Video – How far offside was Saka before Ceballos scored????

Wow I have seen some ridiculous calls from VAR over the last couple of years, but how can an offside be called when you need a microscope to actually see the distance that Saka’s toe is in front of the defender’s?

If a linesman could have seen that he would have to have had bionic eyes!

Oh how I long for the days of real referees and linesman. Don’t argue, the refs decision is final. Now get on with it!

Anyway, here is the official SkySports video….

Alan Smith on Saka’s toe being offside, ruling out Ceballos’ goal: “He should have cut his toenails!”

Jumpers for goalposts! (You’ll only get that if you are an old’un like me!)

16 Comments

  1. Les says:

    It was about 2 mm if that! Par for the course with Fulham, they have had several minimal decisions go their way in recent matches!

  2. R says:

    This VAR thing is getting ridiculous. Totally frustrated right now.

  3. R says:

    They should revisit the offside rule. It is not working well with VAR. This is just ridiculous offside and this decision spat on all the hard work of the players, for what 2 millimeters?

  4. Reggie says:

    Wether you think it is right or wrong and that is a different debate, it’s the same for all and consistent.

    1. ken1945 says:

      Reggie, that is the truth!!
      For fans like myself, who have always believed The Arsenal were treated so unfairly by the referees, especially under Riley, there can be no arguments.
      Is it ruining football? YES
      Can I be sure decisions are fair and equal? YES

      1. Reggie says:

        Agree ken, you may not like Var and its foibles but dont knock it for being consistent.

        1. jon fox says:

          But its NOT consistent and you are wrong ! Many penalties and even red cards are subjective calls, where one official disagrees with another and there is no definite answer either way. CAN YOU NOT SEE THAT!!!!!

          VAR is an abomination that is ruining the enjoyment of our game in the pursuit of a supposed consistency that does NOT EVEN EXIST! GET REAL ,FOR GOODNESS SAKE!

      2. Dan says:

        I agree, Arsenal have have not been treated fairly with VAR thing

  5. Declan says:

    It doesn’t matter how far offside you are, offside is offside. Having said that, if no VAR the goal would have stood.

    1. Johnze says:

      Yes maybe but the rule is subject to interpretation. We have seen VAR validating goals with offsides like this. The offside rules makes sense when someone is starting toward the goal in front of the defender… the usual offside. Here, it does not absolutely change anything so this is an absolute bullshit. If we really follow the rules, you can invalidate most of she pieces goals because of fouls and shirts pulling in the penalty areas 🤷🏻. This kills football. we see more 1-1 games than thrilling 4-2 or 3-1….

      1. Johnze says:

        Set pieces goal i meant

    2. Reggie says:

      Declan, the offside rule has developed into something that has nothing to do with why offside was invented but it is what it is and the same for all, even if it is a sh*t rule.

  6. RSH says:

    It was offside. And VAR call was right. This is the times it isn’t controversial and ppl are just mad because it happened to us. Save the frustration for when the wrong call is made.

    1. Johnze says:

      Offside from 1/4 of the foot and especially when saka had the ball not toward the goal but in the opposite direction… So no, lol, there is a human factor. And personnally no, if fulham had score this one i would think they 100% deserve it.

  7. Koko Mda says:

    Ridiculous 🙄

  8. Tumisi Paul says:

    VAR should only be used to clarify if it is a goal or not. It is difficult with the offside, because you have to tie it with the time the ball was kicked.

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