Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by hornetgags, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    The Premier League will trial VAR at 15 matches this season – starting after the international break.

    About time, I'm sick of everyone who whined it'll spoil the game who are now saying VAR would have highlighted the errors made so far this season.

    The World Cup showed how useful it was and made for a great tournament. In Serie A, it's in its second season, the refs love it and errors have been reduced significantly.

    Those who say it'll slow the game down...well the ball's in play for an average of 65 minutes in a 90 minute you're being short changed.

    Those who complain their teams will get shafted...means they wll either have to stop cheating or they won't benefit from incorrect decisions...which is a good thing. Neymar being the perfect example of a cheat being exposed (watch out Richarlison as well).

    Time to stop being dinosaurs.
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's a shadow trial though. Basically a proof of concept for the officials' governing body to able to made a case to the PL to introduce it properly at next summer's AGM.
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Palace fans demanded this to come in after the Capoue/Zaha incident ..

    Maybe they ought to ask their own chairmn why he rejected it.,
  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It won't be used during our match with United though. It's just for the five 3pm matches on 15th September. Another 10 matches will be trialled later on.
  5. LPC213

    LPC213 Reservist

    Huge fan of video replays assisting officials, not necessarily VAR.

    But to have some games in a season using it and some others not is ridiculous. They missed the opportunity for this season already and should wait until next year.
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  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes I agree that will cause problems but then common sense doesn't seem to happen too often in football !!
  7. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    No Premier League games are using it this season. It's perfectly fair. The FA are using it in their competition but only where the technology is available.
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  8. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Personally I think the VARs should be referees who've had to retire from officiating games because they've passed the age threshold - people like Howard Webb and also referees looking to make the step up to the Premier League so they can get some experience and also be mentored.
  9. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Going to be used this season. Can't wait!
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  10. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Before or after the loan window slams shut?
  11. LPC213

    LPC213 Reservist

    Ahhh that will teach me* to jump the gun and only read the first few lines!

    * it won't though will it...
  12. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  13. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

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  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    That is true - mind you its Spurs so tough on them!
  15. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    I have no issue with that whatsoever.
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  16. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    You've got a ******* goatee.
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