Var debate 2019/20

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  1. Colin Bells Boots

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    I gather that Swarbrick doesn't have an extensive history as a referee.

    Does anybody ( apart from possibly having a history of bribery/corruption ) know why he was appointed as Head of VAR seeing as he doesn't seem to be able to understand the rules as written ?

    Sorry I've just checked and he has apparently officiated in 428 games across several leagues - which answers my own question.

    He's a paid lackey and PiGMOL apologist
     
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  2. bobbyowenquiff

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    Correct. The main issue here is the false statements made by Swarbrick denying that mistakes were made. It is clear that VAR got both decisions wrong but what is worse is the cover-up. No one can possibly trust anyththing Swarbrick says from now on. We''ll never know what Michael Oliver thinks of what happened. He missed the penalty and got the Jesus goal right but both times his team let him down.
     
  3. es1

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    just correcting the 'facts' you stated tim, all of which were completely made up!
     
  4. es1

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    yep seen them and dont think there's any better than what we've got, hence my comment!

    the fact you think it's a low bar is irrelevant, at the top level they're all of a similar standard and overall they get the vast majority of key match changing decisions (penalties and red cards) right.
     
  5. Uncle Wally One Ball

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    Nurse!
     
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  6. Proy

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    Swarbrick?

    Head of VAR.

    His explanation of the penalty incident really tells us a story.

    Hes a paid mouthpiece. Cash being moved about with this cuñt, no doubt.
     
  7. Tim of the Oak

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    I’ve pasted his wiki page and I see he is based in Preston. He’s got one of those Bolton rag accents (apologies to any Blues from Bolton).
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Swarbrick
     
  8. Tim of the Oak

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    We had no ref at the Mean’s World Cup. Fact

    The Aussie VAR ref has a history in the NRL. Fact

    Statistically, the VAR decisions affecting City warrant an independent inquiry. My opinion.

    Michael’s Oliver’s performance was a factor in serious crowd violence after Saturday’s game. Everyone makes mistakes but Swarbrick’s subsequent interviews suggests a cover up.
     
  9. es1

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    we had no ref...i explained this to you...quite simple no?

    i'm really not sure the aussie ref has any history with any other sport than football

    ref performance is factor in crowd violence? give over man, i was as pissed off at the ending as anyone but if anyone became violent after the game it's on them
     
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  10. pudge

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    If you're a shit driver but take the bus all the time, you'll get from A to B but still be a shit driver.

    If you're a shit official but have VAR make all your big decisions for you, you'll still be a shit official.

    Improve the official and you improve the standard of officiating. Instead of giving refs another layer of cotton wool.
     

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