It all adds to the mystery and excitement of the game doesn't it Johnny. The match official decisions as well.
We have seen enough decisions in rugby league at the top level still have just as many problems with technology coming in. At least there is still some air of reality with a person having to make the split second decision.
If only, we can take a lesson from this and make sure we are in the penalty area to make the big calls when they are needed. Don't be at the halfway line, or even 5 metres out of the penalty area...be just inside the penalty area to make the big decisions from the best angle possible.
Perhaps he was too close and too far up the field.
However, it does seem like whether or not the ball has crossed the line, this should be a simple thing at professional levels nowadays and just move on and put in the technology. Does a referees opinion really need to be given on something like this at that level?