Jol reignites technology debate
Martin Jol has reignited the debate about goalline technology following an incident during his side's 2-1 victory against Wigan at Craven Cottage.
Last Updated: 22/04/12 1:00pm
Fulham boss Martin Jol has reignited the debate about goalline technology following an incident during his side's 2-1 victory against Wigan at Craven Cottage.
Emmerson Boyce's superb strike had given the Latics the lead against the Dutchman's side, but the Cottagers soon hit back through Pavel Pogrebnyak.
And then the Russia international thought he had put the home side ahead when his 63rd-minute effort hit the underside of the crossbar before bouncing down towards the line.
Referee Lee Probert and his assistant ruled that the ball was not fully over but Jol claims replays show it should have stood.
Luckily for Fulham, Philippe Senderos headed home his first goal for the club in the final minute of the match to secure all three points.
However, the post-match talk revolved around whether Pogrebnyak's effort had crossed the line.
"I asked Pav and he said: 'No, it was not over the line,'" Jol said. "I thought therefore it was not over the line but our video guy showed me it was. It was a goal. Maybe what Sky or BBC saw was different but what I saw from my TV man, it was behind the line.
"We were in Geneva with a lot of coaches and we listened to (the UEFA president Michel) Platini, who said 'it is a game of human beings'. Everyone makes mistakes and when you think how many times it happens in a season, it is four or five times. Everybody agreed to leave it but that was two years ago and there is now endless discussion."