Live Breathe Sport Podcast Episode 6: A Pope, a Cat and a Cowboy

Tweet *Contains Strong Language* Welcome to the sixth episode of the Live Breathe Sport Podcast. This week we have our usual football roundup with VAR controversy being the centre of attention once again, along with news from the FA Cup and around the world. The lads discuss the UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone before Riley gives an update on how England are getting on in South Africa, with a special mention for Italy. Nile talks basketball before Tony gives us an update on tennis and rugby. As…

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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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