Goal-line technology could be introduced to the English Premier League

in time for the 2012/2013 season, chief executive Richard Scudamore said


Writing in a review of the Premier League season to

be distributed to British lawmakers later Wednesday, Scudamore expressed

hope that controversies over goal-line decisions could soon be a

distant memory.

“The whole point of the game is about scoring

goals. Players strain every sinew to either create or deny them, fans

shout themselves hoarse exhorting their teams to score them, managers’

and players’ careers can be defined by them,” Scudamore writes.


technology is available, it is the fairness that is important and the

Premier League would introduce it tomorrow if it could. Now FIFA is

constructively engaged we are hopeful the 2012-13 season is a realistic


FIFA president Sepp Blatter had been a long-time opponent

of goal-line technology, but softened his stance following controversies

which included the infamous “goal” by Frank Lampard which was

disallowed during England’s 2010 World Cup clash with Germany.


International Football Association Board, which governs the laws of the

game, has said that it will continue trials of goal-line technology to

find the best possible system before making any final decision.