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World Cup 2010 Blog – Technology – the only way?

  • 08/07/2010
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The World Cup will have a new winner as Spain last night booked their place in the final against Holland, but after the dust has settled in Johannesburg on Sunday, one question will remain - does football finally need to succumb to technology?

Frank Lampard’s disallowed goal England’s last-16 match against Germany once again raised this question, which has been bubbling beneath the surface of the game for some time now, and an Argentinean offside that was missed in the next match of the tournament added meat to the argument.

But we have discovered that, in football, the use of technology doesn’t necessarily create a level playing field.

It has emerged that in our Fantasy World Cup competition – a game heavily influenced by technology some canny managers have discovered a loophole in the system.

The most dedicated fantasy football managers have diligently used their transfer budgets to shift fresh blood into their teams as sides have been knocked out and players have been injured but a select few have also spotted they are able to change the captain, who earns double points, on a daily basis – switching from one day to the next depending on who is playing.

Switching between multiple captains may not have been beneficial for Fabio Capello, but it has worked wonders for some of our Fantasy World Cup managers. It’s all within the rules, but is it fair?

Maybe that is one question that technology can’t answer.


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