AFC Bournemouth: Camp keen on goal-line technology

STAR TURN: Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp

STAR TURN: Cherries goalkeeper Lee Camp

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

CHERRIES goalkeeper Lee Camp has given his backing to goal-line technology being used in the Football League.

Camp was speaking after Cherries had suffered a controversial 1-0 defeat at the hands of Championship leaders Leicester on Saturday.

Cherries were convinced veteran striker Kevin Phillips’s 81st-minute winner, a header, had not crossed the line.

Despite their protestations, referee Darren Drysdale awarded the goal after his assistant Richard Hulme had flagged to indicate it had.

Several Cherries players remonstrated with the officials with Camp receiving a booking.

Goal-line technology was introduced into the Premier League at the start of this season and was used when Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko scored their 100th goal of the campaign a fortnight ago.

Fielding a question put by the Daily Echo, Camp said: “If they could bring it in and it was effective then I would be all for it because goals change games.

“I am a bit of a traditionalist and these things do tend to even themselves out. We don’t want the game to be too robotic but it would have been nice if it had been in today because at least we would have known one way or the other.

“I know there are financial aspects to consider and it is not for me to decide but it would be nice, if it could be decisive.”

Discussing the decision, Camp added: “It was very close and my gut reaction was that it wasn’t over. I have seen it again on the video and it is unclear.

“The most important person thought it was and it was a brave decision. If he believed it was a goal then fair play to him. He must have been sure and Kevin Phillips seemed to think it was in as well.

“I thought I had slowed it down enough and Elliott Ward had got round to clear it. But momentum and luck are with them and that is why they are where they are.

“We can make excuses but he had a free header at the back post and it was a disappointing goal to concede from our point of view.”

Victory for Leicester took them 10 points clear at the summit as they extended to nine matches their club record winning run in the league.

Foxes manager Nigel Pearson said: “It was a tight game and it was a shame it was decided by a potentially controversial decision. But I thought we were well worth our win.

“Our players were convinced it was a goal and Kev wheeled away and everyone chased him. I can understand there was some frustration surrounding it from their perspective.”

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8:39am Mon 3 Feb 14

susi.m says...

Sky technology says it wasn't over the line.
If the linesman had any element of doubt then it shouldn't have been awarded.
Sky technology says it wasn't over the line. If the linesman had any element of doubt then it shouldn't have been awarded. susi.m
  • Score: 4

8:44am Mon 3 Feb 14

horsted says...

The FA accept this technology in the top league, it should be in all 4 divisions, can a club install it individual, if so get it in.
The FA accept this technology in the top league, it should be in all 4 divisions, can a club install it individual, if so get it in. horsted
  • Score: 9

8:59am Mon 3 Feb 14

bobsworthforever says...

Congratulations Lee fantastic effort on Saturday one of the best keepers weve ever had but it was definitely a goal no goal line technology please just makes the game more complicated im sure if you keep repeating it you can find a angle that shows its not a goal spllt second decision leave it to the officials
Congratulations Lee fantastic effort on Saturday one of the best keepers weve ever had but it was definitely a goal no goal line technology please just makes the game more complicated im sure if you keep repeating it you can find a angle that shows its not a goal spllt second decision leave it to the officials bobsworthforever
  • Score: -13

9:09am Mon 3 Feb 14

CherryFarmer says...

bobsworthforever wrote:
Congratulations Lee fantastic effort on Saturday one of the best keepers weve ever had but it was definitely a goal no goal line technology please just makes the game more complicated im sure if you keep repeating it you can find a angle that shows its not a goal spllt second decision leave it to the officials
How does it make the game more complicated???? The decision is instant and shows immediately on the referees wrist device. People moan about referees getting decisions wrong and then when the technology is there to help you get some idiots saying "NO, WE DON'T WANT IT"
It beggars belief.
[quote][p][bold]bobsworthforever[/bold] wrote: Congratulations Lee fantastic effort on Saturday one of the best keepers weve ever had but it was definitely a goal no goal line technology please just makes the game more complicated im sure if you keep repeating it you can find a angle that shows its not a goal spllt second decision leave it to the officials[/p][/quote]How does it make the game more complicated???? The decision is instant and shows immediately on the referees wrist device. People moan about referees getting decisions wrong and then when the technology is there to help you get some idiots saying "NO, WE DON'T WANT IT" It beggars belief. CherryFarmer
  • Score: 25

9:44am Mon 3 Feb 14

pauls55 says...

