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Unlikely To Be Goal-Line Technology In EFL

18 October 2016

Steve Davis says match officials need help to get key decisions right.

Steve Davis believes it is unlikely that goal-line technology will be difficult to implement in the lower leagues due to the finances involved but the Crewe Alexandra boss says that getting key decisions wrong are just as costly for the livelihoods of managers in the EFL.

The Alex boss was smarting after a perfectly good goal from Harry Davis was not given at Notts County on Saturday because the linesman failed to spot his header clearly crossing the line. The game at Meadow Lane ended 1-1, thus costing Crewe the three points that would have taken us into the play-off positions.

Steve told “I think it is unlikely that goal-line technology will be introduced into the lower leagues because of the costs involved but that is a shame because I think the officials at all levels need that help.

“The Premier League maybe the wealthiest league in the world but they are not too bothered about what is happening in the lower leagues. They won’t be keen to put their money into it but the decisions that the officials are getting wrong are just as important as the top league. They prove costly and it just isn’t about us.

“They have cost clubs relegation and promotions in the past and if there is a way to help all the 92 clubs then it’s a shame it is not available. I would think that if the League had a vote on it, 100% would say they want it because we have all been affected.”

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