Chelsea the biggest losers from VAR as rivals benefit most from video replays

first_imgCHELSEA were left ruing a disallowed goal once again on the weekend and, after six games, they have been caught out the most by VAR.Cesar Azpilicueta saw his effort chalked off because of an offside ruling against Mason Mount – albeit a correct one.3 Chelsea are coming off worst under VAR this season3 Gabriel Jesus was particularly incensed at the outcome of a VAR reviewCredit: ReutersIt was the second time the Blues’ celebrations were cut short this season after a goal by Kurt Zouma against Norwich was also dismissed for a foul by Olivier Giroud on goalkeeper Tim Krul.Chelsea are the only team to have two goals erased without a VAR decision in their favour, as revealed by ESPN.Wolves and Sheffield United are also yet to have a video review come to their rescue having lost out in a replay, the Midlands club in particular feeling hard done by after a Willy Boly handball cancelled out a potential winner at Leicester.Champions Manchester City were allowed to retake a Sergio Aguero penalty on the opening day but have also had a pair ruled out, most crucially Gabriel Jesus’ last gasp goal against Tottenham in August.Bournemouth and Brighton share a single-goal VAR deficit of-sorts, again with the decisions picked up generally agreed on as correct. Latest Football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleBenefiting from the reviews have been West Ham, Leicester, Norwich and Liverpool – who were the recipients at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.And despite their own protestations at the narrow offside judgement that went against Son Heung-min, Spurs have come out stronger thanks to VAR.That is down to Ayoze Perez seeing his 16th minute goal past Paulo Gazzaniga chalked off and Jesus’ aforementioned handball call.The only team to have a plus-two goal difference from VAR referrals is Southampton.Goals by Oli McBurnie and Josh King were both checked and erased due to offsides, Saints going on to win 1-0 in the trip to Sheffield United as a result.3Premier League at risk of losing its integrity over VAR shambles as bosses admit they will CHANGE rules after four gameslast_img read more

Product Development Metrics

first_imgI recently exchanged e-mails with Andreas Graae, CTO at one of the expansion stage software companies, Zmags (www.zmags.com), in our venture capital investment portfolio about the usefulness of a metric around software development.I had posted a list of possible metrics and included “number of builds run per day”.What’s the point?, he asked.My response is the following:If a team is doing continuous integration to best practice, the developers should, in most situations, be doing multiple commits per day as they complete tasks and stories. So if the metric is very low, it may point to opportunity for improvement in identifying defects or other issues earlier in the sprint.  Trying to measure the metric may point to the team not doing continuous integration, and asking for it may spur discussion around it, and again, lead to significant improvement.That said, the metric may be completely useless for many teams (especially those that have been doing best practice in continuous integration for some time), and it is by no means a measurement of performance or a tool for motivating or managing the team.It is an informational metric, not a motivational one (as described in Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations by Robert Austin), and can be turned into a “bad metric“.In the course of our e-mail exchange, this Chief Technology Officer also introduced me to this site: http://www.sonarsource.org/, which seems to have a great tool set of monitoring code “quality”.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more