VAR: Wolves Are Unlikely to Win the Vote, but Stubborn VAR is Damaging Football - Latest Global News

VAR: Wolves Are Unlikely to Win the Vote, but Stubborn VAR is Damaging Football

It is very unlikely that Wolves’ proposal to scrap VAR will be successful. Sky sports news was told.

Multiple sources have suggested that they believe it is very unlikely that 14 clubs will vote in favor of the proposal when it is discussed at the Premier League’s general meeting on June 6.

A senior official at the Premier League club said there was “no chance” of this proposal getting the support it needed to pass. “It is a protest vote. And I understand her frustration, but she’s not going to get through.”

This appears to be a view shared by the majority of Premier League clubs.

Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol also confirmed on Wednesday that while the majority of Premier League clubs want to keep VAR, that doesn’t mean clubs are happy with it and want significant improvements – which the Premier League says are in sight for next season.

Analysis: Wolves firmly believe that VAR is damaging football

Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett:

I have the impression that Wolves themselves do not expect that their proposal will be accepted and that VAR will be abolished. However, they hope that such a fundamental statement will draw the attention of other clubs and Premier League officials towards improved standards/system changes.

The Wolves would strongly reject any suggestion that this was a protest vote. Club officials firmly believe that this is not a knee-jerk reaction to refereeing decisions that have gone against them this season. The club first raised this as a possibility with the Premier League a month ago and spoke to them directly about it last week.

As a source close to Wolves explained to me, they believe that VAR is fundamentally damaging to the “football experience” at the highest level in England and is damaging the commercial value of the game as a sporting experience.

“The spirit of the game that football fans have loved for more than a century is being stripped from the top flight,” an official said. “We have had VAR for five years and things are not improving. In fact, the Premier League product is getting worse as a spectacle. And we have to listen to our fans.”

A regular cry at Molineux this season was: “It’s not football anymore,” and every VAR decision – whether it was in the home team’s favor or not – was met with plenty of booing.

What do other PL clubs think?

According to Sky Sports News, Liverpool are among the clubs that would not support abolishing VAR.

While a leading Premier League manager from another club told Sky Sports News: “VAR is here to stay.”

Several top clubs believe that VAR is a help rather than a hindrance and that the focus should be on improving its use and communication with fans rather than abolishing it entirely.

In fact, abolishing VAR would not have helped Wolves with many of their complaints against refereeing decisions this season. Their last-minute penalty call against Manchester United in August – which Howard Webb admitted should have been awarded – was not given by the on-pitch referee. Likewise, the penalty given against Wolves against Newcastle in October – when there appeared to be no contact with Fabian Schar – would still have been given against Wolves if there had been no VAR.

It is interesting that Nottingham Forest are making no comment at this stage after being so outspoken about refereeing decisions and standards this season. I understand they want to wait and see how the dispute develops and gauge the mood of other Premier League clubs before revealing their cards.

As with Wolves, who have seen the vast majority of Forest’s complaints this season, not using VAR would not have resulted in them making more decisions in their favour. Their complaints centered on the VAR not intervening to change an on-field decision.

It’s clear there is widespread frustration with VAR among Premier League clubs – but the feeling is that it’s more about the standards of decision-making than the system itself.

Many football officials fear that it would be a big mistake to change the PL rules by abolishing VAR when VAR is still an integral part of UEFA European competitions. They believe it would be very difficult for clubs and players to adapt to completely different systems in the Premier League than in the Champions League.

What are the Wolves’ biggest frustrations and goals?

Wolves want more right decisions to be made right
Statistics from the Premier League show that VAR has achieved this: 82 per cent of referee decisions were deemed correct before the introduction of VAR, with the figure rising to 96 per cent this season following the introduction of VAR. But there are still some very glaring, crucial mistakes being made – most notably Luis Diaz’s goal for Liverpool at Tottenham was incorrectly ruled out for offside and Forest had no penalty awarded at Everton last month.

Lack of communication/transparency with spectators in the stadium.
The Premier League’s own hierarchy shares this frustration and is lobbying the IFAB hard to change the rules so that some refereeing decisions – primarily when referees go in front of the monitor to review a decision themselves – are explained to the audience can.

Speed ​​of decision making
This is a very difficult issue for the PGMOL. Howard Webb said after the Diaz mistake that “accuracy should never take precedence over efficiency.” What do fans and clubs want? More right decisions but with the acceptance that leads to slower decisions, or fewer right decisions but with less disruption to the games and the gaming experience for fans?

How to book Fury vs Usyk at the Sky Sports box office

It is one of the biggest sporting events in a generation. Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk collide for the undisputed world heavyweight championship on Saturday May 18th, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Book the fight now

Sharing Is Caring:

Leave a Comment