That's absolutely what will happen. I posted a sarcastic and exaggerated prediction like that several weeks back where Simon Cowell is involved and Ant n Dec are on the pitch waiting for the verdict There is something inevitable about what you say though as the line between sport and entertainment becomes more blurred every season.Yeah a goal being awarded/disallowed is like one of those TV Shows like "Dancing on Ice" or whatever ? Who is safe and who is eliminated? You'll find out after the break.Unfortunately Herbert that's never going to happen, the muppets at FIFA and UEFA have mandated its implementation and the FA dont have the balls to stand against them. Couple that with the fact that TV audiences love a bit of controversy and the Channels will be loving it too, therefor the EPL wont want to jeopardise the incoming readies, neither will the clubs turn their noses up at the revenue provided.Fuk Var i have had enough of it
Whether we are up or down on points with var is irrelavent because holding your emotions for 1 or 2 or 5 minutes after a goal is scored has ruined the most important part of watching a football game
All us old fans need to get our heads around the SPORT we used to love and follow religiously has now become entertainment, stadiums have become Venues and Supporters have become fans all in the name of Revenue....... tragic isnt it
Football isnt about freezing cold December nights in the rain with your mates, eating shitty mince pies and drinking God awful tea watching the Arsenal grind out a 1-0 against the usual northern monkeys at Highbury any more it's all about the experience these days, and the controversy of VAR adds to the experience, from their point of view the anticipation of the decision heightens the feeling and you'll celebrate or commiserate all the harder when it is announced
Imagine the day, and I'm only half joking here, when the wait for VAR to decide is used for a quick Advert break. "Will the goal stand or not, you will find out after this quick message from our sponsors"
It is TV and TV demands drama, this is a result of allowing TV control the game, TV have given us Wembley finals for finishing outside the top two in your league so don't think the TV companies care about the integrity of the game..
Oh and I notice LiVARpool finally had a goal chalked off by VAR yesterday for a foul on the keeper ... so what do the the likes of Souness and Carragher do? Make out it was an injustice! Maybe just to try and distract the masses from the fact that Liverpool have benefited so much from it?! In an ideal world maybe it should have stood but by today's admittedly mollycoddled standards - the standards everyone else is held to - it was a clear foul
Just like Pepe's penalty claim. I would have no problem if that sort of thing typically wasnt given as players these days do look for contact and go down too easily. But by today's standards - the standards everyone else is held to - it is a stonewall penalty
P.S. Great post above Rodders