Video review system not perfect, but set to stay: AFL (Australian Football League)

The official Australian Football League website ( reports that the AFL’s controversial video score review system is set to remain in place until a suitable high-tech replacement can be found.

The system has repeatedly come under fire this season, with the vision used to review scores often providing inconclusive, especially when used to determine whether a shot has been touched or has crossed the line.

“There are two options, really, for this year – you can either run the system that we have got or you can get rid of it and just go back to the goal umpire’s call,” AFL football operations general manager Mark Evans said on Monday.

“At the moment, the system provides the opportunity for us to reverse something that was a very clear error.

“The issue for us that we’re monitoring, and we’ll need to watch across the rest of the season, is that there appears to be far more inconclusive episodes this year than there was last year.”


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