Video technology has to be the answer: Ian Holloway

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Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has reopened the debate surrounding the use of video technology after his side's loss to Manchester City on Sunday. The Seasiders’ manager claims his side were beaten unfairly after three key decisions had a major impact upon the final result. 

Watching from the stands at Bloomfield Road, Holloway, felt referee Phil Dowd made three decisions, which if were made correctly, would have given his underdog side a fighting chance.  

He claims that Gary Taylor Fletcher's opener, ruled out for offside, was a legitimate goal; and that Carlos Tevez was offside for City's opener, and fouled Ian Evatt in the build-up to the Citizens’ second. 

Holloway, walking on thin ice after his recent FA fine and touchline ban, said after the game: "The big decisions swung the game their way and Goliath has just walked off with all three points. David has been left to fill his slingshot. I wonder what the score would have been otherwise. I think David would have been happy and Goliath would have had a mark where we had hit him." 

On the point of video technology, Holloway added: “This game is being ruined at the top flight by human-beings being human.  I haven't got any respect for those at the top of the game who don't understand that we need to use technology to stop these things happening. 

"It's three goals in one game. I would like the fourth official to have a five second delay camera and watch it on a monitor. It's so easy. Referee's don't want to make mistakes. Think how much easier their life would be." 

Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association. 

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