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VAR has a long way to go

West Ham supporters at the Amex stadium were left in the dark again by VAR just as they were the preceding weekend at the London Stadium.

The decisions are still taking too long spoiling the flow of the game and information at the stadium for fans inside the ground is next to non-existence.

At Brighton, even the checking VAR graphic was delayed by 60 seconds as the home team played their goal video and graphics over and over again.

Only then came a checking VAR message came up followed by another 60 seconds wait before the goal was ruled out much to a huge cheer of Hammers fans.

The three thousand away fans or home fans were none the wiser who had been ruled offside and had rely on mobile phones and Twitter to find out.

The Premier League had promised video replays of decisions overturned but that has yet to happen at West Ham games.

When Hernandez scored his goal there were no graphics for VAR so we had rely on the referee pointing to the centre spot for kick off again.

VAR has much to learn and needs to improve and quickly if it to survive.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “VAR has a long way to go

  1. Why is any west ham fan moaning about var.
    Its saved us from goals already thus season :/

  2. After match video was misleading about the offside and I had to wait for MOTD. Then it was only 75% because of the distorted angle and telephoto.

  3. VAR should never have been introduced in the first place . It was only put in place to cover some very poor refereeing and blind linemen who can’t keep up with the game . Having to keep your arms at your sides isn’t natural anyway . But despite that you can now still be penalized if the ball hits your “ out of play “ arm wheather you are defending or not . There will always be poor decisions by Refs and now to compound the problem, poor decisions from Stockley Park . VAR is outrageous and is depremental to football . They are taking the humanity out of the game and killing its soul . Just as Television has changed the game for the worst VAR will be the final nail in the coffin . The solution should always have been professional referring . And a curtailing of what the TV Pundits have to say . Too many of them say too much even up to the point of seeing managers sacked and players having Thier careers wrecked .
    Knowbody will convince me VAR is a good thing . A few points gained or a few points lost is no reason to support it .

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