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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason H View Post
    Not Steve Hodge?
    Whilst i'm not sure what Steve Hodge was really attempting, Shilton's "effort" to get to the ball first always seemed to me to have been slow and half arsed.

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    Hate it , not for me the VAR.

    Slows the game down and takes away the is it isn't it element which is what opinions and chat about the game after is about

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    Still plenty to talk about if VAR is used judging by the Chelski match tonight.

    I agree with the posts above from Mr Ballz.

    We need to see how it goes on a trial basis.

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    Well it failed miserably last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antony Moxey View Post
    Well it failed miserably last night.
    Au contraire, there were no clear or obvious errors. Therefore it didn't need to be used. The referees decision remains final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01395 View Post
    Au contraire, there were no clear or obvious errors. Therefore it didn't need to be used. The referees decision remains final.
    Well the Willian one for a start. Pretty much every ex-pro who’s commented on it has said it was a penalty, so with that consensus it’s a pretty obvious error. Also did Morata dive? The guy was all over him, perhaps he just lost his footing rather than dived. Seems a pretty obvious error to straight away declare it a dive that warranted a booking - why didn’t the ref simply look at the incident first (the ball was dead so it wouldn’t have been breaking up play), decide it wasn’t a penalty and just carry on? No booking for Morata, no histrionics from Morata, no second booking and subsequent sending off.

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    It is an option the referee can call upon if he chooses to. The key word in the OP is "can". There are no circumstances in which it must be used. It's another tool for the referee to use to inform his decision on how to apply the rules of the game.

    It won't mean every decision ever made is correct - it will mean some wrong decisions will be overturned.

    So it remains a human decision and a human opinion - it won't please all of the people all of the time - it will mean more right decisions overall.

    It won't be a 100% success from day one (and we aren't even at day one yet, we are still in a trial phase lets remember) and it won't go in a straight line. Overall though I personally think it's a good thing and long overdue.

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    Var is for the television audience. It isn't for the people who play or the ones that go and watch.

    Football needs to ask itself if the game is sport or TV light entertainment.

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    The TV money pays for it all nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy The Fish View Post
    Var is for the television audience. It isn't for the people who play or the ones that go and watch.

    Football needs to ask itself if the game is sport or TV light entertainment.
    Bunkum ! If you want football as a pure amateur sort, go and either watch or play in Sunday League games at the local park, which I am sure will be Var free for the foreseeable future. At a professional level it is a business, and the higher up you go that means the financial implications reach stratospheric levels, as do the emotions of fans who pay vast sums to follow their teams. A whole bleddy nation were cheated out of a World Cup Finals appearance by Thierry Henry, an injustice that could have been righted if Var had been available.

    Every single little correction of official's incompetence, or of players that cheat getting their just deserts is a victory for football. Embrace it for what it is, or take up tiddly-winks !

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