Bradywasking wrote: ↑Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:14 amYesterday was a defining day for VAR in the Premier League and it failed miserably. I would rather take my chances with human error than this corrupt clusterfuck.
I watched the Arsenal incidents again this morning and cannot see why the Arsenal goal was disallowed. Looked at referee Atkinson's sheepish look when making a half hearted TV screen shape with his hand and disallowing the goal..It's as if he knows it is wrong but beyond his control.
Meanwhile at Anfield Liverpool need a goal so they get a penalty..Aurier is clearly attempting to clear the ball, he seems in control of the situation until Mane sticks his left leg in to block the kick and once he feels contact on his leg then it he is "entitled to go down"..
At Carrow Rd two players running alongside each other with minimal contact results in a penalty for Man Utd. Pattern forming here, ie the favoured clubs get the calls.
There was no review of the Sokratis or Saka penalty incidents at Bramall Lane, why not? Maybe the findings of the review would be too awkward.
The authorities and media are desperate for Liverpool to win the title so expect many more decisions in their favour between now and May....
Football was supposed to be cleaned up by VAR, no more contentious calls. What is evident now is that VAR is selective. Calls are subjective in a studio so why not leave these subjective calls to a referee on a pitch who can get a feel for a situation rather than someone sitting in a studio miles away. ?
How can it be sure and certain that the person in the studio hasn't a motive or is under pressure to influence a game and result?
Anyway it's here to stay unless referees call it out for what it is..Maybe VAR has a place in non subjective calls like offside, but it was never meant to be open to interpretation.
Have I not said this all along ?? Some fools believed that VAR would be a solution and improvement for the game, but I knew it was always gonna cause outrage cos the whole concept promotes the idea of 100% accuracy and these c.unts aint anywhere near 50% If this is the best we can expect from VAR then it should be binned straight away. UEFA have already punished premier league for not having refs go to sideline monitors, so we may as well go the whole hog and tell them to shove it up their ar.se If you fcuk about with the flow and speed of the games, then you sure as shit better get the decisions right then - there is absolutely no defending the decision to disallow the winner yesterday, but the fans and meeja wanted var so now we are stuck with it