Level 7 Referee
As they’ve just said VAR could have overruled GLT, so wonder why they never happened either
I would understand it not being overruled by Oliver and co. But VAR have pretty damning evidence. Now to put my claret and blue glasses back on...exactly right. The GLT has been incredibly reliable up to this point. You’d be very brave to be the one trying to overrule it (even though they would have been right in this case)
They should be in serious trouble anyway! It seems they've missed a goal even though they're allowed to look at replays.Given at one point he was pushing the ball onto the back of the post it had to have been over the line. Plus the lack of a goal line decision view like we normally get speaks volumes.
I think the officials may have known it was in, but there isn't really a lot they can do unless they are 110% sure it was over. If they overruled the tech and gave a goal only for it to be proven it hadn't gone in they'd be in serious trouble.
I get what you're saying but I think some human sensibility has to be applied. I think it would be more acceptable if it was last season pre-VAR and they couldn't monitor replays.exactly right. The GLT has been incredibly reliable up to this point. You’d be very brave to be the one trying to overrule it (even though they would have been right in this case)
I don't blame the on-field crew here. From their angles, they weren't absolutely sure, so they relied on the technology. GLT said no goal.
VAR has to be aware enough that maybe something is up and they should take a look at it. I know you can say, "GLT will pick it up". Well, technology fails sometimes. If VAR is the last line of defense and designed to correct clear and obvious* errors, then you have to be aware enough to see if a replay can clearly show this.
* except for offside decisions . . .