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    Wanderers Robbed By Inept Referee


    mack

    The Western Sydney Wanderers have been robbed by Chris Beath and the worst use of the VAR since it's introduction to the A-League as it made multiple errors that cost the Wanderers dearly.

    Despite coming into the game unbeaten the visiting Wanderers started just one league position above Adelaide United by virtue of their goal difference. Josep Gombau elected to leave Kearyn Baccus on the bench, choosing a midfield trio of Jacob Melling, Roly Bonevacia & Alvaro Cejudo, backed by the usual back defensive block of Janjetovic, Risdon, Cornthwaite, Thwaite & Raul Llorente and an attacking trio of Riera, Sotiro & Jumpei.

    The game was 15 minutes old when the VAR's first mistake was made. The Wanderers took an attacking corner, where Oriol Riera was rugby tackled to the ground. In any league in the world with competent officials Riera would have been heading to the spot to take a penalty. Instead not only did Chris Beath, a referee who has it out for the Wanderers, miss the foul, the VAR which is meant to correct errors, declined to make the right call. Captain Robbie Cornthwaite was yellow carded as Adelaide broke up the field on the counter.

    VAR was again called into action in the 20th minute and once again made a dreadfully incorrect decision. With an Adelaide cross finding their striker on the edge of the penalty area, his first time shot flew 2 meters into the hands of Cornthwaite. Play continued until the ball went out of play. At that point, the VAR directed Beath (who the Wanderers now only have a 25% winning record against, the 2nd worst in the league behind Newcastle) to review the footage, and he changed his mind from the live call, awarded Adelaide and sent a furious Cornthwaite off for a second bookable "offence". There was a measure of justice when Baba Diawara smashed the penalty into the post but it hardly mattered as Adelaide went into half-time 1-0 anyway through Ryan Kitto.

    Yet again, the officials made the wrong call and were backed up by the VAR. Diawara managed a slight touch on a cross while in an offside position, the linesman ignored it and let the play run. The ball fell to Ryan Kitto who stabbed the ball home. Despite the replay showing Diawara clearly offside, it was not overturned and Roly Bonevacia went into the referees notebook for protesting. Adelaide pressed home their advantage in the 60th minute to make it 2-0 with Kitto picking up his brace after he passed the ball home after receiving it on a silver platter due to Janjetovic coming out and failing to meet an onrushing Nikola Mileusnic.

    Chris Beath added to his error ridden evening when he failed to deliver a straight red for a blatantly obvious studs up lunge by Ben Garrucio on Roly Bonevacia. The VAR finally managed to make a correct decision as it overturned the awarded yellow card. It was too little too late for the Wanderers with only 10 minutes to go, they couldn't force a goal to make Adelaide nervous in the home stretch.

    Both the VAR and Chris Beath made multiple huge errors in both judgement and application of the rules. Beath missed a rugby tackle on Riera, then missed the handball completely OR decided to change his mind and call it deliberate after the fact if he saw it live (a Morton's Fork of bad officiating), his linesman missed a clear offside for Adelaide's first goal, then both Beath and the assistant missed what was a 100% clear red card for Garrucio. The VAR backed up three of those poor decisions meaning it doesn't escape sanction either.

    The level of officiating in Australia has been abysmal in the past few years. The introduction of the VAR is simply stacking on an addition level of failure. The time is long past for the FFA to spend some of their $20+ million a year salary on some professional referees from the likes of South Korea, Japan, Germany, the Nordic states or England and start getting decisions right first time around. The VAR must be removed as soon as possible. Not only does it get decisions wrong, it compounds incorrect decisions by the officials, it also strips away the joy of scoring a goal, a critical expression that differentiates football from other games that score rapidly and/or review every play with a 5 minute long video replay.

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    1 minute ago, JayZko said:

    Toothless attack has gotta to go 

    Look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on the team and players.

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    I know the scoreline but none of the details as i managed to cut my finger and spent the entire time the match was on in the medical centre. Got 4 stitches. Was hoping we'd win and i could line it up on fox sports on demand and enjoy. Clearly not. :nono:

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    Very,very deflating for the fans.....

    For the first time ever I don't want to go to a game to watch us play......:sorry:

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    2 minutes ago, EmMac said:

    I know the scoreline but none of the details as i managed to cut my finger and spent the entire time the match was on in the medical centre. Got 4 stitches. Was hoping we'd win and i could line it up on fox sports on demand and enjoy. Clearly not. :nono:

    Surely the medical centre could wait. 

     

    :ninja:

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    2 minutes ago, WestSyd said:

    Look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on the team and players.

    Rubbish anyone whom attacks in our team apart from Santalab gtfo 

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    3 minutes ago, EmMac said:

    I know the scoreline but none of the details as i managed to cut my finger and spent the entire time the match was on in the medical centre. Got 4 stitches. Was hoping we'd win and i could line it up on fox sports on demand and enjoy. Clearly not. :nono:

    Cut your finger again it'll be safer than finding out the details

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    3 minutes ago, EmMac said:

    I know the scoreline but none of the details as i managed to cut my finger and spent the entire time the match was on in the medical centre. Got 4 stitches. Was hoping we'd win and i could line it up on fox sports on demand and enjoy. Clearly not. :nono:

    If you want to get really really really mad you should still watch it.

