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Lampard warns against over reliance on video technology

Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:20

Chelsea legend says certain offences should be left up to the referee

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SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER CHELSEA FC MIDFIELDER, FRANK LAMPARD, SAYING: "I think we have to be very careful how we, how much we let go to technology. I think it's important that we experiment, and I believe the next England game is going to have a video referee, so that is going to be something we need to look at. But for me, before we start putting it in the major tournaments, we have to make sure that we are not trying to video every moment of the game, and try and make video decisions on opinions. Sometimes, the referee will have a different opinion, about whether something is a red card or a yellow card and I think some very black and white issues in the game that go along technology, video technology is a must. Things that are not black and white -- things that are grey, things that are opinions -- we need to leave that to the referee. But we'll see as we practise with it more and more." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER CHELSEA FC MIDFIELDER, FRANK LAMPARD, SAYING: "I need to learn, having played for 20 years doesn't necessarily make you a great manager, so I have to learn the ropes, but I would love to be able to put my experiences as a player. I worked with many managers so I'd like to think that I can take the good and the bad from all the managers that I've had and create, find my own way. And I would love to work with young players, a team, and try and improve them not just on the training ground but as men and as people. Of course having been at Chelsea for so long that would be the club that would be my dream." STORY: Former Chelsea FC midfielder and club legend, Frank Lampard, has warned against a total reliance on video technology during important soccer matches. On Thursday (November 9) Lampard, who is visiting Tokyo to meet fans and hold coaching sessions, said video reference was fine for clear-cut infringements but some offences which might warrant a yellow or red card should be left up to the referee. Friday's (November 10) friendly match between England and world champions Germany will use the video assistant referee (VAR) system. Lampard famously had a disallowed goal against Germany during the 2010 World Cup finals which helped overcome opposition to using a video reference system. Asked about his management ambitions Lampard said he had worked under many managers and would like to work with a team but had to "learn the ropes" first. He confirmed that managing Chelsea would be his dream.

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Lampard warns against over reliance on video technology

Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 01:20