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# var - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Shane Long makes first Premier League start of the season and has goal ruled out amid stalemate
# Frustration
# Frustration

Shane Long makes first Premier League start of the season and has goal ruled out amid stalemate

Dec 26th 2020, 5:30 PM 5,381 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland international’s wait for a goal continued against Fulham today.

# var - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Everton escape with point as red mist descends against Liverpool
# Var
# Var

Everton escape with point as red mist descends against Liverpool

Updated Oct 17th 2020, 2:48 PM 45,220 Views 52 Comments

Richarlison was sent off for the Toffees while Jordan Pickford avoided similar punishment for a dangerous lunge on Virgil Van Dijk.

# var - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Bournemouth to consider legal action over Hawk-Eye blunder that aided Aston Villa's survival bid
# Ghost Goal
# Ghost Goal

Bournemouth to consider legal action over Hawk-Eye blunder that aided Aston Villa's survival bid

Jul 28th 2020, 5:13 PM 39,669 Views 36 Comments

The Cherries went down after finishing a point behind Villa.

# var - Friday 10 July, 2020

Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong
# Var
# Var

Premier League tells BBC that VAR got last night's penalty decisions wrong

Jul 10th 2020, 10:18 AM 6,779 Views 6 Comments

A Premier League spokesperson told Match of the Day that the video assistant referee made wrong calls in all three of last night’s fixtures.

# var - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Jose Mourinho fears for football's future after Spurs loss
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

Jose Mourinho fears for football's future after Spurs loss

Jul 2nd 2020, 10:51 PM 10,784 Views 8 Comments

The Portuguese boss was not happy with some of the decisions that went against his side.

# var - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

'The goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it'
# Back Of The Net
# Back Of The Net

'The goalkeeper was in the Holte End and eight rows back. Everyone knew it, saw it and felt it'

Jun 17th 2020, 10:32 PM 8,104 Views 6 Comments

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder fumed after today’s game.

Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return
# Controversy
# Controversy

Players take knee before goalline row gives Villa point on Premier League return

Jun 17th 2020, 8:31 PM 8,693 Views 9 Comments

After 100 days in coronavirus lockdown, the Premier League returned.

# var - Friday 8 May, 2020

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match
# Changes
# Changes

Football's lawmakers approve use of five substitutions per match

May 8th 2020, 7:29 PM 4,571 Views 4 Comments

The International Football Association Board have also given the green light to any competition that wishes to scrap VAR.

# var - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Do you agree with our flop of the Premier League season?
# Underwhelming
# Underwhelming

Do you agree with our flop of the Premier League season?

Apr 2nd 2020, 8:46 PM 20,568 Views 23 Comments

Who has disappointed you this season?

# var - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Maguire should have been sent off' - Lampard
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

'Maguire should have been sent off' - Lampard

Feb 18th 2020, 12:40 AM 10,569 Views 10 Comments

The Chelsea boss believes Monday’s loss to Manchester United would have been a much different game if the defender was dismissed.

# var - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Premier League chief says VAR must improve, but is here to stay
# Video Nasty
# Video Nasty

Premier League chief says VAR must improve, but is here to stay

Feb 5th 2020, 8:32 AM 2,137 Views 8 Comments

A recent survey showed more than two-thirds of fans believe the system has made the game less enjoyable.

# var - Friday 17 January, 2020

Premier League refs told to use monitors for red cards
# Var
# Var

Premier League refs told to use monitors for red cards

Jan 17th 2020, 3:32 PM 3,503 Views 5 Comments

No referee has gone to review a decision using the monitors in the Premier League, instead relying on VAR to make the calls.

# var - Monday 13 January, 2020

TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Declan Rice the latest caught out as VAR fury hits boiling point

Jan 13th 2020, 5:24 PM 9,570 Views 9 Comments

Elsewhere, Joe Brolly has made a surprise return to television punditry.

# var - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

More VAR controversy as Villa win to climb out of relegation zone
# VAR-cical
# VAR-cical

More VAR controversy as Villa win to climb out of relegation zone

Jan 1st 2020, 3:02 PM 12,207 Views 22 Comments

Jack Grealish’s opener ruled out because the back of Wesley’s heel was marginally offside.

