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01 Mar 2020 20:13:01
PiereLeBlue although we can't change the result you are right the 'goal' should have stood.

In my time you couldn't be offside if an opposing player was the last to touch the ball, effectively being played onside.

Having read the new offside rule which is clear on deflections, if my interpretation is correct, there is no way the goal should have been disallowed.

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01 Mar 2020 20:39:59
The linesman has a clear view and doesn't flag and then clearly tells the referee that he was not interfering with play and didn't touch the ball, it's the VAR official who stated that Sigurdsson was interfering with an opposition player being able to play the ball in this case De Gea by being in an offside position, the fact of the matter is if Sigurdsson isn't there De Gea doesn't save that and therefore Sigurdsson being in his line of site should be irrelevant, once again common sense doesn't prevail.

01 Mar 2020 22:58:26
Surely to be in his line of sight De Gea would need to be 3 foot tall as Sigurdsson was on the ground!

02 Mar 2020 02:28:31
The VAR guy was John Moss, say no more he has been against us for years.

02 Mar 2020 09:02:12
It will rumble on till they drop this stupid var idea or use it properly, the onside offside argument has gone on for years, now where talking about armpit hairs and toenails been offside, so many teams have been screwed by this system and all it's done is suck the life from the game.
The referees decision should be final if his assistants don't alert him to a potential issue we move on, if they do and the ref decides to that's when var should be used, not to overturn the referee.

02 Mar 2020 09:50:10
Drop VAR. It's ruining the game. It just can't work 100% until you can get technology into the players kit and the ball. Needs to work alongside some kind of GPS system. Until then, it's still just an interpretation and we had that already with 2 linesmen and a Ref.

As for the goal, I think it's a goal but Sigs sits on his backside far too long. It's not a penalty for me and all he has to do it is start to move away from the goal. De Gea was given the get out of jail card and rightly took it. But in truth he was simply wrong footed by the deflection and the goal should have stood. I know Arsenal are off this season but that's yet another so called top 6 stalwart dominated for large parts of the game.
If we can keep it the same against LFC we will know how far we've come in a couple of months.
Think we have 8 winnable games left after LFC. Could still make a late charge for a europa slot. It's going to be the closest run-in in Prem history. Chelsea hold no fear for me. Think another draw next game.



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