PFA chief: Time for technology

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PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor gives his support to the introduction of goal-line technology.

PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor is the latest figure to come out in support of introducing goal-line technology to the game.

The topic has been thrust into the spotlight again in recent weeks following a number of high-profile debatable decisions.

Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill had a headed effort not given in their 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers and just yesterday, Juan Mata was awarded a goal which did not appear to cross the line during Chelsea's 5-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Now Taylor has joined Premier League players and managers by giving his backing to goal-line technology which would rid much controversy from the game.

"The more that it goes on that we don't use technology, the more perverse it's looking for football - being the major spectator game throughout the whole world as well as being the major participant game," he told Sky Sports News.

"I don't think the crowd would mind it at all, it's in the best interests of the game and justice will be done. It's so important as to whether a goal is scored, that's the whole object of the game.

"The technology is there and I see no reason why we should waste it any longer."

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce earlier stated that president Sepp Blatter is in support of such technology.

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