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VAR?

This is not really a thread to discuss whether our "goal" v Leicester should have stood. I just thought it would be interesting to hear people's views on VAR in general.

Yes, very ealy days and only one round of games completed but for me I think VAR will take more from the game than it adds, from a supporter's point of view.

The scenario of our "goal", forgetting that we were the team to lose out, illustrates one huge negative - the loss to the immediacy of exhileration or despondency in the moment.

Had I been a Leicester supporter of course I would have been pleased that the goal was ruled out, but far from satisfied at the way it happened.

Maybe I'll feel differently when we are awarded a goal that I wasn't expecting, we'll see.

posted on 12/8/19

DRS is just as bad. Went to Edgbaston a week ago and the umpires were so abysmal that not a single wicket that went down could be trusted until review. They gave over TWENTY wrong decisions. Out when in and in when out.

Non goals will receive more celebrations from opposing fans than goals will receive.

Both games are gone.

posted on 12/8/19

Has anyone seen the Sheffield United goal at the weekend. A goalbound shot was blocked from going in by the arm of a United player and rebounded to Billy Sharp who scored. Was that one ok then?

posted on 12/8/19

I watch Scottish and English football and watching the Rangers game on Sunday was so much more enjoyable after spending Saturday with VAR interrupting proceedings.

I thought i was pro-VAR but i'm not. It takes away far too much.

posted on 12/8/19

VAR will be dropped at the end of the season.

comment by Jobyfox (U4183)

posted on 12/8/19

comment by Uncle Herbert (U16263)
posted 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
DRS is just as bad. Went to Edgbaston a week ago and the umpires were so abysmal that not a single wicket that went down could be trusted until review. They gave over TWENTY wrong decisions. Out when in and in when out.

Non goals will receive more celebrations from opposing fans than goals will receive.

Both games are gone.
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That seems contradictory. DRS is just as bad ..... because it overturned numerous abysmal umpiring errors?

Surely the problem was with the umpiring and not DRS? I watched some of it on telly and some of the decisions were shocking - and I sat there thinking: “thank goodness we have DRS”

posted on 13/8/19

Just seen a quote from the FIFA head of referees Pierluigi Collina who says ‘VAR is only there to support the referees. The match day referee must consult the pitch side monitor. I am told Marriner, the referee at Leicester, didn’t see the monitor but would have allowed the goal if he had seen it’

posted on 13/8/19

The VAR official for the match at Leicester was Jon Moss.

The referee for our next Premier League Match, at home to Man Utd, will be Jon Moss

posted on 13/8/19

Clear and obvious

posted on 14/8/19

Would have given the goal to a top six team, any of the boys in black.

posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

In our first game var cost us a goal and there were lots of complaints that accidental handball was an unfair way of depriving the goal. Nobody in the stadium knew what was being reviewed and after the decision to disallow had been made nobody in the stadium knew why.

Last night Neves scored a sensational goal, mass celebrations turning into a hush as it became clear the goal was being reviewed. Nobody in the stadium knew why and once the goal was allowed to stand nobody in the stadium knew what the review was about.

So one decision that went for Wolves and one against but the feeling is the same. VAR is ruining the game and the key moments are now being made in a tv studio not at the venue. We need a 50,000 capacity stadium built around the tv studio so the real fans can get to see what’s happening first hand. Football is a game played on a slow motion action replay that is private from those that are paying to watch and who are the lifeblood of the game. Is the the direction the game really wants to go?

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