Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

VAR Introduction Gathers Pace

VAR Introduction Gathers Pace

With tonight's FA Cup clash between Brighton and Crystal Palace seeing Video Assistant Referee technology get used for the first time in England in a competitive club match, it has now been confirmed that the technology will also feature in both League Cup semi finals between Chelsea and Arsenal as well as the EFL Cup Final itself at Wembley Stadium.

It however won't be in use for the semi final clash between Manchester City and Bristol City.

Having agreed to a two year trial back in 2016 by the International Football Association Board, VAR has in many ways been fast tracked this year based on the original schedule but for fans who aren't aware, the system 'can' be used in four match changing situations.

Goals, penalty/no penalty decisions, straight red cards and cases of mistaken identity.

We have seen it in use in England previously where the national side faced Germany back in November but the referee didn't have an opportunity to call upon its use.

It was first used in the Club World Cup back in December 2016 and has been tested in the 2017 Confederations Cup and domestic competition in both Germany and Italy.

Successful trials in this year's Cup competitions could potentially hasten it's arrival to the Premier League and Championship levels at least for next season.

Bloggers


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday January 8 2018
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of International Football News

-

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Instant Reactions - Wolves v Nott'm Forest (20/1/18)

Following yesterday's clash between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Wolves v Nottingham Forest

All the stats from Wolves (0) vs (2) Nottingham Forest, Molineux, 20/1/18 Att: 29,050

Follow On Twitter - Wolves v Nottingham Forest - 20-1-18

Nottingham Forest go to Molineux as the visitors to Wolves today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Ariyibi Heads To Northampton

Nottingham Forest winger Gboly Ariyibi has headed out to Northampton Town for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Nottingham Forest Archived Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Smith9%
Lichaj3%
Worrall7%
Mancienne3%
Fox10%
Bouchalakis25%
Cash21%
Bridcutt10%
Osborn3%
Dowell3%
Brereton0%
Sub - Clough3%
Sub - Darikwa3%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII272
2.Apollyon185
3.Ingy178
4.the jock169
5.Old Red Fart163
6.Our Kids Dad144
7.orbitalforest134
8.LyttleByLyttle123
9.mao tse tung108
10.Calvin Plummer102
The Vital Football Members League