The International Football Association Board will meet in Wales this weekend.

This is the 125th anniversary of the Board and in attendance will be all the members of the FIFA Executive Committee.

Most items on the agenda are fairly straightforward.

Last week was the Milan Fashion Week, this time it is the IFAB Fashion Week with discussion about the wearing of snoods and the colour of tights and undergarments.

The main items on the agenda however, will be discussions about goal line technology and reports on the UEFA sponsored proposal of having two extra goal line assistants.

A few weeks ago 10 companies paid FIFA for the privilege of having their goal line technology systems tested at the Home of FIFA in Zurich by EMPA, an independent Swiss research institution.

It appears none of the companies were able to meet the strict requirements of the IFAB and so the search for an electronic answer to whether or not the ball has crossed the line will continue.

The UEFA approach to goal line technology is to do away with the technology and add two goal line assistants.

The experiment is now taking place in all UEFA Champions League and Europa Cup matches.

All the officials involved in the matches, publicly at least, seem to think it is a wonderful idea.

There has been fulsome support from UEFA match commissioners and referee observers.

Unofficially, however, the indications are that there are few refereeing teams which think the idea is a good one.

The only problem for them relates to turkeys voting for Christmas.

How many of them will give their true opinion of the experiment when it is the idea of the UEFA President?

Similarly, how many of the UEFA appointed match commissioners, observers and committee members will tell the UEFA President his idea is no good?

This experiment has survived longer than might have been expected because it is the long time brainchild of the UEFA President Michel Platini.

The IFAB must be very strong on this matter.

The Laws of the Game must never be a hostage to political influences.

The International FA Board, historically the guardian of the Laws, must make a decision which is uninfluenced by politics or personalities.

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