Ignore Mikel Arteta’s discomfort, the alleged unfairness of VAR, haughty comments from teams that ought to know better, Anthony Taylor, the seemingly never-ending games, combative radio pundits, questionable offside calls, and the intricacies of the handball rule. The Premier League’s top team will prevail, and the bottom team will place last. The idea that VAR compromises the fairness of the game is unfounded.
In reality, players trying to mislead referees, managers who condone such behavior, and teams like Arsenal that support their manager’s self-righteous statements undermine the Premier League’s credibility.
When the twenty CEOs or owners get together in a classy London hotel to negotiate their next multibillion-dollar television deal, they ought to take the managers’ and players’ viewpoints into account.
They ought to consent to push these people to come to terms with the officials and accept that the authorities make a special effort to ensure that the game is fair. Ange Postecoglou’s comments are worth listening to. He acknowledged that over the past 25 years, he had both favorable and unfavorable rulings, demonstrating the truth of the proverb that says these things eventually balance themselves out. It’s Ange’s fault that she noticed this.
It is unlikely, though, that you will be able to persuade players and other managers that referee decisions are inevitable. The most memorable part of Postecoglou’s Monday post-game news conference was his statement regarding the “continuous erosion of the referee’s authority.”