It's great news that FIFA have officially given the green light to the use of goal-line technology and commissioned a company to work for them at the 2014 World Cup. Hopefully within the next few years we will also have this facility available to us in the npower Football League, too.

A disputed goal in the League 2 clash between Aldershot and Oxford United on Easter Monday - where the ball was adjudged to have crossed the line - reminded me of the importance of this. Whether it was right or wrong, that decision will have a direct bearing on the Shots' survival prospects this season.

When football is your profession - your bread and butter, your livelihood - it's important that major calls are correct whether it's at the World Cup, in the Premier League, or in npower League 2. That's why I desperately hope that despite the costs we will soon see video technology used at this level of the game.

When you're fighting for your life, mistakes can cost you a career, so it has to be for the best that we have access to the equipment. My only problem with it would be the length of time it could take to get a decision, but as long as it's swift and accurate I'd welcome it as soon as possible.

In a couple of years' time I'll be surprised if it's not part and parcel of our game at all levels of professional football in this country.

In regards to the Easter action just passed, it was fascinating to see Richard Cresswell mark his return to York City with an extremely important strike against Plymouth Argyle.

The on-loan Sheffield United striker was a promising young kid that made his name at Bootham Crescent before leaving in 1999, and I remember those days well. He was a real livewire and a tremendous talent in the lower leagues.

Richard's gone on to have a decent career, and I suspect his return to York City will have given the whole city a lift. As a fans' favourite, a legend of sorts, he seems to have given Nigel Worthington and his team the spark they needed. And boy did they need it. The team hadn't won since New Year's Day before they put Argyle to the sword.

York City's clash with Accrington Stanley this weekend is massive. Absolutely huge for both clubs, and with home advantage it will be important for the Minstermen to back up that win, with another.

At one stage of the season, Bristol Rovers were stranded in the mire, and it looked certain they would have to spend these last few weeks scrapping for results to keep them in The Football League, but under John Ward they are flying.

Five wins from their last seven matches including convincing victories over Port Vale, Exeter City and Burton Albion have sent the Pirates catapulting up the table.

I like John Ward. He's a lovely bloke, and a top footballing man.

As a manager John is what I would describe as straight. He's firm, but fair, and will always tell it how it is. He also happens to be one of the most knowledgeable men I know.

To cajole a squad of Bristol Rovers' obvious talent isn't as easy as you'd imagine - as their last two managers discovered - but John Ward knows how to manage footballers and how to get the best from them. In terms of man-management there's nothing he doesn't know.

This Sunday we should all tune in to watch the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final, where our very own Southend United take on npower League 1 side Crewe Alexandra at Wembley.

I was pleased to hear that Paul Sturrock had listened to my advice from last week's blog by rejecting the chance to manage his former team, but I was also thrilled he's decided to have a few beers and watch the match with the fans instead. That's fantastic.

I'm also chuffed to bits that Southend have sold 30,000 tickets for the big day - their first ever trip to Wembley. That's an unbelievable amount of fans, and I hope they have a great day out.

When I managed Morecambe against Exeter City at Wembley we were outnumbered in terms of support by three to one, and I am hearing that this will be a similar scenario for Crewe on Sunday.

It's not easy for players to see their opponents with so much vocal backing and in the early stages it could be a big advantage to the Blues. That said, there will be a real determination from Crewe to keep those 30,000 supporters quiet.

Phil Brown is chasing his first win as Southend boss, and there won't be any better place for him to grab it than at Wembley. I wish them luck.