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VAR isn't the problem

Hear me out...

It is exactly the same problem we had before VAR - it is the refs, only this time with VAR magnifying their utter ineptitude.

Even with several replays, from several angles Premier League refs repeatedly fail to make the correct decisions.

It's a crazy situation but that is the reality, you have the worlds richest league, a wash in billions of pounds with millions at stake on each result yet the outcome is often decided by blokes who demonstrate little understanding of the game

Refereeing in England clearly needs a major overhaul, something to bring through people who can actually implement the rules but that will take time (decades even) so for now maybe we can do what we do best and poach all the talent from overseas?

posted on 28/10/19

We took a "VAR expert" from Australia and he fabricated a foul to fack us over, so not sure that solves any problems.

posted on 28/10/19

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 3 minutes ago
We took a "VAR expert" from Australia and he fabricated a foul to fack us over, so not sure that solves any problems.
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It doesn't make any sense to call someone a VAR expert so it's clearly part of nonsense sales pitch from the idiot who hired him.

An expert ref is the only qualification required and that guy clearly isn't one

posted on 28/10/19

OP, the problem is that two people can watch the same replay 100 times and still not agree about the correct decision.

VAR just moves the debate into a studio and often misleads the official making the decision with slo-mo.

posted on 28/10/19

comment by Scruttocks (U19684)
posted 1 second ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 3 minutes ago
We took a "VAR expert" from Australia and he fabricated a foul to fack us over, so not sure that solves any problems.
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It doesn't make any sense to call someone a VAR expert so it's clearly part of nonsense sales pitch from the idiot who hired him.

An expert ref is the only qualification required and that guy clearly isn't one
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*The bloke is probably just really good at moving the replay back and forth slowly, VAR expert

posted on 28/10/19

comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 54 seconds ago
OP, the problem is that two people can watch the same replay 100 times and still not agree about the correct decision.

VAR just moves the debate into a studio and often misleads the official making the decision with slo-mo.
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Really? IMO this season has shown that the refs simple don't know the basics. Two people who are clueless will often disagree, two people who are experts have a far better chance

comment by KLS (U1695)

posted on 28/10/19

Just watching MOTD2 and I can see why the goal was ruled out, at least they are looking at things now and not just following on with the on field decision.

posted on 28/10/19

Scruttocks (U19684)

Of course the refs know the basics.

posted on 28/10/19

If the VAR officials are confident enough to overturn a referees decisions after reviewing the footage, then there should be no issue in showing the incident on the big screens so that the fans know what is going on and why a decision was changed.

comment by TUX (U5315)

posted on 28/10/19

comment by KLS - Harry Kane wears Mo Salah pyjamas (U1695)
posted 3 minutes ago
Just watching MOTD2 and I can see why the goal was ruled out, at least they are looking at things now and not just following on with the on field decision.
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I can't see why it was disallowed and i've watched it more times than Crouchy!

A really poor decision imo.

posted on 28/10/19

Does anyone know if they officially came out and lowered the bar this weekend? Considering a few pens were given this week for minimal (if at all) fouls overturning the ref, when last week vertonghen gave away the clearest pen of the season and it wasn't overturned.

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