The VAR Guide/FAQ/Discussion Mega Thread

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  • Alemas_2012
    15189 posts World Class
    It seems like they want to use it only for extremely clear-cut "was it/was it not" situations, i.e. offsides, use of hand/arm in the lead-up to goals, cases of mistaken identity.
    Anything that is open to the ref's interpretation seems to be outside VAR's scope in England.
  • Tornado31619
    16491 posts World Class
    There have been more incorrect decisions since this version of the VAR system was introduced than beforehand.
  • SDoofus
    4745 posts National Call-Up
    There have been more incorrect decisions since this version of the VAR system was introduced than beforehand.

    That can't be right. The stuff that VAR has gotten wrong so far this season, is mostly stuff that they've decided not to overturn the refs decision, right? So it was going to be wrong regardless. For example, Aston Villa's goal was going to be disallowed regardless of whether there was VAR or not this season. However, VAR has corrected a few offside calls, which would have been incorrectly allowed last season, so overall, we're definitely getting more correct decisions.
  • Alemas_2012
    15189 posts World Class
    In Italy, they do a report every now and then that assesses decisions made by refs and VAR.
    In the 2018/19 season, for example, there were 18 incorrect decisions made despite VAR.
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    Maybe such a report for the Premier League would be beneficial...
  • Wyojasond
    11226 posts Has That Special Something
    I think everyone is being a bit to harsh on VAR so far. For me it’s done what it’s supposed to in getting the “rules” of the game right.

    Everyone was worried the game would be slowed down too much with the var calls and maybe that’s why they chose to do the referee in the box. They’ve also stated multiple times that they didn’t want to make it so every little thing was under scrutiny. (Small edit to this. Kind of joking, but maybe they need to find someone that can make those glasses that display a video in front of your eyes. Then the ref on the field could make the call and not have to run to a tv 😂)

    I have no issues with what’s been done so far. Penalties are always going to be under scrutiny and the game is so fast nowadays that it’s always going to be easier to make a call when you see something in slow motion. Even then there’s to still to little to verify something that can have such a big impact.

    Look at the NFL since it brought in instant replay. Tons of calls still happen because they don’t have enough video evidence, but it would be beyond dumb to get rid of it for that reason. If you have the tech to improve the game then it should be used 💁‍♂️ The bigger issue seems to be some of the current rules.
  • Alemas_2012
    15189 posts World Class
    What do they even mean with those "interventions"?
    Offside and handball calls? Is that it?
  • Tornado31619
    16491 posts World Class
    Doesn’t really matter because the ref doesn’t even need to check the footage in order to get the final say.

    Did VAR even check for Villa’s goal at Palace?
  • SDoofus
    4745 posts National Call-Up
    edited September 13
    Doesn’t really matter because the ref doesn’t even need to check the footage in order to get the final say.

    Did VAR even check for Villa’s goal at Palace?

    Apparently they couldn’t intervene as the ref had already blown the whistle for the “dive”, so the goal was effectively scored whilst the game wasn’t in play.
  • Tornado31619
    16491 posts World Class
    Jesus Christ. What a shambles.
  • Alemas_2012
    15189 posts World Class
    Jesus Christ. What a shambles.

    You can place the full blame on the ref for that.
    He basically put VAR out of contention by whistling early.
  • Alemas_2012
    15189 posts World Class
    This is when VAR goes slightly overboard.
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  • Tornado31619
    16491 posts World Class
    :lol:
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