# var - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia
# Var
# Var

Uefa confirm VAR will be used for Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off with Slovakia

Dec 4th 2019, 7:46 PM 2,376 Views 4 Comments

The video assistant referee will be place after Uefa made the decision to introduce the technology despite not using it during the group stages.

# var - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall
# Savona
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# Savona

Motorway section collapses in Italy following heavy rainfall

Updated Nov 24th 2019, 6:42 PM 48,424 Views 21 Comments

Two people in France were also killed after historic levels of rain fell in the south of the country.

# var - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Premier League agrees to VAR changes to give fans greater information
# Teething Problems
# Teething Problems

Premier League agrees to VAR changes to give fans greater information

Nov 14th 2019, 5:41 PM 6,382 Views 9 Comments

Referee’s boss Mike Riley has accepted that improvements are needed.

# var - Sunday 29 September, 2019

Spanish FA accuses TV producer of manipulating VAR images
# Var
# Var

Spanish FA accuses TV producer of manipulating VAR images

Sep 29th 2019, 3:12 PM 12,869 Views 4 Comments

The incident related to Denis Cheryshev’s controversial goal for Valencia against Athletic Bilbao.

# var - Monday 26 August, 2019

TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis
# Video Nasty
# Video Nasty

TV Wrap - VAR's emotion-sapping interference a consequence of years of television analysis

Aug 26th 2019, 6:06 PM 4,225 Views 8 Comments

The system might learn something from the GAA.

# var - Saturday 17 August, 2019

'It needs fixing' - Pep Guardiola laments VAR faults after last-gasp goal disallowed
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

'It needs fixing' - Pep Guardiola laments VAR faults after last-gasp goal disallowed

Aug 17th 2019, 9:32 PM 36,509 Views 60 Comments

The drama was reminiscent of last season’s Champions League quarter-final when City were also denied late on.

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape
# Controversy
# Controversy

'It's a rule we need to accept' - Pochettino resigned to VAR after Spurs' great escape

Aug 17th 2019, 9:24 PM 4,450 Views 6 Comments

Gabriel Jesus thought he had extended City’s league winning run to 16 games, only to see his last-gasp goal ruled out for a handball.

# var - Monday 17 June, 2019

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score
# Women's World Cup
# Women's World Cup

Double dose of VAR drama as France allowed re-take missed penalty - and score

Jun 17th 2019, 10:18 PM 10,196 Views 10 Comments

Hosts top Group A with 100% record while Norway go through as runners-up.

# var - Sunday 16 June, 2019

A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting

Jun 16th 2019, 8:30 AM 7,201 Views 4 Comments

Stick the kettle on. We’ve thrown a couple of extra ones in here for you this week in case it’s still raining by the time Sunday rolls around.

# var - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Late VAR drama as Jesse Lingard goal ruled out by inches
# Close Calls
# Close Calls

Late VAR drama as Jesse Lingard goal ruled out by inches

Jun 6th 2019, 9:53 PM 14,495 Views 16 Comments

England and Netherlands both had nervy moments in the second half of the Nations League semi-finals.

VAR decisions to be shown on stadium screens as technology makes Premier League debut
# Video Replay
# Video Replay

VAR decisions to be shown on stadium screens as technology makes Premier League debut

Jun 6th 2019, 3:26 PM 3,377 Views 6 Comments

Clubs without big screens will relay the decision through PA systems and messages on scoreboards.

# var - Saturday 1 June, 2019

'I like VAR now!' - Salah revels in Liverpool's sixth Champions League success
# Spot On
# Spot On

'I like VAR now!' - Salah revels in Liverpool's sixth Champions League success

Jun 1st 2019, 10:42 PM 7,891 Views 21 Comments

The Egyptian forward helped the Reds to get their hands on European football’s grandest prize.

# var - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction
# Controversy
# Controversy

Watch: VAR review splits opinion after Ronaldo infraction

Mar 12th 2019, 9:25 PM 9,524 Views 2 Comments

Juventus nearly made the perfect start to Tuesday’s last-16 second leg against Atletico Madrid.

