You’re unbelievable. So much has been said and your response has always been trying to argue the right decision was made.
Most of the time, a case can be argued for why a decision was made. There was 1 overturned decision last weekend, a stonewall penalty imo. Yet people still argue that a clear and obvious kick in the leg is not a foul. 🤔
If someone makes 120 major errors in their job in 9 months, you would call it unacceptable and demand action be taken to stop it. To do it in this sport, with all there is at stake, is also unacceptable and we have to do something to reduce it. Enter VAR.
Unfortunately we still have human error, and that error is even more unacceptable than the 'real time' error, because - after waiting a period of time where nobody has a clue what's happening.
VAR likely will be part of the game at some stage, but until the numpties using VAR know what their doing, should suspend it. Rugby almost always get it right when using VAR - don't know why the PL have made such a dogs dinner of it.
When Riley stated before the start of the season that they were not going to punish Case A, and not going to apply the rule to Case B, and not going to use monitors, I guess it was clear that VAR was not going to be operated the same way it is everywhere else.
Even with the screens in the ground, communication is of empty phrases. "CHECKING GOAL" Checking for what exactly? Offside, foul, handball? "DECISION NO GOAL" Why? In the European Cup, the big screens tell the crowd what the review is for, and tells them why the decision was made. In the EPL, nobody is told anything and no monitor is used.
Apparently the RWC was full of questionable calls by technology. So the only advantage they have over our sport atm, is communication.
It's impossible to suspend or scrap VAR, but it is possible to make it better for everyone. The resources are now available for refs on the pitch to see all the evidence and make an informed judgement. It's about time they started using them, because they're only making life more difficult for themselves by not doing so.