The reason why Kevin Phillips ran away celebrating was to put further pressure on the officials to award the goal, not necessarily because he was convinced it was over the line. Thats an old pro using his experience, can't blame him really!
The reason why Kevin Phillips ran away celebrating was to put further pressure on the officials to award the goal, not necessarily because he was convinced it was over the line. Thats an old pro using his experience, can't blame him really! pauls55
  • Score: 20

10:19am Mon 3 Feb 14

afcbtintin says...

It wasn't surprising on Saturday that the LCFC players were convinced it was a goal and vice-versa. It would have been the same if the boot was on the other foot.

What I don't understand is how the linesman was convinced he saw it go over the line given the number of people, as well as the post in between the ball and him along with the speed of the whole episode. More like automatic reaction and didn't want to back down.

Thought it was a great game and good to see how we had breached the gap between our play and theirs since we played them earlier in the season.

UTCIAD
It wasn't surprising on Saturday that the LCFC players were convinced it was a goal and vice-versa. It would have been the same if the boot was on the other foot. What I don't understand is how the linesman was convinced he saw it go over the line given the number of people, as well as the post in between the ball and him along with the speed of the whole episode. More like automatic reaction and didn't want to back down. Thought it was a great game and good to see how we had breached the gap between our play and theirs since we played them earlier in the season. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 8

11:38am Mon 3 Feb 14

nonnogeppetto says...

There is no doubt that the game of football has moved on from the days when an apposing player could knock the keeper clutching the ball into the goal mouth and a goal would have been given (for the younger audience this may sound ridiculous). Not all the changes have necessarily been for the better however that is not to say that goalmouth technology should not be used in lower divisions. The problem is how long would an official need to spend looking before deciding! Match of the Day so called pundits spend endless amount of time analysing a decision and come up with differing conclusions. Referees are human beings like the rest of us and have to make split second decisions and as we know they get it wrong from time to time but I would hope that things will level out in the end. Some people questioned the penalty we got against Huddersfield from where I was it was definitely a penalty but looking from a different angle may have not appeared as clear cut and so it goes on. Some of us questioned the impartiality of the ref on Saturday of course he did what he thought was right so if anything those who observe their performance need to be sharper and make sure that refs get accurate feedback.
There is no doubt that the game of football has moved on from the days when an apposing player could knock the keeper clutching the ball into the goal mouth and a goal would have been given (for the younger audience this may sound ridiculous). Not all the changes have necessarily been for the better however that is not to say that goalmouth technology should not be used in lower divisions. The problem is how long would an official need to spend looking before deciding! Match of the Day so called pundits spend endless amount of time analysing a decision and come up with differing conclusions. Referees are human beings like the rest of us and have to make split second decisions and as we know they get it wrong from time to time but I would hope that things will level out in the end. Some people questioned the penalty we got against Huddersfield from where I was it was definitely a penalty but looking from a different angle may have not appeared as clear cut and so it goes on. Some of us questioned the impartiality of the ref on Saturday of course he did what he thought was right so if anything those who observe their performance need to be sharper and make sure that refs get accurate feedback. nonnogeppetto
  • Score: 6

1:20pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

Just freeze framed from the Football League show. It's very tight, with the ball's centre bouncing goal side of the line Was the whole ball over? Impossible to tell from that footage. I'm happy to trust the linesman on this one. As Lee Camp says, these things will balance themselves out over the season. At the end of the day we would have been very fortunate to get a draw as we created very little. Regarding goal line technolgy, how often do these situations effect us, perhaps every 3 or 4 seaon's. Makes sense for competative internationals and the Premier League, but IMO that is where they should draw the line for now.
Just freeze framed from the Football League show. It's very tight, with the ball's centre bouncing goal side of the line Was the whole ball over? Impossible to tell from that footage. I'm happy to trust the linesman on this one. As Lee Camp says, these things will balance themselves out over the season. At the end of the day we would have been very fortunate to get a draw as we created very little. Regarding goal line technolgy, how often do these situations effect us, perhaps every 3 or 4 seaon's. Makes sense for competative internationals and the Premier League, but IMO that is where they should draw the line for now. Wilkie
  • Score: 3

1:29pm Mon 3 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Ask Kevin Phillips
he knows more about goals than you will ever know
he's magic you now.
wipe your tears away and stop snivelling
Ask Kevin Phillips he knows more about goals than you will ever know he's magic you now. wipe your tears away and stop snivelling nickynoodah
  • Score: -18

2:16pm Mon 3 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Fact is we still cant score.
Fact is we still cant score. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Cherryfan says...

