VAR they are ruining through stupidity, specially last night, I mean ffs it shouldn't have even been called in the first place. But overall, so far, if you can't get a decision out in <30 seconds then you're killing the game to me. Ideally <25 seconds is the time frame they should be looking at. I timed myself before I started getting antsy.
No decision after 30 seconds, refs decision final. Not that difficult.
To me the major problem is the current offside rule. It is daft that if you have one Ball Hair that sticks out of your shorts and the Defender is clean shaven it puts you offside. They need to go back in time as to why and what the Offside rule was meant to prevent in the first place i.e. an attacker just standing miles behind the defence waiting for a route one ball. Not millimeters of daylight.
I thought the tech was better than some clown drawing lines on a touch pad plus shouldn’t the cameras be level with the field of play, that image they used looks at such an awkward angle. Offsides should be a separate system like goal line tech but because the rule is all over the shop with many grey areas i.e. Kane’s goal the other week and phases of play maybe it can’t be done.
They need to sort the offside rule out and get proper technology.
VAR should be an aid for the ref to prevent/overturn clear errors not to scrutinise and micro analyse every incident, that’s not going to work as so much of football is subjective and it takes too fecking long.
That's fair enough for me; simplify it and say 'daylight between two bodies' if the linesman can see daylight between two bodies then the man in front is clearly offside. Defenders union would moan but in theory UEFA would love it because it would favour attackers.
Although offside doesn't get rid of VAR but would certainly be one less thing it having to be used for.
Nice point Edwood, the " Linesman " let's call him that should be looking along the line but what if the play is near the one touchline and the possible " off-sider " is coming in from the opposite sideline, distance may become an issue.
Thought why don't we move this debate and suggestions to a seperate post for on-going debate.
but what if the play is near the one touchline and the possible " off-sider " is coming in from the opposite sideline, distance may become an issue.
I would say if ALL match officials were truly active participants and 'linesmen' were a bit more proactive. As far as I can see the other 'linesmen' behind the goal - additional assistant referee (AAR) - do absolutely fuck all and are worse than pointless. Point being if you utilised all those bodies correctly you should have 99% of stuff covered. But as it stands the man in the middle is god and all the others pretty much defer to him, which is not always the right way to go.
HERE'S one for ya, and I've thought this for years - a referee in both halves should at least be trialled if the speed of the game is too much for one referee to cover a pitch effectively for 90+ minutes.
As I understand it for the current offside rule Level is OK. This is I suppose as that gives each player the same advantage to recover or attack. But that in itself is wrong because the defender is most of the time facing the opposite direction to the attacker so has to turn to recover. So then the clear daylight option seems to be the answer or is it ?
True Edwood, someone obviously wanting to gain advantage by being a yard or so behind the last defender is obviously trying it on but with a fast moving game I defy any player's timing to try and get a 12 inch advantage right to start with.
I really can’t be doing with it in all honesty, just doesn’t work in football for me as most incidents are subjective and will depend on the referee/dipstick in VAR room on the day plus the delays are a pain the arse. The implementation of it has been well.. pretty shit and still we’ve had several dodgy decisions with it in action.