Posted by LIZ on December 06, 1997 at 16:38:20:
In Reply to: Re: Manchester Storm posted by Kathy on December 04, 1997 at 18:19:32:
The official definition of a goal is that the whole of the puck must cross the whole of the line.
With reference to the quality of goal judges at manchester I have oft been a critic on the spur of the moment but its rather like knocking the ref - easy to do but how many of us would get out there and do it? It must be very difficult of you are a hockey lover to just ignore the game and concentrate on a yes/no situation. I would challange those knocking the goal judges to try sitting behind the goal and press something (no sniggers please) like the arm of your chair whenever you think that the puck has crossed the line, it is not always that easy. I have more respect for a goal judge that waits a couple of seconds for their eyes to register withtheir brain that the one who has thier light on and off like a lighthouse.
Having said all of this I don't think that our, or most, goal judges have a full realiseation of their resposibilites. In these technological times it is not too much to ask for the officials to use television the miracle of the 1950's to determine the outcome in these situations.
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