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Re: The VAR thread
« Reply #1065 on: Mon 20 Jun 2022 05:05 »
I heard a bit of the IFAB Press Conference after the AGM last week. They spoke a bit about the semi-automated offside VAR and how the information would be fed directly to the VAR rather than the on-field officials. They have yet to make a final decision on if it will be used at the World Cup.

There's been some talk about what impact the system will have on the delayed flag process and I'm intrigued as to what it will be. It might work to have a system where the assistant communicates over the headset that they believe it to be offside and the VAR confirms this if so. It would be interesting as to how this worked in practice.

I am also wondering how they will deal with situations where there is ambiguity over whether a defender deflected the ball or deliberately played it. It might end up being the case that we still generally need to wait until the end of play before the decision is made so the delayed flag will still operate but the final decision will just be quicker? Not having to wait 3 or 4 minutes for lines to be drawn would certainly be a good thing.

The IFAB press conference also mentioned they would be looking at ways to deal with timekeeping. Perhaps the independent timekeeper concept or 60 minute games could be back on the table?
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Re: The VAR thread
« Reply #1066 on: Fri 01 Jul 2022 16:10 »
Some info on the automated offsides:https://www.espn.co.uk/football/fifa-world-cup/story/4692793/world-cup-will-semi-automated-offside-be-the-big-var-fix-many-hoped-for
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Re: The VAR thread
« Reply #1067 on: Sat 02 Jul 2022 12:28 »
Thanks - so confirmation the system will be used at World Cup. I think that it will be a good development for VAR.

Ideally, there would be some mechanism in place to alert fans and viewers if the system has indicated a likely offside which the VAR is just confirming.

If the assistant delays the flag and indicates over the headset they believe it to be offside, I wonder if something will be built in to allow the VAR to confirm this if the system indicates it? In time, that could stop the game from carrying on if the offside decision is known to be correct.

With the delayed flag, I still think that was something the Premier League got right initially and the approach of the assistant raising the flag but the referee delaying the whistle was preferable. It at least gave fans an idea of the likely final decision.
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Re: The VAR thread
« Reply #1068 on: Sat 03 Sep 2022 18:08 »
Once again today there has been a spate of debatable VAR decisions today , people say they are factual but are they ?? For me it’s a safety net for referees and it’s another referees ( the VAR referee ) opinion. VAR is a shambles in England every week it throws up debates that range from VAR getting involved when there was no need to VAR getting decisions wrong this shouldn’t be the case VAR should only be used for clear and obvious errors by the onfield officials
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Re: The VAR thread
« Reply #1069 on: Sun 04 Sep 2022 15:21 »
Must remember to record Ref Watch tomorrow if I'm not in at the time.  Plenty for Dermot and pundits to chew over.
My own view is that Mason, Gillett and Scott wrongly got involved and advised OFRs, while Coute failed to intervene when he should have done.  I was surprised that in the Brentford v Leeds game, Jones didn't give anything for the pull-back outside, or the foul just inside, the area.