Spurs and VAR

spud

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I was so pissed off by the VAR decision, but come to think of it (and having time to cool off), we've been so lucky in the past and had VAR in our favor. This time we did not.
Pardon?

Do you mean when City had a goal disallowed in the last minute of the CL quarter final? That was a correctly-given offside. Possibly the Llorente 'handball' in the same game? That was a correct interpretation of the law.

Did the handball against Sissoko in the CL final favour us? That was an incorrect interpretation of handball that the VAR failed to overturn.

Perhaps I'm missing something. Exactly what incorrect decisions have we benefitted from?
 

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Looking at it the other way 'round, if the call for goal were to stand, we would never had this discussion. We would be happy celebration three points (most likely) and saluting VAR; again!

We need to get used to it that VAR is gonna favor or overrule. This is what everyone wanted
Your're right: if the goal had stood we wouldn't be having this discussion. Why? Because the VAR wouldn't have made a fucking horrible decision that in all probability cost us three points. But you can bet that we would've had it at some stage because there are going to be a lot more clusterfucks if they don't change the way that the VAR system is being implemented.

This is categorically NOT what everyone wanted. What everybody wanted - and what VAR is for - is to ensure that bad decisions are corrected and good ones stand. That is a very long way from where it is now. Unless and until the PL and POGMOL (or whatever the fuck they're called) change the way that it is being used, the VAR system is simply unfit for purpose.
 
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