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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
    BREAKING: Premier League clubs to vote on whether to scrap VAR starting next season.

    Let’s just get right to it — there’s a bombshell article from David Ornstein in the Athletic this afternoon that states Premier League clubs will soon hold a vote on whether to continue to utilize Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) or to scrap it beginning with the 2024-25 season.

    Ornstein writes that Wolverhampton Wanderers introduced the resolution to scrap VAR for next season, which triggers a vote in the next Premier League yearly gathering in June. Wolves issued its rationale for the resolution in a statement that reads in part:

    “There is no blame to be placed — we are all just looking for the best possible outcome for football — and all stakeholders have been working hard to try and make the introduction of additional technology a success.

    “However, after five seasons of VAR in the Premier League, it is time for a constructive and critical debate on its future.

    “Our position is that the price we are paying for a small increase in accuracy is at odds with the spirit of our game, and as a result we should remove it from the 2024/25 season onwards.”

    It’s no secret that, far from being the neutral arbiter of match officiating as it was intended to be, VAR has instead been the most divisive thing to happen to professional football in decades. Not a week goes by where there isn’t some sort of discussion item or controversy surrounding a VAR decision of some kind, and there have been, in the minds of many, numerous egregious misuses of the technology just this season alone. Another common complaint is that it ruins the flow of matches, its remit of “clear and obvious” is neither clear nor obvious, and it disrupts the spontaneous celebrations of goals as fans impatiently wait for unseen match officials in Stokely Park to decide whether a goal should stand or not.

    There aren’t any indications as to how the teams will vote, and it will be very interesting to see what the vote ends up being. Will clubs use this as an opportunity to bail on VAR altogether? Or will some vote to keep it in place, with the guiding principle being that they use this as an opportunity to reform how it is implemented? We won’t know until next month.

    Either way, this is a pretty seismic moment for the Premier League, which has already announced the introduction of semi-automated offside technology during next season’s campaign. It’s not clear whether voting to rescind VAR would impact the rollout of that new tech or not.

    https://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2024/5/15/24157421/tottenham-hotspur-news-premier-league-vote-abolish-var-june-introduction-wolverhampton-wanderers
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    stokefcstokefc Member Posts: 7,690
    ^^^^
    This would be the best thing for football ever..FVO
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    DoublemeDoubleme Member Posts: 1,809
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
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    stokefcstokefc Member Posts: 7,690
    edited May 18
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    DoublemeDoubleme Member Posts: 1,809
    stokefc said:
    how are they allowed to get away with this there should be fines or point deductions.
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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,438
    Doubleme said:

    stokefc said:
    how are they allowed to get away with this there should be fines or point deductions.
    Lol, it's all show. If either set of fans were intent on trouble that almost thin line of stewards wouldn't have stopped a determined steam. Just wannabes.
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    TheEdge949TheEdge949 Member Posts: 5,438
    Oh Heck it's Oxford away next season. Horrible ground, horrible fans, horrible pubs.
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
    Congratulations to City...


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    DoublemeDoubleme Member Posts: 1,809
    well another year of fair competition in the premiership looking forward to next year maybe.

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    rabdenirorabdeniro Member Posts: 4,270
    edited May 20


    Finally got one of these up .

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    JammyFkerJammyFker Member Posts: 308
    Manchester city and in particular Phil Foden and Rodri the last 9 games after the Arsenal draw were fantastic. With Foden and Bellingham in top form England may have a chance to do something at the Euros!

    I support United and I only dream of watching a team as slick as the current City side tbh. Different gravy and yes they have money but the methods and way that Pep plays, is just a joy to behold B)
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
    rabdeniro said:



    Finally got one of these up .

    The Man City v Arsenal 0-0 & Liverpool v Man Utd 0-0 done my bets.







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    EssexphilEssexphil Member Posts: 8,346
    lucy4 said:


    At least you use a London bus.

    Not saying it's been a while, but we're still using the Boulder Mobile from Wacky Races
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
    edited May 21
    Didn't see that coming especially after the way they ended the season, I thought they were set for a good season next year.




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    HAYSIEHAYSIE Member Posts: 33,198
    Pochettino leaves Chelsea after one season


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/articles/c1ww8xw8nywo
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    Kinda6677Kinda6677 Member Posts: 281
    Almost Chelsea's longest serving manager
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    lucy4lucy4 Member Posts: 7,260
    Surely this can't be true what has he achieved to warrant such a high profile job?

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