The Football Thread 2019/20: For sale: one "xx days since last VAR controversy" sign, hardly used, enquire within...

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
User avatar
Return_of_the_STAR
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Northampton

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:40 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I don't care that we've got a pen, VAR is absolutely ruining the game.


Yeah very much agree.

Image

GRAPL Heavyweight Champion 2010, Runner Up 2017, tag team Champion 2011, 2015, Wrestlemania PPV Winner 2012 and your current all time highest GRAPL points scorer.
Fixture feeling champion 2013.

I'm a Paul Heyman guy!
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by KK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:41 pm

It’s telling that so many games I’ve watched have had at least 6 minutes of extra time because of VAR.

Image
User avatar
PaperMacheMario
Member
Joined in 2011
AKA: The Traitor

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by PaperMacheMario » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:42 pm

Just got to leather it there really.

HSH28 wrote:Sounds what you really need is a sense of humour.
User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by KK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:42 pm

First red of the tournament?

Image
User avatar
PaperMacheMario
Member
Joined in 2011
AKA: The Traitor

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by PaperMacheMario » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:44 pm

If we can’t win then we may as well go out in a blaze of glory.

DESTROY THE SHINS

HSH28 wrote:Sounds what you really need is a sense of humour.
User avatar
PatSharpsMullet
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: PatSharpsMullet
Location: Brighton

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by PatSharpsMullet » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:45 pm

Why doesn't White take the penalties?

Image
User avatar
TigaSefi
Member
Joined in 2008
Contact:

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by TigaSefi » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:45 pm

Offside gonna be a nightmare from now on.

Image
1 > 2 > 3 >>>>>>> 4 >>>>> 5
User avatar
PaperMacheMario
Member
Joined in 2011
AKA: The Traitor

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by PaperMacheMario » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:46 pm

That dive was awesome in slow-mo. :lol:

HSH28 wrote:Sounds what you really need is a sense of humour.
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:47 pm

7 minutes is about 3 minutes less than it should be.

User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Rex Kramer » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:52 pm

Football should be swapped to 30 minute halves and the clock stops every time the ball goes dead.

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by KK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:57 pm

This one feels even more annoying than normal, for some reason.

I blame Hope Solo’s irritating punditry.

Image
User avatar
PaperMacheMario
Member
Joined in 2011
AKA: The Traitor

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by PaperMacheMario » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:04 pm

KK wrote:This one feels even more annoying than normal, for some reason.

I blame Hope Solo’s irritating punditry.

Hope Solo irritates me too. Absolute melt.

Gutting result but the team should be so proud of themselves. They gave the best team in the world a big scare and on another day could have nicked it.

VAR is just causing more problems than it’s solving. Both the offside and the pen were such pedantic decisions that wouldn’t be given without VAR, and it just takes too long to sort out. Would be so gooseberry fool being in the crowd while it’s all going on.

HSH28 wrote:Sounds what you really need is a sense of humour.
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Photek » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:08 pm

Unlucky England, all 4 goals we’re great but it was offside. Awful Penalty, my wife was not at all gracious in victory. :lol: :shifty:

Image
Grcades resident banana split.
User avatar
Photek
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Dublin

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Photek » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:10 pm

PaperMacheMario wrote:Would be so gooseberry fool being in the crowd while it’s all going on.

As a neutral I found the VAR checks quite nerve wrecking so I kinda liked them.

Image
Grcades resident banana split.
User avatar
Curls
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Curls » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:21 pm

Awful penalty.

User avatar
Spindash
Member
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: North West

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Spindash » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:25 pm

Awarding penalties based on frame-by-frame footage. :simper:

User avatar
KK
Moderator
Joined in 2008
Location: Botswana
Contact:

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by KK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:31 pm


Image
User avatar
Cuttooth
Emeritus
Joined in 2008

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Cuttooth » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:36 pm

PaperMacheMario wrote:VAR is just causing more problems than it’s solving. Both the offside and the pen were such pedantic decisions that wouldn’t be given without VAR, and it just takes too long to sort out. Would be so gooseberry fool being in the crowd while it’s all going on.

The offside could and probably would have absolutely been given without VAR, assistant refs have to make an educated guess on that kind of thing and generally they get it right. VAR is ruining the game only in the sense that it makes everyone realise the laws of football aren't that great and highlights the inconsistency of refereeing decisions.

User avatar
Tomous
I Pissed My Pants
Joined in 2010
AKA: Vampbuster

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by Tomous » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:27 pm

Nice to see USA have finally topped this:

Image

User avatar
PaperMacheMario
Member
Joined in 2011
AKA: The Traitor

PostRe: The Football Thread 2019/20: Rafa Bye-nitez
by PaperMacheMario » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:05 am

Cuttooth wrote:
PaperMacheMario wrote:VAR is just causing more problems than it’s solving. Both the offside and the pen were such pedantic decisions that wouldn’t be given without VAR, and it just takes too long to sort out. Would be so gooseberry fool being in the crowd while it’s all going on.

The offside could and probably would have absolutely been given without VAR, assistant refs have to make an educated guess on that kind of thing and generally they get it right. VAR is ruining the game only in the sense that it makes everyone realise the laws of football aren't that great and highlights the inconsistency of refereeing decisions.

Yeah, I’d agree that it probably would have been given without VAR - I guess I just mean that the whole reason it came in was for ‘clear and obvious errors’, and that’s not actually what it’s being used for at all. Assistant referees are advised to not put their flags up to let play continue so that it can be brought back, but when you then have to review the goal it’s impossible to know if the assistant referee would have flagged or not. And that would be irrelevant now, as it’s now in the hands of the ref and VAR team looking at the footage. If the assistant ref would not have given that offside, then should the goal have stood? On the other side of the coin, if the assistant ref does flag after it goes in but the player is shown to be marginally on then does the original decision stand as it wasn’t a ‘clear and obvious error’?

It’s also ruining the game in taking the ecstasy and emotion out of scoring/conceding, both for the fans and the players. Run it on an appeal system like in tennis or have it in complete control over the whole game. The halfway house way that it’s currently acting as just isn’t the solution.

HSH28 wrote:Sounds what you really need is a sense of humour.

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Balladeer, Blue Eyes, JChalmers, Lime, Mogster, Nook29, Parksey, Somebody Else's Problem, Squinty, Tsunade and 69 guests