Neil Posted June 15, 2009 Share Posted June 15, 2009 EVERTON will be among the first teams to take part in a new refereeing experiment next season – UEFA's decision to employ two extra assistant referees behind the goal-lines in the Europa League. It means that the Blues, Aston Villa and Fulham will play their European matches with five match officials, all communicating via headsets. The idea was the brainchild of UEFA president, Michel Platini. He has been championing the scheme as an alternative to goal-line technology. The scheme was tested last year in some European under-19 championship games and now Platini plans to extend it. From The Liverpool Echo: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/everton-fc/everton-fc-news/2009/06/13/everton-fc-to-take-part-in-uefa-s-new-five-referee-experiment-100252-23864353/ Just seems like a half-arsed step towards goal line technology. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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