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I have generally always been a supporter of VAR and many of the issues have been human related ( indecision etc ) rather than technology. And undoubtably more decisions are now ultimately right than before, in particular the clearly on review wrong ones ( even if a few to my mind startling decisions are still given after review ) so, to wolf, that is a relevant point.

However, I have never been in a stadium when VAR has been i operation ( may sometime fairly soon if I catch a St Mirren match, wirh the recent Scottish Premiership introduction of VAR ) but I can I think understand and sympathise with the changed live spectator experience. The fans in the stadium matter so much more than those sitting at home on their couches

So overall, I am not really sure. I guess it's here in some form to stay so decisons have to become quicker and the communication to fans better.



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Can someone tell me on what universe is this not a penalty?

https://mobile.twitter.com/mortimer_ben/status/1591534104616787968



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wolf wrote:

Can someone tell me on what universe is this not a penalty?

https://mobile.twitter.com/mortimer_ben/status/1591534104616787968


One of many really poor decisions yesterday.

The Spurs first goal against Leeds was a clear foul on the keeper and how Seagull isn't here protesting about the obvious penalty Brighton should have had against Villa, I'll never know.



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Just par for the course now Bob. Sick of it. Now watch the World Cup implement it perfectly.

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seagull wrote:

Just par for the course now Bob. Sick of it. Now watch the World Cup implement it perfectly.


Agreed.



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Ha, Scottish referees know how to give penalties. Catch the Ross County one vs Celtic from Saturday if you can. Since the Celtic defender couldn't instantly make his arm disappear the ref gave a penalty and the VAR chap bizarrely confirmed it.

Scottish refs are on another level though 



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indiana wrote:

Ha, Scottish referees know how to give penalties. Catch the Ross County one vs Celtic from Saturday if you can. Since the Celtic defender couldn't instantly make his arm disappear the ref gave a penalty and the VAR chap bizarrely confirmed it.

Scottish refs are on another level though 


 I'm not sure it's going to make a huge difference in Celtic's SPL season



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As I am sure many will have seen, the promoters of the WC have been accused of using locals dressed up as fans from various countries in their marketing videos. As an example, here are the 'Spanish' fans.

https://twitter.com/wc22updates/status/1593963357324791808?s=48&t=0D_IIFPZiuylYs6UAjXqaQ

In one of the funnier responses that I have seen, one poster asks

Where are these Spanish fans from ?

To which another responds

Qatarlonia.

Genius LOL.



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Japan vs Saudi Arabia in the final ?

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Bob in Spain wrote:

Japan vs Saudi Arabia in the final ?


 All great fun biggrin



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Japan vs Saudi Arabia in the final ?


Though if they win all their group games and top their groups they will land in the same half of the draw 

Great fun indeed !



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Despite being sceptical when it started (Qatar, in winter?) I have enjoyed this World Cup so far. Mainly watched highlights
And the evening games due to work, its hard to think weve only been playing a few days with games
Coming at 4 a day.

Looking forward to England again tomorrow evening !

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JonH comes home wrote:

Despite being sceptical when it started (Qatar, in winter?) I have enjoyed this World Cup so far. Mainly watched highlights
And the evening games due to work, its hard to think weve only been playing a few days with games
Coming at 4 a day.

Looking forward to England again tomorrow evening !


 I did look forward to England - but not sure I should have bothered. At least we are effectively through to the knockout stages 



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Away from the World Cup, proper football still happening - Im off down to Hartlepool today to watch the night Gate in the fa cup! Go Town !

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JonH comes home wrote:
JonH comes home wrote:

Despite being sceptical when it started (Qatar, in winter?) I have enjoyed this World Cup so far. Mainly watched highlights
And the evening games due to work, its hard to think weve only been playing a few days with games
Coming at 4 a day.

Looking forward to England again tomorrow evening !


 I did look forward to England - but not sure I should have bothered. At least we are effectively through to the knockout stages 


When did they introduce this nonsense about GD and goals scored coming before H2H? Much more interesting if H2H came next after points 

Actually I do generally prefer the way it is now.

Getting plenty 0-0 draws ( intermingled with some big scores ). I recall it took ages to get a 0-0 draw in Russia.



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