Snowflake RoyalJohn Madejski's Wallettmesis One of the reasons it seems so negative as its most common use seems to be to disallow goals, or maybe to see saved penalties retaken. It's cancelling out moments of excitement. It's not really giving much.
Goal-line technology is completely different. It's instant, and seems to resulting in goals being given where previously the defence would have got the benefit of the doubt. I really don't get anyone against it.
That's pretty spot on tbf
It's a good system being misapplied IMO.
Offsides, great. Although there needs to be a lino's call rule similar in cricket, that if it's within x margin it doesn't count. But when it's referred back to ref's they seem to think that the slightest hint of anything must be given.
So Var is picking up on tenuous claims the ref might have missed, and the ref is giving them purely because of slow mo and the opportunity to look 9 nine times.
If it's factual, don't ask the ref just overturn.
If it's not factual, then if the ref can't see a glaring mistake in two views, it can't be clear and obvious, don't change decision.
The refs seem to think the slightest hint of anything must be given because that's the laws of the game. You're either in an offside position gaining an advantage/interfering with play or you're not. VAR is there to check on all goals and so they can't really ignore a decision like that once they've looked at the replay can they?
Where do you draw the line for the margin for error? It'll much the same as the decision on whether something is a clear and obvious error, ie it just doesn't really work.