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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Live Breathe Sport Podcast Episode 5: Sergio Aguero, Jos Buttler and Riley Goes Sledging

Tweet *Contains Strong Language* Welcome to the Fifth Episode of the Live Breathe Sport Podcast. This week the boys return to sport, with VAR the big topic yet again. Furthermore, they debate whether Sergio Aguero is the best overseas import in Premier League history before going through the usual foreign and lower league football roundup. Riley talks sledging in cricket and whether people are overreacting to Jos Buttler’s latest incident before Tony runs us through the latest updates in Formula One and tennis. As always the podcast is rounded out…

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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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