Date: 5th January 2020 at 4:00pm
Written by: Barney Laws

It’s not the defeat that’s the annoying thing.

I said in the build-up to the game that this was very much a throwaway game, and that the team should focus on the promotion push rather than a cup run. And for the most part Sabri Lamouchi agreed with me as he named a fairly weakened side at Stamford Bridge, so this game was only going to end one way.

Rather it’s the manner in which it happened that seems to be annoying the Nottingham Forest fan base, as the game turned on one very controversial moment. With the Reds 1-0 down, they were initially awarded a penalty, only for the decision to be reversed by V.A.R.

And it sparked quite a passionate debate among the faithful, as they discussed the pros and cons that come along with video replay, with many of them outraged. Not just over the fact that it was a very marginal call, but more the inconsistency that is surrounding the system and how it’s being used in the competition.

Are you a fan of V.A.R?

Yes

Yes

No

No

And I thought that V.A.R was being brought in to end the debate and controversy?

 
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