THEWELLERNUT70 wrote:People seem to have completely forgot the fact that for a change in decision to happen it needs to be "clear and obvious "
There was an incident tonight where France scored a belter of a goal only then for it to be ruled offside after a two minute delay due to the goal scorer having the big toe of her standing foot offside. Its absolutely killing the joy of football imo
If it takes a piece of footage of an incident to be played ,rewound, then played again 20 or more times, in some instances, then slowed down all over a two minute period it is neither clear nor obvious and should remain with the original decision of the onfield officials
That was the original remit from FIFA when VAR was to be implemented.
So when your TV pundits say and accept that "I know it's taken a while, and things need to be speeded up, but at least the right decision was made", they are wrong!
It's the definition of "level" that needs to be cleared up.
In normal games, the normal linesman is not expected to asses one player's boot against another player's shoulder to see which is further forward. They are "level" and hence not offside. VAR is abolishing "level" and saying that one player must be further forward, even if by a fraction of an inch.
They need to do one of two things:
1. Change the laws to emphasise that VAR rules are now different from normal rules.
2. Accept that "level" is still in the rules, and accept that it means if you can't see who is further forward with a naked eye on a still photo, then the players are level.
In the meantime, if they want to be consistent, they should demote tonight's linesman for making a "clear and obvious error". We can't have officials making "clear and obvious errors" like that and expecting to be reappointed.