The dark side of the technology 4.0 revolution in football (Part 2)

In addition to the coaches who control the team like playing games, the 4.0 revolution in football also creates a whole new career: Data analysis experts. People who hold this position in the clubs receive extremely high salaries despite working almost no experience.

Their origins before they came to football are also in the sky including freshmen, editors, reporters, managers of a group of young football lovers online, even the unemployed .

Unpredictable consequences

Billy Beane, a pioneer in applying data analysis to baseball, and later football, acknowledged that his success came from an unspeakable moment. The winner of Athletics’ record of 20 consecutive wins at MLB (American professional baseball) is Scott Hatteberg, a professional who dropped the ball but he hit the ball directly on that day! The thing is, Beane’s share is not ignored by the football management.

Clubs continue to apply rigid and mechanistic data analysis to sports, with young professionals who are ignorant of football. From data analysis, a few of them gradually assumed the task of recruitment and human resource management. The consequences start from there.

“The coaches born in the era of data revolution have one thing in common: They are afraid of losing. So, instead of trying to win to enjoy glory, they just try hard to prevent losses. failure happens, ”Juan Mata once said

Villas-Boas’s two-stone interception style is the typical product of such a feared loser. At any club, he lost very little, but in return, drew a lot. Therefore Villas-Boas can only succeed in Porto and Zenit, the clubs have much stronger financial potential than the rest in the domestic league. When moving to Chelsea and Tottenham, similar successes never came.

Another corollary of the deference of figures in football coaching is the extinction of the classic 10 numbers. There are no more people like Riquelme, instead a versatile Eriksen-style midfielder, a player who can play anywhere.

VAR technology caused a lot of controversy with fans (Part 3)

Var technology helps the referee review unknown ball situations for the most accurate arbitration.

There are still arguments that Var takes time and reduces the attractiveness of a match. But think about it without Var, there will be situations that are misidentified, leading to the decision to leave of an entire group that deserves to continue. VAR is not perfect, but surely it is not so boycott of such a cause.

Is the VAR application to the World Cup so early and in a hurry? So do you dare to say that when your favorite team is about to go home, while there is a penalty for them being denied without using VAR to arbitrate?

Cons: Emotions surging in football are cooled

Speaking of here, we have to rewrite a little about the nature of football. Why is football called the king sport, the most attractive on the planet?

Football is called the king sport because it brings deep emotions to viewers and players, from 22 players fighting on the field to millions of spectators and fans watching each step. their. Every sport has strong emotions, but somehow football has a much more extraordinary and far more attractive appeal.

Still know in football there will be situations wrongly judged by the missing views of the referee, human. However, those moments were associated with many emotions that were hard to describe and unforgettable for each match.

When VAR appeared, it accidentally killed the emotions of the audience as well as the players just because the pause time was too long, causing everyone to be inspired and no longer interested in what was happening.

Audiences, coaches, commentators and many others have the same opinion. Football doesn’t seem to be as original as it used to be, but it’s already been partially deformed.

VAR contributed to football, causing mixed opinions. However, the main purpose of VAR is to bring the fairest and most transparent to the sport of the king, support the referee to make the most standard and fair judgments for the playing teams. Thanks to that, the football is no longer situations unfortunate penalties for teams that are capable of playing, which is what both the fans and the players want.

That is the most complete information about Var in football that we have shared with you. Thank you for reading!