The only viable solution is to have a goal line assistant referee to help with fouls, dives and goal scoring incidents like this morning. Voila! No more Henry handballs, Diego dives or Lampard no goal goals.
That's not such a bad idea.
Which is exactly what was trialled in the Europa League this year. And I think is going to be expanded to the Champions League next season as well. Probably see it at Euro 2012.
I like this, but how about adding an extra linesman to each side of the field? Currently there's one on each side, but they are on opposite halves, as depicted by the diagonal system. I feel that goal-line referees would be underutilised.
If they added assistant linesmen to the vacant touchlines, 'corner refs' that hover around opposite penalty boxes but always stayed closer to the goal than the linesmen (say no further beyond the penalty arc). Then there could be a lot more consistency with decisions on goal-line decisions and dubious corners and there would be better decisions on offsides and fouls in the box too. Also, it takes some pressure off the existing linesmen.