Originally Posted by shenwen
As much as Arteta is a *****, would be insane if Arsenal lose the league to city by a point because of a VAR decision that they are now admitting they got wrong.
Be very funny though if it was us who benefited.
I fully believe Arsenal is going to fumble this title away. On one hand, I would get to laugh in my friend's face who so often spouts the eponymous BS line "we play the ARRRsenal way". On the other, man dhabi getting yet another title.
Originally Posted by goldfinger II
The problem isn't VAR. It's the officials. They're bloody idiots. Adding more of them just increases the idiot quotient. More than that, when a ref makes a stupid decision he no longer has to take full responsibility for it and he'll be supported in his wrong decisions.
"Clear and obvious" is meaningless in this context because these things are entirely subjective. It just gives them an excuse for not looking at things.
Offsides aside, VAR should be used when the managers request it, each should get 2-3 challenges per game. They can use them for whatever they want, or not use them at all. When they run out, that's it. This would solve the issue of incidents not getting looked at because they don't meet some weird criteria.
there is a dearth of quality refs/umps/rules officials in most sports. i think it is down to the speed of games these days. Refs should be hired/fired/promoted/demoted much quicker. the head referee should be people in their prime 28-38 just like the players they are trying to judge. instead we get a bunch of old guys that get protected from their mistakes.