The future of VAR, Version 2

The future of VAR, Version 2

by Ahmet Guvener  @guvenersoccer, When I set down to write this article and name it “The Future of VAR,” my computer reminded me that I had written another article with same name about two years ago. Two years ago, the VAR system was at best an infant;...
Ten Minute Block Refereeing

Ten Minute Block Refereeing

‘TEN MINUTE BLOCK REFEREEING’ Several years ago, I was sat with the group of Select Group (Premier League) Referees, many of them also FIFA officials. We listened intently to a presentation by two active referees Graham Barber and Graham Poll who were both at the top...

VAR Badly “Managed”

VAR is clearly not working in this country and we are a laughing stock in the eyes of the footballing world. This is my four-point plan to fix a situation that has become untenable. One – Instruct referees to use pitchside monitors It’s madness that we are...
Son Red Card

Son Red Card

The action by Son in the Everton v Spurs game yesterday was that he deliberately tripped his opponent and that warranted at most a yellow card. An unforeseen circumstance of the trip was a second event that could not have been foreseen by the player. To suggest that...