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Premier League clubs side with referees and back VAR despite fans’ gripes

• Only tweak to system will involve extra info on big screens• West Ham’s David Gold: ‘VAR is alive and kicking’’Premier League clubs have chosen to avoid drastic action over VAR, with only the smallest of tweaks in the communication of decisions expec…

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Premier League clubs side with referees and back VAR despite fans’ gripes

• Only tweak to system will involve extra info on big screens• West Ham’s David Gold: ‘VAR is alive and kicking’’Premier League clubs have chosen to avoid drastic action over VAR, with only the smallest of tweaks in the communication of decisions expec…

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Premier League managers to meet with Mike Riley to discuss VAR problems

• Referees’ manager Riley to meet managers on Thursday• Lack of pitchside monitors for referees to be discussedPremier League managers will meet with Mike Riley, the general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), on Thursday …

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Premier League needs to stop VAR operating like a nitpickers’ charter | Paul Wilson

The system is too often introducing travesties into games instead of clearing them up and changes are neededDissatisfaction with VAR seems to be back with a vengeance after the incidents of last weekend, with a meeting of Premier League clubs scheduled…

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Korean calamities of Ghandour and Moreno are antidote to anti-VAR clamour | Andrew Anthony

The officiating scandals of the 2002 World Cup must remind us why the advent of the video referee is a good thingWith that collective wit for which football fans are justly renowned, the Spurs contingent at the Etihad Stadium broke into song last weeke…

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Inside the VAR bunker: a test for my irrational suspicion of referees | Max Rushden

A trip to Stockley Park gives a valuable insight into the VAR process, and also showed me that referees are actually quite pleasant, normal people“What we have to do is find a way to help referees out.” This is Tony Pulis – then the manager of West Bro…

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WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees

• Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions• WSL managers have been critical of the officiatingThe Premier League’s referee match evaluation scheme will be used in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as part of an attempt to improve …

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WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees

• Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions• WSL managers have been critical of the officiatingThe Premier League’s referee match evaluation scheme will be used in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as part of an attempt to improve …

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Stéphanie Frappart takes centre stage in big moment for women in football | Suzanne Wrack

A team of female officials taking charge of the European Super Cup will change the way women are perceived in the gameThere are few arenas in football that provide the visual challenge to the way society views female involvement in ‘a man’s game’ than …

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Frank Lampard on ‘historical moment’ for referee Stéphanie Frappart – video

Frank Lampard has praised French referee Stéphanie Frappart ahead of his team’s match against Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday. She becomes the first woman to officiate a major European men’s final. ‘I am very pleased to be a part of this m…

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Frank Lampard on ‘historical moment’ for referee Stéphanie Frappart – video

Frank Lampard has praised French referee Stéphanie Frappart ahead of his team’s match against Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday. She becomes the first woman to officiate a major European men’s final. ‘I am very pleased to be a part of this m…

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Stéphanie Frappart: the referee in charge of the Uefa Super Cup – video

Referee Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to officiate a major European men’s game when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul. The 35-year-old became the first woman to referee a Ligue 1…

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VAR’s Premier League bow provides cocktail of contrived and serious | Paul MacInnes

Grey areas were eliminated, celebrations compromised and dying swans killed off on the top flight’s opening weekendThe first weekend of VAR went well – in the sense that the new refereeing technology worked as it was supposed to. But does that mean eve…

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Referee Stéphanie Frappart: ‘Girls see me on TV and know it’s possible’

The official is regarded as one of France’s very best and will take charge of Liverpool v Chelsea in Istanbul on WednesdayReferees tend not to clapped on to the pitch, let alone greeted with purpose-made banners, but supporters of Amiens decided to mak…

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Referee Stéphanie Frappart: ‘Girls see me on TV and know it’s possible’

The official is regarded as one of France’s very best and will take charge of Liverpool v Chelsea in Istanbul on WednesdayReferees tend not to clapped on to the pitch, let alone greeted with purpose-made banners, but supporters of Amiens decided to mak…

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VAR VAR voom! The Premier League gets set for video referees | Paul MacInnes

Video Assistant Referees finally arrive in the Premier League this season, ready to correct ‘clear and obvious’ errors. At least, that’s the plan …It’s the moment nobody’s been waiting for but most agree had to arrive at some point: the Video Assistant…

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Stéphanie Frappart to break new ground by refereeing Liverpool v Chelsea in Super Cup

Frappart officiated the Women’s World Cup finalThe 35-year-old refereed a Ligue 1 match in AprilStéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to referee a major European men’s game when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Liverpool and Chel…

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Bielsa-esque Pierluigi Collina defends referees and Fifa’s new rules | Suzanne Wrack

Chair of Fifa’s refereeing committee gives energetic presentation in Paris following controversial incidentsIn the midst of a refereeing and VAR storm Pierluigi Collina was calm. A media briefing on refereeing mid-tournament is not a new occurrence. At…

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Blood, sweat and fears: special report on abuse towards grassroots football referees – video

The FA has rebooted its Respect Campaign this season to protect grassroots referees in England but many continue to suffer both mental and physical abuse. There are some horrifying stories but hope remains: as of 2019-20 season a new sin-bin system wil…

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Stéphanie Frappart to make history as Ligue 1’s first female referee

Referee will take charge of Amiens v StrasbourgFrappart selected to prepare her for ‘World Cup conditions’A French top-flight match will be refereed by a female official for the first time when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of Amiens’ Ligue 1 home ma…