VAR in Germany tonight

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80fc
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VAR in Germany tonight

Post by 80fc » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 pm

In a game in Germany tonight the referee blew for half time. Everyone leaves the pitch but the VAR ref says there had been a handball and a penalty should have been awarded. All the players had to come back out for the penalty to be taken

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Disturbed Postie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:32 pm

80fc wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 pm
In a game in Germany tonight the referee blew for half time. Everyone leaves the pitch but the VAR ref says there had been a handball and a penalty should have been awarded. All the players had to come back out for the penalty to be taken
Nothing surprises me in football now!

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Disturbed Postie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:34 pm

That must be the Mainz game, started at 7.30, should be finished by 9.20,still playing and it’s 9.34!

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by 80fc » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:47 pm

Disturbed Postie wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:34 pm
That must be the Mainz game, started at 7.30, should be finished by 9.20,still playing and it’s 9.34!
Delayed start because fans threw toilet rolls onto the pitch as a protest against Monday night games!

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Disturbed Postie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:50 pm

Fair enough

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Mytshot » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 pm

I really don't like the way the game is heading with VAR. The final paragraph from an excellent article in a recent issue of 'When Saturday Comes' magazine sums it up perfectly for me:

"But a lack of perspective about football and its importance is the critical problem. By succumbing to one-eyed appeals for fairness because there is now more money riding on the outcome of matches than ever, we hold unrealistic expectations and the misguided sense that any of this actually matters. It really doesn’t."

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by NZSHOT » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:17 am

soon players will be drawing squares in midair asking for VAR like they ask the ref for a card when fouled.

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Ian M » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:53 am

Football messing up something other sports seem to manage quite well....

As in industry, implementing tech solutions without the appropriate cultural considerations leads to failure!

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by FloridaPhil » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am

Why did it take so long for the VAR decision to be made/communicated?

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Disturbed Postie » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:56 am

FloridaPhil wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am
Why did it take so long for the VAR decision to be made/communicated?
Works well in cricket and tennis but not in football!

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Reach for the Stars » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am

The picture of all the bog rolls hanging off the nets in the Mainz game reminded me of what it was like back in the early 70's whenever the Shots scored. It was the thing to do, to lob a bog roll over the crossbar and get it roll across the penalty box. You would nick them out of the train bog on the way to the game. Happy days

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Erasmus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:02 pm

Part of the problem is that referees don't seem to understand the laws of the game. Unlike a foul in the penalty area, which can be interpreted as such if a defender acts without due 'caution,' a handball must be 'deliberate.' In many cases, such as this German example, it is difficult to understand how the referee could conclude that the act was deliberate. It is stupid to believe that defenders can run about with their arms by their sides.

In my opinion this was a typical 'ball to hand' incident, and the fact that the players had already left the field made the whole thing even more stupid.

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Anon E Mouse » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:13 pm

Reach for the Stars wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am
The picture of all the bog rolls hanging off the nets in the Mainz game reminded me of what it was like back in the early 70's whenever the Shots scored. It was the thing to do, to lob a bog roll over the crossbar and get it roll across the penalty box. You would nick them out of the train bog on the way to the game. Happy days
The police were interested in the theft from Toilets on trains. After many years of investigations they dropped their investigation as they had nothing to go on. .... or wipe with in this case :lol:

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Shot in Devon » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:20 pm

V.A.R. Sorry call me old fashioned but NOT for me. COYS.

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Re: VAR in Germany tonight

Post by Disturbed Postie » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:25 pm

I thought they cocked the very first use of it in the Liverpool v West Brom cup game after the win at Orient, Liverpool player dived ( shock) didn’t get the pen then they did the VAR and the clown ref gave it which they missed and it was a blatant dive!


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