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Last night’s France-Spain game will surely be marked as one of the most influential friendlies in history. A Fifa sanctioned trial of video refereeing saw a goal for the hosts by Griezmann ruled offside by the video ref, while Spain’s second goal, scored by Deulofeu, was incorrectly flagged by the assistant as offside, only to be ruled a goal after a 40-second consultation with the video ref.

Watching it happen was a lightbulb moment. It’s this easy to get difficult decisions right?

We can moan endlessly about the standard of refereeing in Scotland – and pretty much every other country does the same, but we saw the future last night. Video technology has been used in rugby for years and will soon be an everyday part of football.

The video ref turned what would have been a 1-1 draw into a 0-2 win for Spain, correctly reflecting the goals scored. It’s hard to think of anything that could benefit the game as much. Generations of Celtic fans have dreamed of such oversight and accountability in refereeing.

If only we could have it for Hampden in the semi-final………

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  1. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    Afternoon Celts

     

     

    Glad i missed all those historians on the last blog.

     

    Must be some sore fingers from googling:)

     

     

    When are sevco deid?

     

    A week, month?

     

     

    HH

  2. GlassTwoThirdsFull on

    I’m not convinced a video ref would have “seen” the Meekings handball. Probably have been obscured by Leigh Griffiths……

  3. macjay1 for Neil Lennon on

    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on 29TH MARCH 2017 12:06 PM

     

    MACJAY

     

     

     

    They had access to the French ports.

     

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    They hit the Atlantic convoys.

     

     

    We were talking about pre – Barbarossa.

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    BOBBY MURDOCH’S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERSon 29th March 2017 12:21 pm

     

     

    They never used it though,did they?

     

    It was totally unsuitable,and Germany and Russia knew that.

     

     

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    Did You Actually Read The Wiki Article..?

     

     

    Comprehension….NIL POINTS !

     

     

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    We Think There Should Be A MORATORIUM On Further Political Discussion…

     

     

    Until AFTER The Boys Wrap Up The Title At Tynecastle On Sunday..

     

     

    [Will give SFTB time to lick his wounds,and try out new cosmetics..! Ed]

  5. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    For a quick historical resolution, a quick swatch at Cambridge or Oxford online for example, might help.

     

    Sorry…but Wiki Articles….DONT COUNT

     

     

     

    HH

  6. Paul 67,

     

     

    I think video technology is inevitable and should be cautiously welcomed . Especially welcomed by Celtic fans.

     

     

    However we should also be wary we don’t stem the natural flow of the game and interrupt momentum. I fear certain teams and managers may utilise gamesmanship and deliberately reduce the game to a stop/ start scenario, especially in a two legged match.

     

     

    We need to be acutely aware that technology should not be used as a tool to cause maximum frustration and result in games lasting over 100 minutes ( Or Fergie Time )

     

     

    As stated ,a cautionary welcome but continued assessment.

     

     

    HH.

  7. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    THETIMREAPER

     

     

    How long do you think they have got left?

     

     

     

    HH

  8. The SFA Video Ref will consist of a Betamax Video Recorder, and the Film Unit used at the 4-2 game in 1979……..Regan and Co will automatically poo poo it as too expensive, Stuart Dougal being dusted down as we speak, saying it will undermine referees….

  9. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    What is the tipping point?

     

    Is there anything at all, they will ever be found guilty for.

     

    They just seem to trample over everything.

     

    Its crazy…they are above the law, do what they like without sanction.

     

    Spending other people’s money like confetti, pulling every dodgy stroke you can think of.

     

    How long are they going to get away with shafting everything in their path.

     

    What is it going to take?

     

     

    HH

  10. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    The Donald

     

     

    Mark Mazower or Timothy Snyder might be rather more informative than a Wiki Article.

     

    You should get yellow carded for trying that one on:)

     

     

    HH

  11. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 29TH MARCH 2017 12:44 PM

     

    For a quick historical resolution, a quick swatch at Cambridge or Oxford online for example, might help.

     

     

    Sorry…but Wiki Articles….DONT COUNT

     

     

     

    HH

     

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    But they are damn handy if you want to airbrush or change history by editing the Wiki page!

     

     

     

    KTF

  12. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    VFR

     

     

    Exactly….Instant History….A bit like SMASH:)

     

     

     

    HH

  13. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    VFR

     

     

    Ive issued instruction for this wee spat, Mazower and Snyder for a start.

     

    Then we can discuss it:)

     

     

     

    HH

  14. The Green Man says SACK THE Board on

    VFR

     

     

    Imagine if you had extensively worked your way through any particular historical context, understood the current historiography, only to find you could have looked at a Wiki Article for 5 minutes instead…Damn:)

     

     

     

    HH

  15. VFR800 is now a Monster 821 on

    THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 29TH MARCH 2017 1:18 PM

     

     

    Aye MPhil History form University of Wikipedia!

     

     

     

    KTF

  16. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    MACJAY

     

     

    They had access to the French ports a year before then.

  17. BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS on

    THE GREEN MAN SAYS SACK THE BOARD on 29TH MARCH 2017 12:44 PM

     

     

    For a quick historical resolution, a quick swatch at Cambridge or Oxford online for example, might help.

     

     

    Sorry…but Wiki Articles….DONT COUNT

     

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    Intellectual snobbery,and really poor punctuation(!)

  18. The Donald

     

     

    You should change now to Wikiman2. Macjay owns Wikiman already unfortunately so 2 is a bit of a slight, I know. Or you could bring back Kojo “palomine”? :)

     

     

    MWD

  19. Wikimen abound, like WASPS in summer they get everywhere..

     

     

    Question can you be a WASP and a Celtic Supporter..

     

     

    Winny the unlikely hero of the New Cqn Front…

     

     

    Two Winston Churchill’s, there must be two Winston Churchill’s…

  20. BABASONICOS71 on

    So,Tom Rogic will be strong and skillful enough to breach an Austro-Japanese aristocrat with a racist bent but he doesn’t have the pace required to get past a phalanx of Russian troops who are only there because Charlie Chaplin wasn’t Winston Churchill or Mick McCarthy?Oh,and Wikipedia is to be avoided as it only contains wrong history and is currently undergoing a thorough editing by some VHS referees?

     

    Have I read back correctly? ;))

     

     

    COYBIG

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