I’ve been saying this for a while.Last time we were up in the Premier League we were screwed by referees on a number of occasions.
We can be just a touch more hopeful next season.
No, no, no, no!Still think they’ll be massive controversy because VAR focusses on the black and white, but doesn’t interpret context.
I hate players circling the referee, I simply don't understand why they don't follow Rugby with their zero tolerance approach.I'm not looking forward to goals being disallowed. Just how annoying is that going to be. Another thing is players hounding the referee to play it back.
This for me is the problem. I was fully on board with VAR when it was being pitched as “only being used in clear instances when a mistake has been made”. Yet the implementation of it, particularly in the CL with the handball penalty decisions, is drastically different. It was designed to ensure just decisions, and it will do that for much of what it does. Sadly it’ll also create other injustices if deployed as it has been so far. I’d probably prefer occasional crap decisions while able to enjoy the game rather than occasionally incomprehensible decisions while less able to enjoy the game.VAR is another ref or group of refs interpreting what they see. How many controversial VAR decisions have been made already that were disagreed with? Goal line technology is "black and white" it crossed the line or didn't, there is no opinion or interpretation, and it is an instant decision.
Disastrous development. Already shown to just offer yet another level of opinion. VAR will shaft us at some point next season.
Demanded by TV, made by TV, for TV.
TV needs VAR, football does not need it.^^This
Its written in the stars we'll have the first major controversial VAR decision go against us.
I think its rubbish, in the world cup I thought the majority of VAR decisions were wrong in the end anyway just slowed everything down.
Also, add these stoppages to Norwichs games and their games will go on for 130 mins
I agree - the Real Madrid game last weekend being a case in point. The referee did not give a blatant penalty to Real Vallecano (bottom of league and going down). Play went up the other end and Bale nearly (should have actually) scored. The referee was informed by VR to check the original penalty which he did and then awarded it and it was scored. Vallecano won 1-0. Been really interesting if Bale had actually scored like he should have done.Having watched a lot of football in Spain this year, I can say that VAR generally makes football fairer.
Offsides always get called correctly now which should suit us as we're not reliant on through balls to a nippy striker.
But there's still a lot of interpretation - our blocking on corners being a good example. In these cases, the big teams still get favoured, nothing new. Saying that though I've seen quite a few penalties given to smaller teams that never would have been given before - this is a good sign for united.
Also, people making the VAR gesture gets fucking annoying. Everything gets checked, they're always watching- telling the ref to check VAR is a nonsense. I don't know why people don't understand this.
The feeling of not being able to really celebrate until you see the other team kick off is a bit shit but as VAR will help us, I'm happy we're having it next year.
This. ^^^^No, no, no, no!
VAR is another ref or group of refs interpreting what they see. How many controversial VAR decisions have been made already that were disagreed with? Goal line technology is "black and white" it crossed the line or didn't, there is no opinion or interpretation, and it is an instant decision.
VAR exists because TV technology can microscopically examine any incident in a game. It isn't borne out of the opinions of those watching at the game. You see it, form an opinion and agree or disagree with the decision of the ref., game goes on.
VAR is another way of taking the game away from true supporters towards the plastics in the armchair.