Cuenca 'ammer wrote:ray
hate to tell you mate, they have VAR in every major league now. England was the last I believe to adopt it.
I watched the same slow agonising delays last season (the first) in La Liga.
guess what ? same "toenail offside" calls denying goals. same no call at one end until there is a stoppage in play - penalty at the other end of the field cancelling out what we thought was a goal this end.
some of the calls were adding 6-7 minutes to a game and that wasn't 5 calls - it was 2 sometimes.
you cannot get away from it now.....
Is it !
Doh’, thats the game we once knew and loved, gone forevermore.
First it was my season ticket, next my subscription to Sky etc.. cancelled. The next step really will be not bothering to buy tickets at all. It’ll come to something when I can’t be bothered to find a stream for nowt !
But hang on, there is a place left. The lower leagues, with its terraces, dodgy burgers & onions.
I suspect the technology will be eventually whittled down to everywhere but the Non- League.
Just imagine how confusing and unappealing it will be for an 7 year old at their 1st game.
“Oh hang on son, it’s gone to VAR, again”
“What was VAR again”
“Well it’s a thing to check if the goal scored, was allowed, remeber”
“Oh yeah, but Oh, but the ball went in dad, why is it not a goal”
“Errr, I don’t know yet !”
Another minute passes ...... VAR says no goal.
“Oh No, no goal Son, sorry it was offside”
“Whats offside ?”
“Well, it’s when a player goes beyond the last defender, before the ball is played forward by his team unless that player isn’t interfering with pl.... I tell you what, do you want some more crisps”
“Yes please, then can we go on the train again ?”
“Yes, Yes we’ll get on the train straight away. come on”