Leicester deserved to win, they tested our keeper numerous times whereas we didn't test theirs at all. Let's just move on rather than moaning weve been hard done by.
Leicester deserved to win, they tested our keeper numerous times whereas we didn't test theirs at all. Let's just move on rather than moaning weve been hard done by. Cherryfan
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

Wilkie wrote:
Just freeze framed from the Football League show. It's very tight, with the ball's centre bouncing goal side of the line Was the whole ball over? Impossible to tell from that footage. I'm happy to trust the linesman on this one. As Lee Camp says, these things will balance themselves out over the season. At the end of the day we would have been very fortunate to get a draw as we created very little. Regarding goal line technolgy, how often do these situations effect us, perhaps every 3 or 4 seaon's. Makes sense for competative internationals and the Premier League, but IMO that is where they should draw the line for now.
We wouldn't be having this discussion if it was a goal for us . Ask Liverpool fans , about the goal that was scored when they played Chelsea a few years ago . I think it's all part of the game , that's why the game of football is a lovely game to watch . Next there will be replays on referee disions , personally I like shouting at the ref when he makes mistakes ..
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Just freeze framed from the Football League show. It's very tight, with the ball's centre bouncing goal side of the line Was the whole ball over? Impossible to tell from that footage. I'm happy to trust the linesman on this one. As Lee Camp says, these things will balance themselves out over the season. At the end of the day we would have been very fortunate to get a draw as we created very little. Regarding goal line technolgy, how often do these situations effect us, perhaps every 3 or 4 seaon's. Makes sense for competative internationals and the Premier League, but IMO that is where they should draw the line for now.[/p][/quote]We wouldn't be having this discussion if it was a goal for us . Ask Liverpool fans , about the goal that was scored when they played Chelsea a few years ago . I think it's all part of the game , that's why the game of football is a lovely game to watch . Next there will be replays on referee disions , personally I like shouting at the ref when he makes mistakes .. Nat1234
  • Score: 1

6:28pm Mon 3 Feb 14

rogthedodge123 says...

A friend of mine who was in the south stand said the ball was at least 6 inches over the line and hence the linesman gave it and hence Phillips celebrated and also Leicester did not deserve all 3 points despite a few extra shots at goal
We played well and if that team is 10 points clear at the top then it bodes well for the cherries future.
A friend of mine who was in the south stand said the ball was at least 6 inches over the line and hence the linesman gave it and hence Phillips celebrated and also Leicester did not deserve all 3 points despite a few extra shots at goal We played well and if that team is 10 points clear at the top then it bodes well for the cherries future. rogthedodge123
  • Score: -5

6:42pm Mon 3 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

rogthedodge123 wrote:
A friend of mine who was in the south stand said the ball was at least 6 inches over the line and hence the linesman gave it and hence Phillips celebrated and also Leicester did not deserve all 3 points despite a few extra shots at goal
We played well and if that team is 10 points clear at the top then it bodes well for the cherries future.
just watched video of match on TV and sorry to say it looked defenitly IN
[quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: A friend of mine who was in the south stand said the ball was at least 6 inches over the line and hence the linesman gave it and hence Phillips celebrated and also Leicester did not deserve all 3 points despite a few extra shots at goal We played well and if that team is 10 points clear at the top then it bodes well for the cherries future.[/p][/quote]just watched video of match on TV and sorry to say it looked defenitly IN pete woodley
  • Score: 2

8:19pm Mon 3 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

pete woodley wrote:
rogthedodge123 wrote:
A friend of mine who was in the south stand said the ball was at least 6 inches over the line and hence the linesman gave it and hence Phillips celebrated and also Leicester did not deserve all 3 points despite a few extra shots at goal
We played well and if that team is 10 points clear at the top then it bodes well for the cherries future.
just watched video of match on TV and sorry to say it looked defenitly IN
Definitely
4spelling errors in one word
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogthedodge123[/bold] wrote: A friend of mine who was in the south stand said the ball was at least 6 inches over the line and hence the linesman gave it and hence Phillips celebrated and also Leicester did not deserve all 3 points despite a few extra shots at goal We played well and if that team is 10 points clear at the top then it bodes well for the cherries future.[/p][/quote]just watched video of match on TV and sorry to say it looked defenitly IN[/p][/quote]Definitely 4spelling errors in one word nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

