VAR talk appears to have picked up more than ever in recent weeks, most notably with Liverpools wrongly disallowed goal at Tottenham and the discourse surrounding Anthony Gordons winner for Newcastle against Arsenal last weekend, with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta calling out PGMOL. Its not just goals and red cards which are a talking point though, with other rules still having an impact on the length of matches.
At the start of the campaign, there was the introduction of a 30 second rule, where players must stay off the pitch for at least half a minute after receiving treatment, brought in to stop players running down the clock. Its not had the desired effect in the top-flight however and fans, pundits and even players up and down the nation have voiced their displeasure at the new ruling.
Former Manchester United full-back and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has been among its biggest detractors. Neville spoke about the at the start of August, when United played Wolves. “I thought (Raphael) Varane&aposs message was damning. It was a calm and calculated analysis of the situation. I watched Salford on Saturday and there was nine minutes added on.