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    Not sure the stitches would handle the increased blood pressure.

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    We were poor last year. But **** me this game had shades of season 3. 

    Can’t take a single positive from that game other than the fact that we are FINALLY at home next week, if you can call it that. 

     

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    The glow from that first half against Perth has well and truly disapated now.  Apart from that and the smurfs game we've been pretty poor tbh. Couldn't put a 10 man Victory away and were lucky at City.

    We must be one of the lowest scorers in the HAL which is disappointing bearing in mind the money we have spent. 

    We do lack creativity in the middle. Roly isn't the man. Cejudo is all we have in that department and he's more a winger. Hope Josep can work his magic or this season is done.

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    4 minutes ago, sonar said:

    Very,very deflating for the fans.....

    For the first time ever I don't want to go to a game to watch us play......:sorry:

    I’m with ya. I am over the whole thing, mainly the way the game is going, not so much our team.

    I’ve been tossing up going to Russia. If the  VAR is introduced (apparently Germany trial is to see if they use it at the WC) I might not even watch it at all.

    First time I’ve ever started to think what else I could do instead of watching football, find a hobby or something. Game is being ruined.

    Can’t think of any on-field changes that have been worse than VAR in all the time I’ve been watching football. Including off-field only giving Qatar the WC matches it. It’s diabolical.

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    As for our team... It’s one of those weeks you write off and move on. Nonsense decisions and red cards cost us.

    Going to 10 men so early, you can’t evalute the team much. We were ok given the crazy calls against us.

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    I’ve got an interest out side of football collecting retro gaming consoles if I had to watch the ashes rugby league World Cup I’d kill myself

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    Just now, btron3000 said:

    As for our team... It’s one of those weeks you write off and move on. Nonsense decisions and red cards cost us.

    Going to 10 men so early, you can’t evalute the team much. We were ok given the crazy calls against us.

    ROFL no the game still flowed into Adelaide’s half we got rubbish attacking players

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    we continue to give up shithouse goals to ordinary sides and players.

    while we were frustrating with the ball last year, in the second half of the season we were very sound defensively. I'm not seeing the same level of discipline and organisation.

    so much for the 'new manager bounce' - if popa really was the ogre behind the scenes that some have made him out to be then surely the players would have relished having that pressure taken away and we would see the benefits on the field - guess not hey?

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    3 minutes ago, btron3000 said:

     

    I’m with ya. I am over the whole thing, mainly the way the game is going, not so much our team.

    I’ve been tossing up going to Russia. If the  VAR is introduced (apparently Germany trial is to see if they use it at the WC) I might not even watch it at all.

    First time I’ve ever started to think what else I could do instead of watching football, find a hobby or something. Game is being ruined.

    Can’t think of any on-field changes that have been worse than VAR in all the time I’ve been watching football. Including off-field only giving Qatar the WC matches it. It’s diabolical.

    I always thought football would be one of the sports that didn't move into video. That was its strength, that it was free and you could play it anywhere in the world with just a ball and some players needed.

    Apparently I was wrong. 

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    1 minute ago, JayZko said:

    ROFL no the game still flowed into Adelaide’s half we got rubbish attacking players

    I agree we need better attackers but this week is not the week to complain about our team. All the rage should be directed at the morons that brought in the VAR and the other **** decisions that are ruining football.

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    1 minute ago, lloydy136 said:

    we continue to give up shithouse goals to ordinary sides and players.

    while we were frustrating with the ball last year, in the second half of the season we were very sound defensively. I'm not seeing the same level of discipline and organisation.

    so much for the 'new manager bounce' - if popa really was the ogre behind the scenes that some have made him out to be then surely the players would have relished having that pressure taken away and we would see the benefits on the field - guess not hey?

    The lack of that pressure might be part of the problem

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    19 minutes ago, EmMac said:

    I know the scoreline but none of the details as i managed to cut my finger and spent the entire time the match was on in the medical centre. Got 4 stitches. Was hoping we'd win and i could line it up on fox sports on demand and enjoy. Clearly not. :nono:

    I think your night was probably less painful than watching it. Best not to put yourself thru it, the rising of blood pressure might be bad for the stiches

    hope you are ok 

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    We are in a bit of a hole. Good news being that you can only go up from here. We need to play like we feel we have nothing to lose. For so long we have looked nervous and almost scared to win. 

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    Ahem told you all so for years Joseph 100k a year I’m all yours I told you all so many many times we may gel win the league but I gotta say can’t beat a depleted Adelaide that’s played 2 games in days we’ll DNtL-HWOcg2HbvL6tAUQkM9cq9MVrlCafywCTCNG

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    I was meant to be at the game but due to issues with flights I didn't make it time so I had to watch on TV.

    For the first time ever I turned it off at halftime and not because we were losing but because the game I love has been ruined by the inapt referees and VAR. Up until the send off we we're the better team , what happened after is irrelevant as the game was ruined.

    So Beath missed the penalty completely, the VAR took an eternity to decide and could not decide so they get Beath to look and he gives the penalty and sends him off....to top it off then the VAR decides that an offside is not an offside ...why didn't Beath go and have a look.... Pathetic.

    TBH I cannot see myself going to SOP next week..

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    33 minutes ago, Legionista said:

    Surely the medical centre could wait. 

     

    :ninja:

     

    Weak i know :P

     

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