# var - Friday 8 March, 2019

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG
# Contentious
# Contentious

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG

Mar 8th 2019, 11:23 AM 9,775 Views 21 Comments

In a retrospective explanation, European football’s governing body cited the distance of the ball as the main factor in awarding the spot kick.

# var - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Here are the 3 big VAR decisions from last night - did the officials get them right?
# Close Calls
# Close Calls

Here are the 3 big VAR decisions from last night - did the officials get them right?

Feb 21st 2019, 9:46 AM 4,231 Views 6 Comments

The technology was employed in both the Schalke-Man City match and the Atletico-Juve encounter.

# var - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

VAR 'falls easily in favour of the big club,' says Ajax star
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

VAR 'falls easily in favour of the big club,' says Ajax star

Feb 13th 2019, 11:36 PM 6,784 Views 9 Comments

Frenkie de Jong was not happy after his side were denied a goal on Wednesday night.

# var - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'English referees cannot use VAR' - Chelsea boss Sarri slams penalty call in Spurs semi-final
# Not Impressed
# Not Impressed

'English referees cannot use VAR' - Chelsea boss Sarri slams penalty call in Spurs semi-final

Jan 9th 2019, 7:00 AM 6,342 Views 14 Comments

The Italian was critical of the use of video review following a controversial moment in Tuesday’s clash

# var - Monday 3 December, 2018

VAR to be introduced in Champions League from February
# All Seeing Eye
# All Seeing Eye

VAR to be introduced in Champions League from February

Dec 3rd 2018, 12:40 PM 1,994 Views 0 Comments

The system was due to be introduced next season but will be fast-tracked.

# var - Thursday 27 September, 2018

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season
# Var
# Var

VAR given green light for Champions League use from next season

Sep 27th 2018, 12:35 PM 1,795 Views 2 Comments

The technology will also be used at the 2020 European Championships.

# var - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Will Russia 2018 be remembered as the World Cup that revolutionised fair play?

Jul 22nd 2018, 9:30 AM 4,421 Views 3 Comments

VAR was introduced for the first time in the tournament’s history.

# var - Monday 16 July, 2018

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup
# Assessment
# Assessment

Neymar's theatrics and Brian Kerr's famous punditry - Our writers review the World Cup

Jul 16th 2018, 5:16 PM 8,529 Views 5 Comments

Our thoughts following a campaign which saw France come out on top as champions.

# var - Sunday 15 July, 2018

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Did the officials make the right call? Controversial VAR decision boosts France

Jul 15th 2018, 4:54 PM 11,182 Views 23 Comments

Croatia were left feeling hard done by in this afternoon’s World Cup final.

# var - Thursday 28 June, 2018

VAR rescues Colombia as ref chalks off penalty for inch-perfect, last-man tackle by Sanchez
# Margins
# Margins

VAR rescues Colombia as ref chalks off penalty for inch-perfect, last-man tackle by Sanchez

Jun 28th 2018, 4:09 PM 6,083 Views 1 Comment

What. A. Tackle.

# var - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Missed penalty proves costly as Ireland's conquerors Denmark claim narrow opening win
# Hard Fought
# Hard Fought

Missed penalty proves costly as Ireland's conquerors Denmark claim narrow opening win

Jun 16th 2018, 6:59 PM 6,097 Views 9 Comments

Peru passed up a couple of gilt-edged opportunities.

A tale of two penalties - history made with first World Cup spot-kick awarded by VAR
# Var
# Var

A tale of two penalties - history made with first World Cup spot-kick awarded by VAR

Jun 16th 2018, 12:30 PM 8,048 Views 10 Comments

But then Australia hit back against France with a penalty of their own at the other end.

# var - Friday 11 May, 2018

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points
# Analysis
# Analysis

The improbable 10-goal swing needed to save Swansea and more Premier League talking points

May 11th 2018, 5:22 PM 5,658 Views 2 Comments

Plus, Chelsea require a minor miracle to deny Liverpool a Champions League spot.

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