Massive difference between the way we use it and the way it's done in the rest of Europe. We have another referee effectively monitoring one of his colleagues and, if I understand it right, having the authority to say "That was a penalty", or not. The onfield ref then has to make that decision. So he is effectively overruled.aklhammer wrote: ↑Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:21 amWatched a lot of the games this weekend and felt like VAR hq was just on holiday, apart from the NL derby maybe where drama was at stake. Seemed like a normal weekend of shit decisions that might have been offside or given as penalties that weren't, who knows. Its the same twats in charge of the twats that made a twat of this all in the first place, innit. Fuck these twats.
Elsewhere the ref is told "You might want to have a look at that". He trots off to a pitchside monitor, review his decision, and changes it if he considers his original decision to be wrong. So the onfield ref remains in charge. He changes his own decision. And the bloke monitoring the VAR knows that next week it could be him out on the field and the bloke he's just called uut could be monitoring him.
Think about it.