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Football needs VAR but laws of the game aren't ready for it

It was said introducing VAR would make football boring. That it would take away the drama and deprive fans and pundits of having anything to talk about after matches.  Yet whenever it’s used during a game, it’s all anybody can talk about. The video assistant referee (VAR) was brought in to rid the game of questionable goals, dodgy penalty decisions and to remove the subjective calls made by refere...

2 days ago
Return of the Loan Ranger: Chalobah needs temporary move to resurrect career

Few arrivals at Watford in recent memory have been met with the jubilant response Nathaniel Chalobah‘s Vicarage Road return received in the summer of 2017. Two years on, that remains the highlight of his second stint. Originally taken on loan from Chelsea as a wide-eyed 17-year-old in 2012, Chalobah starred as Gianfranco Zola’s swashbuckling side reached the Championship Play-Off Final...

3 days ago
Vela on the verge of history after finally realising his potential

Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny knew he was in trouble. He had already been beaten once by Arsenal’s precocious young Mexican and the teenager was again through on goal. Kenny attempted to pre-empt a shot and shifted his weight to his left. It was a mistake. Carlos Vela sensed the movement and at that moment lifted the ball over the Blades keeper. The finish was sublime. Kenny crump...

3 days ago
Forgotten man Dolberg must leave Ajax to kickstart his career

Kasper Dolberg went from being the next big thing at Ajax to the forgotten man in the blink of an eye. The Denmark international burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old for the Amsterdam club at the start of the 2016/17 campaign. He spearheaded Peter Bosz’s side as they claimed a Europa League final spot against Manchester United. They ultimately lost the final in Stockholm, suffering a 2-0 d...

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