Author Topic: The Emirates FA Cup – Fourth Round Proper (Fri 22nd - Tue 26th JAN 2021)  (Read 5607 times)

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ajb95

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Meanwhile a mishap from Mason at Sheffield Utd - no handball given when defender puts arms up in front of his face..
You won’t see a worse decision than that this weekend  ::)
As a Argyle fan I’m grateful to mr mason and var both ruling no pen but IMO it was clear and I was just waiting resigned for it to be given , you did hear Jared gillet say “ completely in the green zone” whatever the green zone is ? FWIW that decision aside I thought lee mason was excellent but I suppose some might say league one is his level , personally I thought he was better than the vast majority of officials seen in league one.

I said it couldn’t be beaten but Kevin Friend take a bow. Not even close to be a penalty it’s one of the clearest dives you’ll see. He wants dropping for 2 weeks for that

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Re Argyle pen not given - I heard it was thought it hit Watts in the armpit. But I was equally resigned. On the flip side, Mayor seemed to be pushed over in the box near the end, but no evidence of a VAR review.

Gillet’s live verdict in a strong Aussie accent made me think for a moment I was watching an umpire review in a test match !
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I cant see how that hit his armpit at all. Clear forearm for me - should have been a pen.
As for Friend, oh dear oh dear

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Am I missing something or are they giving access to VAR audio now?

ajb95

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IMO, Michael Oliver's award for Leicester was dubious to say the least. Oliver's positioning is exemplary, but for me, sometimes he is too quick with the whistle.

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IMO, Michael Oliver's award for Leicester was dubious to say the least. Oliver's positioning is exemplary, but for me, sometimes he is too quick with the whistle.

I thought he was quick on the whistle on a couple of occasions when a (potential) advantage could have been played. That said he did play some good advantages as well. Didn't have a problem with the penalty having seen the replays. It looked like a clip on the ankle from behind, which is often not as easy to spot as the trip in front of the attacker's leg.  For me, it was significant that the offender showed no dissent and from his expression he looked resigned to the decision. 

There might have been another couple of YC's, but with the morning's snow it couldn't have been the easiest surface despite the pitch looking in decent condition.  Maybe Oliver took that into account.  Overall, I felt he refereed an entertaining game well. 

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Am I missing something or are they giving access to VAR audio now?

My understanding was that the tv commentators can hear what the VAR says but not the referee.  Both Sky and BT have mentioned this.  In this instance, I just wonder if someone pressed a wrong button and the VAR comments were broadcast by mistake.
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But this is why a little bit of audio from the var (it doesn’t have to be the whole Convo with the ref it can be as the final decision is being madel) would do two things. It would help explain why a decision has/hasn’t been made and secondly it is likely to make fans more aware of the actual laws. When Jarred said green zone you now know why it wasn’t awarded as a penalty and it takes away the doubt. I doubt fans know about green zone but if they heard that they are likely to know and fans will have a better understanding. It works in other sports that has technology so why won’t it work in football.
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