Tag: Referees

» June 14, 2019

Between the changes in the Laws of the Game and the introduction of VAR, I think we’re having a peak into the future of the sport at the highest levels.

Ultimately, I think it’s good, but it will take some getting used to.

» June 14, 2019

The real issue isn’t VAR itself but rather the way VAR interacts with a system of rules designed for a different world.

» June 9, 2019

There was a lot of excitement when it was announced that this World Cup would feature Video Assistant Referee (VAR). This was often framed on equality grounds. The men had […]

» June 9, 2019

June 8: Matchday 2 Germany 1 – 0 China This was not a very good game, and most of the blame for that falls on the referee (see below). But […]

» August 21, 2018

Charles Olney (@olneyce): Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Backline chat. It’s been an exciting weekend in the NWSL, so let’s start by discussing the playoff race. I think the […]

» October 19, 2017

Winner: Portland, for getting the job done The Thorns showed up with a chip on their shoulder, ready to complete the ‘unfinished business’ of last season. It’s strange to say […]

» July 31, 2017

Is the job of the referee to pass moral judgment or to call the game by the book? This might seem an obvious question, but it turns out to be […]

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