They say a craftsman shouldn't blame his tools...and so I don't think we should blame VAR, but I DO blame the retarded Useless Vadge's trying
to use it.
I completely agree that. I'm actually 100% on favour of VAR if it were used as intended - correcting clear an obvious errors by officials. The dots and lines bullshit to see if a player's toe nail is offside is what's completely fucking it up at the moment. What should, and hopefully will happen, is that the referee runs over to the screen, has a look at the freeze frame and when you can't decipher if someone is offside or not with NO FUCKING LINES OR DOTS DRAWN
the goal is given.
On the positive side you never see a penalty given for a dive anymore, it's really cleaned that aspect of the game up. Shirt pulling in the box, while not completely eradicated, has definitely decreased and could be stamped out completely with proper use of VAR.
If offside was officiated correctly there would barely be any uproar over VAR - that's what's making a total farce of things.
Trust Mike cheat Reilly to oversee such a cluster fuck
Totally agree. I've said before that referees and Rileys are the problem not VAR itself. A complete disregard for the "clear and obvious" guidelines has made a mockery out of the system. If I didn't already know that most PL refs are cu.nts by nature I'd have thought they were deliberately trying to fuck VAR up. The real travesty is they are getting away with it.
To be fair technology in football has had some positive effects. On the shirt pulling at corners, it has decreased but do you remember the use of VAR at corners at the last WC. It was pretty heavy handed with plenty of pens but it sorted the issue out.
Some interesting points you all make.
For me, goal-line technology has been the only good example of technology coming in and improving the game and as things stand i think that is all we should be using.
Maybe if and when the VAR technology has become sufficiently advanced so that is able to make instant offside decisions itself without any human input (i.e. not relying on a bunch of faceless knobs scrutinising everything on screens in a pokey room somewhere) then it could be worth using.
But the long delays in games and the farce of players and fans celebrating while the ball is placed on the centre circle for kick-off ... only for it all to be called back because the goal has been ruled out ... that needs to be stopped because its killing the game!
And as for deciding on other incidents like tackles or off the ball stuff - it should absolutely not get involved at all because these are not being dealt with consistently or fairly. Deal with that stuff retrospectively if necessary but leave the on field ref to deal with it during the game.