My biggest hate with it is the camera angles we get shown - I have yet to see an angle shown that looks dead across the line (like the view the linesman would have). Everytime we are shown a review its at an acute angle which makes it absolutely impossible to determine anything!
You won't see anything with the view of a linesman. If he can't spot a keeper walking off his line at penalties, he's certainly not going to spot if a kneecap of a forward is on or offside, at the time the ball was played to him.
There are 30 odd cameras at games. The video operator in the park uses the best one, puts it on screen for the VAR to make the call, and then shows it to the ref on the monitor if required.
F**k those lines man they are subjective. You don't know and the refs don't know the exact moment the ball contacts the foot.
Going off Bobby's shadow absolute amateur hour at best.
His foot plays them onside. It's the only thing about the decision that matters tbh. We've got those tight calls our way this season, we'll get them again, but at times they'll go against us and unfortunately this was one of them.
I don't question the technology at all because it's the most accurate available. But even if it is only 99.99999999999999999% accurate, it is still far more trustworthy than having to rely on a linesman trying to judge a tight call when he's 30 yards away from the action with several players in his way.
I can’t take another of his ‘matter of fact’ posts about VAR.
You find that there's two ways of arguing about VAR. The conspiracy theory method which is very popular, or the facts. I prefer to deal with the latter, as VAR is all about facts. McAteer is still crying on our channel about "wrong decisions" against us, last and previous weekends. 50 years old, defended for his club and his country for a living, played in 2 World Cups, and even with the lines drawn out for him, he still doesn't know when a forward is onside or not. While Steve Hunter is too busy reeling off all the conspiracies during his commentaries when VAR has to step in, to even notice what's going on in front of him.
Let the officials referee the game. They're there to apply the laws as they stand in a fair and impartial manner, not the ones we like, when it suits us. Sorry if you can't take the facts, but by the laws of the game as they currently stand, The VAR decisions last week were correct. The VAR decisions in the Brighton game were correct. The VAR decisions in the Spurs game were correct. The VAR offside calls in the derby were correct. The VAR decisions in Denmark were correct. The VAR offside call at home to Sheffield United was correct. The VAR decision to overturn the penalty given in the Wolves game was correct. The VAR decision to advise a penalty and red card be given in the game between Chelsea v City last summer was correct. That's just decisions affecting this club, let alone the other 19 in the league.
It's no different emotionally to when a goal was ruled out before VAR, except it was usually wrong. Like everyone else I hate when VAR decisions go against us, the difference now is, I can't complain about them as they are correct decisions and that is fair play in action. Therefore VAR is very much here to stay.