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VAR and Added Time Season 2023/2024

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ManofNorfolk1805

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Brentford v Spurs - Brentford penalty incident - played on for 2 1/2 minutes before VAR referral and decision. a) If Spurs had scored in that 2 1/2 minutes, would it have counted? and b) Did that 2 1/2 minutes get included in the time added on at the end of the half, because it did not count?
I lead a very strange life, probing into the corners of existence no-one else knew were there. PS It looks as if the new added time rules have been created to give home teams extended chances to score.
 
Gunvald Larsson

Gunvald Larsson

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Get rid of VAR and return the offside and handball rules to how they had been for decades. I like the new added time rules, especially as in the EFL they don't have the ridiculous VAR to deal with.
 
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ManofNorfolk1805

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Gunvald, I agree with you wholeheartedly on added time, but that does not answer the question. I would prefer a fully transparent system where the fans can see the clock stopped, as in rugby league. My view on handball is that a free kick / penalty should be given, if the player handling the ball gains an advantage by doing so. In relation to offside, i go with Brian Clough (expletives deleted) - "If you are not interfering with play, what are you doing on the pitch?" My overall view of VAR was that it was set up to favour the "big clubs" and I have seen nothing yet to change my mind.
And last night's Wolves penalty (which wasn't) supports that view. On a broader point, for a long time, goalkeepers have got away with clattering attackers nowhere near the ball without being penalised. Perhaps it is time for VAR to look at these incidents more even-handedly.
 
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