FIFA Approve The Use Of Extra Officials In Next Year’s Champions League

Those vacant, atavistic drudgeons who constantly serve to mire the progression of football as a entity, in direct friction with the conservatory morals they purport to adhere to FIFA have confirmed that they will be introducing two further ‘chefs’ to spoil next years Champions League ‘broth’, rather than asserting an iota of gumption and finally addressing the screaming need for goal-line technology.

Plans have been approved for an extra assistant referee to be stationed behind either goal during all Champions League and Europa League ties for the next two years.

Despite experiments in last season’s Europa League proving that the addition of the extra officials provided little in the way of decision-making integrity (usually serving only to make goalkeepers double-take as the additional officials encroached on to the pitch during lulls in the play), FIFA have decided that it would be easier to yet again shirk the monolithically obvious and readily applicable solution in favour of adding yet more scope for human error.

Meanwhile, football’s governing body have confirmed that goal-line technology will be on the agenda of the next annual meeting of the International Football Association Board (the consortium that vote on such issues) in October of this year – but don’t hold your breath for anything that could even tenously be described as ‘change’.

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  1. JohnB 21 July, 2010