Weekend Games Highlight (Again) Dreadful State of Premier League Referees

Tweet By Sonny Turner Another weekend of Premier League football, another weekend of refereeing mistakes. The best league in the world, the worst referees in the world. Continuous mistakes are being made every week in the Premier League, and even with the assistance of VAR, rules are not being implemented. Every week it seems the standard of refereeing drops even lower. Just to begin, in the first few minutes of the Watford vs Spurs game at Vicarage Road came the first of that game’s poor refereeing decisions, with Spurs being…

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Former Premier League official Matt Messias thinks referees wearing microphones is VAR from the answer to technology troubles

Matt Messias thinks refs should not be heard talking to players on live broadcasts

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VAR: Why it isn’t working

Tweet By only tackling clear and obvious errors, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is set up to fail. This needs to be changed if fans and referees are to benefit from technology in our game. In the last two months, I have heard “clear and obvious error” enough times to last me a lifetime. This, of course, is the benchmark set by the powers that be at Stockley Park, VAR’s headquarters, for a decision to be overturned. This is the chink in the armour of VAR, which in theory should only…

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