Nothing wrong with the technology the problem lies with exactly the same factor that the technology was meant to correct - the human element.
Whether it be bias or visual impairment on behalf of the official monitoring the images, it is not working.
As stated the technology is faultless, it needs a panel of three or more to make a credible decision.
100% agree with this. Most people were on board with the idea but what we had not imagined was that it would be implemented in such a ridiculous way. Offsides:
there needs to be some type of minimum imposed to the VAR officials for calling an offside. You can't rule out goals left and right for a toe. Half the foot of a player okay...everything else like the armpit, the elbow and all that nonsense should go. I do not see it implemented like that anywhere else anyway Penalties and other fouls:
stick to what you said in the beginning which was '' clear and obvious mistakes''. Most of the decisions I see are not clear and obvious mistakes. They are reviewing in slow motion things 30 times to finally decide if there was a penalty or not. How is that clear and obvious? Handballs:
This is the one I feel the worst about for the players. Can somebody explain to me how the players are supposed to jump with absolutely no use of their hands? That's just opposite to how the human body jumps when you are trying to go as high as possible and you also have to fight off other players around you with your shoulders and arms. On top of all that, a player 3 meters away shoots a ball at full speed into the guy and you whistle and give a penalty based on that?
I was watching Real Madrid's game yesterday and it looked like Marcelo got pulled by the hair. He shouted for a penalty but there was some level of doubt involved because everything was so fast and he looked like he embellished it with a little back dive. They simply never reviewed it because it wasn't a clear and obvious error.
In the PL they stop the game for something the ref never could've seen, then proceed to replay it in slow motion for 4 minutes and then, isolate the half a second of incident in slow mo (which always makes it look pretty bad) and then, the new part, they tell the ref to go review so they discharge themselves of any blame.
If you review it for 4 minutes, tell the reff its a clear and obvious error and then show him the same isolate half a second of contact then you are guiding and pressuring him into making a decision he was never going to do 5 minutes ago.
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