One of the big issues for me, besides the delays making it unfeasible at the moment, is that it was originally meant to be used for clear and obvious errors, not something you need to see four or five times in slow-motion without being entirely convinced.I don't support VAR for other reasons, but this was nothing to do with VAR & in fact the correct call according to the rules introduced this season. I just wonder how many of the complainers everywhere are supporters of VAR, which the majority seem to be. Can't have it both ways. You either support it or you don't, not just when it suits you.
How much more clear and obvious does it have to be? It touches Laporte's hand.It was a correct decision, but I think it was not clear and obvious enough to make that call. To be honest I would be furious if that happened to my team.
Also, it becomes more and more difficult to really celebrate goals because people are afraid of it turned back by VAR. This will even increase when people get more used to it. Having said that, I am still pro VAR, but I think it should be used on much less occasions and just interfere to avoid big injustice.
In the olden days:Great, so now goals get chalked off left right and centre we can start celebrating non goals. Love it. And have VAR chants and all kinds of fun
It’s ridiculous, because out of the two, the first half one was more “clear and obvious”.The handball decision is absolutely correct by the new laws of the game.
However, big questions have to be asked of the ref in charge of VAR for the penalty which wasn't given in the first half.
Well its the inverse of the rule right now. Instead of any part they can score with, the rule would be every part they can score with.So, cheating or to say better, undeserved goal by 5,10 cm is ok then? And what would be clear daylight term in rules? 0.5 m? 1m?
That’s just it, I enjoyed the 0 second wait to burst into celebration. Not having to wait 15+ seconds to celebrate. Just different opinions and different outlook on the game I guessIn the olden days:
Ball goes into the net. The attacking team celebrates 0 seconds later.
In modern football:
Ball goes in the net. The attacking team are full of hope and expectation for 15 seconds. The defending team are full of hope and expectation for 15 seconds. Then one of the two teams celebrates.
Nothing is really taken away. There's just the addition of extra drama, extra hope, and a bigger buildup before the final release of elation.
In terms of joy and entertainment and talking points, today's VAR decision has produced a net positive result for the game.
The spectacle has been improved when you take into account more than just the side that's penalised. You also need to consider the side that benefits as well as the neutals who have something new to look out for.
Thank you, my fault. I had watched the replay just once and did not realize that the ball went from Laporte´s arm directly to Jesus. With the new handball rules it was a very obvious situation then.How much more clear and obvious does it have to be? It touches Laporte's hand.
Every goal is referred. If the ball hits an attacker's arm it is handball.
Because of the way the rules work.
I agree with you, which is why I don't support VAR. Penalty decisions regarding handball & fouls rely on the interpretation of someone, which in most cases people will always disagree with, as many of the cases are so minor, & should be left to the referee unless clearly wrong.One of the big issues for me, besides the delays making it unfeasible at the moment, is that it was originally meant to be used for clear and obvious errors, not something you need to see four or five times in slow-motion without being entirely convinced.
The apps have got to hold off on sending updates with goals on too!The best thing about VAR is when players look like prime pricks for their dumb arse celebrations.
Happened last year too.