I thought I was the only person who thought it hadn't gone in! From the main camera angle it looked over the line, but from the camera directly above the line I didn't think the whole of the ball was over the whole of the line. It was certainly very tight but there was no daylight between the ball and the line and I wasn't convinced it should've been a goal.
But the whole thing was offside anyway, so it's all elementary!
who is unconvinced that the whole ball was over the line last night? As I saw it, it was very tight and the extra official on the byeline was better placed to judge than the camera or anybody else.... more
who declared he was unconvinced it had fully crossed the line changed his tune when he saw it was Terry who attempted to stop it from going over the line, and proceeded to berate him for not stopping ... more
it would be close enough to be "umpire's call". But then again, in the same way as they check the 'no ball' first, so they would have checked for any other infringements in the build up and - bless... more
Quite frankly it doesn't matter what we all think. We can analyse it to death and throw in as many "it was offside anyway"s as we want too. Fact is, on the night the referee didn't award a goal, for... more
It shows the ball is clearly distinct from the crossbar / goal-line due to the visible grass between both objects. When used together with the video replay as linked by P-Bo I think the evidence that ... more
and the extra officials are a bit pointless really. It also looked as though he was more in line with the post than the ball itself, which may or may not have impeded his ability to see. Nonetheless, ... more
Somebody please explain why the extra official on the goal line is on the same side of the pitch as the 'linesman'? Would it not be better for him to be on the opposite side of the pitch to cover... more
Maybe too late for this reply but...the ref runs on a diagonal line, corner to opposite corner at the other end; the linesmen run the line down to the corner the ref isn't covering at their end. The... more