While watching Man. Utd playing in Europe the other night and needing to win by two clear goals, it was obvious to everyone, apart from the referee, that losing at 0-1 the home opposition were worried about losing their top of the table position.
They were falling all over the place and one "injured" home player received extensive treatment. Miraculously he finally got up and carried on playing. The time elapsed for this alone must have been at least 5 minutes.
When it came to time added on for that half only 5 minutes further was signalled. Amazing!
I think that football administrators don't like to be seen to follow their rugby counterparts, incidentally VAR is not as efficient as the TMO, so they won't employ the stop the clock system used in rugby.
They should. It gives a fair reflection of playing time lost and time wasting tactics can be less effective. Visually it gives the supporters more continuous information that is accurate and difficult to manipulate.
Think about it FA.