Scottish Premiership clubs will decide on whether they want to introduce VAR to the SPFL by the “end of February” according to a new report.

The Daily Mail claim that clubs will take their time to come to a decision over introducing the video technology to assist officials after a presentation impressed clubs earlier this month.

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While there are concerns from clubs in Leagues One and Two over the cost of implementing VAR, the report claims they have been assured Premiership clubs will foot the bill.

With a decision unlikely to be made before the end of winter, VAR would be introduced in time for the start of the 2022/23 season, with the Premiership and later stages of the cups using VAR.


A number of incidents in midweek have only furthered arguments for VAR to be introduced, with several managers in the Premiership highlighting decisions that went against their team.

VAR isn’t the silver bullet for refereeing problems

There is definitely a strong case for VAR to be introduced in Scotland but making sure the officials in charge of it are up to scratch is every bit as important.

If the same guys who get simple decisions wrong on a weekly basis are in charge of VAR, all that’s likely to happen is they get decisions wrong with the benefit of having watched a replay.

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