One would be forgiven for thinking that VAR stood for " very anal refereeing ". I'm not against the concept of VAR but there are several parts that do not sit well with me nor indeed the Curate over breakfast.
A Curate's egg would be a good description as it must be remembered that the bad completely overwhelmed the good.
Unfortunately that is the way of video assisted referees in Association football.
I will list all the stupid things that the FA etc have never thought and or never bothered with.
The referee in the recent Spurs v Brighton game was absolutely useless. Kane cheated right in front of him to get a foul. He asked VAR to intervene and they said he should look at the monitor. Even after looking at the monitor which clearly showed Kane cheating by pushing his back into a jumping Lallana after TWICE looking to see Lallanas position, he still gave the foul which turned into a penalty quite undeserved. Spurs went on to win the game by a solitary goal.
Liverpool have had five yes 5 goals ruled out by VAR in four games. Four for offsides that nobody on Match of the Day could agree with. The other was a goal by the referee that was overturned by VAR for a foul on a player that just never happened. I have always been led to believe that VAR could not overturn a referees decision. Is this the case or not. Who knows ?
It's time for VAR to be replaced. Maybe a clown at half time ?