The Premier League announced today that they will be using Hawk-Eye in the 2013/14 EPL season for goal-line technology. The Premier League is the first club league to announce the use of goal-line technology.
This is a long time coming and I only hope that it opens the door for more video replay technology to be used in the Premier League as well as other leagues and tournaments. This will surely go a long way to ensuring that technology is something that can be useful for referees and not slow the game down.
I know that there are many out there that are concerned that this is a slippery slope and a stepping stone to the use of more technology, but I disagree. I think this is something that is needed in the modern game and that more technology needs to be added to aid the referees.
The Premier League will be using the Hawk-Eye system which uses seven cameras for each goal placed around the ground and aimed at the goal mouth. The English Football Association has also said that this will be installed in Wembley Stadium in time for the 2013 Community Shield. For more in-depth information check out the BBC news article or EPL Talk’s article which includes a video explanation.
What do you think about video technology? Is goal-line technology good for the sport? Is it too much or perhaps (as I believe) too little?