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Andy, Paul and Lyndon jumped on to vent about the decision by Chris Kavanagh and Craig Pawson to send off Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the goalless Cup tie at Selhurst Park that, in the absence of a successful appeal, will deprive Everton of the striker for 3 games.

They touch on the performance as a whole and some individual performances but end up back where they started – venting about the ineptness of the officials and the ruin of the game by re-refereeing of games from Stockley Park.


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Jack Convery
1 Posted 05/01/2024 at 10:50:07
Good to hear the emergence of Lyndon's inner HULK.

VAR, VAR, you've gone too far,
You're bloody useless, our game you mar,
So time to do one and go var var away!

Andrew Hall
2 Posted 05/01/2024 at 13:36:38
I know we're all a bit protested out but isn't it time for fans of all clubs to protest against the VAR before it kills our game??
James Lauwervine
3 Posted 05/01/2024 at 16:30:09
Thanks fellas, totally cheered me up after last night's debacle 👍.

That stat of us playing just 2 mins against teams reduced to 10-men as a result of a sending-off in over 3 years is just unbelievable!

George Stuart
4 Posted 06/01/2024 at 00:30:42
For some reason, this all reminds me of Jack Rodwell's ill-timed, dangerous two-footed tackle in the derby that earned him a red card. A tackle in which he never made contact with the red.

Here we have now one of the most thoughtful, precise, brilliant tackles I have ever seen, where there is the most minimal contact possible.

Is it down to intent? Then no red card for Calvert-Lewin. Does waving a fist at an opponent 5 metres away warrant a red card? They're making it up as they go along.

John Raftery
5 Posted 06/01/2024 at 17:25:12
Lucas Moura was sent off for Spurs last April. It was two minutes from the end after we had been reduced to ten men following Doucouré's sending off.

The panel are not alone in questioning the point of the game at elite level. The VAR has got worse. The more the authorities try to improve it, the more knots they tie themselves in and the worse it gets.

Duncan Lennard
6 Posted 06/01/2024 at 17:56:54
I think what the VAR needs to make it work is another layer of officials whose job it is to adjudicate on the decisions made by the Stockley Park crew. I'd call them the Top-tier Official Soccer Surveillance Equity Reinforcement Squad.

I'd base them at Bletchley Park so they could use Colossus and channel the spirit of Alan Turing to come to the right decision. That should sort it out.

Peter Moore
7 Posted 06/01/2024 at 21:34:51
Dunca @6, yep, very funny.

It really is laughable how shite the English footballing authorities have messed up the use of technology to make things even worse, rather than better. Imbeciles.

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