The Modernist wrote:Toby wrote:Yep I'm in agreement that it could cause more headaches than is worthwhile.
There's just too much going on in a football game to suggest that the referee will be able to get the decision right 100% of the time. It's just not possible and aiming for that sort of "clarity" I think is a chimera.
You're creating a false argument. I haven't heard anyone say it will make the referee get the decison right 100%. It may mean we can go up from 90% correct decisons to 95% though and that will be an improvement.
It would, but I've recently seen a figure quoted that suggests post-match analyses show that refs in the Prem get a decision obviously wrong less than 2% of the time at the moment, and the vast majority of those have no material effect on the result (wrong team getting throw in, that sort of thing).
Sorry to be a bit Jimbo about it but I can't actually remember where I saw it, but I'm 98.37% sure I didn't imagine it.