BT Sport offer to trial VAR on their live Scottish games

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  1. ZvP

    ZvP Well-Known Member

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    Don't think that's how VAR works.
     
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    Some real paranoid folk in this thread, the ones who think it’s a bad thing.
     
  3. Henry Hill

    Henry Hill Well-Known Member Official Ticketer

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    Everyone should welcome it
    What’s to be worried about if it means all decisions being fair and right eh??
     
  4. JohnWoods

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    The problem is, VAR is still subjective. So they can still make the wrong decision as we saw at the World Cup a few times. I don’t think it will benefit us as much as people think
     
  5. Arminius

    Arminius Well-Known Member Official Ticketer

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    And "Francis"
     
  6. Bobafett Bear

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    I think it should trialled and tested here,the reffing standard is appalling in up here.

    WATP
     
  7. Diego Maradona

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    You just know they’re going to turn this down
     
  8. Blueranger45

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    plenty of corruption potential in it, this is the SFA/SPFL we are talking about
     
  9. TheMilster

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    Trial by Sutton no thanks
     
  10. Gazza1872

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    They'd need to start showing replays that might favour Rangers then, or would they??
     
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  11. StirlingGer

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    Do any other games really matter?
     
  12. Sam English

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    Please, NO !

    Rangers hating filth.
     
  13. devilman

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    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.
     
  14. LivornoLoyal

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    That’s a great advert for not having BT Sport ! :D
     
  15. rossgers

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    I think the point is, it would be them choosing and asking the questions.
     
  16. Barclay the Bear

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    Scotlands referees ain't fit for purpose, var would destroy them, this will not come in soon
     
  17. gersfanal

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    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 ?
     
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  18. Hank

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    I’m sensing you’re against it?
     
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    To easy and obvious
     
  20. Tom Petty

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    Why? Surely one game is better than none? It's no different to one team getting John Beaton at the weekend and one team not.
     
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    I think the refs would welcome it. Shouldn’t any VAR panel be made up of retired ex refs? At least 3?

    I don’t think they’ll go for it though because you then don’t need the compliance officer. Who would the Twatter Tarriers complain to then?
     
  22. longtimedead

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    VAR but only if it is at every SPFL game, televised or not.

    To have it only on a few matches is unfair.

    Sporting Integrity ?
     
  23. EndOfDays

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    25% of our premiership teams can't afford grass.
     
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    Chris Sutton would get the job as VAR checker.
     
  25. Crispy Bacon

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    You are off your head
     
  26. Cauldwell

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    And who decides what incidents are highlighted, it would need to be a separate entity to avoid accusations of bias.
     
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    What even ex SFA referees ?
     
  28. Commodore Carbuncle

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    Yes, who else?
     
  29. Superrangers

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    Blatantly. They won’t want anyone interfering with their cosy little set-up.
     
  30. Superrangers

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    The same incidents that are highlighted by VAR everywhere in the world.
     
  31. Cauldwell

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    VAR in Scotland could lead us to games that could go on for hours after all the incidents have been looked at again.
     
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    Viewing Against Rangers
     
  33. gersfanal

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    As I suspected :)
     
  34. gersfanal

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    :mad:
     
  35. Kangabloodyroo

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    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.
     
  36. Kangabloodyroo

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    Hank I'm all for it but only if we have clarity on who these people are and we are not being ruled further by more incompetent half wits with hidden agendas.
     
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  37. rossgers

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    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.
     
  38. Bazoo

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    Definitely take it. There will be refs and not Sutton making the call
     
  39. temperance

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    No
    Not so many, Hibs v Hearts and a couple of others.
     
  40. Dave570

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    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.
     

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