If a tree falls in a forest…
…and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
As you know, today featured another of those face in hand(s) afternoons, mixed with opening ones hands uttering, “Huh?”, “WTF?” or other.
Whilst England’s overall gameplay is always an issue for debate (we lack teamwork), if there is one thing that can fire up a team and fans, that is knowing you are on a roll and stand a chance. And for us, that chance came with the ignored second goal a few minutes ago. In most other sports, technology has been allowed to act as a second or third opinion in the form of a virtual witness or ref. Yet in football, we rely on ONE individual who may or may not be looking in the right direction.
If the ref or a Hawkeye system had been allowed to verify that second goal, our team would have been given a massive confidence boost and the likes of No.10 and 4 (and one or two others) would have have relaxed a little and focused their energy on placing the ball correctly when that once every 20 minute opportunity arises where the goal mouth is there for the feeding.
Fight back club: Dear Football governing bodies, can we allow virtual all seeing refs?
No matter what, Germany are a better younger passing team, and I reckon on 3-3 if that goal had been allowed followed by a penalty shootout of which the outcome is anyone’s guess. Hmm?