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Well I have watched it over and over and I still can't see the ball touch Boly's hand. I only see it bounce between his head and shoulder.
O/K rules are rules, but now I feel I will have to wait before I am confident that the goal will stand before I cheer, something is not right, as Nuno said, not the spirit of the game.
Yes the rules are the rules but sterling offside and the handball for Wolves left a bad taste, we have to get on with it but makes the rule look silly,thought VAR was for obviously clear mistakes by the officials
The Premier League is not adopting the same handball rules that are now being used elseware. In the Womens World Cup any time the ball hit a players arm in the box it was a penalty however this wont be the case in the Premier League.
What is the new handball rule this season?The rules have been further defined to help determine what is a handball and which isn’t.A player is seen to have committed a handball if their arm is in an unnatural position, including having their hands behind their back.Handball will be given if the ball strikes any hand which is over shoulder height.
421. Posted by Colin GAgree absolutely. It should be as in athletics. It is not what part of your body, head, leg, foot, chin, arm breaks the line it is the torso, the chest that counts.
At least VAR might stop Salah getting away with all the dives he makes
@424. Bore off little fella.
VAR as it stands is altering the gaame enormously. (Hey, you fans, can you just wait a couple of minutes before you all cheer or jeer.) It should really only have been used if a ref makes a mistake which is clear and obvious to EVERYONE IN THE GROUND, not to a bunch of people sitting in HQ and checking every single event in microscopic detail.
414. GABCT...the millimetre between the shoulder and arm is about to cause chaos... ---Every goal is checked for offside. The technology, once used, must be used to the extent of its ability. The true nonsense comes in when you start to do half arsed checks and let some go and catch others. For consistency, you either check to the best of available technology, or not at all.
these are the rules NOW, it's simple. if the action breaks the current rules then VAR confirms, it is NO Goal, we just have to get on with it. VAR is good, if it was used in the Man City FA game last season City would have not benefited from poor refereeing. so i say VAR Rules the Rules and Over-Rules the Rules
@421Handball called no goal, no intent necessary, is a new rule, introduced 1st June this year. With or without VAR it will be called handball.A striker level is not offside. A toenail, a forehead, any part of the body that can be legally used to score a goal that is beyond the last defender is not level, and hence offside.Milliimetres or inches, offside is offside.
Totally agree with Nino. VAR is ruining the game. So much so, I ain't gonna watch PL anymore.
How come Billy Sharp's equaliser for Sheffield United wasn't disallowed for handball ?? . . .
There's nothing wrong with VAR. It gets it right 100% if the time, deal with it. Just think of all those dodgy decisions in the past, well no more ( Man U!!!)
421. Posted by Colin GWhat if a player accidentally stops the ball going in the goal with his hand?
Let’s be honest . We are all sick of VAR already. * Does a Jesus and pushes over VAR bot*
VAR is highlighting major issues with the laws that need urgently amending. The handball rule - ridiculous - intent has to be key.We seem to be creating goals and ruling them out for the most innocuous offences.Offside for an armpit/toe nail - oh please!!!! If a player is in line(Torso) he should be deemed to be level - where's the common sense.
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