Tag Archives: Video assistant referees (VARs)

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

By | 23rd December 2019

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…


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

By | 12th November 2019

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….


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

By | 24th August 2019

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…


The revolution will be televised: as the season ends, the age of VAR is nigh | Sachin Nakrani

By | 11th May 2019

Sunday’s Premier League games will be the last without video assistant referees, who are busy prepping for next seasonSunday’s round of Premier League matches are not only the last of the season but the final ones before video assistant referees – VARs…

Football cannot be picky about where and when VAR is applied – but is one angle enough? | Paul Wilson

By | 18th April 2019

Without the intervention of technology, Manchester City would be through to a Champions League semi-final and Spurs would have been robbedThere is always the chance, when English clubs meet in European knockout football, that players who know each othe…

Tottenham’s Harry Kane fears ankle injury could end domestic season

By | 10th April 2019

• Spurs captain set for scan after injury against Manchester City• Kane hoping to be back for England’s Nations League semi-finalHarry Kane will undergo a scan on Thursday to assess his fifth ankle ligament injury in three seasons and the Tottenham str…

Mauricio Pochettino calls for VAR in Premier League to be postponed

By | 23rd January 2019

• Spurs manager fears system harms ‘dynamic’ English game• Win over Chelsea would bring Pochettino closer to first trophyMauricio Pochettino has outlined his grave misgivings about VAR and called on the authorities to postpone its introduction to the P…