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Post Match: Liverpool v Chelsea (Super Cup 14/8/19 8pm

Man of the match

  • Adrian

    Votes: 76 51.0%
  • Gomez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Matip

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • Van Dijk

    Votes: 8 5.4%
  • Robertson

    Votes: 2 1.3%
  • Fabinho

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Milner

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Henderson

    Votes: 1 0.7%
  • Oxlade-Chamberlain

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mane

    Votes: 76 51.0%
  • Salah

    Votes: 3 2.0%
  • Firmino (on 45')

    Votes: 60 40.3%

  • Total voters
    149
  • Poll closed .

Limiescouse

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I think the solution is to stop thinking that VAR can solve every officiating problem on the pitch.

I want to see the linesman put his flag up and give offside if he thinks it’s offside. Otherwise, as others have said, you’re going to end up with a player injured chasing an attacker who should have been called off.

If VAR can’t help with that one, so be it.
I think what we need to avoid is allowing VAR to change the way the game is played. If that Pulisic goal was allowed to go on because the lino didnt think it was offside then VAR did well. If it was allowed to go on because the lino wanted to flag but cannot because it was close and so has to let the move play out to be reviewed by VAR later then football has become an absurdity.
 


RedSeven

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I think what we need to avoid is allowing VAR to change the way the game is played. If that Pulisic goal was allowed to go on because the lino didnt think it was offside then VAR did well. If it was allowed to go on because the lino wanted to flag but cannot because it was close and so has to let the move play out to be reviewed by VAR later then football has become an absurdity.
With play being allowed to move on, even though the goal was disallowed it gives chelsea confidence that they can break us down, gives pulisic shooting practice and makes our defense that little bit more nervous and keeps us on the backfoot.
If the linesman/woman knows it's offside then it has to be called at that point.
 

Commando

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I think what we need to avoid is allowing VAR to change the way the game is played. If that Pulisic goal was allowed to go on because the lino didnt think it was offside then VAR did well. If it was allowed to go on because the lino wanted to flag but cannot because it was close and so has to let the move play out to be reviewed by VAR later then football has become an absurdity.
The lineswoman put her flag up as soon as Pulisic scored. She knew he was offside. But under the new rules, she's told not to flag. It's ridiculous.
 

redalways

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The lineswoman put her flag up as soon as Pulisic scored. She knew he was offside. But under the new rules, she's told not to flag. It's ridiculous.
Yet how often do we see goals wrongly disallowed for offside because of the linesmen? I'm very curious why there's so much opposition towards VAR, as opposed to the sentiment that VAR has a lot that can be done to improve it. The implementation that they currently have is no doubt imperfect, with examples given in this very game via the dive that was not correctly overruled, but implementing a coherent revamp of the refereeing system was always going to be hard, with questions of how to supplement the decision-making of the officials on the field, without undermining the central authority that the referee is supposed to be.

I'd rather it be harsh on defenders than let marginal offsides go the wrong way.