If they got external referees to look after the VAR part and their opinion given then I'd be all for it. The SFAs refs would be found out in seconds as the lying bastards that they are. They'd probably quit in fact as they'd know they'd be caught out.
I don't disagree either but Goal Line Technology is of course a bit different from VAR (which is hugely more expensive) and covers many more aspects of a match in play !
The trouble is the cost of having it 'everywhere' is prohibitive.
The Scottish problem is crap referees (amateur) who have questionable training ( and maybe blinkered vision ) when it comes to fairness and a lack of biass. This is an area which needs to be sorted out above all else and which cannot be remedied by VAR !
Fair play to BT if they are offering to install VAR in whatever grounds they are likely to be covering , but, I thought they were at least, to some extent backing off from future coverage of Scottish football with SKy taking up the mantle ?
Yes quite possibly. Pick up the odd stream here and hear the comments of we have an ex referees opinion and that should have been a red card etc etc. Fits right into the corrupt SPL and I am struggling to recall a decision he commented on where we benefited from his opinion.
As was demonstrated in the Hearts game and weekly on Sportscene, an independent qualified referee must be allowed an uninfluenced decision on what incidents are worthy of a second look and not a tv company or its commentary crew, or else the whole process is soiled.
To be honest it is having teething problems in Holland. Last weekend there was a penalty given by the ref that was never a penalty. No VAR. A penalty not given by the ref that was a stonewaller and no sign from the VAR.
For the trial in Holland Ajax had it for 6 months and then Feynoord had it for 6 months. I really believe it is a must for top division football.