Everyone’s talking about VAR. Even my mother in law brought it up over Sunday lunch yesterday (she’s not its biggest fan, fyi: “takes too long. Interrupts the flow of the game etc.”)After its appearance on prime-time Saturday night TV, where it played a starring role during Liverpool’s FA Cup tie against West Brom, VAR has become the topic most likely to divide football fans across the nation.
I was watching Sunday Supplement when news emerged that Watford had sacked their manager, Marco Silva. “I’ve got breaking news” warned the programme’s host, Neil Ashton, eliciting a blissful break in the incessant squabbling between two of his guests: newspaper journalists Oliver Holt and Neil Custis. But minutes later, Holt and Custis were back to bickering over the pros and cons of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. “Football manager loses job” simply isn’t the shock headline it once was.
This feature appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple NewsstandTake him off the pitch and there’s almost nothing about Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker that says ‘Premier League footballer’. There is no sign of body art (on show, at least), no diamond studs glinting from either of his ears, and no entourage hanging off his every, well-spoken word. In fact, on the day Sport meets him at a pub near his north London home, Mertesacker arrives solo.
Fascinated by psychology behind sports like snowboard Big Air. Billy Morgan nails 2 out of 3 jumps despite training ‘badly’ and incorporating a relatively new trick. Luck or result of focusing on performance (“I just don’t want to fall on all 3) over result/medal?
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