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W-League's biggest import lashes out at 'VAR inequality'

W-League's biggest import lashes out at 'VAR inequality'

Western Sydney Wanderers star import Lynn Williams has questioned the disparity between A-League and W-League resourcing following her side’s 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets. 23 Nov 2019
Fans react: VAR controversy mars Bankwest return

Fans react: VAR controversy mars Bankwest return

The Western Sydney Wanderers defeated Central Coast Mariners 2-1 in a thrilling return to Bankwest Stadium, but it wasn't a homecoming to Parramatta that had fans rejoicing, but another VAR controversy that left fans livid. 12 Oct 2019
VAR decision for France 2019 coming soon

VAR decision for France 2019 coming soon

A deadline looks to have been set for a decision as to whether the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup will see the use of Video Assistant Referees (VAR). 15 Jan 2019
Taylor's advice to A-League refs: 'Let the game flow!'

Taylor's advice to A-League refs: 'Let the game flow!'

Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says he would like to see games flow more freely in the A-League. 10 Nov 2018
Gallop orders refs: No more VAR nitpicking

Gallop orders refs: No more VAR nitpicking

Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has ordered refs to stop using VAR to nitpick and find fault. 30 Oct 2018
Merrick blames video refs for VAR farce

Merrick blames video refs for VAR farce

Newcastle Jets coach Ernie Merrick blames the operators behind Video Assistant Referees, rather than the system itself, for the controversies this season. 29 Oct 2018
Chris Beath: Scrubbing out Wanderers goal was correct

Chris Beath: Scrubbing out Wanderers goal was correct

Referee Chris Beath fronted the cameras to explain why Western Sydney Wanderers' goal was scrubbed out last night in another contentious ruling involving the VAR. 28 Oct 2018
Archie and Bozza: This VARce is ruining the game

Archie and Bozza: This VARce is ruining the game

Former Socceroos Archie Thompson and Mark Bosnich exploded post-match after another VAR decision appeared to rob Western Sydney Wanderers of a goal in the Sydney derby. 27 Oct 2018
VAR: 'We don't know what's going on..'

VAR: 'We don't know what's going on..'

Newcastle Jets skipper Nigel Boogaard says players haven't got a clue what the refs are doing with VAR and demanded action to clarify how and when it will be used. 24 Oct 2018
Nine 2018/19 A-League grudge matches you must see this season

Nine 2018/19 A-League grudge matches you must see this season

Not all A-league games are created equal. 19 Jul 2018
VAR 'brings fairness' to football' - Parreira

VAR 'brings fairness' to football' - Parreira

The video assistant referee (VAR) system "brings fairness" to football and helps match officials avoid mistakes, says former Brazil head coach Carlos Alberto Parreira. 12 Jul 2018
Gaming the Game

Gaming the Game

I’ve heard it said that gamesmanship – acting outside the laws of football to win an advantage by any means possible – is differently perceived in different cultures. One man’s cheat is another man’s champion, depending on where you’re from. 5 Jul 2018
VAR Slows Down matches says Ramirez

VAR Slows Down matches says Ramirez

Costa Rica head coach Oscar Ramirez said Thursday that the video assistant referee (VAR) system, used at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, slows down the game. 22 Jun 2018
Petkovic says VAR improves referees' decisions

Petkovic says VAR improves referees' decisions

Switzerland head coach Vladimir Petkovic said Thursday that the video assistant referee (VAR) system helps to develop football and the quality of referees' decisions has improved after its introduction. 22 Jun 2018
Brave minnows no longer!

Brave minnows no longer!

It’s taken a couple of days to get to this article, with all the travelling, but that’s given me some time to think about our performance in the first match against France... 20 Jun 2018
'I've never been a fan of the VAR'

'I've never been a fan of the VAR'

Socceroos defender Trent Sainsbury admits he’s not a fan of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), but feels it’s time to move on from the controversial penalty in their 2-1 loss to France. 18 Jun 2018