Yet another great example of why (I'm a massive fan of VAR myself) VAR does not really seem to function that fantastically in the PL. For once, I think two clear and obvious cases were missed. Oliver gives PK for a trip on Pogba, although the contact is initiated by Pogba, VAR probably decides...
Great example of what was discussed in a different thread: minute 70, Pulisic through on goal, gets fouled but advantage and barely misses an open net. No YC after the play though, should have been one
Well lads(and lasses), your opinions on this? I feel it's clearly trickery and a direct result of why backpasses weren't allowed anymore as a result of time wasting being a distinct possibility. However, I'm unsure who to caution here if I am sure about the trying to circumvent the laws.
In this off-season, I often grasp every opportunity to discuss something. How do we feel about the teamwork here? Seems odd for the ref to come running across from 40 yards with the card in hand. I'd feel they should get this one correct in the first instance...
Hi all, for once I'd like to bring a positive note to these type of threads. Last Saturday, I had my first serious mass con. Never had one before as the leagues I work on are generally well behaved. However, minute 87 and Green 12 slides in with excessive force. Unfortunately, I had cramped up...
Highly debatable handball, but seems to be the way FIFA is headed in terms of the LotG. Skomina has given those before. Personally really disagree.
Also AR2 was especially impressive, and Skomina is still incredibly highly skilled
Half expected this thread to be there already since I've seen some (Man U) based outrage online that Dybala didn't get a straight red for his tackle, as compared to Nani five years ago. Personally, I agreed with Cakir back then and now as well.
How does everyone feel about both tackles...
In the above link, I think this one is incredibly difficult to decide at first glance. Ref + VAR didn't give a pen, but there's some controversy here.
What do you all think?
Well, here it goes. My first post here and I've already become last week's ref. My first couple of games went by smoothly and my assessor keeps on providing me with very useful information regarding my postioning and communication with the players. Improvement does show and that's what I'm glad...
I'm a referee from the Netherlands who's recently completed his course but has already been a ref for a few years. Always thought I knew the Laws extremely well until I had to make a test :)
Anyways, I'm liking the forum already