Was a red card given and then taken bad through a VAR decision?
Because if not, taking away the VAR would have resulted in the same decision and all the crying about how bad VAR is would be utterly hilarious given that.
VAR rule's first line is clear and obvious ref errors will be corrected after review by VAR. Today no red was given for that challenge after checking and talking. The manner to arrive at the decision is not mentioned or relevant. If checking that you give a red, simple.
He stamped on the guy. VAR shouldn't even be needed but to replay it in VAR room and still not give red is one example (there have been more, that's why I was against yesterday VAR too ) for VAR being useless. That's all I am saying.
VAR didn't change the decision? How is that a good thing? If VAR exists it should at least correct mistakes, it didn't even do that cause that was a red.
I repeat what I said early on about VAR, in this thread and before in our old chatbox for example. A system is worth it if works well and is applied how it is written. So VAR should work well (it didn't in the stamping) and should apply as written. It is written for 'clear and obvious' errors yet it is not applied in that way, watch the incidents in today's Milan game for example.
An act (a couple using condoms) between two people as an analogy for something which replays and extra referees exist to take out mistakes? Fird
All the times the system gets it right irrelevant? You focus only on the times it gets things wrong, being the minority, and then decide to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
I think a better argument is to recognise that there is a net improvement with VAR but to question whether this justifies current delays to/interference with the games, (perhaps factoring in that VAR decisions aren't invoked so frequently across the board as well).
You may have an even better argument if data showed that VAR has skewed decisions in favour of the bigger teams. As things stand, that may not be the case though.
The system has been in use already in the top divisions in Spain, France, Germany and Italy, and in the first season after it was introduced, the number of penalties awarded to underdog teams playing away from home increased by 35 per cent, according to stats compiled by football data analytics firm 21st Club.
I think the condom analogy works pretty well. Condoms protect against unwanted pregnancies/spread of STDs; VAR protects against refereeing errors.
For condoms, there are other methods of contraception but condoms are still a net positive. In this case, you don't seem to be arguing for other methods of refereeing but a return to the norm, which is objectively worse in terms of errors.
I'm with you on that. I get what they're trying to do - simplify/streamline the rules so that decisions can be more straightforward. But like you said, you punish players who are blameless and then there's the added problem in the case of jumping players. You'd have to create a separate rule or category for jumping, which seems to make things more convoluted. I wonder what the time savings are for the new rules vs old as well. I can't imagine that it would be very significant.
I think it's easier if the rules on arm positions/movement were simply based on natural vs unnatural.
Apparently, there is actually a lot of discussion of how VAR is being misused in PL. I think it is natural, they gloat about great referees but they are all shit like Webb and work with principles like not interference (some crap neo-liberal refereeing) to the point they do not act and let harsh tackles and violence run amok. So naturally, they are doing the same with VAR.
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