So now we have VAR in place why are we restricting it? Why not referee the whole match from the VAR room. There is no need for linos anymore whatsoever.....they serve no purpose and are completely redundant. The referee can simply act as the puppet for the VAR gods. Then we can stop / start the entire game to get all the little decisions right too
The handball decision yesterday however daft I understand as it followed the rules. But after the WC when they cracked down on wrestling at corners how they square away the pen that wasn't given yesterday I just don't know.
The other thing - why don't they simply change the offside rule so that as long as any part of the attacker is level with the last defender then he is onside. Make it so that there has to be actual space between them for the attacker to be offside. That way we would cut down on the number of really close calls and we give the advantage to the attacker which the rules apparently always sought to do. Laca's cracker at Stoke when half his boot was given offside and Monreal's half a leg yesterday then are given as goals which is surely better for the game.