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Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 16:02 GMT
Jordan demands video replays
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan looks rueful
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan looks rueful
Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has called for video replays to be introduced.

Jordan admitted Palace's 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Leeds United could cost his club millions of pounds in lost revenue.

The Eagles supremo was fuming when referee Dermot Gallagher failed to spot that Tommy Black's 40th-minute shot had crossed the goalline with the scores level.

The monetary loss for clubs is so huge that you've got to start doing things properly

Palace chairman Simon Jordan

Jordan demanded the football authorities drag the game into the 21st century.

He said: "We've lost a game we should have won because of refereeing inadequacy.

"People seem to think it's a quaint thing when human error comes into play but I don't.

"The monetary loss for clubs is so huge that you've got to start doing things properly.

"Unless we start to move the game into the 21st century and stop allowing decisions like this to be made, how can you say football is evolving?

"It's not sour grapes. It was a shocking decision.

"How a referee can make a decision like that is beyond me. The ball was over a foot over the line."

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Palace manager Trevor Francis
"I'm absoloutley staggered none of the officials saw it"
Referees chief Phillip Don
"The problem is Fifa have said you can't use cameras"

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