Funnily enough I’ve been working on just that. A mobile phone sellotaped to a Kellogs box next to the pitch, six small cameras placed at vantage points around the pitch that are connected to a PC that’s situated in the upstairs airing cupboard...a third ‘player’ mans the PC and watches the live feed. If the airing cupboard ref sees what he considers a ‘mistake’ he picks up his cardboard megaphone (fashioned from a thin sheet of cardboard) and shouts “OY YOU DOZY ********...FOUL!!!!” The Subbuteo players then run upstairs, cram themselves in the airing cupboard and 10 minutes later...bingo! The game can resume. Just like the real thing!!!
The Orson Cartier Subbuteo-VAR-a-thon is on sale for a mere £523.43! A snip for that real-life feeling of frustration!