Var debate 2019/20

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  1. danielwood5

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    I think if they sort out the offside and handball laws next season then things with VAR will settle down somewhat, it should only need to be used very rarely in games to be honest. It's only really needed for sorting out dives and for incidents that the referee has missed.
    However, the referees need to be stronger and apply the laws of the game equally to all teams and that would stop a lot of the problems with it. As I've said to you before, Liverpool had so many offside goals last season because they're given the benefit of the doubt 90% of the time when for most other teams it's about 50% of the time as you'd expect. The media have to take some responsibility for this, there's no need to make a fractionally offside goal or an arguable referee decision a week long yellow ticker drama depending on which team it goes for or against. This is especially true when the coverage depends on who the pundit used to play for, just have good equal educational unbiased coverage for all teams and don't just pander to the teams with the most followers. The press shouldn't have as much control as they do over the way that games are governed. Obviously this is easier said than done, after all when was the last time a pundit said anything about a game when you thought 'I hadn't thought of that, I've learnt something new there', Souness is probably the last pundit who said anything worth listening to. This is probably wishful thinking living in the clickbait, 'have your say' media circus we have now though. Controversy means money for the press after all and they have 24 hour news channels they need to fill.
    VAR this season is a complete farce but I find it difficult to blame VAR itself for that, I blame the weak referees and the self involved and inept PGMOL. Blaming VAR would be like blaming the referees whistle for a poor decision, it's just a tool at the end of the day being operated by what increasingly seems like a bunch of tools!
     
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  2. karen7

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    They put out a statement during the game to say it had been done,it was as tight as all the others being checked but there was no var check shown on tv and they still can't produce it,they flat out lied,proof if anyone still needs it,it still grinds my gears
     
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  5. karen7

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    Referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors in Premier League matches from this weekend when the VAR wants to change a decision on a red card. [@martynziegler]

    Taking the piss now,look we are using the monitors for something that hardly happens
     
  6. domalino

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    In theory this is a small change but in practice it's quite a big one because it gets rid of the accountability void.

    At the moment theres a gap where no one can work out if it's the referee or the VAR who have fucked up and that lets them slide on things.

    When the monitors get involved the referees are 100% to blame for any mistake and theres no grey area about what the VAR can overrule.


    It's a really big change.
     
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  7. Colin Bells Boots

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    Especially if it brings about pressure from clubs for it to be used for many more offences .
     
  8. MillionMilesAway

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    Presumably a response to IFAB telling them to get their house in order over the VAR protocol which Riley's ignored.

    My first reaction is that I agree - it puts it on one person, and I'm sure people will try to keep an eye on the images that are shown.

    Could certainly be the first crack in the dam.
     
  9. karen7

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    When var wants to change it is the key part,they don't want them using the monitors really so the ref can just tap his ear and shrug like Oliver does when he refs us and there is no come back just like now

    Given they used us as the lab rats to show off their shiny new toy at the start of the season i think the one time it's used it will be on us,it won't be used on the likes of Robertson
     
  10. BJL_City

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    Wait for Liverpool to win the league...oh, now we'll use it!
     

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