You keep mentioning "cheats" - to me, and most people, a cheat is somebody who tries to gain an advantage by intentionally breaking the rules. The vast majority of VAR decisions don't involve cheats. Somebody who's shoulder is offside by a matter of centimeters isn't a cheat, unless he's Neo off the Matrix, he's got no idea whether he's offisde or onside, neither does the naked eye of the linesman and neither do VAR officials without spending 2 or 3 minutes drawing lines onto a monitor.
An offside call that is wrong, be it marginal or 5 yards either side of the line, is a mistake by the ref. Therefore the original error must be corrected.
We've all seen penalties given for diving, and goals given for deliberate (not accidental) handball in the past. We've also seen it this season in other leagues. That is cheating and cheating ruins football.
It was argued on our tv channel this week, that without VAR, it doesn't matter if 1 or 2 errors are let go. Well we fell short by 1 point last season partly because of those "1 or 2 errors", and I'm still angry about them, as imo they had a significant impact on the title race. The Wolves game this year saw the benefits of VAR, as without it, both decisions would have gone against us, and I would be fuming about them for the rest of the season.
Hope Wengers plan gets passed , cut all this toe nail arm pit sh*t out ,
It won't. The lines will still be drawn, there will still be the same delays. You might see a few more goals than atm, but VAR is not there to give goals, it's there to make sure game changing decisions made, are in accordance with the laws of the game.
Tbh, once you have a zero tolerance policy, I don't think you can deviate from that. You can't have zero tolerance and allowances. It has to be one or the other.
Spurs V Chelsea ...nasty challenge by Spurs player stamping on a player on the ground VAR reviewed it didn't even give a yellow...half an hour later they apologise and said it should have been a RED card. you couldn't make this stuff up.
Like most people, you complain about VAR when they make decisions, then you complain when they don't make decisions.
VAR cannot issue yellow cards, only the refs on the pitch can. That incident is a red card, and if the ref was able to see the incident on the monitor, he would decide it in about 10 seconds. The decision by the VAR is no surprise, as it was the same VAR who thought the tackle on Origi at the toilet was not a foul. But Riley needs to go, as it's ultimately his decision why refs can't go to the monitors, and it's his VAR's that have to take the stick for errors instead.