- Aug 3, 2008
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Hull City, Adelaide United, EH
Thing is.. the EPL is predominantly letting the refs officiate, and people are complaining about it.I think it’s a problem in all sports. Cricket and AFL are the same. If we’re going to use video to make critical match defining calls then we need to make sure it works how it’s supposed to, just creates more problems otherwise. Either have it working flawlessly or scrap it completely and let the guys who are paid to officiate do their jobs. Would much rather a wrong call due to human error than a wrong call from something that is supposed to reduce that same human error. Video also reduces quality of the refs/umpires in general as they always have that fallback and can get a bit complacent.
The threshold is 'clear and obvious' and the EPL has clearly defined obvious a lot higher than most other leagues. They've done so consistently as I don't think I've seen on-field refs overturned about much in the way of non-penalty calls.