Tag Archives: VAR

Premier League refs chief’ refuses to make changes to VAR despite controversy over decisions, reveals David Gold

By | 14th November 2019

WEST HAM co-chairman David Gold declared VAR “alive and kicking” after a two-hour grilling of refs’ chief Mike Riley. The PGMOL boss faced fire from Prem club chiefs after continued VAR controversy. But despite some clubs voicing their unhappiness, in what was understood to be an at-times fractious meeting, it appears there will be no […]


How the Premier League table would look without VAR with Man City reaping benefits and Arsenal and Man Utd taking a hit

By | 14th November 2019

LIVERPOOL would still dominate the Premier League if VAR had not been introduced but plenty of other clubs would have seen a change in their fortunes. Manchester City would leapfrog Leicester and Chelsea to go second, with the gap between them and Liverpool dropping from nine to seven points. Pep Guardiola’s side had a late […]


Fuming Man City make formal complaint to ref chief over Michael Oliver’s performance in defeat at rivals Liverpool

By | 13th November 2019

FURIOUS Manchester City made a formal complaint to refs chief Mike Riley over the performance of Michael Oliver in their crucial defeat to Liverpool. The letter was delivered to PGMOL chief Riley on Monday, 24 hours after the crunch Anfield clash. City remain dismayed by Oliver’s decision not to award them penalties for a number […]


Premier League refs stunned after chief Mike Riley says he’s ‘well pleased with how VAR is operating’

By | 12th November 2019

PREMIER LEAGUE refs and assistants were left stunned when chief Mike Riley told them: “I’m well pleased with the way VAR is operating.” And now Riley faces a backlash from Premier League executives who will gather in London tomorrow for their most significant and contentious meeting in years. Clubs want changes in the use of […]

Fuming Premier League refs fear VAR is making them look foolish with growing anger among top officials

By | 11th November 2019

FUMING Premier League refs fear VAR is making them look foolish. SunSport understands there is growing discontent among the Prem’s top officials with the implementation of the technology and their bosses’ instructions on how it should be used. The inconsistent use of VAR has left players, managers, fans in the stadiums and even broadcasters baffled […]

Man City should have had a penalty at Liverpool and VAR is too inconsistent – here is my five-point plan to improve it

By | 10th November 2019

MANCHESTER CITY should have had a first-half penalty when Trent Alexander-Arnold handled inside the box. I felt the right-back had his right arm in an unnatural position, made himself bigger and deliberately moved it out to stop the ball going to Raheem Sterling. Therefore I disagree with the Premier League statement which claimed it did […]

Fan fury as VAR fails to spot Alexander-Arnold handball seconds before Liverpool score opening goal against Man City

By | 10th November 2019

LIVERPOOL took advantage of another VAR cock-up as Fabinho scored just seconds after Manchester City should have been awarded a penalty. Trent Alexander-Arnold clearly handled the ball inside his own area but it was not spotted and the Reds broke to take the lead. Was that a handball? #LIVMAN pic.twitter.com/lruNRxLK2E — 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) […]

Gary Lineker declares war on VAR as he reacts with fury to ‘absurd’ system after horror Sheff Utd decision

By | 10th November 2019

GARY LINEKER furiously declared war on VAR, calling the system “absurd” after another horrific decision during Sheffield United’s draw with Tottenham. The pundit, 58, was left seething after John Lundstram was deemed to be offside as the Blades had a goal ruled out at Spurs. VAR at its absurd worst rules out a @SheffieldUnited equaliser […]

Even Arsenal fans think Leicester should have had a penalty as VAR misses Guendouzi foul on Soyuncu

By | 9th November 2019

LEICESTER were denied a clear penalty in tonight’s late kick-off and even Arsenal fans are blasting VAR over it. Matteo Guendouzi pulled back Caglar Soyuncu at the back post as Leicester swung in a free-kick. VAR says no penalty! 😬 📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #LEIARS here: https://t.co/xvt13jzZT8📲 Download the @SkySports app! […]

VAR is a MASSIVE waste of everybody’s time and Prem chiefs must sort this fiasco out before it’s too late

By | 4th November 2019

THE game cannot continue like this. It is a sport played at Hyperloop speed, with the worldwide brand of the Premier League trading on its frenzied, furious approach. VAR is slowing the whole thing down — and it is starting to feel like a waste of time. There were 3min 10sec lost forever over an […]