Eleven, on 08 July 2012 - 09:07 AM, said:
NS: I'm watching Wimbledon (interesting that when a Scot is in the finals, he's "British"), and technology is working just fine there. Works fantastic in cricket, too. I don't see why goal-line tech is a bad idea for soccer.
A member illuded to the main concern in the Euro thread before I broke off this thread.
It's tradition that the ref has the final say and the biggest issue is that goal, or no goal, issues are extremely rare.
I would prefer they address the offside rules and the diving / theatrics in a no-non-sense way first.
LaFontaineToMogilny, on 08 July 2012 - 01:28 AM, said:
No more of a travesty than South Korea or South Africa getting automatic berths as host nations, not to mention Poland AND Ukraine taking up two spots in the European Championships.
The real travesty would be that the World Cup would be hosted in a country where there's very little interest in football.
Soccer / football is the fastest growing sport in Canada. At the grass-roots level there are great systems in place. Instead of parents seeing little Johnny, or Jane, as the next Gretzky, or Lemieux, they are envisioning the next Beckham. Also, the US hosted, would you say the people in the US, in general have a keen interest in football?
It is true, as bun, pointed out that the national team does not get much attention, not from the fans, but from the powers that be. So, the problem is not the fans, or the grass-roots organizations. Canada has a rich tradition of welcoming new comers to the country, many of whom are rabid football fans ... one can see evidence clearly at a Toronto FC match. A problem is on the international level many of these fans continue to support their country of origin teams.
Edited by Sabres Fan In NS, 08 July 2012 - 10:00 AM.