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In which case, the system needs reviewing. We’ve always assumed it was 100% correct. They have not explained what was unique about this one (it was not an abnormally crowded goal area for this type of decision). Until they do, can we trust the computer-generated images which make the decisions?
Since Hawkeye was introduced in tennis, I've always been intrigued that they never show a super slow motion replay of line calls to compare Hawkeye's prediction and the actual position of the ball. It seems as though in tennis they don't want to undermine the technology, but in football, refereeing decisions are constantly being questioned by slow motion replays.

It does seem that it's ok to question refereeing decisions but technological decisions can't be questioned - which is probably what happened in the Villa case ( even if it was obviously wrong).
 

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It would be interesting what the response would have been had a Villa goal been missed, which in the end could have resulted in their relegation.
The power's that be must be hugely relieved it was littl'old Sheffield that was affected.
 

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It would be interesting what the response would have been had a Villa goal been missed, which in the end could have resulted in their relegation.
The power's that be must be hugely relieved it was littl'old Sheffield that was affected.
I'm sure that will be brought up if Villa manage to stay up by a point.
 

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Since Hawkeye was introduced in tennis, I've always been intrigued that they never show a super slow motion replay of line calls to compare Hawkeye's prediction and the actual position of the ball. It seems as though in tennis they don't want to undermine the technology, but in football, refereeing decisions are constantly being questioned by slow motion replays.

It does seem that it's ok to question refereeing decisions but technological decisions can't be questioned - which is probably what happened in the Villa case ( even if it was obviously wrong).
The tennis comparison is a good one - the players accept it, and it has got rid of a lot of heated arguments. That is why it would be good to know if Hawkeye is reliable for football. And if it isn’t, it would also be good to know how much is spent on it each season. After the Villa match, the least they should do is instruct referees and linesmen to be alert and to question possible errors.
 

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The tennis comparison is a good one - the players accept it, and it has got rid of a lot of heated arguments. That is why it would be good to know if Hawkeye is reliable for football. And if it isn’t, it would also be good to know how much is spent on it each season. After the Villa match, the least they should do is instruct referees and linesmen to be alert and to question possible errors.
Or get the VAR team to respond to 'clear and obvious errors' as and when they see them happen?
 

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....because it was clear to everyone that something was amiss, and they had a break in play shortly afterwards which would have allowed them to check.
They could have checked it without stopping play and they wouldn't have got hammered at all.
It was actually 12 seconds later, that's all. Enough time for Lunny's big toe to be offside three times.
 

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