See you next Tuesday
- Mar 10, 2005
That's what surprised me when the first goal was given, not that it wasn't pulled back for a penalty, but that the handball wasn't judged to have been part of the attack that led to the goal, which should instantly have led to it being chalked off. I suppose it can be argued that the awful attempt at a clearance starts a new phase of play.There was 2 handballs in that phase of play, the game should have been stopped at the very least.
What VAR has done in the PL this season is that it's shown up the refs as being at best uneven and at worst incompetent, and it's highlighted that the offside and handball rules in particular are not fit for purpose and need further tweaking at the earliest possible opportunity. VAR is not a useful tool when the competence of those using the technology isn't good enough.It heavily goes to the quality of refs, no? Atkinsons and Mikedeans are crazy with or without VAR
Cakir and Bryh on the other hand benefit from VAR cause they use it properly