New UEFA Show ‘Man in the Middle’ Reignites Intriguing VAR Questions Over 2019 Champions League Final Penalty Decision

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A UEFA tweet regarding the 2019 Champions League penalty decision has brought feelings of anger back for some fans of Tottenham Hotspur. Having beaten Ajax against all odds to reach the biggest night of their careers, the final became a nightmare very quickly. Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handled the ball in the penalty […] READ MORE


VAR Intervention Denies Tottenham Hotspur Win Against Newcastle United

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In a game where Tottenham Hotspur should have been out of sight before the halftime whistle could even sound, a VAR intervention gave Steve Bruce and Newcastle United a point against the run of play. The controversial handball rule reappeared to deny Spurs all three points as Eric Dier’s unintentional handball led to a Callum Wilson […] READ MORE


REPORT: Premier League Press Play On Video Assistant Referees

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With the Premier League doing its best to gain acceptance for the plan otherwise known as ‘Project Restart’, much has been mentioned in regard to sporting integrity and that is also a topic when concerning video assistant referees. There’s no doubt that VAR has been much maligned this season and with several teething issues throughout, […] READ MORE


Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain Highlights The Need For More Active VAR

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s unbeaten run as Manchester United manager came to an end yesterday as the Red Devils suffered a 2-0 defeat to French giants, Paris Saint-Germain. However, it was poor officiating that made the headlines. Referee Daniele Orsato has been subject to much abuse from United fans following the full-time whistle. Champions League Tie […] READ MORE


Can VAR Put an End to Footballing Controversies?

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After another weekend of controversy in the Premier League, calls for VAR are getting louder and louder. It was trialled in some games last season and at the FIFA 2018 World Cup with mixed reviews. It has solved issues in some cases and added more controversy in others. Last word on Football looks at VAR, […] READ MORE


First VAR Tests in the Premier League and Fans’ Opinion

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Unfortunately for many, the Premier League voted against VAR before the start of the 2018/2019 season. Now another chance is given to the modern technology, as it is going to be tested in 15 Premier League games after the international break. First VAR tests in the Premier League and Fans’ Opinions What is VAR? The […] READ MORE


Time to Re-evaluate the Handball Rule?

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The handball rule is one of the most discussed in the beautiful game. Recently, the discussion picked up once again after a pair of incidents involving Liverpool FC. The first came in the first leg of their triumph over Roma to reach the Champions League final. The second came just days later, as the Reds […] READ MORE


Referees Letting Players Down in England

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With VAR being in its infancy and already causing more than a little controversy, referees have found themselves in the spotlight for technology rather than ability. In the Premier League this weekend, we saw again that the standard of Refereeing in England is getting worse. Referees letting players down is worrying. Premier League Referees Letting […] READ MORE