The English Premier League or EPL is set to commence on Saturday and the teams, managers and fans are all raring to go.
Football's finest league has clouds hanging over Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale's future as the football stars want to leave their current teams for greener pastures but money issues are making it tough.
As champions, Manchester United get set to defend their title, a debut will be made some time in the season, and no there's no new player but it's GLT or Goal Line Technology.
The 2013-14 Premier League season will witness football history being made as technology will be used to settle a contentious goal-line decision for the first time.
The system was used at last year's FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and this year's Confederations Cup in Brazil, but in both tournaments, there were no controversial incidents.
On Saturday, EPL will became the first national championship to sanction the use of the technology.
Hawk-eye is used in tennis to determine if the ball is in or out and has been successful on many a times with tennis stars liking the accuracy of the technological innovation.
In cricket, the Decision Review System or DRS has found some loves and haters. India's cricket board, BCCI has been the biggest critic of the technology opposing it since the last few years.
Severe lapses during the current Ashes Tests between Australia and England has cast clouds over this technology. Fans are sceptical of GLT and are not sure if it will mirror 'hassle-free hawk-eye' or 'drama-filled DRS'.
John Paes, 24, a DJ said, "I really hope the technology will help and give goals as goals rather than cause problems to fans who have the best view of goals. I was really upset after DRS with all the camera angles was wrong on many occasions."
Lathika Yadav, 30, a banker said, "GLT can't be 100% and that is what has me scared. Have my fingers crossed of how it will be."
Saurabh Tripathi, 36, a businessman said, "I'm excited about the EPL but very scared about what twist GLT will bring. As a cricket fan, I have seen how unreliable DRS is and fear that GLT will also be useless and waste time and be bias."
Rahul Joshi, 20, a student said, " It's wrong to compare two technologies and so GLT may be like hawk-eye rather than DRS. I am excited and will want to wait before I pass judgment on the new technology."
Goal Line Technology: What is it?
A method used to determine when the ball has completely crossed the goal line with the assistance of electronic devices like cameras, CCTV sources and at the same time assists the referee in calling a goal or not.
The method aims to help the referee ascertain if a goal is properly scored or not.