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VAR

What are peoples thoughts on it?

For me I’m not a huge fan. If it’s gonna stop things like Sterlings bit where he burst through and set up Jesus it’s a bit too precise. I know people will say that you’re either offside or not but I think VAR should only be used for clear mistakes rather than matters of a couple of centimetres.

Apparently that actually might be the case and maybe the referee on Saturday was wrong to go by VAR but it really shouldn’t ever be used for things as close as that or else it might end up changing football to the point players hold back on their runs by a smidge and it might end up actually hurting attacking moves as players will be scared they’ll be offside even though for years beforehand they judged it right.

It has its plus points (from a selfish perspective loved it in the PSG game) but is it making football a bit too accurate when it got by just fine without it for over 100 years?

posted 2 days, 20 hours ago

comment by meltonblue (U10617)
posted 10 seconds ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 48 minutes ago
comment by meltonblue (U10617)
posted 6 minutes ago
We are absolutely miles away from that, I was talking about now. I was referring to league and youth football there too btw.

I said earlier that at this current stage though, I would have slightly more leniency applied to the law (and potentially its own one for use with var if it is in use).
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You said "never".

I think it's perfectly feasible that at some point it will be used in youth football etc also. Only that the technology will have evolved to take the humans sitting in front of a screen out of it and it will be cheaper to implement.
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I didn’t mean it literally. We’ll have robot bodies at some point too
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Oh.

Have you seen the match played between robots? Exciting game.

posted 2 days, 19 hours ago

Dave Better (U11711)

Sorry, how is any delay caused by VAR offset by existing delays?

Surely it just makes the situation worse?

posted 2 days, 18 hours ago

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 47 minutes ago
Dave Better (U11711)

Sorry, how is any delay caused by VAR offset by existing delays?

Surely it just makes the situation worse?
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The VAR check is being done at the time when a celebration is taking place as well as when arguments with the referee would be/ is occurring?

posted 2 days, 18 hours ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 47 minutes ago
Dave Better (U11711)

Sorry, how is any delay caused by VAR offset by existing delays?

Surely it just makes the situation worse?
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The VAR check is being done at the time when a celebration is taking place as well as when arguments with the referee would be/ is occurring?
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You only need to watch the games to realise that isn't true.

But we are getting a bit hung up on this one point when the issues with VAR extend far further, of course.

posted 2 days, 18 hours ago

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 29 seconds ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 47 minutes ago
Dave Better (U11711)

Sorry, how is any delay caused by VAR offset by existing delays?

Surely it just makes the situation worse?
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The VAR check is being done at the time when a celebration is taking place as well as when arguments with the referee would be/ is occurring?
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You only need to watch the games to realise that isn't true.

But we are getting a bit hung up on this one point when the issues with VAR extend far further, of course.
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Well the stats say in the 30 odd percent of games it is used it takes up 54 seconds of time on average. I've seen games where arguments and celebrations take more time.

posted 2 days, 18 hours ago

There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)

And those arguments / celebrations are likely to be on top of the VAR delay.

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted 2 days, 13 hours ago

What is the point in football anymore. That penalty call is beyond a joke.
Mike, VAR supporter

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted 2 days, 13 hours ago

Andy Townsend
Ex-Chelsea midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live
There may have been minimal contact but I don't think there was anything clear and obvious, so for me that is the right call by VAR.

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted 2 days, 13 hours ago

This is a farce being implemented because of internet crybabies.

comment by Bales (U22081)

posted 2 days, 13 hours ago


Don Hutchison
Ex-Liverpool midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live
I've still not seen a conclusive replay that says whether it is a penalty or it isn't. Under the current rules that means VAR has made the correct decision.

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