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Category: Video assistant referees (VARs)

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Wenger’s offside plans offer sense but not the whole VAR solution

Goals should not be ruled out because an armpit was ahead of the last defender but issues with remote refereeing run deeperThank goodness for Arsène Wenger. It is about time someone with a genuine appreciation of the game stepped in to prevent VAR’s re…

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Arsène Wenger uses Fifa role to propose new offside law amid marginal VAR calls

‘You will no longer have decisions about millimetres’Changes to be considered by Ifab in FebruaryArsène Wenger is pressing to change the offside rule in his role as Fifa’s head of global development and his proposal could be passed in time for the Euro…

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‘We don’t know what’s going on’: Wolves’ Coady left baffled by VAR

Wolves denied Boly winner by marginal offside callSide have seen several goals chalked off this seasonWolves captain Conor Coady insists referees and players remain baffled by VAR after another controversial decision went against his team.Nuno Espírito…

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New Premier League chief says betting shirt sponsors and VAR here to stay

• Richard Masters says sport and gambling have long association• ‘We’re certainly not sniffy about it – it’s up to our clubs’The Premier League will resist moves to ban clubs from having their shirts sponsored by betting companies as part of the govern…

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New Premier League chief says betting shirt sponsors and VAR here to stay

• Richard Masters says sport and gambling have long association• ‘We’re certainly not sniffy about it – it’s up to our clubs’The Premier League will resist moves to ban clubs from having their shirts sponsored by betting companies as part of the govern…

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Premier League referees encouraged to use VAR monitors for red-card incidents

• Officials told to consult pitchside screens this weekend• Jürgen Klopp welcomes greater use of monitorsAfter months standing idle at the side of Premier League pitches, VAR monitors look set to be called into action this weekend after referees were f…

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VAR seems as far away as ever in Scotland despite Rangers weighing in

There’s another Old Firm divide, this time over technology, as the SPFL seeks to avoid a system with significant financial implications for smaller clubs – and which Celtic opposeThe Scottish Professional Football League does an impressive job in creat…

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VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney

• ‘The advantage seems to have gone against forwards’• Manchester United Women manager wants goalline technologyCasey Stoney does not believe there will ever be enough resources to support VAR in the Women’s Super League. The Manchester United Women ma…

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VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney

• ‘The advantage seems to have gone against forwards’• Manchester United Women manager wants goalline technologyCasey Stoney does not believe there will ever be enough resources to support VAR in the Women’s Super League. The Manchester United Women ma…

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The year in VAR: from World Cup guinea pigs to Premier League fury | Paul MacInnes

From the agony of Scotland’s World Cup women to an anguished Emirates the technology has caused confusion and delayThe year in VAR begins in June, at the Parc des Princes in Paris. Scotland are on the verge of qualifying for the last 16 of their first …

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‘Do you think it was fair?’: Mourinho quizzes journalist over Son red card – video

After more VAR controversy in Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, José Mourinho gave his thoughts on the technology on Monday and expressed that he thought it is ‘killing the best league in the world’.Mourinho confirms Spurs have appealed agai…

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Aleksander Ceferin’s ‘long nose’ issue highlights the VAR offside conundrum | Greg Wood

Proposal to give attackers 10-20cm leeway on offsides shows the dangers of being too precise in tight situationsJordan Ellenberg is a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, whose book How Not To Be Wrong – the Hidden Maths of Everyday…

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Mike Riley admits VAR has ‘long way to go’ before it can be deemed successful

• Referees’ head sure system will become quicker and better• Priority is preventing VARs imposing mistakes on refereesMike Riley has admitted there is “still a long way to go” before VAR can be considered a success in the Premier League, as the manager…

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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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VAR – let’s press pause on Boxing Day and check if we want to rewind technology | Richard Williams

Like Brexit, whatever sensible arguments are made for VAR, they are swamped by the damage it has caused and we need time to reflect on what kind of football we want to seeThree minutes and 47 seconds is a long time in football. An awful lot can happen….

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VAR – let’s press pause on Boxing Day and check if we want to rewind technology | Richard Williams

Like Brexit, whatever sensible arguments are made for VAR, they are swamped by the damage it has caused and we need time to reflect on what kind of football we want to seeThree minutes and 47 seconds is a long time in football. An awful lot can happen….

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Premier League to rule out major changes to VAR in meeting with clubs

• League to acknowledge problems but insists it is early days• Agreement fans’ experience in stadiums needs improvementThe Premier League looks set to stick to its guns over VAR and rule out substantial changes to the technology when their 20 clubs mee…

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Marco Silva says VAR has cost Everton ‘five or six points’ this season

• Premier League admits Brighton decision was erroneous• Everton need a return at Southampton after recent mishapsMarco Silva’s grievances against VAR are likely to have increased after the Premier League informed Everton that its TV official for the B…

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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 …