Millwall boss makes impassioned plea for video technology

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© Millwall FC

IAN Holloway wants video technology to be used in football after becoming "sick and fed up" of bad decisions going against Millwall.

The Lions will use footage of Andy Wilkinson's red card against Blackburn Rovers to mount a retrospective appeal, but Holloway says that facility should be available during matches.

Holloway was removed from the dugout by referee Darren Deadman after losing his cool over Wilkinson's dismissal.

Afterwards, he said: "We all know, because we can see replays of everything, that referees get things wrong.

"I watched the Crystal Palace game on Monday and they should've had a penalty after 25 seconds. Phil Dowd got it wrong again.

"We're sick of mistakes. We've got the cameras in our grounds – in the Premier League and the Championship – to spot human error. You don't need it in the parks.

"The eyes aren't as quick as the ball and there is so much riding on this, so get the fourth official watching a monitor in the stand and get these decisions right.

"Unless someone carries the banner on this, we are just going to wimp out and let FIFA dictate to us. I am sick and fed up of it.

"Referees are human beings and they're getting so much said about them and it's not right. They get pulled to pieces on Match of the Day every Saturday.

"We've got to all buy into it and then every referee will be able to get it right.

"I said this when I got into the Premier League with Blackpool. Sir Alex Ferguson said 'shut up son, we’d be here all day'. But then he moaned about decisions!"

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Millwall boss makes impassioned plea for video technology

  • November 5, 2014 at 14:33
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    just a fu@%ing half decent ref would do but we get all the sh1t ones all they need to do is come and sit in the stands with us we will tell them what the decisions are lol

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  • November 5, 2014 at 15:25
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    Its not bad decisions its crocked decisions. We get decent refs when its on TV and even on Sky soccer special the commentators take the refs side even when its obviously against us and the papers never mention it unless they just say we're moaning for the sake of it. Lets face facts we're playing the most attractive football we've seen for a long time its just silly errors at the back which are costing us which 9 times out of 10 starts with a dodgy decision. Given time these errors will get ironed out and we will be cushdy. The FA can do one as far as I'm concerned they are just worried that little old Millwall might become something good and they will have to use someone else's club to tarnish. Fxck em all NOLU WDC

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    • November 5, 2014 at 16:08
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      @mitchamscaff: Dead right. The FA want trouble in football to appear a lower league issue so they have a chance of staging major tournaments. They've been using us for years and the last thing they want is us to remain in the 2nd tier and playing better.

      Imagine the massive headlines if this was us:-
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_xy-aCH5DI
      Did not seem to get much media coverage.

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      • November 5, 2014 at 19:23
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        @SE14: I just watched it, it just proves that the bigger clubs have the money to 'treat' the refs and FA a lot better its a joke I've had enough of it. Its a complete an utter conspiracy. There is loads of videos and despite Man Utd having the highest arrest rate year in year out you never hear anything about it in the papers.

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        • November 5, 2014 at 21:46
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          @mitchamscaff: Exactly! The 2 who disliked my post don't see the point. Think about it.

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  • November 5, 2014 at 16:41
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    agree with Ollie , said it for a long time dont see the point of a forth official on the sidelines acting as a bouncer between the 2 managers , should be stuck in a small room watching the game from a tv set & when an incident appears he can acknowledge the correct decision to the ref . However your right the FA will do FA about anything as they wimps took them ages for the goal line technology to come through because it was an English idea , didntt take that long for the shaving foam idea to go on the pitch !!

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  • November 5, 2014 at 16:49
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    I have never seen what the problem is in TV replay. If you have the TV watched on, say a 10 -15 second delay the official knows an incident is coming and can watch it without stopping the game if the ref is right.

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  • November 5, 2014 at 16:55
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    All agreed but it must go hand in hand with strong sanctions against the divers and play actors who infest our game,

    Paltry fines are not the answer, points deductions hurt big time.

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  • November 5, 2014 at 18:05
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    It was a definite penalty. He is completely overreacting.

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  • November 5, 2014 at 20:59
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    What was a penalty??

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  • November 5, 2014 at 23:12
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    Screw the poxy cameras just get a referee instead of a cheat..i for one dont want a nfl type rubbish.

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  • November 6, 2014 at 00:53
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    Ollie has finally relieased what we go through every week. . But instead of the FA listening to IH they will hang him out to dry. WELCOME TO MILLWALL

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  • November 6, 2014 at 08:31
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    After the Watford defeat I said we can't keep blaming refs for poor results however after sitting through that facade Tuesday night I take that comment back if that's what we've got to contend with. The man was an utter shambles.

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    • November 6, 2014 at 09:42
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      @millwallchris74: thats very polite.i bet you've had time to calm down..imo refs like that should be strapped to the railway line at south berm..but knowing our luck the unions would be on strike

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  • November 6, 2014 at 12:36
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    'fergie said shutup son'. shouldve nutted the p**** and made sure he was there all day

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