Match report of Arsenal vs Brentford, of refereeing by Mike Dean and of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) concludes Mike dean is Anti VAR.
Every PGMOL referee wears a FIFA referee badge demonstrating that they are adherents to the laws and rules according to the international federation. By so doing, PGMOL referees are demonstrating their fidelity to the rules of association football that were first instituted by the English over 120 years ago, a code that FIFA now has […]
As we predicted, last weekend’s test of VAR by the EPL was a big “nothingburger”, a secret trial that would make the medieval Inquisitors or latter day Stalinists proud. Mindful that they cannot operate as if we are in the 1920s and 30s, the PGMOL and the flacks who are in charge of its PR […]
So five 3:00 pm games this Saturday will be the first of a proposed 15-game trial of VAR in the Premier League and the PGMO. What can we expect? Fans shouldn’t hold their breath. According to media reports, this weekend is merely a test of whether the VAR hub at Stockley Park, near Heathrow, can […]
Nearly 100-days ago the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made its triumphant arrival on the global football stage when the 2018 World Cup kicked off in Russia. After 68 games VAR was declared an overwhelming success by the vast majority of football fans and experts within the game. This is despite the repeated attempts of a […]