VAR is, because of the appalling way it's being used making football an entirely non contact sport.
Contact is not outlawed in the laws of the game.
The 2nd penalty on Saturday is a clear case in point.......yes Robbo made contact with Wellbeck BUT it had zero impact on the game and I dont think its even a foul......its a coming together.
If Robbo won the ball first, he could argue his case about the contact. He didn't win the ball and kicked the opponents foot. Under the laws of the game, that's a foul unfortunately. Of course it had an impact on the game, if Robbo wins that ball first, it reaches the halfway line.
Fed up with it. Again on Saturday I didn’t celebrate or cheer any of the 3 times we hit the net because I feared they’d be ruled out. I was right on two occasions.
As for the penalty at the end, he kicks him but not a single Brighton player even asked for a penalty. Some nerd who’s never kicked a ball in his life went looking for a penalty to give and found it. Nothing clear and obvious about a foul that the opposition didn’t even appeal for.
I celebrated on all 3 occasions as they all looked fine until we saw the replays. There was no danger of the goal that counted scored being disallowed. Once the goal is valid, there's no problem.
They don't have to appeal for it. It will be checked whether 1 player appeals or all 11 do. What happened is so obviously a penalty, that the ref would probably not even have to check it himself last year. This season, one look is all he needed.
To me, having an on-the-spot refereeing error is more bearable than someone in a room determining a 50/50 foul or offside into any outcome they like (assuming they go on making decisions unexplained). In those vague situations, they can rule whichever way they like and get away with it (due to non-accountability to fans).
It is not bearable to me. Every other sport has ref technology. Football needs it just as much if not more, given how popular it is, to help keep the cheats and the howlers out. A wrong decision is a wrong decision, there's no way to dress it up, if it's cost me/us points and/or prizes.
Referees have assessors, VAR refs have assessors, all the communications between them are recorded, and those who make indefensible howlers are demoted. Referees who get a major decision wrong in a major tournament will be immediately sent home. The ref who allowed the Maradona handball goal in the WC, was promptly banned for life. So they can't just do what they want. There has to be a genuine reason based on the events in the game.
mane was offside, was gutting, but it was pretty clear.
these offsides where its a feckin toenail or an armpit, need to go, it should be advantage to the strikers.
think it holland? thats brought in fat lines on the var, to allow for real speed of play, I mean ffs, how is a player supposed to know when hes running full pelt hes went a milisecond too soon. .
Just needs tweaked to have a tolerance, theyre trying to be to exact.
It's supposed to be exact, or as near to exact as possible. It's certainly much more reliable than putting a flag up, only to discover it wasn't even a close call, let alone a tight one.
I never believed that forwards got the benefit of the doubt. I don't think I ever saw one who did. Before VAR, I always suspected the default position was, "if in doubt put the flag up". Now we see that forwards really don't get the benefit of the doubt, so it's the forwards responsibility to ensure he's onside. Because if he isn't, he will be spotted and his effort will be disallowed.
You can gain an advantage and score with your toe, foot, ankle, leg, knee, chest, side, shoulder, head, or upper arm. That's why they are all checked. Clear and obvious does not apply to offside calls, FIFA say it is to be operated on a zero tolerance basis. So it is. Millimetres matter when the points are added up in May.
The thing is VAR are obsessed with certain thing the line and armpits with off side at the strikers end but not too bothered about the line at the point of contact of the ball. The shots i have seen it is some instances feet away from the point of contact. Like Jürgen said last year draw the lines a little thicker and it will be come much more fairer.
The problem is VAR was bought in to eliminate the clear and obvious errors these lot have made a farce of it. First thing first no matter how good VAR is it has eliminated a lot of excitement out of the game. Anyone sensible would have bought it in phases but not these lot they are basically changing rules constantly. There has been more adjustment to the game since VAR has come which what 18 months than there has been in a 100 years.
First Penalty the player has moved away from the ball in a different direction to win the penalty. the player should be making a genuine attempt to go for the ball and not for the trailing leg. Slow motion shows that but these lot don't wantto watch that in slow motion they are obsessed with contact and protractors. If you are going to take advantage of the technology then watch slow motion pictures of the first penalty and the penalty of Kane against brighton when he looks at him twice and then sees he's got his eyes fixated on the ball and cheats a penalty them things can be seen in slow motion.
That was not cheating. You can argue about what happened in the build up, but the video shows he was brought down from behind in the box. Penalty.
VAR does not recognise excitement or emotion. It's a tool for the neutral ref to correct a wrong decision. Refereeing is not a glamorous job, it is a thankless task. They don't score goals, make saves, or send free kicks into the top corner from 30 yards. But without them, there's no game. VAR or no VAR, all decisions made by officials are deemed provisional until play resumes.