Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
We will spare you the long spiel we usually roll out for a ghost goal or incident that clearly proves the need for goal-line technology as it seems clear that FIFA are finally getting their act together.
The fact it has taken them over a decade longer than other sports such as cricket and tennis is a sad indictment on those that run the game.
At 101 Great Goals we feel it is important to flag up every shocking decision, be it Frank Lampard at the World Cup, Juan Mata in the FA Cup semi-final or one of the least important “goals” ever scored in the Scottish Premier League.
And Paul Hanlon’s finely executed volley for Hibernian truly was a very irrelevant goal. Hibernian were 3-0 up within 15 minutes on Monday night as they condemned Dunfermline to relegation.
Hanlon struck on 81 minutes with the victory all but sealed. His volley beat Dunfermline keeper Chris Smith, bounced down off the crossbar and didn’t really even come close to going in.
Quite how linesman Stephen Mitchell didn’t see it is a mystery but does anyone still need convincing that officials need help with these decisions?