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Started by fogger on Apr 18, 2019 6:20:53 PM
VAR! VAR! VAR!

This is gonna make football crap next season, innit?

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fogger - 18 Apr 2019 18:22:18 (#1 of 261)

Or, rather, MOTD will just be even more a procession of people talking about dezishuns rather than actual football.

AlanII - 18 Apr 2019 18:33:31 (#2 of 261)

I honestly think that it's long overdue. There'll be teething problems but, fuck it. A good thing overall.

fogger - 18 Apr 2019 18:36:58 (#3 of 261)

Really? I think it's a disaster. Just moving the decision making on to another official without changing the basic problems in the handball and offside laws.

HerpDerp - 18 Apr 2019 18:38:24 (#4 of 261)

I want to like VAR. Why is it making it so hard?

AlanII - 18 Apr 2019 18:38:26 (#5 of 261)

But we've had the benefit of TV replays for years now, why shouldn't the officials? I'd leave it to the discretion of the VAR ref to call a halt though.

HerpDerp - 18 Apr 2019 18:38:51 (#6 of 261)

Thread title should be VAR! VAR! VA!

AlanII - 18 Apr 2019 18:39:18 (#7 of 261)

Why is it making it so hard?

I think there's a concerted effort to make it look shit, Herp. Watching the Bundesliga, I hardly notice it.

dreams99 - 18 Apr 2019 18:41:04 (#8 of 261)

Just moving the decision making on to another official

With the critical help of slow motion replays from multiple angles.

Bonusy - 18 Apr 2019 18:42:20 (#9 of 261)

Replays are used to show bad decisions, it'd be dumb not to use the same footage to review the decision before the decision is committed to and cannot be undone

fogger - 18 Apr 2019 18:45:06 (#10 of 261)

So why does the onfield red get a look?

AlanII - 18 Apr 2019 18:47:52 (#11 of 261)

That arbitrary set of rules for when it can and can't be used is nonsensical. If the VAR official spots something they should be able to communicate immediately with the ref.

Tadagee - 18 Apr 2019 21:10:59 (#12 of 261)

The equivalent works well in rugby where it's the refs call if they need assistance with a decision.

uranrising - 19 Apr 2019 09:05:24 (#13 of 261)

VAR is fine.

Opponents will say a 3-minute hold-up lasted 'forever'. Meanwhile, a 6-minute delay because of an injury provokes no comment whatsoever about the football being held up for any time at all.

cozzer - 19 Apr 2019 09:07:36 (#14 of 261)

It's almost like the two incidents are completely different.

Arjuna - 19 Apr 2019 09:16:05 (#15 of 261)

For the armchair viewer it's great but do the stops kill the atmosphere at games?

davedanon - 19 Apr 2019 09:29:20 (#16 of 261)

No.

SaffronSunrise - 19 Apr 2019 09:44:10 (#17 of 261)

I don't really like it. The application seems to be as inconsistent as anything else, atm.

And they let Llorente score with his arm the other night.

fogger - 19 Apr 2019 09:53:37 (#18 of 261)

Yeah, someone with a broken leg should be forced to drag themselves off the pitch within 30 seconds.

Bonusy - 19 Apr 2019 10:48:02 (#19 of 261)

The real question is why aren't they already?

uranrising - 19 Apr 2019 13:47:56 (#20 of 261)

And they let Llorente score with his arm the other night.

Having seen the VAR, I don't think it touched his arm.

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