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    More controversial VAR in the Copa America.

    The Premier League is going to be some laugh next season.


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    It's the one thing that might make me watch the PL a bit.


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    The cynic in me wonders if VAR will be a similar folly to the champions league structure to keep the big money teams in the competition. Not that the authorities at the very top would be that corrupt. Blatter, Platini cough cough.


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    Seems like every cup game at present has a VAR controversy and the pundits are actively beginning to question it's validity. Very evident after last night's game for the USA second goal.


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    I've been watching a lot of the Copa America. VAR is a complete shambles.


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    VAR getting the vast majority of decisions correct.

    People crying cos those decisions have gone against Engalnd men and women. The right decisions were made


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    Var can be a good thing, but some handball decisions have been crazy, I imagined the players arm moves towards the ball is the law? Not blasted at him/her from six feet hits the upper arm with no arm movement from the defender.....Var penalty.


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    Proximity and movement of the arm “is to be taken into account” or the words to those effect so I don’t anything that hits the arm is automatically a handball like a lot of people, including most refs, seem to think.

    There was one in the women’s World Cup, the girl’s arm was down, didn’t move towards the ball, the arm was maybe half a ball’s width from her body and the ball was blasted from a few yards away. I don’t understand how you can give a penalty for that. Why bother having a game of football - if things like that are deciding the 90 minutes it’s pot luck whether you get a decision or not - just have penalties and be done with it.


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    I can see many decisions waived although rules have technically been broken because the game will be so stop-start otherwise.

    For instance you have the long wait for a penalty, then the check for the goalie's movement and encroachment, then, possibly, it all has to be done again!

    And with the players practising kicking at players arms in the penalty area, whether it's a pen or not, the time taken to adjudicate will be endless.

    Plus all the other occasions I've not mentioned because I have forgotten what they are.


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    It'll ruin football, as though it's not been destroyed by money already.

    Bin it.


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    If VAR has been existed we wouldn’t have taken the lead in the FA Cup final and beaten Coventry in the league cup semis. Mind you I suppose Gazza would have seen a red card too.

    Problem with VAR is there’s too much analysis.


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    Quote Originally Posted by siforest65 View Post
    If VAR has been existed we wouldn’t have taken the lead in the FA Cup final and beaten Coventry in the league cup semis. Mind you I suppose Gazza would have seen a red card too.

    Problem with VAR is there’s too much analysis.
    We’d also have been in the 1984 UEFA cup final


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Yates View Post
    We’d also have been in the 1984 UEFA cup final
    True but then again would that bent bastard have used VAR even if it were available?


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    Thought VAR would be a good idea. Having seen it and the rules that have been imposed, it is diabolical and a blight on the game.

    Definite "NO" from me; I know I shouldn't say it, having castigated refs over the years, but let's get back to the basics and accept the referee's decision (after making sure they take an IQ and eye test).


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    Thuv gotta stop fukin about we footie.

    It's the simplest game in the world.


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    We all forecast it would slow the game too much,wouldn't work for subjective decisions.Very few fans wanted it to be introduced. Early trials were unpopular. Hardly any fans now think it's working. Is there any chance we could scrap VAR as a failed experiment like golden goals?


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    It gets the right decision (eventually), but it kills the game as a spectator sport.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alvar Hanso View Post
    It gets the right decision (eventually), but it kills the game as a spectator sport.
    But think of all the opportunities it gives the broadcasters to put more commercial breaks into the schedules.

    45 minutes without ads for shite you don't need is far too long for the likes of Sky to contemplate keeping.


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    I got alerts for Algeria playing on my phone in case that Zeffane? dude was playing.

    Algeria 1-0 up and a bonkers foul throw but no VAR, else it would have been overturned.

    Incidentally Gueddy just launched a pass from inside his own half that went for a goal kick. Any chance we can sell him after this if they do well?

    I’ll get back to my chores.


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    Mike Dean has come out and clarified a few things and the penalty I mention previously, for Netherlands v Japan, he’s said that should not be a penalty and they will try not to give ones like that - so that’s something.


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    It's bizarre the amount of opposition there is to improving the quality of officiating.

    Football is all about moaning about referees. Fans, the media, it's all they talk about. It's no wonder people are so against it.

    Imagine having to listen to a manager talk about the actual game in a press-conference, or pundits giving some tactical insight, or having to discuss the players rather than the officials with your friends at the pub. It might actually result in some good sportsmanship rather than constantly blaming the officials for losing.

    It simply doesn't bear thinking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommonTree View Post
    I got alerts for Algeria playing on my phone in case that Zeffane? dude was playing.

    Algeria 1-0 up and a bonkers foul throw but no VAR, else it would have been overturned.

    Incidentally Gueddy just launched a pass from inside his own half that went for a goal kick. Any chance we can sell him after this if they do well?

    I’ll get back to my chores.


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    I think Gueds tries them fancy 50 yard balls hoping some thick twat from the league above thinks he's summat special and gizim a gret big fat contract


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    Guedioura proven right by VAR for a penalty decision in the final of the ACoN. Ref gave the penalty, had a look at the monitor, and correctly changed his mind.

    I'm still against VAR though.

    Last edited by Taylor_82; 19-07-19 at 21:35.

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    Brilliant decision from the VAR.

    Never a penalty, the player doesn’t move his arms towards the ball, Referee absolutely right to overturn it on the basis of the video.

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    Prepare for anarchy, Premier League.


 

 

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