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Allardyce loving the new referee gadget

Big Sam has thrown his weight (no pun intended) behind a new innovation for referees, the motorised referee-mobile!

It is a simple device that is intended to allow officials to keep pace with highly athletic players and also to decrease the level of mistakes.

Big Sam is fully behind the new machines which will be tested in the Blue Square Premier next season.

For a pick of the device in question check out this link -

Allardyce, speaking to the Sun newspaper said - "Players are athletes and we can`t expect refs to keep up with them for a full 90 minutes, so this gives them a real edge.

"We can no longer say the referee was nowhere near the incident because, with this, he will be.

"Finally refs and managers are listening to each other."

No word yet on if the ref-mobile will allow the ref to outpace Michel Salgado, although intial testing indicates this is highly likely.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 1 2010

Time: 10:40AM

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My only reservation for this is that they are pretty massive!? will they get in the way?!
Mikey Delap
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01/04/2010 10:47:00

Yes, very good.
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01/04/2010 10:52:00

Almost had me! Good try Mikey, better luck next year!
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01/04/2010 11:20:00

What's the date today?
North Upper
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01/04/2010 11:21:00

close call!!! ha ha, and in the UK I still have 37 minutes left!!! lol
Mikey Delap
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01/04/2010 11:21:00

I'd give most refs a feckin white stick, especially after that Olssen dive!
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01/04/2010 21:00:00

Nice try Mr Mikey!!
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02/04/2010 08:40:00


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