This is total ********.
Other sports require far more complex decisions, made at a far higher rate, on situations occuring at much higher pace than football typically involves.
You're being asked to choose between deliberate, unintended but unfair, or incidental and acceptable.
The laws are...
Pretty much correct, except "manufacturing an offence" is no longer a thing (either it really is an offence by the defender, or the attacker who made it happen was doing something wrong/dangerous of their own first).
I still don't know why an IFK in the PA is not simply made a CK. Clears up all...
Before, the mistakes were because of political interference with how the laws say VAR should work.
Now, the mistakes will be because of FIFA's political interference. Clearly this is preferable, FIFA has no trouble with corruption.
If the intent is to prevent unnecessary delay to the game, no exact limit should be prescribed at all.
Leave it to the referee to make a decision about how long is too long:
Once the goalkeeper has clear space around them, the impending free kick against the goalkeeper is shown by a raised arm...
You can have your view, and others can criticise the part of it that you put in public for how it contradicts known experience or has absolutely zero rational basis in facts.
Your point is clear, it's also thoroughly unhelpful, in the first place for being so far from reality as to make one...
It wouldn't matter if a thousand referees died right now, there are still thousands of others who would live. So, again, unless you are seriously expecting the majority of football to be forever lost, making nonsense predictions and then hiding behind "nobody really knows the future" is very...
If thermonuclear war were sharp on the horizon, that might be a legitimate point, but unless you expect the total collapse of civilization to the point football never occurs again, seems more like an avoidance of acknowledging the total groundlessness of the prediction.
Rugby has used TMO for close to (or more than) two decades.
Hockey has had it for one and a half decades.
The roles of the on-field officials has only been strengthened in both sports.
Talking as if VAR will replace referees at all, let alone in ten years, is on par with Chicken Little's...
It's almost as if they think referees aren't stupid and can make decisions based on understanding the game combined with looking at the play in context.
Judging from many of the posts in recent threads, I'm more and more convinced that this is not true at all, and footballers (whether they kick...
EPL is not football, it's football-based entertainment.
The players are there to act a part, as are the officials, and it's close enough to the real high-level thing that the skills are transferable, but the whole thing is about making money for the clubs and the organisers.
The sooner this is...
For me calling it is about communication of the decision, it pre-empts the arguments when someone has assumed it's theirs and didn't look. Always confirm with the signal, to avoid coathangers with your AR as well.
Definitely the colour of the team who should have the ball next, optionally the colour of who last played it.
"Off Blue, Yellow ball"
"Black put it out, Red throw"
While I don't like to discourage the enthusiasm, I think taking time to think about games in between and let the major thoughts resolve and settle in the mind is just as important for good development. Making a mistake five times a week and then realising afterwards, is not as helpful as...
When the majority of the discussion and conversation is centred around one country's football, it's definitely off-putting, or implied that other countries probably won't be taken as seriously or have specific expertise available.
The forum is also set up with a very specific labelling system...
The exact width of the foci will only affect the height of the ellipse and the rope length gives the width, it's slightly more straightforward to say "X distance out from the goalposts with rope of length Y" is all.
Probably would be simpler to round the numbers at 14 yards each side of centre...
It seems weird, but the ellipse would be easier. Just need a stick in the ground nine yards out from each goalpost, make a loop of rope the right size, and as long as the loop is pulled tight between the sticks and your marker, it's perfect.