Tag Archives: VAR

Like rugby union, football has become a sport followed by millions but properly understood by very few

By | 27th February 2020

WATCHING Match Of The Day the other night it suddenly struck me that I don’t know the rules of football any more. Like rugby union, it has become a sport followed by millions but properly understood by very few. The big difference is that at least there are some people — mainly those who attended […]


Ex-players should be invited on to VAR panel… as some referees just don’t understand football

By | 23rd February 2020

THERE is only one reason the Premier League is not allowing referees to look at on-field monitors. My understanding from speaking to officials within the game is that PGMOL chief Mike Riley has a bee in his bonnet about the amount of time it takes to review incidents on screens. So, our elite officials are […]


VAR referee David Coote blunders in TWO Prem games on same day as Chelsea boss Lampard blasts missed ‘leg-breaker’

By | 23rd February 2020

VAR chiefs were forced into an astonishing U-turn after their worst day yet. Stockley Park’s top brass apologised for an error for the first time — after a ruling made a mockery of the whole system. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Blues Chelsea boss Frank Lampard raged after Gio Lo […]


VAR had its worst day yet… it is clear AND obvious that Prem and referees chiefs must fix it, and fast

By | 22nd February 2020

IT was clear AND obvious — VAR had its worst day yet. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard spoke for players, coaches and fans when he said the latest terrible decision from officials at Stockley Park raised a “huge question mark” about the system. Giovani Lo Celso’s horrible challenge threatened to break Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg and the […]

MASSIVE 74 per cent of footie fans back Wenger’s call to revamp offside rule and end Premier League’s VAR shambles

By | 19th February 2020

FED UP fans have overwhelmingly backed Arsene Wenger’s plans to end the VAR offside mayhem after SunSport revealed new laws in the making. The Frenchman is set to take charge of the regulations that have generated mass confusion and derision throughout the season. As FIFA’s head of global development, former Arsenal boss Wenger is effectively […]

Full-scale of ref Anthony Taylor’s blunders during Chelsea vs Man Utd clash emerge with FOUR of five big decisions wrong

By | 18th February 2020

VAR was at the centre of another storm after Manchester United’s win at Chelsea on Monday night. Blues boss Frank Lampard fumed at the series of big calls that went against his team. Lampard was convinced Harry Maguire should have been red-carded and that Kurt Zouma’s “equaliser” was wrongly disallowed. But there were three other […]

Fans fume at Man Utd ‘fix’ with referee Anthony Taylor AND VAR’s Chris Kavanagh both born in Manchester amid Chelsea row

By | 18th February 2020

FANS were left fuming with referee Anthony Taylor and his VAR Chris Kavanagh after Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United – with both officials born in Manchester. Plenty took to Twitter to hit out at a number of key decisions that went the Red Devils’ way at Old Trafford Harry Maguire was lucky to escape without […]

Red Devils beat the Blues for third time this season after VAR disallow goals from Zouma and Giroud

By | 17th February 2020

IT has been a pretty good week for Manchester United supporters. First Manchester City were kicked out of Europe for breaking Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules. And now their team are threatening to replace the noisy neighbours in next season’s Champions League. “This is how it feels to be City, this is how it feels […]

Jose Mourinho delighted with Bergwijn’s Tottenham debut but fumes that Raheem Sterling wasn’t shown red card in win

By | 2nd February 2020

JOSE MOURINHO was delighted with Steven Bergwijn’s goal on his debut for the club as Spurs beat Manchester City 2-0 in their Premier League clash on Sunday. But the Tottenham boss was displeased with Raheem Sterling not being shown a red card during the game. Pep Guardiola’s men were reduced to 10 men after Oleksandr […]

Raheem Sterling escapes red card after horror tackle on Dele Alli despite VAR check during Tottenham vs Man City

By | 2nd February 2020

RAHEEM STERLING escaped a red card after a horror tackle on Dele Alli – much to the disbelief of Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho. Manchester City forward Sterling went in with his studs up and caught his England team-mate Alli on the shin. VAR FOR STERLING TACKLE 📺 Mourinho is livid with Sterling’s tackle on Alli […]