None of us are "matchgoers" atm, and we shouldn't be segregating our fanbase by matchgoers, non matchgoers, or any other criteria. Whether you are or not, whether there is VAR or not, every goal scored is provisional until play restarts. It has always been that.
I can accept any decision once it is correct. So I wanted to see why Mane was deemed offside before posting this. Eventually, we see that the black line that corresponds to the red broken line drawn for Mane, appears beyond the yellow line of the defender's foot. Unfortunately, that means it's offside. It's millimetres, but millimetres matter when there's a EPL title at stake. We've had those very tight VAR decisions go our way before, so even though I'm upset it's gone against me this time, I would be a total hypocrite to complain about it now. We have got off relatively lightly with VAR calls compared to other clubs.
I'm more upset that crap defending threw away 2 leads and 2 points. Why did Hendo not intercept the through ball that led to the equaliser, and why did our defenders allow their players to easily outjump them to equalise both times. That's what should be the talking point. That definitely has to go. If they don't allow that to happen, we have 3 points and the last minute incident doesn't matter. Whoever is at centre back has to get to the ball first over the coming months, not stand there watching his opponent have free headers every week.
Without VAR, Chelsea wouldn't have got the penalty to help take us over the finishing line last season, and they would have had 11 men to play against us recently. So I won't say it should be binned. We need it, it is doing a great job the vast majority of the time and thankfully, it is not going anywhere.
I don’t know why people get their knickers in a twist because they don’t go to the match. My post didn’t mean to offend those people. But all you did was go and prove what I said anyway.
No, nobody goes the match at the minute, but VAR was brought in when people did, so I’m not sure what your point is.
My point is that had a survey been done amongst season ticket holders, not just at our club but up and down the country, then I’m pretty certain a high percentage would have been against VAR. I’m even more certain now that if one was conducted then the results would be above 90% against.
Before VAR was introduced, if you had done a survey amongst fans up and down the country who don’t go to the match and watch from home then I think most would have been in favour of VAR. If you asked them now, I think the numbers would have dropped though.
I obviously don’t have any numbers or facts to support this, it’s just my opinion from what I’ve experienced or seen myself.
You say in your post that you want perfection basically - which is what my original post was all about. Before VAR came in, this was huge across social media. Any decision a referee got wrong was highlighted and spoken about everywhere. Not just on social media, the likes of carragher and neville would go in on it on MNF too. It became a big thing and there was pressure to bring technology into the game. This came from non match goers who are desperate for every decision to be factual and correct like yourself.
Whereas people who go the match accept human error whether they go for you or against you, they just want the game to flow.
On your last point, cant actually believe you think VAR has been a great tool so far and that is has been used superbly. It’s been a shambles from day one and there are talking points in several games, every single god damn week.