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Week 1 - done - roundup

Well thats the season up and running, great weekend for it and we all go again.

Livi -1 - Rangers - 2

An early goal seen Livi able to do play their game first half there was a real lack of tempo. 2nd half Rangers blew them away, kept the ball moving, did things early and should have cruised it. Goals from Arfield and Tav were well worked and well finished and a trademark Tav bit of magic.

Celtic 2 - Aberdeen 0
Easy enough for Celtic, looked comfortable, Aberdeen look a more organised squad but never really looked like troubling Celtic too much. Aberdeen forgot to start the match leaving Walsh alone to bag the first from the corner and a wonderful strike from Jota sealed the game in the latter stages.

Hearts 2 - Ross County 1
Hearts are fortunate to come away with the win after Ross County really should have been home and dry after a dominating first half. 2 very well worked goals seen them collect the win.

Killie 1 - Dundee Utd 1
Didnt see much of the game silly red for Harkes and a great strike from Levitt. Dundee will finish top 6 I reckon this year.

St Johnstone 0 - Hibs 1
Late goal to seal the win for Hibs, St Johnstone look very weak this year, deserved Hibs win

St Mirren 0 - Motherwell 1
Operation Liam Kelly as he single handily won Motherwell the game with an outstanding display.

comment by St3vie (U11028)

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

So if there is a close call in the old firm in September, which couldean the difference between a game being won and lost....then there's another one in January, which will have the benefit of VAR...that won't bother you

I understand the teams have signed off on it, and I would have loved it to have been in place for the start of the season..but this introducing it half way through, for me is nonsense and just leaving the entire league and Scottish football open to criticism, as per usual

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

I think it's silly to bring it in mid-season, but I think it would sillier to not. It's two less than ideal situations

comment by St3vie (U11028)

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

Imagine VAR was brought in during the middle of a World Cup....or a Euros.....or a Premier League season

Better leaving it until next summer

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

I'd take VAR coming in at HT tbh.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

VAR has to happen as soon as we get our collective rses into gear and sort it out, regardless at which point of the season it is.

Yes, there will continue to be “poor” or marginal calls. It’s better than nothing and depending on refs.

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

I agree the sooner the better. It just feels very Scottish football to introduce it halfway through a season.
Fortunately this time it’s not changed where the points go.

Don’t expect var to be problem free either, still the same idiots making the decisions

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

In fairness on VAR it has been brought in to the middle of competitions.

We will remember for example a couple of years ago it only came in to place in the Europa League following the group stages and not in the first half of the competition.

Its not ideal to have it mid season but agree its better than not at all. I take the point that an OF game in September might have a wrong decision go unchecked but one in Jan might then not, but surely that's better than all 4 OF games being potentially decided by wrong decisions?

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

comment by Gersmid (U22273)
posted 8 seconds ago
In fairness on VAR it has been brought in to the middle of competitions.

We will remember for example a couple of years ago it only came in to place in the Europa League following the group stages and not in the first half of the competition.

Its not ideal to have it mid season but agree its better than not at all. I take the point that an OF game in September might have a wrong decision go unchecked but one in Jan might then not, but surely that's better than all 4 OF games being potentially decided by wrong decisions?
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Depends who benefits.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

comment by St3vie (U11028)
posted 15 hours, 59 minutes ago
So if there is a close call in the old firm in September, which couldean the difference between a game being won and lost....then there's another one in January, which will have the benefit of VAR...that won't bother you

I understand the teams have signed off on it, and I would have loved it to have been in place for the start of the season..but this introducing it half way through, for me is nonsense and just leaving the entire league and Scottish football open to criticism, as per usual
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there is zero complaints that can be made about the decision has already been signed off and agreed by ALL teams. They are happy to go with it, they agree its best so they can have no comeback.

I would be disappointed that the ref made a mistake prior to VAR being introduced it wouldnt annoy me that VAR wasnt in yet again because it was agreed upon that this was what the team wanted.

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

the teams all agreed it was better to bring it in half way through rather than wait til next season.

I compltely agree, get it involved at the earliest stage when we can. If its gonna improve the refereeing then why would teams want to wait longer than they need to. The refs want it in earlier, the team want it in earlier majority of fans do. not ideal but its better than not having it.

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