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Premier League club hires ref analyst to help with VAR decisions

Premier League club hires ref analyst to help with VAR decisions

Nottingham Forest has taken a bold step forward by bringing in Mark Clattenburg to help them navigate the unpredictable world of soccer officiating. In elite-level refereeing, his name is almost a byword. The 48-year-old has a stellar 13-year Premier League career under his belt. He has also managed the complex dynamics of the Champions League […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 122 days ago

Premier League club hires ref analyst to help with VAR decisions

Nottingham Forest has taken a bold step forward by bringing in Mark Clattenburg to help them navigate the unpredictable world of soccer officiating. In elite-level refereeing, his name is almost a byword. The 48-year-old has a stellar 13-year Premier League career under his belt. He has also managed the complex dynamics of the Champions League […]

English Football

/ 132 days ago

Premier League claims 96% of VAR calls are right amid issues

A top Premier League chief has proclaimed that 96% of refereeing decisions this season have been correct. Tony Scholes, the division's Chief Football Officer, made the comments during a recent interview with Sky Sports. Scholes insisted that VAR has helped boost this officiating accuracy in recent years. He claimed that referees were only right about […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 140 days ago

Premier League VAR rules undergo significant change for 2024-25

Premier League officials are contemplating a historic change that would usher in a new era of VAR in soccer. Officials in the Premier League would supposedly explain VAR decisions to spectators during gameplay. President Howard Webb of PGMOL is leading the charge on this project. It seeks to restore faith in the league's officials by […]

Carlo Ancelotti

/ 144 days ago

Endless conflicts: Ancelotti fires back at Barca with Negreira dig

Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, made the assertion earlier this week that Real Madrid are often favored in La Liga and that others are not treated fairly, leading Carlo Ancelotti to respond, citing the Negreira case. In the previous matchday, Los Blancos were down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes. However, with the help of […]

Belgium

/ 144 days ago

Belgian top derby match to be replayed after VAR mistake

An oversight by the VAR official has resulted in a full replay of a Belgian Pro League match between Genk and Anderlecht. On December 23, at Anderlecht's Lotto Park, Genk lost 2-1 in the Belgian Pro League. Accusing a mistake in the VAR judgment, they filed a complaint with the Referee Department after the controversial […]

Almería

/ 147 days ago

Real Madrid's VAR leak prompts Spanish FA to file complaint

The new week has seen the continuation of the aftermath of Sunday's contentious match between Real Madrid and Almeria. It is because a VAR audio from two distinct events during the La Liga encounter went public without authorization. Against last-place Almeria at home last weekend in the Spanish league, Real Madrid almost avoided a humiliating […]

Barcelona

/ 149 days ago

Xavi says it'll be hard to win LaLiga when refs favor Real Madrid

Xavi claimed the referees in LaLiga are favoring Real Madrid, making it near impossible for Barcelona to challenge Los Blancos in the title race. Real Madrid picked up a massively controversial three points at the weekend with a win over Almeria. Carlo Ancelotti's side was the beneficiary of several calls to come back from a […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 189 days ago

PGMOL chief admits to another referee error in Premier League

Premier League referee Simon Hooper was left "devastated" after committing a crucial error in a recent match. PGMOL chief Howard Webb, who oversees the officiating board for the Premier League, revealed the news on Tuesday. The former referee now helps determine officials for each of the Premier League's games. Hooper was in charge of a […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 205 days ago

VAR may add reviews of free kicks, corners and second yellows

The International Football Association Board, or IFAB, is going to discuss extending VAR reviews to other parts of the game. Currently, VAR can only step in for offsides, direct red cards, goals and mistaken identities. The latter would be for improperly booking someone. However, IFAB wants to make other parts of the game subject to […]

English Football

/ 208 days ago

Premier League asks airline pilots for help in VAR confusion

English top-flight officials have enlisted an interesting source in an attempt to simplify VAR conversations during games. According to a report by The Times, Premier League referees held a meeting with airline pilots from British Airways to better communicate under pressure. The move comes nearly two months after the biggest Premier League VAR blunder of […]

Arsenal

/ 215 days ago

Mikel Arteta hit with FA charge over VAR rant in Newcastle defeat

Mikel Arteta made controversial VAR statements after Arsenal lost to Newcastle. Consequently, the FA charged him with improper conduct. After Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Newcastle in the Premier League on Nov. 4, the Spanish manager ripped into the referees. At St. James' Park, Anthony Gordon's goal was the game-winner for the Magpies, ending the Gunners' […]