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    So VAR

    Thoughts? Having seen it in action in the Women's WC I think if it's going to stay the only way I'd prefer to see it work is for each team to have say two 'challenges' per match and like cricket & tennis if you use it and you're wrong you've lost your challenge; and for the ref to use it when they want to verify a decision, otherwise I'm not in favour of remote reviews taking place during the game when the ref hasn't called for them.

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    It needs tweaking and was always going to have issues but long term it will benefit the game. Just need to work out the best route forward that reduces the amount of times it is stopping the game.

    Challenges would be interesting but what happens if there is a blatant error or offside that everyone can see on replays, is it still over turned? Or do they just ignore it? Its got a long way to go VAR before it works to the benefit of everyone.

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    I say that in that if we have challenges you've got to remove the ref referring things otherwise the game stop endlessly as it would be like the current situation but with the added stoppages of opponents challenging a refs decision, I would like to see red cards reviewed possibly even with the player going off but being allowed to return if their red is proven to be unjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joellufcprice View Post
    I say that in that if we have challenges you've got to remove the ref referring things otherwise the game stop endlessly as it would be like the current situation but with the added stoppages of opponents challenging a refs decision, I would like to see red cards reviewed possibly even with the player going off but being allowed to return if their red is proven to be unjust.
    but if you limit challenges to one or two, teams will have to use them judiciously; if they challenge and are correct, fair enough they have corrected an error, challenge without care and get it wrong, bang you've lost your challenge.

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    Am overall in favour but as seen with Citeh v Spurs and England sf, the unbridled goal celebrations will be subdued as we await confirmation, in time it could be seconds but think the game becomes a little sanitised 🤪

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    Should have come out at least 5 years ago football is so fast now the refs need help to get the important decisions correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by klix View Post
    Should have come out at least 5 years ago football is so fast now the refs need help to get the important decisions correct
    And they will still get it wrong with VAR as we have seen on countless occasions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    And they will still get it wrong with VAR as we have seen on countless occasions..
    Youd think that between the 4 of them, they could get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyni View Post
    Youd think that between the 4 of them, they could get it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billyni View Post
    Youd think that between the 4 of them, they could get it right.
    Truthfully, and I am possibly the only person that will ever say this... I don't want every decision in football to be exact and correct. I love the controversial decisions, the talking points, the sob story, the moments of luck or we got away with one there. It all part of the magic of football for me.

    I don't want to see that eroded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    At least your taste in music is better than your taste in football clubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeedsFTW View Post
    Truthfully, and I am possibly the only person that will ever say this... I don't want every decision in football to be exact and correct. I love the controversial decisions, the talking points, the sob story, the moments of luck or we got away with one there. It all part of the magic of football for me.

    I don't want to see that eroded.
    Yep, I'm with you on that, as frustrating as it is on many occasions it's all part of the richness of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    And they will still get it wrong with VAR as we have seen on countless occasions..
    98% of decisions are proved correct
    It is here and staying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentman View Post
    Yep, I'm with you on that, as frustrating as it is on many occasions it's all part of the richness of the game.
    Do you honestly think theirry Henry handling the ball to send France to a major tournament is correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by klix View Post
    Do you honestly think theirry Henry handling the ball to send France to a major tournament is correct
    I didn't say it was 'correct', same as Roofe's against Forest wasn't, but you win some and you lose some, the game's always been like that and I'm not sure it would be the same if every decision was clinically corrected by VAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentman View Post
    Yep, I'm with you on that, as frustrating as it is on many occasions it's all part of the richness of the game.
    Until (as happens to us far too often), the decisions go against you, then it's just sh1t officials!😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTF11 View Post
    Until (as happens to us far too often), the decisions go against you, then it's just sh1t officials!��
    True, food for thought though, some of the most memorable talking points in football are the controversial decisions and the ones that were wrong?

    Ramos fouling Salah (deliberately imo) in 2018 Champions league final, Diego's hand of God, even England's goal against Germany in 66.

    The bad decisions are part of the fabric of football, making the good or lucky decision all the more sweeter and generates genuine interest.

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