Yep, if they are going to use VAR they need to use it right for starters and secondly figure out a way to not kill the vibe when you think your team has scored. It’s ridiculous now that goals that appear to be good to the naked eye then get looked at for 5 minutes and called off.
There's no "if". It's here. Every goal must be checked, but the vast majority stand. In the past 2 seasons, almost all our goals that didn't stand were for offside. We had just one red card, a straight red for Allison for handball outside the area. We had a goal given by VAR, because of a shoulder. Before VAR, it would be ruled out for a non existent handball, and we would have dropped two points.
I’ll take 15% (if it’s that high) as a cost of not ruining the game
The official Premier League stats say so. 15% of wrong decisions without VAR, means a lot of them in other leagues, and a lot of upset players/staff/management. I'm sure they would have preferred to wait a minute or two longer to get the correct decision. Mistakes ruin the game, as they always have done.
If you have a system available where you can get 97% correct decisions, over a notorious error prone method that gets just 85% correct, then it shouldn't take too long to decide what you should go with.
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