VAR seems as far away as ever in Scotland despite Rangers weighing in

09 January 2020 03:25
There’s another Old Firm divide, this time over technology, as the SPFL seeks to avoid a system with significant financial implications for smaller clubs – and which Celtic opposeThe Scottish Professional Football League does an impressive job in creating a perception of wanting discussion over VAR to disappear. Speaking in September 2018, its chief executive, Neil Doncaster, essentially spelled out every reason why this use of technology may not be valid in Scotland. When approached regarding an update this week, the league issued a similarly icy reply.“Any discussion around the potential introduction of VAR technology in Scotland is at an embryonic stage,” a spokesman said. “There will be continued dialogue with the Scottish FA on the topic as both organisations monitor how VAR is implemented in various countries across Europe.” The implication isn’t difficult to read: that SPFL administrators punch the air with each passing VAR controversy on Match of the Day. Related: The year in VAR: from World Cup guinea pigs to Premier League fury | Paul MacInnes Related: VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney Related: Victory at Celtic shows the progress made by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian