the 90 minutes, but because of Clint Hill scoring a goal in the 19th minute, which wasn’t recognized by Martin Atkinson or his linesman, resulting in yet another example of why we need goal line technology.
It’s been happening quite often in recent weeks. First Muntari getting screwed in the Juventus – Milan match, although Juve’s faltering has made it nearly clear that Milan will win the title this season. It happened against in the Basque derby, as Carlos Vela’s goal for Real Sociedad went unnoticed.
So what did the FA do? Simply say they’re all for goal line technology, and that’s about it. No reprimanding the referee for missing an obvious goal. Simply saying don’t blame the referees, and don’t blame us. It’s the laws that are preventing us from installing a HawkEye like system between the goal posts.
Following last week’s meeting of IFAB, the FA would like to reiterate our strong desire to see goal-line technology introduced as soon as possible. The FA has been a leading proponent of goal-line technology for many years. We will continue to press for its introduction once further independent testing is complete later this year, so that anyone wishing to introduce the technology is able to do so at the earliest possible opportunity.
Tell that to Joey Barton and Mark Hughes if these three points will be the same that keep Bolton above QPR at the end of the season.