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Pochettino: VAR is a nightmare

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018 by PA10 hits

Mauricio Pochettino branded the Video Assistant Referee system a “nightmare” after Tottenham cruised into the FA Cup semi-finals with a 3-0 win at Swansea.A double from the outstanding Christian Eriksen and an Erik Lamela strike secured Spurs a last-four tie at their temporary Wembley home next month.But the victory was not without controversy as, with Spurs 1-0 ahead, Son Heung-min&...Full Story »

VAR will be used at Russia 2018 World Cup, FIFA confirm

Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018 by Skysports.com47 hits

"It's a decision based on the trials that were carried out in over a thousand matches in the last two years that provide us with concrete facts that VAR definitely helps referees," said FIFA president Gianni Infantino Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used at this summer's World Cup in Russia, FIFA has confirmed. Gianni Infantino, the president of football's governing body, confirmed the ...Full Story »

Eden Hazard bombshell: Alvaro Morata convinces Chelsea to sacrifice star - huge claim

Posted Thursday, March 08, 2018 by hits

Real Madrid target Eden Hazard has been one of Chelsea's top performers this season CHELSEA are ready to send Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in order to get a deal over the line for Marco Asensio, shock reports in Spain claim. Hazard has been one of Chelsea's most consistent performers this season but they're well off the pace set by Manchester City. They're expected to strengthen in the summer t...Full Story »

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata gives wife Alice Campello new diamond ring and roses for her 23rd birthday

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by hits

ALVARO MORATA may be struggling to please Chelsea fans, but that certainly isn't the case with his stunning wife. The misfiring striker treated model Alice Campello to a flash diamond ring and a heap of roses for her 23rd birthday. Alvaro Morata is certainly in the good books after treating his wife for her 23rd birthday Campello took to Instagram to share her birthday surprise and wrote: "Th...Full Story »

VAR set to be used at the World Cup in Russia

Posted Saturday, March 03, 2018 by Marca.com42 hits

Almost all preparations for the summer World Cup in Russia are complete, yet one final addition will be made official on Saturday with VAR set to be used at the tournament. The technology has been trialled across Europe this term with mixed success, the FA Cup has seen numerous incidents highlighted by VAR whilst it has become a staple in Serie A and Bundesliga this season. FIFA president Gi...Full Story »

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata's stunning wife Alice Campello shows off bulging baby bump on Dubai beach

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 by hits

The 22-year-old Instagram beauty shared the photos with her 1.4 million followers on social media ALVARO MORATA'S stunning wife has treated her Instagram followers to exclusive baby bump pictures of her chilling in Dubai. Alice Campello, 22, shared an array of snaps during her holiday in the United Arab Emirates as she nears the end of her pregnancy. Alice Campello shared pictures of her ev...Full Story »

VAR system is 'killing the emotion' of football - Mauricio Pochettino

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 by ESPN49 hits

Mauricio Pochettino GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says English football is not ready for VAR next season and warned it could "kill the emotion" of the game if implemented in its current form. The first half of Spurs' 6-1 win over Rochdale in the FA Cup fifth-round replay was marred by a number of VAR decisions, leaving the Spurs players and Pochettino baffled...Full Story »

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino fears for the game after VAR chaos at Wembley

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 by PA30 hits

Boss Mauricio Pochettino branded the latest video technology controversy “embarrassing” after Tottenham came through a chaotic FA Cup replay against Rochdale.Spurs had two goals disallowed, were denied one penalty and awarded another all at the hands of the video assistant referee during a farcical first half at Wembley.It led to more criticism of the system with BT Sport pundit Robb...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur 6 - 1 Rochdale: VAR confusion overshadows Tottenham’s stroll into FA Cup quarter-finals

Posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 by PA52 hits

Tottenham overcame Rochdale 6-1 in the FA Cup but video technology reduced the fifth-round replay at Wembley to a farce.Spurs had two goals disallowed, were denied one penalty and awarded another all at the hands of the video assistant referee during a chaotic first half.BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage led the latest round of criticism, branding the system “ridiculous, bizarre and shambolic&...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is unsettled and looked worried at Arsenal - Ian Wright

Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by hits

That is the belief of legendary Arsenal striker Ian Wright. The former Gunners goalscorer knows exactly what it takes to flourish in the Premier League. And after a bright start to his career at Stamford Bridge, Morata appeared to be on course for solid first campaign in England. But his form dipped and an ongoing back injury has hampered his progress. Antonio Conte left the Spain internatio...Full Story »

Huddersfield 0-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku stars as VAR causes controversy again

