Not sure the two are really analogous. The Chelsea player was offside to the naked eye, no need for some bloke in a TV production van to make arbitrary guesses as to where his shoulder merges into his arm underneath his shirt to find that he was off by 13 millimeters.Now The Chavs know how we feel.
That's one thing that boiled my piss as much as anything yesterday. Son's shirt merged with Evans' shorts so even a 100% accurate measurement would have been impossible to make. The fact their goal that was firstly allowed when he was 2 yards offside is a joke. I hate it allNot sure the two are really analogous. The Chelsea player was offside to the naked eye, no need for some bloke in a TV production van to make arbitrary guesses as to where his shoulder merges into his arm underneath his shirt to find that he was off by 13 millimeters.
To follow this up - this article sums up people's inability to distinguish between VAR working very well and failing miserably:The worst thing about this is that people can't distinguish between good VAR decisions and bad ones. It seems if VAR ever goes against you then youve been screwed over.
So many Man City fans calling us hypocrites for complaining about it.
That's a disgrace. The notion that an arbitrarily drawn line, based on guesswork, is somehow "objective" in nature is fucking farcical. If you'd given the image of Son and Evans to a hundred referees to choose which pixel represents the point at which Son's arm merges with his shoulder underneath his shirt, you'd get back dozens of different answers. It's a subjective matter of opinion and everyone who witnessed what took place yesterday knows it.To follow this up - this article sums up people's inability to distinguish between VAR working very well and failing miserably:
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame VAR after a marginal offside call in their loss at Leicester.www.bbc.co.uk
"It's what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it. It works for you and against you," said Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers on BT Sport. "It worked both ways for us today".
No Brendan, it just worked one way not both.
The Premier League told BBC Sport: "The VAR has to judge offside based on the evidence provided. Once the line is drawn it becomes objective as the player is either onside or offside".
Why doesn't it surprise me that they're sticking to their guns that the technology is 100% accurate. So they're saying "once the subjective line is drawn it becomes objective". So depressing that they're not learning from these horrible failures.
If you expect the people who run football to have even a small percentage of the intelligence (and integrity) of those practising experimental physics then you, sir, are the world's supreme optimist.Then whoever rationalized that is clearly a very ignorant person, simple as that. Anyone who has ever measured anything with any device invented by mankind knows there's not such thing as an exact measurement, so it's impossible for offside decisions to always be black or white. This is one of the most fundamental concepts in experimental physics ffs!
Exactly my point previously. Not once has VAR been used to go against a referees decision in terms of a penalty. A few offsides where it can't be argued, then our one... But aside from that it seems you have to almost murder someone for VAR to intervene. I can't decide if it's arrogance of the FA to pretend the officials don't get decisions wrong, or ineptitude of the VAR teams. Either way, the technology brought in to eradicate contentious decisions has cocked things up royally.View attachment 55606
So VAR can make a decision on a MARGINAL offside but it can’t give this regulation hand ball?
I think that’s just over 60 decisions now they have been referred to VAR and not a single decision has been overturned.
The PL are a fucking disgrace. It is no wonder they were certain VAR would not slow down the game because they do not fucking use it. It’s an absolute cluster fuck when a man who has been deemed the BEST of the BEST when it comes to refereeing in the UK can’t spot that in real time on the field. It’s pure dangerous negligence by the PL and it’s starting to make me believe that VAR operators are being told not to go against any on field decisions.
Drip drip drip. Add your comments onto the ever increasing cost of getting too and then watching games, or cost of Sky etc., and gradually people will fall out of love with the game. All this is made worse by the PL title being a two team affair with everyone else as also rans. Dangerous times for the game IMO.The way VAR is being used in the PL is very dangerous for the league imo.
I watch way to much football, but notice that I often no longer cheer straight after a goal due to the chance VAR will disallow it. This is not just when watching Spurs, but also when watching other teams.
Im addition they never seem to bother with even the most obvious penalties. Comical stuff.
Point is my enthusiasm is dwindling and I'm sure others feel the same and THAT is bad for the league.