Everton v Liverpool

20togo

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I like VAR but it's not being used right. On many levels. Changes need to be made. The problem is that the game is now all about the referees.
 

SeasideKurt

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I like VAR but it's not being used right. On many levels. Changes need to be made. The problem is that the game is now all about the referees.
Why don't they do the same as Rugby where the referee on the pitch has ultimate responsibility and the video referee discusses live on air their rationale of thinking? It's worked brilliantly in Rugby and over the hundreds of games I've seen, which has far more complicated rulings, does it go wrong. So why is football using VAR so badly?
 

20togo

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Why don't they do the same as Rugby where the referee on the pitch has ultimate responsibility and the video referee discusses live on air their rationale of thinking? It's worked brilliantly in Rugby and over the hundreds of games I've seen, which has far more complicated rulings, does it go wrong. So why is football using VAR so badly?
Valid point, but as a game I think Rugby is more stop/start than football.
 

clappers

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The problem is that the game is now all about the referees.
That’s been the problem since the Premier League started, and this version of VAR is completely undermining the game. People will start turning away from football if it carries on disrupting the end result in games.

I would use it for goal line decisions only.
 

20togo

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That’s been the problem since the Premier League started, and this version of VAR is completely undermining the game. People will start turning away from football if it carries on disrupting the end result in games.

I would use it for goal line decisions only.
Is there any going back? I'm not so sure. Only by modification either of the rules or the refs.
 

Wizaard

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I like VAR but it's not being used right. On many levels. Changes need to be made. The problem is that the game is now all about the referees.
The interpretation of the offside rules is what's wrong. If they went back to daylight between the defender and the attacker then there would be no issue. They can still draw the lines but on the other side of the last defender and attacker.
 
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