PGMOL and Premier League agree to VAR changes and will offer more information to fans during checks

first_img Coral BarryThursday 14 Nov 2019 4:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link109Shares Comment Referees are under pressure to be more consistent in their decision-making (Picture: Getty)Riley answered questions from club bosses and faced criticism at a stakeholders meeting, but managed to quell concerns about VAR.AdvertisementAdvertisementBefore the meeting, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Brighton wrote to the PGMOL explaining their concerns.However, there was no appetite to make big changes so soon into a season, as West Ham chairman David Gold explained.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There’s not going to be any significant change,’ said Gold. ‘There is going to be an investigation.‘What I can say is that VAR is alive and kicking. There was a lot of debate. We are making good progress.‘This is a brand new system. We just have to be a bit more patient. We will get it right.’ VAR has caused controversy throughout the season (Picture: Getty)The Premier League have announced more information will be given to fans on big screens when VAR is making a decision.A meeting between Professional Game Match Officials Limited chief Mike Riley and the clubs lasted three hours on Thursday, but it was decided there would be no wholesale changes to how VAR is used.Instead, the PGMOL will focus on improving communication with fans during matches, speeding up decisions and producing more consistency in decision-making.The season has already been dominated by contentious refereeing decisions and the calls made, or not made, by VAR officials.ADVERTISEMENT PGMOL and Premier League agree to VAR changes and will offer more information to fans during checkscenter_img Guardiola: ‘Thank you so much’ handshake with ref was not sarcasticTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:25FullscreenGuardiola: ‘Thank you so much’ handshake with ref was not sarcastichttps://metro.co.uk/video/guardiola-thank-handshake-ref-not-sarcastic-2046178/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The news comes in the wake of another controversial weekend of football.City lodged an official complaint after they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.Pep Guardiola was furious to be denied two penalties after two handballs from Trent Alexander-Arnold and City’s complaint stated they were unhappy with how referee Michael Oliver oversaw proceedings.MORE: Manchester United schedule return fixture for Paul Pogba after ankle injuryMORE: Manchester City make official complaint over referee Michael Oliver’s performance in Liverpool game Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — At some point recently you may hav

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — At some point recently, you may have heard that the NFL has become a passing league. It’s true. Quarterbacks are piling up yards while receivers are putting up monster totals. Records are continually falling, and while it’s not quite the Arena Football League, defenses are still left trying to add pass rushers and cornerbacks to combat the aerial assault. “Yeah, probably since the last time they emphasized the rules after the New England/Indianapolis stuff that went on and it got hard for a couple years,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said when asked if it is more difficult to play cornerback now than at any other time in NFL history. “I like the new rules. I think our guys are athletic enough to play without their hands on defense, and people need to keep their hands off peoples’ facemask. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments   Share   “I think the rules are good.”Spoken like a coach whose background is on the offensive side of the ball.According to NFLPenalties.com, referees are flagging teams for an average of 0.99 defensive holding, 0.891 defensive pass interference, 0.457 illegal contact and 0.761 illegal use of hands penalties per game. Those numbers, while not necessarily high, are all up from last season, when there was less emphasis on enforcing certain rules.You will not find anyone in the Cardinals’ secondary complaining about the referees and attributing any struggles they may have to the way the games are being called. However, the already difficult task of containing the opponent’s receivers is now even more so.“Oh no question, no question,” cornerback Jerraud Powers said when asked the same question as his coach. “I mean, you can’t touch them. After five yards you can’t touch them. Football is a physical game; we all understand as defensive players it’s becoming more of an offensive game. The NFL wants TV ratings and wants the game to be exciting. We understand that part.“But it’s definitely tough to be a defensive back in this league because all the rules favor the receiver, and it’s just our job to adjust.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories last_img read more