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 Post subject: VAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:19 pm 
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First time I'm personally watching it in action and it's incredible shithousing. As a neutral I'm finding it hilarious.

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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:22 pm 
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It's a funny game. I don't even think it was a penalty! He's had a slight touch on his shoulder and he's thrown himself to the floor. How does that take his legs out? I'd be disappointed if that was given against my team. Overall I think VAR will be positive for the game because everyone wants the big decisions to be fair.


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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:33 pm 
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Listening on 5 Live - I would be particularly vexed if I was a Baggies fan

Another sign of the game drifting inevitably away from the stadium and into the studio

And just announced only 4 minutes time added on - makes the whole thing even more bizarre...

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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:53 am 
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That was a crazy game (watched it on BT). VAR got the right decisions (well, the pen was borderline - there was contact but also a dying swan act). But it took far too long and the fans in the stadium (unlike those like me on my sofa) were not kept informed of what was happening.

Use it but speed it up and give the fans updates on the big screens, like in cricket.

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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:47 am 
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It just made wish VAR would be binned, I really don't care that every decision isn't right the game has survived well over 100 years without the need to get every decision right why do we need to now?


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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:56 am 
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It got the decisions right. That will do for me.


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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:13 am 
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MKAylesburyDon wrote:
It just made wish VAR would be binned, I really don't care that every decision isn't right the game has survived well over 100 years without the need to get every decision right why do we need to now?

We "need" to do it because the media, managers and fans make such a huge fuss whenever a ref gets a decision wrong, or even makes a 50-50 call that isn't necessarily wrong but could be interpreted as such.
Whenever that happens, there's been calls that "all we want is the right decision" and "all we want is consistency" or complaints that the wrong calls are losing managers jobs or clubs millions of pounds in relegation.
And the fact that football was one of the only sports not using it in anyway has been continually stressed.
It's all been hype and hypocrisy but it's led to it coming in, even though it was obvious that it would lead to football losing one of the main things that makes it great - the pace of the game.
What was also obvious was that, because football fans love to debate refs decisions, and because managers use refs call as excuses, and the media need controversy to sell papers and justify all their phone-ins, then there was no way that VAR was ever going to be popular in football.
Despite the calls for technology over the last few years, very few people really wanted it as it slows the game down and, hypocritically, most connected to football love controversial calls - media, fans, managers - and would feel a huge loss if they were wiped from the game.


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 Post subject: Re: VAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:56 am 
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Don't like it. Consider the situation, Rovers attacking, shot hits underside of crossbar and bounces down, Rovers appeal for a goal, Town break upfield and are clear for goal. Does the ref stop play and check the VAR and if correct awards goal but if no goal how does he restart the game with Town about to score.
Also we will need rugby style timekeeping otherwise we will be into vast amounts of added time and the fans will be completely in the dark. I see too many rugby games where the ref comstantly refers to the TMO, it just breaks up the continuity of the game.
All media led for the armchair fans who see the replays, those of us who go to the games accept the decisions right ot wrong and they even out over a season.


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