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Author Topic: Futbol Talk  (Read 826783 times)


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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4775 on: May 15, 2024, 04:01:41 PM »
They'll never get the 14 votes needed.  I understand why Wolves brought it up, and it definitely can be improved on, but there's no chance this goes through.

You're probably right, unfortunately.
What they should do is dump VAR and add at least one more referee.
It's nuts that in soccer, you're asking one referee (plus two linesmen with limited authority) to see everything that's occurring over an 81,000-square-foot playing surface.
For comparison's sake:
NFL - Seven officials for 57,600 square feet
NHL - Two referees + two linesmen for 17,000 square feet
NBA - Three officials for 4,700 square feet
MLB - Four umpires for 8,100 square feet (imperfect comp, but the vast majority of the calls are made within the diamond).

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Re: Futbol Talk
« Reply #4776 on: May 15, 2024, 04:03:06 PM »
I get the concept around dumping VAR, but the first time there is a bad call, people will be wondering why its was dumped.
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« Reply #4777 on: May 16, 2024, 10:56:31 AM »
Beyond Marsch being hired by Soccer Canada, this is absolutely ABSURD

MLS getting their paws all over another international federation.  I get that Soccer Canada is broke, but my god