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

On track William Hill set to deliver £40 million in group 2017 savings

first_imgShare Submit Share “We have delivered good financial and operational progress so far in the second half. Our Online business has performed particularly well, with UK wagering 14% ahead of last year, in spite of the absence of a major football tournament, and an acceleration in gaming growth. Retail has benefited from a stronger gross win margin to deliver both Sportsbook and gaming net revenue growth. Internationally, our US business continues to deliver strong double-digit net revenue growth and Australia’s gross win margin has normalised relative to H1.” Detailed William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock.In the trading update, Bowcock and William Hill governance continue to emphasise the bookmaker’s ‘three medium-term strategic priorities’ of; growing group UK market share, expanding William Hill’s international footprint and delivering on group technology transformation.“We continue to make good progress on our transformation programme, which is on track to deliver £40m of annualised savings by the end of this year. This is supporting reinvestment in our business, including marketing increases in this second half to promote Online’s reinvigorated product and customer experience.”“Overall, I am encouraged by the huge amount of progress the William Hill team has made this year in improving our customer proposition and delivering on our strategy. We remain on track to deliver on market expectations for 2017.”center_img Presenting its latest trading update (unaudited 17-week period to 24 October), FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill Plc details that its corporate performance is ‘in-line with expectations’, as the company seeks to deliver £40 million in annualised cost efficiencies for group reinvestment.Updating the market, William Hill continues its digital recovery, recording a 13% increase in online wagering, combined with 6% net revenue rise. William Hill governance was pleased with its digital division’s performance against a tough comparative period featuring the closing stages of UEFA Euro 2016.Digital growth was supported by 3% net revenue uplift recorded by William Hill’s UK retail division, which benefited from a strong +17.6% gross win margin during the trading period.The bookmaker’s solid home market performance was further supported by a double-digit net revenue gain recorded by William Hill USA. However, William Hill’s Australia division a 2% net revenue decline during the period.William Hill 2017 YTD Performance Overview StumbleUponlast_img read more