Premier League managers have held talks with referees’ chiefs before a club meeting next Thursday. Here, Sky Sports News’ chief reporter Bryan Swanson summarises the thoughts of some club officials ahead of the key discussion. What’s the general mood?The biggest frustration appears to be a perceived lack of consistent decision-making.Clubs want VAR to work. They all unanimously agreed to its introduction, but some officials privately accept its implementation has not been as consistent as they expected. VAR never promised to deliver 100% accuracy, but there is a sense that the brand reputation of the Premier League is also in danger of taking a hit.”The bar has been set way too high,” warns one club official, in reference to the ‘high bar’ set in place before referee intervention.Clubs would rather everyone talked about the football, and not the officials.Do clubs want referees to use pitchside monitors?Some clubs are expected to push for referees to review the pitchside monitors before they overturn decisions. It is still too early to say whether the majority want a change to the current policy of using monitors ‘sparingly’.Monitors have not been used in 110 Premier League games so far this season, against the broader recommendations of… Read full this story
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