Soccer

Pádraig Amond not convinced about introduction of Video Assistant Referees

The technology is being trialed at the moment

Newport County striker Pádraig Amond doesn’t think the Video Assistant Referee is going to be a success.

The VAF will be used for tonight’s League Cup Semi-Final clash between Chelsea and Arsenal, and speaking to KCLR, Pádraig says the game would be ruined if it became stop-start…..

“Where do you draw the line of what’s a big decision and what’s not a big decision”

“Is a free-kick 30 yards outside the box that’s crossed in and a goal comes from it, is that a big decision or is that a penalty decision so I think there is a lot of work to be done on that”

“I don’t think it’s going to be a success because there is going to be too much of a stop-start motion in the game and people are going to be arguing about everything, but it will be interesting to see how it happens”

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

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