Premier League clubs set to DEMAND match officials be allowed to consult pitchside monitors for VAR decisions

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  • Clubs and the Premier League are prepared to bring forward a review of VAR
  • Top flight sides will demand match officials be allowed to use pitchside screens 
  • Referees in all other competitions that use VAR are allowed to consult monitors 
  • Clubs will also discuss in-stadium VAR communication amid fan confusion 

Premier League clubs will demand match officials be allowed to consult pitchside monitors

Premier League clubs will demand match officials be allowed to consult pitchside monitors

Referees in all other competitions that use VAR are currently allowed to consult monitors

Referees in all other competitions that use VAR are currently allowed to consult monitors

Premier League clubs will this week demand match officials be allowed to consult pitchside monitors when using VAR.

Clubs and the Premier League are set to bring forward a review of VAR, scheduled for Christmas time, after accepting the current situation cannot continue.

A number of clubs believe PGMOL boss Mike Riley is likely to make the pitchside monitor offer at the meeting, but are ready to issue the demand themselves.

Referees in all other competitions that use VAR are allowed to consult monitors. Clubs voted against monitor reviews this summer to minimise disruptions to the game. 

Most now accept a change is needed. Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said: ‘The clubs got most of what they asked for in the summer regarding VAR. It is not fair to blame the officials. 

‘We certainly cannot blame Mike Riley. But it is clear we need to review pitchside monitor usage and Mike Riley will maybe change the protocol.’

Clubs will also discuss in-stadium VAR communication, with fans in stadiums often not fully aware of decisions under review.

The meeting will also look at whether managers should be allowed to appeal decisions, although the Premier League are expected to argue against it.



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