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Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by Rex Banter, Oct 24, 2019.


What will the result be?

Poll closed Oct 27, 2019.
  1. Arsenal win

  2. Draw

  3. Palace win

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  1. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    This is why I was against VAR from the start!
  2. drippin

    drippin Well-Known Member

    The dive wasn't so clear mistake from VAR to me as the second one, a bit surprising that Clattenburg sees it that clear. But the second one was unbelievable, a new low.

    Clattenburg & Webb (Oliver is best of the current ones, but not at their level maybe) are the best English referees I know of, so it's a big thing to hear he agreed with me that both were weird decisions.

    And why the hell is the VAR screen even there?
  3. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain Doom Monger

    In the same way as monkey chants are part of football in many countries.
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  4. Rex Banter

    Rex Banter Knows a guy who knows an ITK at Bristol Trusted

    Yeah totally the same, great point.
  5. rich 1990

    rich 1990 Loves the A-M Mods

    I'd like to delve into Mo's brain one day.
  6. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    He should be gone in January. He doesn't deserve to wear the shirt again. If Özil is being ostracised for whatever it is he said or did, then Xhaka should be at the very least, equally punished.
  7. freeglennhelder2

    freeglennhelder2 Well-Known Member

    There are usually lots of post-match ifs and buts along the lines of the ref robbed us after games & the world is against us. Don’t usually see the point in them, it’s all part of the game and every team thinks the same etc..

    But this VAR decision was the biggest robbery to Arsenal FC since the Rooney dive. Never seen opposition fans, sp*rs fans!, ex pros, referees, people across all areas of football unequivocally backing is on a “refereeing” decision in this way before.

    I’m scratching my head trying to think of a worse call against us I’ve seen. RVP red for kicking the ball away maybe?

    You would hope the players could turn their sense of injustice around and use it in a positive way going forward, but we all know there is about a 5% chance of that happening.
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  8. Luc

    Luc New Member

    I've watched the game back, and I can't understand that this game has ended in a draw. When you have a 2-0 lead, you must kill the game and get the three points.
  9. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    There is no way in hell that is a dive , was a pen all day long , Still should have won 3-2 , Sokratis should have had a brace ,
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  10. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    Sokratis should've had a brace, and Luiz scored a goal and drew a sharp save out of Hennesey. Our defenders are getting the best chances while the much vaunted attack is starved of opportunities.
  11. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    I admire your courage.
  12. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    I can't claim to watch all the games, but can someone tell me the Sokratis goal is the dodgiest VAR decision till date? It was so unbelievable. So bad that some corruption investigation has to be done. I can accept that 50-50 or even 60-40 situations that don't go our way. But this is honestly robbery.
  13. baccy_man

    baccy_man Active Member

    I have just seen this on Sky Sports,
    Jarred Gillett was the VAR official for Arsenal's clash with Palace. A 32-year-old Australian, Gillett has never taken charge of a Premier League game, with his refereeing experience in England limited to nine Football League fixtures.
    How can someone with this amount of experience be allowed to make important decisions on a game in the Premier League,
    Surely the F A could have found someone with more experience and who knows what they are doing to decide what is ruled on by V A R.
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  14. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    When I had a look at who the VAR was I couldn't believe it, you can't start as the head VAR an a PL game if he's only got a few games experience, start as the assistant VAR at least for a few games to learn all the rules & new stuff, everything is a bit different to the A-League over here. He won't do it but he should state an apology or his reasoning as to the decision I think. Felt like he just wanted to make completely new rules haha. That was ridiculous the decision, if anything Chambers got fouled first himself.
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  15. mpower2540

    mpower2540 Well-Known Member

  16. Ashybashy86

    Ashybashy86 Well-Known Member

    There was someone with more experience - Martin Atkinson. The problem is, he got the Zaha penalty wrong, and even gave him a yellow. So, probably wasn't confident with subsequent calls. If the ref is unconvinced by what he's being told, he needs to check for himself to make a final decision. VAR is only an assistant, but the PL are using it like judge, jury and executioner.
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  17. baccy_man

    baccy_man Active Member

    I think the refs are relying on V A R too much it is saving them from making the big decisions now.
  18. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Martin Atkinson as the head referee & the guy with the experience, I presume he would have seen the replay a few times, if he saw nothing wrong & thought it was a fair goal he should have told the VAR guy he's got that wrong & stood with his decision, you could say it's also on Martin Atkinson no doubt. We got some very contentious calls by him during the game anyway aswell. Most ridiculous decision I have seen in a long time, could even almost say it was match fixed it was that bad, probably shouldn't though.
  19. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Why do people state this as if that has been a pattern this season? It just so happened to be the pattern of this particular game.
  20. samshere

    samshere Why so serieuse?

    And Bournemouth.
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