January 11, 2019 at 9:38 am #1715601
It’s been a couple of years now where this technology has been used and I’m still not pro VAR and think it should be scrapped.
The main reasons being it’s still not perfect,not every decision will be perfect and that matters.
For example just recently,Kane’s goal was actually offside from a different angle but VAR failed to stop it.In la liga,Levante against Barca last weekend where Levante had a perfectly legal goal disallowed to which everyone including the commentators were shocked they eventually lost the game with that one goal.It’s still subjective to the ref.Well guess,what the ref does not decide the rules of the game.But most importantly,it just spoils the flow of the game.I remember watching Atalanta vs Lazio a couple of moneths ago and lazio equalised in the last minute,their fans celebrating wildly their scorer taking off his shirt only for it to be ruled out like 3 minutes later.I can’t imagine what Lazio fans would’ve been feeling there.
Simple fact is it’s not perfect.And it spoils the flow of the game.Even managers of clubs are complaining they don’t want it.So why exactly have they intorduced it when the teams don’t even want it.
Just stick to goal line technology and maybe reviews for only offsides(as it dosen’t take that much time) and it’s acceptable.But in other areas it’s still subjective so they might as well scrap it.January 11, 2019 at 11:36 am #1715655
Kane was not offside, you can’t use another angle, it has to be exactly level with the last man, every goal can be offside from a certain angle what a complete load of tosh, he was level with CA so it is on-side.January 11, 2019 at 1:13 pm #1715693
Kane was offside from both angles, but the system they uses draws a line from whatever players feet are nearest the goal – not whatever part of their body they can legally score from. Though I’m not sure is the picture (including the lines) they show on the TV are the exact same the refs use (I know the video is the same, but they may use different frames and have their own lines across the pitch).
I think what Sarri did with his laptop may force the regulators hand – if VAR was meant to clear up any argument regarding the decisions and it fails to do that then the whole point of VAR is void. Decisions will always be subjective if people are discussing fouls etc, but offsides should be one or the other.January 11, 2019 at 2:26 pm #1715725
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Spot on Alfie. And the reason the upper body has to be taken into account is because a player can score a legitimate goal with certain parts of his upper body and Kanes’s upper body was offside.
I can accept a linesman missing that given the pace of the game and the human eye but I can’t understand a Video Referee missing it.
Also I don’t understand why if VAR was only to be used Goals, penalties, mistaken identity and red cards why it was used for this situation a goal wasn’t scored and the Linesman saved for offside which preceded the penalty claim.
It will take time to sort all of these things out but it works well in Rugby.January 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm #1715760
Yes Paxi and if it had been your club he would have been a mile off. Anyway it is what it is…we played them off the Wembley turf and the tie is still very much alive.January 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm #1715985
I think VAR is great. There have been so many wrong decision overturned. However, everyone needs to remember that it’s just a tool and will only be as good as the referees who are using it.
If a player breaks a leg, fans don’t complain about the long delay for medical attention and removal, so why the griping about a few minutes to review decisions?. I think it’s only pundits who have the hump because it robs them of controversy to analyse. My only concern is that there are still incidents – that the VAR team contrive to overlook. 11 officials and myriad TV angles should mean nothing is missed.
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