A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
We are living in a polling vortex. Everything is polled. From opinions on VAR to the ‘Great Jamie Heaslip Podcast Plebiscite’ debacle, we have tested and tasted so much that instead of just cooking a family dinner, it’s best to create a twitter poll, socialise it, and wait an hour before going to the shops. The adage “if everything is important, nothing is” now applies to polling; if everything is worth polling, maybe nothing should be.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2020
There was still tension in the air at Anfield — but now they believe, writes
Sun, 19 Jan, 2020
Long-suffering Liverpool supporters, for whom the mere mention of the word ‘slip’ can bring on a fit of the vapours, won’t want to hear him say it — but Graeme Souness has ruled out any possibility of a collapse for Jurgen Klopp’s team and so, even with the New Year still only in its infancy, he has no hesitation in calling the 2020 title race in favour of his old club.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
Adam Idah’s brilliant hat-trick in Norwich’s 4-2 win at Preston may have grabbed the majority of the headlines but the Cork native wasn’t the only Irish player to shine in the FA Cup third round.
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
Paul Cooke, newly installed as Executive Lead – effectively now the Association’s acting CEO – gave ample warning at October’s AGM that the figures “won’t be pretty and will shock people”.
Thu, 05 Dec, 2019
Ten years on from the handball that knocked Ireland out of the World Cup, the referee involved says he would not speak to Thierry Henry, should they ever meet.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
Two county chairmen have expressed doubts about the suitability of a video referee in inter-county Gaelic football and hurling.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019
A window into the bright new future we want to give our children and our children’s children. A world free of confusion, controversy and injustice. A world that no longer relies on Martin Atkinson.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2019
‘I’m probably the wrong man to ask, I like a little dive myself.”
Thu, 07 Nov, 2019
Sadio Mane rescued Liverpool as the Reds’ late show at Aston Villa maintained their title charge.
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
Paulo Fonseca’s career as Roma boss began with a wild 3-3 draw as Genoa thrice pegged back the Giallorossi on the first night of Serie A action at the Stadio Olimpico.
Sun, 25 Aug, 2019
“So what do you make of VAR?” the guy behind the counter in my local garage asked the customer in front of me in the queue.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
This is not a column about VAR. I promise. Well, not really. It’s about hurling, and how it appears to be intent on destroying itself. By bringing in VAR. Wait, wait, don’t run away!
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
Pundit Ian Holloway has moved to clarify his comments over Brexit and the new handball law, arguing its introduction at the same time as VAR’s arrival in the Premier League has caused chaos.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2019
The 2019-20 Premier League season is just a few days old, and yet the newly implemented VAR technology has already stolen the headlines on multiple occasions.
Sun, 11 Aug, 2019
Appropriately enough for the season in which VAR takes its bow at the elite end of the English club game, the consensus is the new Premier League season will have a strong whiff of deja vu about it.
Sat, 10 Aug, 2019
Video Assistant Referees will finally make their debut in the Premier League this season, along with a mid-season break and a range of rule changes, but fans are being promised the end product won’t look too different.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
In the UK, the game was the most-watched TV programme of the year so far on all British channels.
Wed, 03 Jul, 2019
Sweden pulled off a shock 2-1 victory over Germany in Rennes to reach the semi-finals of the Women's World Cup.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
Brazil avoided a repeat of history after beating Paraguay 4-3 on penalties and advancing to the Copa America semi-final.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2019
Stina Blackstenius fired Sweden into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup but they needed a penalty save from Hedvig Lindahl to edge out Canada 1-0 in Paris.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
Colombia got their Copa America campaign off to a flying start by securing a long-awaited win over Argentina.
Sun, 16 Jun, 2019
Former Uefa president Michel Platini always opposed the introduction of technology in football because he felt that, once it gained a foothold, it would quickly expand and change the character of the sport altogether.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
When Heung Min Son smashed home the only goal of a dramatic game, to give Spurs a precious 1-0 lead to take to Manchester next week, the roar that erupted in their magnificent new stadium would have been heard loud and clear five kilometres down the Seven Sisters Road, deep in the heart of Arsenal territory.
Wed, 10 Apr, 2019
And then there was one. Well, two actually, but the World Cup third-place play-off is definitely one of those nominally competitive fixtures which presents a fairly robust challenge to my old friend Declan Lynch’s wise maxim that there’s never a good reason not to watch a football match.
Sat, 14 Jul, 2018
Last week, the head of Fifa’s referee committee, Pierluigi Collina claimed that 99.3% of “match-changing” decisions have been, thanks to the newly introduced Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system, called correctly at the World Cup.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2018
The World Cup in Russia has turned a sceptical Graeme Souness into an enthusiastic supporter of VAR.
Fri, 29 Jun, 2018
Why is it always about him?
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
If Donald Trump is said to fear walking down steps, my phobia was ‘going upstairs’.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
Two cramped rooms in a Moscow suburb could make or break countries’ dreams of World Cup glory.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2018
Chelsea have beaten Southampton 2-0 in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Sun, 22 Apr, 2018
The announcement of Arsene Wenger’s imminent departure from Arsenal may have come as a surprise/shock/relief/inevitability – dilute according to taste – but I don’t mind saying that it came as a personal hammer blow to me, writes .
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
Premier League implementation of video assistant referees next season looks unlikely as a number of clubs are understood to be reluctant to ratify its use at Friday's shareholders' meeting.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
Mauricio Pochettino has offered to help VAR bosses get the system right as he fears it will "kill the emotion" of the game.
Thu, 01 Mar, 2018
Olivier Giroud hasn’t put a foot wrong since joining Chelsea from Arsenal. Will he get the nod ahead of Alvaro Morata for the Barcelona clash this week? writes
Mon, 19 Feb, 2018
Our man inside the game says video assistants can never replace a referee’s instinct.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018
Lars Stindl struck the only goal as Germany beat Chile 1-0 to win the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg last night.
Mon, 03 Jul, 2017
Lars Stindl struck the only goal as Germany beat Chile 1-0 to win the Confederations Cup in St Petersburg.
Sun, 02 Jul, 2017
Howard Webb says diving players will run the risk of "immediate punishment" under the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system.
Sat, 24 Jun, 2017