Six VAR improvements planned for 2024/25 season – Premier League statement

It was confirmed yesterday that Premier League clubs voted in favour of keeping VAR, with Wolves the only side to vote against in a 19-1 majority.

However, a Premier League statement has revealed that ‘it was agreed that improvements should be made for the benefit of the game and supporters’ ahead of the 2024/25 season, listing six areas that were focused on during discussions at Thursday’s AGM.

See all six below, which point to some of the key improvements we will hopefully see heading into the new season:

Maintaining a high threshold for VAR intervention to deliver greater consistency and less interruptions to the flow of the game.
Reducing delays to the game, primarily through the introduction of semi-automated offside technology (SAOT) and the maintained high threshold for VAR intervention.
Improving fan experience through a reduction in the delays, in-stadium announcements from referees after a post-VAR change of decision and where possible, an enhanced offering of big screen replays to include all VAR interventions.
Working with PGMOL on the implementation of more robust VAR training to improve consistency, including an emphasis on speed of process while preserving accuracy.
Increasing transparency and communication around VAR – including expanded communications from Premier League Match Centre and through broadcast programming such as “Match Officials Mic’d Up”.
The delivery of a fan and stakeholder VAR communication campaign, which will seek to further clarify VAR’s role in the game to participants and supporters.

Point two will be a welcome addition, as semi-automated offisde technology (SAOT) will ensure that offside calls are made quickly and without controversy, putting an end to the manual drawing of lines and endless waits for a final decision.

Announcements from referees and improved transparency through the use of big screens inside the stadium will also help fans understand what is going on while…


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Author : Olly Hawkins

Publish date : 2024-06-07 14:00:25

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