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by Skysports.com83 hits

Juan Mata's goal was controversially ruled out by VAR Manchester United booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win at Huddersfield on a night where VAR controversy ruled out a Juan Mata goal. Romelu Lukaku grabbed both goals from United's only shots on target, the first coming after just three minutes and the second just after the break (55) - but it was Mata's disallowed e...Full Story »

VAR decision went against protocol, claims Mourinho

Posted Sunday, February 18, 2018 by PA82 hits

Jose Mourinho was bemused by the video assistant referee’s controversial intervention as Manchester United secured safe passage to the FA Cup quarter-finals at Huddersfield.Romelu Lukaku netted early in both halves at the John Smith’s Stadium to secure the visitors a 2-0 win on a night when technological teething problems reared their head once more.Juan Mata wheeled off in celebrati...Full Story »

Leicester City 1 - 0 Sheffield United: Vardy header sinks Blades and sends Leicester into last eight

Posted Saturday, February 17, 2018 by PA27 hits

Sheffield Wednesday fan Jamie Vardy put the Blades to the sword as Leicester knocked Sheffield United out of the FA Cup.Sheffield-born Vardy, released by the club he supports at the age of 16, had been the target of “Owls reject” taunts by the visiting supporters, but he had the last laugh when he headed the only goal of the game after 66 minutes.The fifth-round tie was the first gam...Full Story »

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata leaves door open to Real Madrid return

Posted Sunday, February 11, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com95 hits

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata won't rule out a return to Real Madrid. Morata, who joined the Blues from Real for £70.6million last summer, hasn't played for Antonio Conte's side since January 13 after suffering a back injury. On chat show Espacio Reservado, journalist Julio Maldonado asked the Spain international: "If tomorrow they call you from Madrid, do you go straight back or would ...Full Story »

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte dealt new hammer blow: Alvaro Morata could be out for the season

Posted Saturday, February 10, 2018 by hits

Alvaro Morata could be out for the rest of the season CHELSEA were hit with another hammer blow with fears that £60million striker Alvaro Morata could be out for the rest of the season. Manager Antonio Conte has come under major pressure after battling with the Chelsea board over transfer policy while losing three of their last four games. Top scorer Morata, who has 12 goals this season,...Full Story »

Chelsea ready to pay £119m for Marco Asensio after Alvaro Morata recommends

Posted Thursday, February 08, 2018 by hits

Chelsea could sign Marco Asensio even if Eden Hazard does not head to Real Madrid REAL MADRID should reportedly be bracing themselves for a £119m bid for Marco Asensio after Alvaro Morata recommended Chelsea sign the midfielder. Asensio is one of European football's brightest talents and started the season in fine form, scoring against Barcelona in both legs of the Spanish Super Cup. He'...Full Story »

Bodvarsson double piles more misery on bottom side Burton

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by PA19 hits

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson scored a brace to ease the pressure on Reading manager Jaap Stam as the Royals ended their eight-game winless run in the Championship with a 3-1 victory at bottom of the table Burton.The Iceland international struck the opener in the 20th minute of what was a largely tame and dull first half. Leandro Bacuna managed to keep the ball in from a deep right-wing cross and fed the ...Full Story »

Pardew criticises application of VAR system as West Brom knock Liverpool out

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2018 by PA63 hits

West Brom manager Alan Pardew was critical of the application of the Video Assistant Referee system during his side’s 3-2 FA Cup win over Liverpool at Anfield.Three major incidents in the first half alone required the intervention of technology – including the first time a match referee has used a pitchside television replay.And although it eventually led to the correct decisions bei...Full Story »

VAR in the spotlight as West Brom knock Liverpool out of FA Cup

Posted Sunday, January 28, 2018 by PA34 hits

Liverpool were dumped out of the FA Cup by West Brom in a match littered with Video Assistant Referee referrals which caused confusion on the pitch and in the stands.Three major incidents in the first half of the Reds’ 3-2 defeat required the intervention of technology – including the first time a match referee has used a pitchside television replay.And although it eventually led to ...Full Story »

Vardy and Mahrez fire Foxes to victory over struggling Watford

Posted Sunday, January 21, 2018 by PA16 hits

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez fired Leicester to a routine 2-0 win over Watford as Claude Puel’s powers of recovery continued.Winger Mahrez – linked with a January move – maintained his fine form with a third goal in six games after Vardy’s first-half penalty put the Foxes ahead.Leicester moved up to seventh in the Premier League while Watford’s struggles contin...Full Story »

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