New rule changes and var
Besides I feel that rule was clarified fairly recently (eg in the last 5 years or less). Growing up it was always if you could see 'light' between the attacking and defending player so you could be 99% offside and still be considered to be on.
which was a lot more workable for us mere mortals
Oi Oi Edgecumbe... lets have a clean sheet
Well FIFA really need to conglomerate their feces on VAR
4 minutes 40 seconds to decide this is not a penalty.
And then add 2 minutes to the half?
FIFA you're havin' a laugh
https://youtu.be/KFeUz3df61c (Around 27 seconds best view)
So it seems EPL VAR has listened and are no longer spending 3 minutes to decide armpit offsides.
However, looking at the Spurs ManCity game from the weekend.... Aurier makes a tackle in the box, referee Jasper Carrot (Riley is it?) waves play on, VAR have a 'quick?' look in the background. 1 minute 58 seconds later, after both sides had multiple possessions and promising attacks, risked injuries and cards, ball gets passed back to City keeper and Jasper blows whistle, says two words to VAR over mike and awards penalty.
For the record, penalty was probably the right call, but why did it take so long? It's not like it was that doubtful and Riley would need to look at monitor, and he didn't when he finally stopped play, so why not stop play earlier.
I think it should be same as offside; if you can't decide with a quick look it's not a 'clear and obvious error' and should go with infield decision. In this case first replay was probably enough to call it.