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28 Aug 2009 11:23:30

Fergie - Action needed now

Sir Alex Ferguson wants action rather than talk regarding some kind of additional assistance to be given to referees. Eduardo's dive to win a penalty for Arsenal against Celtic on Wednesday has re-ignited the debate over whether video technology should be used in the game, just as it is to great effect in both codes of rugby and cricket. But rather than video technology, Uefa president Michel Platini is keen to bring in extra officials, who would be stationed behind the goal, to provide an additional opinion in contentious situations. Ferguson, who was at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, says something should be done after years of talk. He said: "For the last decade there has just been talk. Nothing has been done. Action now"The time is now. "Michel Platini has his own views about bringing in extra human assistance with additional referees and assistants but most people in the game think technology should be used. "Whatever the debate, it should lead to something more positive in terms of helping referees in situations like Wednesday night. "There is no question that the speed of the game means technology or additional assistance should be used."


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