New VAR rules in premier league for next season.
Premier League stars have been made aware of changes to VAR this season, with marginal offside calls set to favour strikers going forward.
A new approach is also going to be taken to penalty decisions as officials look to counter players attempting to win spot kicks.
Referee chief Mike Riley claims they have taken into account complaints from players, managers and supporters regarding VAR’s use following a difficult start to life.
VAR has been used for the past two seasons, but English football is yet to truly maximise its usage.
PMGOL’s new interpretation of the laws will be viewed with mixed feelings for attacking players, with decisions regarding penalties and offsides set for an overhaul.
VAR will keep using a thin one-pixel lines to determine offsides, but will also add a thicker line favoured by broadcasters.
If the thicker line covers the thinner line, then the benefit of the doubt will be afforded to the attacker player.
This is likely to prevent the immensely tight calls that have angered players and mangers with armpits and toes being decisive factors.
Around 20 goals would have stood in the 2020-21 campaign had this variation of the rule been used.
VAR’s role in ruling out offside goal has been a serious issue for all those in the footballing world.
But whilst offsides are set to favour the attacker, penalties could be going the other way.
Officials want to move away from players going down for the slightest bit of contact, knowing full well it will be reviewed, furthering their chance of winning a penalty.
Teams have been told that penalties will no longer be awarded for minimal contact, with replays often counting against the defending player.