Hoop BlahSnowflake Royal Like someone wants it all to fail.
Or like it doesn't really work very well in such a fluid sport?
I know it was deemed to have worked ok at the World Cup, but did it really? I remember a number of decisions that weren't given England's way when I think they should've been and it just wasn't given much attention because we won and were riding the crest of wave of positivity as a result. There wasn't analysis on both sides of the coin like there are in a Premier League game because ITV/BBC were purely focused on England's perspective.
The use of the pitch screens at the WC was alright, admittedly, but it still slowed the games down more than I'd like them to. With a tournament of 64 games, spread over a short amount of time it just doesn't give the same level of exposure and [over]analysis that we get with the Premier League.
Same goes for the CL, to an extent, but we've still seen controversy during last years CL campaign.
For me it just doesn't work.
As a side note, I don't think its the PL who have decided how it's been implemented, it's the PGMOL, or whatever they call themselves, isn't it? They were all for it, so I'm not sure they're conspiring to see it fail. Could be wrong though.
Is football really that fluid?
The ball is out of play i.e. the game is stopped for over 30 to 35 mins of any game, it's just that we accept players ambling over to take a corner, free kick as part of the game rather than the waste of time it actually is. Not saying adding another time waster is the answer but who is to say that in 2+ years VAR is just accepted and we don't really notice and real difference.
It is clearly not working in the PL at the moment but that is so much more to do with the process they have decided to use rather than the technology. They have gone at it in a half hearted way which in turn has caused most of the issues we are seeing.