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by Hoop Blah
22 Aug 2019 08:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

I know I'm repeating myself here, but that's a problem with your perception of what VAR should do, or is designed to do. It gives referees an opportunity to make a 'better' subjective decision - that you happen to think the City incident was a penalty is irrelevant. The referee didn't, subjectively...
by Hoop Blah
21 Aug 2019 13:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Is there a running tally of how many goals have been denied by VAR compared to how many pens have been given (that wasn't originally given)? Alongside sucking all the joy out of the game, is it making it a lower scoring game too? There's a definite imbalance to the way it negatively effects things....
by Hoop Blah
20 Aug 2019 09:20
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Another joy-sapping moment from VAR yesterday. I know fans of VAR will say it's the correct decision by the letter of the (revised) law, but that change to the interpretation has only been brought in because of the use of VAR, and, IMO, it's totally against the spirit of the game. Such moments are ...
by Hoop Blah
20 Aug 2019 08:52
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

I didn’t see all the weekend’s games so have no opinion on the Man City VAR “controversy” but if anyone can explain how the lads in the VAR booth couldn’t see that Pogba clearly dived before eventually manufacturing contact with Coasy’s foot I’d really appreciate it. The review of Wolves’ goal was ...
by Hoop Blah
19 Aug 2019 17:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Another joy-sapping moment from VAR yesterday. I know fans of VAR will say it's the correct decision by the letter of the (revised) law, but that change to the interpretation has only been brought in because of the use of VAR, and, IMO, it's totally against the spirit of the game. Such moments are ...
by Hoop Blah
19 Aug 2019 14:09
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

it didn't work perfectly well before - there were countless discussion about intent and natural vs unnatural positions. The change in the law makes it unambiguous - you can't score a goal either directly or indirectly from a handball, deliberate or not. That makes sense to me. Or would we be okay i...
by Hoop Blah
19 Aug 2019 11:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

It's getting a but monotonous now - VAR gives football an opportunity to refine its laws alongside the use of technology. That makes a hell of a lot more sense than whinging that we'd rather let infringements go because 'joy'. The ball hit Laporte's hand and deflected to the goalscorer. If Reading ...
by Hoop Blah
19 Aug 2019 10:48
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Tbf tbat is as much as the new stupid rule that is in place only for handballs accidentally or not that result in a goal. Although if var wasn't a thing nobody ever would have noticed or in any game in any league ever. It was an absolute non handball and a stupid rule. If it wasn't for VAR there wo...
by Hoop Blah
18 Aug 2019 08:49
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Another joy-sapping moment from VAR yesterday. I know fans of VAR will say it's the correct decision by the letter of the (revised) law, but that change to the interpretation has only been brought in because of the use of VAR, and, IMO, it's totally against the spirit of the game. Such moments are n...
by Hoop Blah
15 Aug 2019 11:41
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

I'm saying that it makes sense to me that the encroachment laws reflect whether a defending team actually gains an advantage - and fwiw I expect the laws might be refined as such at some point. VAR has just shone a light on it. Maybe so, but it's still picking and choosing which infringements to of...
by Hoop Blah
15 Aug 2019 11:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

I'm saying that it makes sense to me that the encroachment laws reflect whether a defending team actually gains an advantage - and fwiw I expect the laws might be refined as such at some point. VAR has just shone a light on it. Maybe so, but it's still picking and choosing which infringements to of...
by Hoop Blah
14 Aug 2019 17:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

It was what Shearer on MoTD and the chaps on Goals on Sunday both made of it, so might be a tweak. A welcome one if so. What the laws say and what VAR is entitled to be used for in relation to supporting decision-making are not necessarily the same thing . In the case of encroachment, VAR may only ...
by Hoop Blah
12 Aug 2019 16:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Martin Samuel was on Sunday Supplement yesterday and moaning that nobody in the Directors box, and so presumably the rest of the ground, knew why the City penalty had been retaken (it was for encroachment), so it sounds like the communication is still a little flawed. Interestingly, it was only ret...
by Hoop Blah
12 Aug 2019 14:38
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7271
Views: 435258

Re: The Non - League thread

That’s 3 out of 3 for ‘city’ isn’t it?.....a bit like last season. No Mitch Parker etc. to desert them this time, but how long until the implosion and another ensuing relegation scrap? From what I've seen they've not signed a load of money chasing superstars for the level this season so there shoul...
by Hoop Blah
12 Aug 2019 14:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

Martin Samuel was on Sunday Supplement yesterday and moaning that nobody in the Directors box, and so presumably the rest of the ground, knew why the City penalty had been retaken (it was for encroachment), so it sounds like the communication is still a little flawed.
by Hoop Blah
12 Aug 2019 10:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4222
Views: 207956

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Fair play Utd but I thought Chelsea looked ok. Never a 4-0 game on balance of play and chances created. Agreed RR, it wasn't a 4-0 beating. In fact Chelsea could quite easily have been 2-0 up by half time. Great to see Maguire get off to a good start though. I like him, and for England's sake I hop...
by Hoop Blah
12 Aug 2019 10:42
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 19235

Re: VAR

John Madejski's Wallet Also, VAR ruling out goals for mm decision on offside......fukk off.
Like fukk can it be that accurate


I see no point in assistant refs if everything is going to be done by tv


It's daft, especially when they don't seem able to define at which point the ball is played.
by Hoop Blah
29 Jul 2019 13:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7271
Views: 435258

Re: The Non - League thread

Of course they were by far the better side - they spend a fortune on their squad, Windsor spend nothing. Zero. But year after year we put together a squad that is capable of holding its own in the league, by using local lads and a few others who like to play on a decent grass pitch. For me “the rig...
by Hoop Blah
18 Jul 2019 10:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7271
Views: 435258

Re: The Non - League thread

Perhaps even worse is Newbury, where they don't have a senior side at all. I think they may have started one Yeah, they played park football in the Reading league (sorry, Thames Valley Premier League) last season, winning the second tier quite convincingly, but it's not senior football, and they wo...
by Hoop Blah
17 Jul 2019 11:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7271
Views: 435258

Re: The Non - League thread

Example of some of Basingstoke Town's fixtures. How embarrassing is that! No disrespect to the clubs in this division but the Town the size of Basingstoke should not be facing opposition like Slimbridge, Moneyfields, Sholing etc. Agreed, and the same goes for Bracknell really, although at least the...
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