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    Tonight Blades versus Newcastle United

    83 minutes gone Newcastle 2-0 up, then you look at the stats.
    United possession 73 % - Newcastle 27 %
    United shots 12 - Newcastle 4
    United ontarget 6 - Newcastle 3
    United Corners 7 - Newcastle 1
    United fouls 8 - Newcastle 6

    Blades have most of the game, but nowt doing.

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    Toon keeper had a great game.

    Henderson should’ve played to the whistle.

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    No sympathy for the second goal. Both Newcastle players clearly onside and the Blades players just stood still because the linesman had flagged. Shelvey carried on and just slotted it home while Henderson made no attempt to stop him from scoring. VAR works both ways so Shelvey did well to carry on and score. VAR is definitely an animal that both sets of fans view as ok, just depends if you're on the losing side.

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    Blades lose to Newcastle 0-2

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    Toon keeper was great
    Well done Shelvey on ignoring the flag and played to the whistle like it should be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    No sympathy for the second goal. Both Newcastle players clearly onside and the Blades players just stood still because the linesman had flagged. Shelvey carried on and just slotted it home while Henderson made no attempt to stop him from scoring. VAR works both ways so Shelvey did well to carry on and score. VAR is definitely an animal that both sets of fans view as ok, just depends if you're on the losing side.
    The linesmen have been told not to flag in that situation though so it was still confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by great_fire View Post
    The linesmen have been told not to flag in that situation though so it was still confusing.
    Of course assistant refs should flag otherwise what’s the point of them being there, Sorry but you play to the whistle simple as. The Ref did not blow so you carry on. ALL players know that rule, apparently the Blades players don’t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brin View Post
    Of course assistant refs should flag otherwise what’s the point of them being there, Sorry but you play to the whistle simple as. The Ref did not blow so you carry on. ALL players know that rule, apparently the Blades players don’t.
    The FIFA directive is not to flag for tight offside decisions, otherwise VAR will not work.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...rluigi-collina

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-VAR-work.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by great_fire View Post
    The FIFA directive is not to flag for tight offside decisions, otherwise VAR will not work.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...rluigi-collina

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-VAR-work.html
    GF; thanks for the pointers had no idea about them. That makes it even worse and play would continue and IF a goal is scored, only then will VAR step in. What a waste of a players energy chasing a cause to only to be ruled out. VAR is a mess and causes so much confusion.

    I suppose running it the way you describe it, allows the attacking team the benefit of the doubt. Get now why the ref didn’t blow but, even the assistants don’t look like they even understand the rules.

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