Should Video replays be used to determine offside?

@danoluma (817)
Kenya
April 24, 2008 11:24am CST
The incompetence of some officials not withstanding, the offside rule is very complex and hard to interpret, it becomes even worse when the linesman is in a bad position. Do you think its fair to allow referees to use video replays during a crucial game to determine a controversial decision by the lines man?
4 responses
@jayperiod (870)
• United States
24 Apr 08
One of the good things about soccer is the speed of the game. If they were to allow any type of video replay during a game, it would slow it down too much. American football has adopted it and most of the time, it just drags out the game and there are times of unbearable nothingness. Sure sometimes an offside will be ruled wrong, but the game is better off without it.
• Switzerland
25 Apr 08
I totaly agree. The video replay would slow down the game to much
@Cr7z0r (13)
• Romania
27 Apr 08
The Football in our days is good and nice played .. i dont think its necesary to use video replays .. how 1 of you said it will slow the game too much and in the end .. to mystake is human .. anyone mystakes .. so i dont think its necesary to use video replay .. for the moment put the technology on hold .
@allen0187 (30975)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
yes. other sports such as american football, basketball, and tennis are using replays to determine if the calls made are correct. i think this will make soccer a better sport. sure, it will halt a play or two but at least, the teams, players, and fans know that the right call will be given by the officials. just my opinion.
@mark17779 (667)
24 Apr 08
The answer to this question is yes and no. YES - Alot of team's are unfairly punished for being offside when they are not and kind of take's the enjoyment from the game if refs/linesmen appear to be biased or can not do the job properly. If video technology was brought in to the game then it should cover everything like goal line clearence's, foul's off the ball and not only the offside rule. N0 - I know technology these day's is good and quite fast. But the ref would have to speak to some one if the control room who has to rewind tape's, look at thing;s from different angle's. This all take's time and the player's are expected to just stand there and wait. To much stop start of the game is bad and it much better to see free flowing beautifull football.