Report: Premier League make VAR decision that may impact Spurs

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According to a report from The Daily Mail, The Premier League have contacted all 20 clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, to ask for recommendations on how the current VAR system can be improved.

This is the second season in which VAR has been implemented in the Premier Leauge and the technology has been the source of much controversy.

Tottenham have been on the receiving end of a fair few questionable calls during that time, with some Spurs fans understandably riled up with the lack of consistency in the decisions.

The Mail now report that Premier League chiefs have written to managers, directors of football and club captains to send in their recommendations to improve the system and current interpretations on key decisions.

Clubs will take part in a wide-ranging survey and will vote on how to improve the system, with the Premier League said to be committed to working with refereeing body PGMOL ‘to identify and implement improvements to VAR’.

It is revealed that any changes that are approved will come into effect at the start of the 2020/21 season.

Spurs Web Opinion

I personally do not subscribe to the idea that VAR’s introduction has had a net negative effect on the game which seems to be the opinion of the majority of fans. The implementation of any new technology has to be done on a trial and error basis and I believe the system will be improved as the years go on.

However, one major issue that I have with the current interpretation of the rules is the tendency to make offside calls based on millimetres. I would like to see a margin of error being brought into the offside calls so that attackers are allowed to be level with the last defender.

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  1. a determined attemp to foul the player in the penalty area with no intention of playing the ball ful stop.hand to the ball both must warrant a penalty,Fingers,thumbs elbowsor bums no offside the whole of the body to be offside as indeed the whole of the ball to be over the line to award a goal

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