9:39pm Mon 3 Feb 14

golfer33 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
Wilkie wrote:
Just freeze framed from the Football League show. It's very tight, with the ball's centre bouncing goal side of the line Was the whole ball over? Impossible to tell from that footage. I'm happy to trust the linesman on this one. As Lee Camp says, these things will balance themselves out over the season. At the end of the day we would have been very fortunate to get a draw as we created very little. Regarding goal line technolgy, how often do these situations effect us, perhaps every 3 or 4 seaon's. Makes sense for competative internationals and the Premier League, but IMO that is where they should draw the line for now.
We wouldn't be having this discussion if it was a goal for us . Ask Liverpool fans , about the goal that was scored when they played Chelsea a few years ago . I think it's all part of the game , that's why the game of football is a lovely game to watch . Next there will be replays on referee disions , personally I like shouting at the ref when he makes mistakes ..
i pity your husband. poor fellow.
i bet he escapes to the pub with the lads
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Just freeze framed from the Football League show. It's very tight, with the ball's centre bouncing goal side of the line Was the whole ball over? Impossible to tell from that footage. I'm happy to trust the linesman on this one. As Lee Camp says, these things will balance themselves out over the season. At the end of the day we would have been very fortunate to get a draw as we created very little. Regarding goal line technolgy, how often do these situations effect us, perhaps every 3 or 4 seaon's. Makes sense for competative internationals and the Premier League, but IMO that is where they should draw the line for now.[/p][/quote]We wouldn't be having this discussion if it was a goal for us . Ask Liverpool fans , about the goal that was scored when they played Chelsea a few years ago . I think it's all part of the game , that's why the game of football is a lovely game to watch . Next there will be replays on referee disions , personally I like shouting at the ref when he makes mistakes ..[/p][/quote]i pity your husband. poor fellow. i bet he escapes to the pub with the lads golfer33
  • Score: -1

10:05pm Mon 3 Feb 14

miltonarcher says...

Ball was over the line, the Foxes outplayed you, move on. Mid table mediocrity not bad for a little club in first season in the second tier. Start planning for next season.
Ball was over the line, the Foxes outplayed you, move on. Mid table mediocrity not bad for a little club in first season in the second tier. Start planning for next season. miltonarcher
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Mon 3 Feb 14

raybren says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Ball was over the line, the Foxes outplayed you, move on. Mid table mediocrity not bad for a little club in first season in the second tier. Start planning for next season.
Your right Arser ,they were much better than us , however mid table was always the goal for this season , so we are on target . We have already begun planning next season , haven ' t you noticed the ins n outs . Not much longer and you will be looking over your shoulder !
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Ball was over the line, the Foxes outplayed you, move on. Mid table mediocrity not bad for a little club in first season in the second tier. Start planning for next season.[/p][/quote]Your right Arser ,they were much better than us , however mid table was always the goal for this season , so we are on target . We have already begun planning next season , haven ' t you noticed the ins n outs . Not much longer and you will be looking over your shoulder ! raybren
  • Score: 3

8:16am Tue 4 Feb 14

rednblack37 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Ball was over the line, the Foxes outplayed you, move on. Mid table mediocrity not bad for a little club in first season in the second tier. Start planning for next season.
I suggest you do the same, cos your England internationals will want to play for a big club at some point............
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Ball was over the line, the Foxes outplayed you, move on. Mid table mediocrity not bad for a little club in first season in the second tier. Start planning for next season.[/p][/quote]I suggest you do the same, cos your England internationals will want to play for a big club at some point............ rednblack37
  • Score: 3

5:51pm Tue 4 Feb 14

galadriel says...

pauls55 wrote:
The reason why Kevin Phillips ran away celebrating was to put further pressure on the officials to award the goal, not necessarily because he was convinced it was over the line. Thats an old pro using his experience, can't blame him really!
Exactly what was said on the Football League Show. Phillips celebrated to put pressure on the ref to give the goal. Whatever anyone says about Leicester deserving the win, then all I can say is the chant of 'Top of the league, you're havin a laugh' was well justified during the first half and a lot of the second. Shame on the ref for booking Camp for time wasting when young Kaspar was doing exactly the same with no booking. All in all the ref was poor.I went to the match with a neutral and he thought we deserved at least a point. We played well and as long as we remain in mid table I'm very happy. UTCIAD!
[quote][p][bold]pauls55[/bold] wrote: The reason why Kevin Phillips ran away celebrating was to put further pressure on the officials to award the goal, not necessarily because he was convinced it was over the line. Thats an old pro using his experience, can't blame him really![/p][/quote]Exactly what was said on the Football League Show. Phillips celebrated to put pressure on the ref to give the goal. Whatever anyone says about Leicester deserving the win, then all I can say is the chant of 'Top of the league, you're havin a laugh' was well justified during the first half and a lot of the second. Shame on the ref for booking Camp for time wasting when young Kaspar was doing exactly the same with no booking. All in all the ref was poor.I went to the match with a neutral and he thought we deserved at least a point. We played well and as long as we remain in mid table I'm very happy. UTCIAD! galadriel
  • Score: -1

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