Quiffy wrote:probably just an honest mistake, ironically the sort that people seem to be hankering for because they don't like VAR either.
dunno if you've ever tried running a line or reffing but in real time with the human eyes and human brain, it's very difficult, you're never going to get it all correct, hence the refs trying to get VAR to help them out. so long as people can accept it's never going to be perfect (and more often than not you can see players showing they get it wrong by appealing for all sorts of crap), then people may see it's an improvement.(if you define an improvement as more decisions being correct)
I've found myself as near full time lino for the boys team as it happens, there's 3 of us prepared to do it, down from 4 last season but 1 of the others works away a lot and the other is practically always carrying some sort of injury (hernia op, now something with his knee).
It's definitely changed my viewpoint, I find I'm more tuned in for when to glance over at the lino. It's also helped me appreciate the difficulty in certain situations. Sometimes I forget who played the ball when it unexpectedly goes out of play because someone misses the ball. I expected long basis over the top to be difficult but they're surprisingly not, the difficult ones are the ones down the near touchline due to the need to watch for throws as well as the line if the last man.
VAR would likely prove I'm worse at it than I think I am but as they're all 12 I can keep up with play (though last weekend they had a quick winger and made good use of him, I was fucking knackered!).