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Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: VAR
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2019, 08:47:23 PM »
I doubt many will be offside for a trailing arm or foot.  :P
Are you stalking me PWS? :P I'm pretty sure the Cameroon goal against England was for a trailing foot at the time the ball was played.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #61 on: July 03, 2019, 09:10:47 PM »
How long before the TV companies see the stoppages for VAR as an opportunity to show some adverts?

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Re: VAR
« Reply #62 on: July 03, 2019, 09:19:34 PM »
Yeah, but by not sending Vidic off we can claim we lost to the ref instead of an aging Michael Owen. When the bad decisions go for you you celebrate and when they go against you can ignore your own deficiencies. Win-win.

Except the bad decisions seem to go in favour of the big teams, so things don't tend to even themselves out.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #63 on: July 03, 2019, 09:20:10 PM »
Rich, not necessarily big.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #64 on: July 03, 2019, 09:39:13 PM »
Last night - the disallowed England goal should have stood, it wasn't offside in real time, only when you freezeframed it. It was a goal.
The penalty - wasn't a penalty. The touch was minuscule. Justice was done.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #65 on: July 03, 2019, 09:43:19 PM »
Justice was not done then, as it would have been 2-2 at the time.

Edited for punctuation fail. Hangs head in shame.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 10:03:47 PM by Legion »

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Re: VAR
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2019, 10:02:09 PM »
What if VAR had been around for the last 60 years or so ?
The Russian linesman overruled in 66, no Maradona Hand of God, Lampards goal given against Germany 2010, and most important of all Pat McMahons goal given at Leicester April 1970 which ultimately may have meant we never got relegated to the 3rd division.   

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Re: VAR
« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2019, 10:05:28 PM »
I was largely for it until the Women's World Cup. The refs have been piss poor, but there's no way on earth it should take nearly ten minutes to work out if someone is offside or not.
I'm already resigned to the fact there's no way I'll still be able to hit the 5.30 train from New Street back to London every other Saturday.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 10:09:49 PM by exigo »

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Re: VAR
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2019, 10:06:41 PM »
Justice was not done then, as it would have been 2-2 at the time.

Edited for punctuation fail. Hangs head in shame.

I suppose I meant it both ways - justice was done giving us a pen, but then looking at that in isolation justice was done that we didn't score, as I didn't think it was a pen anyway.

See . the VAR double jeopardy controversy !!

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Re: VAR
« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2019, 10:18:35 PM »
I'm still undecided about VAR because I can see the advantages and disadvantages but I think an independent timekeeper (as is used in Rugby Union) would be just as useful.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2019, 10:31:46 PM »
If the poll is all square, I demand we go to VAR for the final decision.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2019, 10:59:03 PM »
Last night - the disallowed England goal should have stood, it wasn't offside in real time, only when you freezeframed it. It was a goal.
The penalty - wasn't a penalty. The touch was minuscule. Justice was done.

"It wasn't offside in real time, only when you freezeframed it." Sorry but what a load of bullshit. It was offside or it wasn't, otherwise the principle of the rule couldn't exist in the first place. It's perhaps a separate debate, but don't blame technology for uncovering flaws in the rules of the game. Either way that's some of the most nonsensical shite I've read in a while. "Their horse won by a nose, but only when you freezeframed it. In real-time it was our horse."

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Re: VAR
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2019, 11:01:09 PM »
Might as well get rid of all pitch officials, then.

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« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2019, 11:04:42 PM »
Might as well get rid of all pitch officials, then.

Because football, simply catching up with other modern sports, has decided it's wise to use video evidence to assist the pitch officials? Pull the other one Leej.

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Re: VAR
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2019, 11:06:58 PM »
It's the way it is currently used that is the issue.

 


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