Tag Archives: VAR

Newcastle goal at Watford should have been ruled out but VAR ‘missed’ handball

By | 1st September 2019

NEWCASTLE’S goal at Watford should have been ruled out but VAR “missed” the handball in the build-up. Having gone 1-0 down, the Toon levelled through Fabian Schar after an accidental handball by Isaac Hayden which VAR failed to spot. Under new laws, the goal should not have stood, but now reports claims officials have held […]

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Former Premier League referee Howard Webb says VAR will NEVER be give definitive answer

By | 29th August 2019

HOWARD WEBB concedes that VAR will never be definitive in some offside calls due to the speed of TV frames. But he reckons those rare marginal controversies are a small price to pay for how much clarity, by and large, the system has brought to the game. Rules state a player is judged to be […]

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Man City ace Gundogan says VAR is sucking fun out of football… without ending the mistakes

By | 26th August 2019

ILKAY GUNDOGAN says VAR is sucking the joy out of football — without removing any of the uncertainty. Champions Manchester City have been on the wrong end of three key decisions by the new technology in their opening three Premier League fixtures. And midfielder Gundogan is struggling to see how the game is being improved […]

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Tottenham fans FUMING as VAR denies penalty after Lascelles ‘rugby tackles’ Harry Kane

By | 25th August 2019

TOTTENHAM fans were fuming on Twitter after VAR denied them a penalty during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle today. Harry Kane had broken into the penalty area tracked by Jamaal Lascelles when the Magpies’ centre-half lost his footing and fell at the feet of Kane. While there was contact made, the England striker appeared […]

VAR referees enjoy takeaway dinner in their booth in middle of key game

By | 25th August 2019

VAR officials in Greece were caught ordering a takeaway DURING a game. Lamia were playing Panathinaikos in the first game of the Greek Superleague when VAR were called into action for an incident on the pitch. The TV coverage switched to the VAR room with three officials monitoring the game. However, a fourth man appears […]

VAR referees enjoy takeaway dinner in their booth in middle of key game

By | 25th August 2019

VAR officials in Greece were caught ordering a takeaway DURING a game. Lamia were playing Panathinaikos in the first game of the Greek Superleague when VAR were called into action for an incident on the pitch. The TV coverage switched to the VAR room with three officials monitoring the game. However, a fourth man appears […]

Tell us where you stand on VAR after opening games of the Premier League season are hit with controversy

By | 22nd August 2019

VAR continues to drive a huge debate following its introduction to the Premier League this season. Just two game weeks into the new campaign and the controversial technology has already had an impact on high-profile matches. The biggest talking point so far came in Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham last weekend. Gabriel Jesus thought […]