White Hart Pain
yesterday's game: ref gave a foul against West Brom (where Gallagher I think got the ball but took out the man). Exact same situation as with Hojbjerg vs Brighton where VAR check gave the wrong decision.
Strangely, from what I can understand, that was the first time a referee has not reversed his decision after being referred back to the pitchside monitor. The VAR panel deliberately give the referees a chance to save some face and change their minds apparently but as you quite rightly say this prick valued his pride more and stuck to his guns.In my opinion the VAR-room should have the power to overthrow the referees decision. In the Brighton game I'm sure the VAR people/person didn't agree with the decision or else the referee wouldn't have gone and looked at the event again. The problem with letting the referee decide is to much ego/pride/narcissism among referees, they always look to back up their original decision.
go to any rugby match with a video ref (or TMO), which i understand is only ones that are televised (a concept I utterly disagree with),and you buy the ref link pack. Im astonished that the premier league missed this opportunity to make a couple of quidThis makes it worse for me, just listen and hear how quickly it's confirmed, like 3 seconds! No way was it replayed in that time, no fucking way.
That said if VAR remains (it's clear by now that it shouldn't) the commentary of the officials should be available to all and live (just as it is in Rugby). With many laws of the game having to be "interpreted" there is NEVER 100% consensus, there will NEVER be black or white, yes or no decisions. This means it's imperative that those watching are "sold" the decision.
I remember having one in 5 Nations (1999 England vs Wales at Wembley, bastard of a game), that's 21yrs ago!! (Didn't like it mind, not when you're at the game).go to any rugby match with a video ref (or TMO), which i understand is only ones that are televised (a concept I utterly disagree with),and you buy the ref link pack. Im astonished that the premier league missed this opportunity to make a couple of quid