Sunday, June 27, 2010

They think it's ball over

Can't resist it.

The Uruguayan Mauricio Espinosa and the Azerbaijani Tofik Bakhramov now represent the ying and yang of linesmen in English football.

Back in 1966 Germany couldn't immediately call for goal line technology. Instead they settled for exacting their revenge over 44 years. An exquisitely cold banquet of vengeance.

Still, 44 years apart, two goals show why football doesn't need technology, the pain and the glory, the costly errors and generous benefits of a bad call, it's all here.

Football's triumph and football's horror encapsulated in two bounces off the crossbar:



NB: The post title is stolen off various Twitter sources. Thanks.