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Online luke:lamf

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2019, 09:30:58 PM »
VAR is truly awful. Refs are just giving peno after peno for nothing, and it has just happened again in the France-Norway game. French player jumps in two-footed. Norwegian player swipes at ball and catches French player after the ball. Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other.

It can't go away fast enough, also lot meast because I'm already sick of seeing players make the little telly sign with their hands to the ref.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2019, 09:34:58 PM »
Another absolutely shite decision courtesy of VAR. It's going to ruin the game this. It certainly doesn't enhance it if that's deemed a penalty.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #92 on: June 12, 2019, 09:38:27 PM »
VAR is truly awful. Refs are just giving peno after peno for nothing, and it has just happened again in the France-Norway game. French player jumps in two-footed. Norwegian player swipes at ball and catches French player after the ball. Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other.

I agree, it looked to me as if the Norwegian player was completely disconcerted by what was a two footed tackle on her.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #93 on: June 12, 2019, 09:44:36 PM »
Why slow it down? Everything looks like a foul if you slow it down. Fwiw, I thought the Norwegian player's foot bounced up off the top of the ball.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #94 on: June 12, 2019, 10:02:23 PM »
It doesn't matter how many camera angles you have, how much you slow it down, how many people are in front of a bank of screens or how many times they watch the replay, if the referee is hopeless they'll reach the wrong decision. Ultimately it's still down to human interpretation and that's why VAR will never improve consistency. All that technology and time and you still get decisions Phil Dowd would make. What's the point?

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« Reply #95 on: June 12, 2019, 10:03:47 PM »
Unfortunately I agree. Were going to be debating and moaning about VAR decisions instead of refs now. As Ive said before, if you implement technology improvements in the game then the rules must be updated to accommodate these changes (ie new technology and old rules are not compatible).

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2019, 07:10:56 AM »
Attempting to turn Football into an exact science is doomed to failure, VAR might give you a technically correct decision (at times) but strips all the emotion out of the game.

If I were a striker I would stand stock still after a goal, refuse to celebrate and wait for any VAR review before electing to even raise a hand in acknowledgement. It would look petulant, silly and ridiculous but it would hammer the point home.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2019, 11:30:32 AM »
That decision was diabolical.  How the ref/VAR gave it showed what a clueless bunch they are. I watched it in the pub and everyone to a man (no women watching) called it as a foul and a booking for the two footed challenge.

Overall it was quite a high quality game as some of the other games so far I've seen have been pretty dull with only glimpses of quality. I'm looking forward to the Knockers out stage now. Is that a bit non PC?

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #98 on: June 13, 2019, 04:05:49 PM »
Just like in mens football the old 'ball to hand' phrase doesn't seem to count for anything any more. You can have a ball blasted at your arm from point blank range these days and there is still a decent chance of the ref awarding a penalty.

Offline Hinckley Dave

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #99 on: June 13, 2019, 05:57:33 PM »
I'm looking forward to the Knockers out stage now. Is that a bit non PC?

Possibly yes,
Made me chuckle? Definitely yes

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #100 on: June 13, 2019, 06:16:49 PM »
Looks like Brazil have Leedsed this.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #101 on: June 13, 2019, 06:28:07 PM »
Fucking kidding. If that is not offside, then what the hell is?

Online Flamingo Lane

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #102 on: June 13, 2019, 06:29:46 PM »
Why was that 3rd Australian goal not disallowed, for offside?

Online luke:lamf

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #103 on: June 13, 2019, 06:32:15 PM »
Interesting question. I'm watching the US coverage and the commentators seemed to believe that the Aussie in the offside position was impacting the play and thus it should be disallowed. Their "rules analyst" over-ruled and said the goal would stand (as it did), as the Aussie striker was not impacting the Brazilian at the time she went to play the ball.

That said, I'm glad Brazil are losing. For some reason, I really don't like them, either the men's or women's teams. Probably due to the "joga bonita" BS, when they've not had a truly interesting team since 2002, and also their affiliation with Nike which I, perhaps unreasonably, blame for 'ruining' fat Ronaldo, who was on course to be the most astonishing player ever.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2019
« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2019, 06:41:03 PM »
Is VAR then encouraging defenders to stand there with their arms raised like a George Graham Arsenal back four, because moving towards the ball plays an offside player on? If the defender doesn't get that header, it's offside.

I hope they do get another decent goal, they've been the better side. It'll be a shit, confusing way to win if it stays like this.