5th August 2019 at 7:21 am #44443
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Nil, there was VAR at yesterday’s game it reviewed a red card incident which involved Trent Alexander. Other than that it wasn’t needed.
“Imagine the team being on the receiving end of a goal disallowed because of a few millimetres? It may well happen!”
That happened yesterday and to the human eye the ball looked in but goal line technology told the Referee that all of the ball hadn’t crossed the line but that’s got nothing to do with VAR.7th August 2019 at 10:30 pm #44711
I’m thinking this is taking into effect from this season, ala our opening game.
Yikes! 😀 Hope it’s more of just something in the background. Let the Refs ‘earn’ the money 🙂7th August 2019 at 10:49 pm #44712
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Nil, PL statement on the 5/06/19
“Premier League clubs were today provided with an update on plans for the introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the competition next season.
This included details on in-stadium communications, in particular when there is a clear delay to a match because of VAR, and when refereeing decisions are over-turned due to the intervention of VAR.
The Premier League has created graphics which will be displayed on giant screens to explain any VAR-related delay to a match, and any overturned decision.
Additionally, if the VAR believes there is a definitive video clip which helps explain an overturned decision, it will be broadcast on giant screens.
Also, the Premier League is investigating the possibility of messages and video clips being viewed on handheld devices via an app.
For clubs who do not have giant screens in their stadium, VAR communications will be made via a combination of PA announcements and messages on scoreboards.”8th August 2019 at 1:31 pm #4476411th August 2019 at 10:06 pm #45119
On the evidence of this Weekend, it seems from ‘first impressions’, fans feel when a goal is scored they may be second guessing and also, may hold back from showing emotion instinctively because of the prospect of a decision made to overrule the goal.
Personally, I just say, just carry on as ‘normal’. VAR is there to do it’s job, that is it. It’s certainly not there in place cynically to ‘gate-crash’ a Party.13th August 2019 at 6:45 pm #45226
Interestingly, offside VAR guidelines are to now be reviewed. I highlighted this earlier in the summer, saying that extremely marginal decisions weren’t in the spirit of the game, and in any case, as Pagan pointed out, were hard to measure/prove anyway.13th August 2019 at 7:36 pm #45228
It used to be that if you were ‘level’ you were on side ie giving benefit of the doubt to the attacking side. Now, just like v WHU, Sterling was ‘level’ but given off side. Not sure how you change this. The only thing is its the same for everyone.13th August 2019 at 8:21 pm #45230
This was very predictable Adlab, can’t believe they didn’t envisage this problem. The ESPN article I highlighted back in the summer from last summer suggested the following:
“If we’re going to get into the realms of a decision being too close to call, then VAR will have to adopt a similar method to cricket whereby there is a margin of error for the “umpire’s call,” or “referee’s call,” where an offside is only given if the decision isn’t a tight one.”
i.e. basically, you give the attacker the benefit of the doubt. It seems even in the advent of better technology, this is a law that still stands the test of time. They should revert back to it.
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