There have continued to be contentious selections made by officers this season and solely this week Howard Webb appeared on Sky Sports activities to talk about VAR within the Newcastle vs Arsenal recreation.
It was a groundbreaking look within the sense that Webb, head of PGMOL (Skilled Sport Match Officers Restricted), allowed viewers to listen to the audio of VAR to ensure that them to higher perceive the method that officers need to undertake in-game, and within the warmth of what can typically be a really tense scenario.
“It is a good use of VAR” ?
Howard Webb explains why Newcastle weren’t awarded a penalty in opposition to Arsenal ? pic.twitter.com/RYjpuW6xqC
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It was actually a courageous transfer on Webb’s half, although one which anybody watching may say was arguably profitable.
One among his referees goes to be thrown straight again into the limelight this week, nonetheless, due to the controversial method by which the Premier League has made their match appointments this week.
In line with Newcastle World, Robert Jones has been appointed to the Newcastle vs Brighton and Hove Albion fixture on Thursday night.
Below regular circumstances, that’s an appointment which might go utterly beneath the radar, nonetheless, the outlet observe that Jones is from the Wirral on Merseyside, simply six miles from Liverpool.
Provided that the Reds are sizzling on the heels of the Magpies with only a level separating them forward of the Thursday fixture, and with Champions League qualification at stake, it’s comprehensible why Newcastle would possibly elevate an eyebrow at Jones’ choice for the sport.
There’s no suggestion that Jones can be something apart from neutral, but when there have been to be any contentious selections that go in opposition to Eddie Howe’s facet, it’s fully unfair for the Premier League to be placing the official in that place.