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The one problem Video Assistant Referee technology has left unsolved

Are VAR’s actually futuristic, or just reinventing the wheel?

Video Assistant Referees (VAR’s) are the new hot topic in world football, after stuttering into life last night at the Club World Cup. (more…)

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The bigger picture – Part 1: Referees

Welcome to a multi-part series which will discuss the bigger topics which are occurring in the Premier League and football as a whole.

In this very first episode we will discuss the sharp decline of the quality of officiating in this season’s Premier League and steps that can be implemented to improve the standard of refereeing. (more…)

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Debate – Should video technology be introduced for referees?

The debate over video technology within football has raged for years.

With FIFA still refusing to even trial it despite the fact that many other sports have welcomed more advanced systems to make sure that the big decisions are made correctly. (more…)

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The offside rule: What should be done about it?

The offside rule.

I’m going to assume the large majority of football fans know what it is. (more…)

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Diving in football: Officials not to blame

Last weekend saw yet another unsavoury incident in which a footballer has conned a referee into awarding a penalty.

But it is not the officials who are to blame. (more…)

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2012/13: An incredible season for Welsh football, but..

To the casual eye, the 2012/13 season was a great one for Welsh clubs playing in the English football pyramid.

From the top division down to the fifth, Wales’s biggest clubs were enjoying a year like no other, as Cardiff City stormed to the nPower Championship title and neighbours Swansea City qualified for Europe via their Wembley Capital One Cup final win over Bradford City. (more…)

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Red cards: Can they make the difference?

Time and time again over the past few seasons, we’ve seen controversial red cards propel teams forward in the Champions League.

The most recent controversial red card was the high boot from Manchester United’s Nani on Real Madrid’s Alvaro Arbeloa. (more…)

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Massadio Haidara horror tackle: Was Callum McManaman lucky?

Many people will have seen Massadio Haidara stretchered off after an awful tackle by Callum McManaman in the Wigan Athletic vs Newcastle United game last weekend.

But this week, the Football Association announced they could not punish McManaman as the officials on the day saw the tackle and no free-kick was given at the time. (more…)

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Dodgy football lookalikes: Volume 1

So we’re fast approaching the business end of the 2012/13 season, where has the time gone?

Nerves will soon rattle and fingernails be bitten during what has become affectionately known as ‘squeaky-bum time’. (more…)

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