Wilfred Ndidi is the repossession man. The Leicester City midfielder kept recovering the ball against Liverpool, stretching out a leg, being too strong, agile or quick for — deep breath — James Milner, then Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah, Thiago Alcântara, Sadio Mané, Thiago, Thiago, Thiago, Jones, Mané, Thiago, Mané, Firmino, Jones, Thiago, Thiago, Firmino, Firmino, Firmino, Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and then finishing off in style with an assist for Harvey Barnes.
There's no way anyone can definitively say what's offside or not with this set up, in close situations like this. The drawing of the lines, the exact frame when the ball is played that is used to analyse the offside, they're all best guesses. To try to claim that this is an exact science is ridiculous, so all we can go on is what the referees (be they on the pitch, assistants, or in the VAR rooms), decide on the day.
I'm sure I heard them talking on Sky about the set up in Holland and suggesting that they use thicker lines and if any parts of the line are touching, they give the benefit of the doubt to the attacker. I could have misheard it though.Give them 20 seconds to look at it. If it's not obviously offside, it's onside. Benefit of doubt to the attacking team.
The offside law is about players gaining an advantage by being in an offside position, there's no advantage when you're offside by a millimetre.
Heard the same and thought it sounded a marvellous idea.I'm sure I heard them talking on Sky about the set up in Holland and suggesting that they use thicker lines and if any parts of the line are touching, they give the benefit of the doubt to the attacker. I could have misheard it though.
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