VAR destroys one of the most important aspects of the game: the joy after a goal. I am ok with it if it prevents gross non red cards, offsides, penalties but „gross“ would mean 1m offsides, deep yellow fouls in the box or almost martial arts fouls, not the stuff we see today happen to be judged by VAR.
VAR is a tool of modern business-like football, its not part of the traditional culture.
It's dragging refereeing into the 21st Century, and allows refs the same opportunities to see an incident as the rest of us, so he can then make an informed decision based on what happened, instead of a human error because he didn't see it.
The most important aspect of any game is the score at the final whistle. Therefore the result must reflect what happened. If that's not the case, then the fans there have been cheated and the whole event itself is an expensive waste of time.
What I can’t get to grip with is, we have an almost instant replay that shows a player either off or on side. And we all see it, so why does it take the var official 3 or more minutes to make a decision.
And as they do get almost instant replays of incidents, from numerous angles, when are they gonna call out the divers and fakers. Like rat face for utd when he collapsed holding his face when he was lightly touched across his chest.
And the dives for free kicks when tackles have made no contact what so ever
These are the things I think are important to cut from our game
The VAR can't do anything about it, unless it's a penalty or straight red. The normal length of time to check an offside call is 60-80 seconds, not 180. I can cope. I've seen goal kicks and substitutions take considerably longer.
I'm old and still think it's a pile of sh*t. I can't deal with all this modern technology stuff. The best thing that's been brought out is Hawkeye. Imo it's definitely destroying the game I was brought up to love.
No it isn't. It's delivering justice on the spot, which is what it's supposed to do.
We lost the 1985 cup final because a penalty was given for a challenge made outside the box. You can argue that it was not important at the time, which is fair enough, but if my team lose a cup game or a title race by a goal or a point, I want to know that it's not because of an offside goal given or a diver winning a penalty, and I'm prepared to wait as long as necessary to see justice done, there and then. 60 seconds or 6 minutes I don't care, because justice is priceless.
Modern technology makes the world go round, including this forum, and is part of almost every major sport in the world. Football can't be left behind, just because people want to celebrate that 5th goal in the third minute of injury time against Bournemouth (that was miles offside) a bit longer. You can either like it or live with it, but there's only going to be more of it, as we all grow older.
Then there's the 'it spoils the spontaneity' of the moment thing. Nobody likes change especially with something that people grew up with. But can't go back now.
That's the biggest issue for most people. But you can't do very much about that tbh. As in every other major sport, you adapt to the new methods. You celebrate, then you go through the check, then you continue celebrating when it's confirmed. If fans can cope in other sports with it, they can cope in this one. But how long it takes to get used to it, is up to you.