This Super League It is an attempt to end the art of “buying” penalty kicks, because it announced stricter penalties to determine penalty kicks.
When the 2021-22 season begins, the referee will evaluate the three criteria before deciding whether a foul should be penalized. The referee must first consider the degree of contact of the offensive player, then the consequences of the contact, and finally consider the motivation of the offensive player to deal with the challenge.
The chief referee of the Premier League, Mike Riley, said that after a dialogue with top clubs and players, he decided to change the penalty kick guidance. They all hope that only “appropriate fouls” can get a penalty. This is also after a record 125 penalties in the top league last season.
“The referee looks for contact and establishes a clear contact, and then asks himself this question: Are there consequences to this contact?” Riley said. “Then they will ask themselves a question: Do players really use this contact to try to win the foul? Therefore, just saying: “Yes, there is a connection” is not enough.
“I think the feedback we get from the players, both the offensive and the defensive, [is that] You want it to be an appropriate foul with consequences, not something that someone has touched lightly, and we have given it a penalty to reward it. “
Riley said that he hopes the rules can help persuade players to gain a foothold in the penalty area. Under the new guidance, the penalty that Raheem Sterling won for England against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-finals will not be given. If any, this decision is expected to be overturned by VAR. .
Riley confirmed that video refereeing techniques will be revised this season to change the way it interprets offside decisions, which will benefit the offensive team.
As part of its four key checks, VAR assesses whether a player is offside during a goal, but is criticized for excluding the smallest goal. The new rules will adopt a different method, and ultimately decide not to use the one-pixel-wide line of VAR, but the thicker “broadcast line” used by TV. If the line marking the position of the attacking team is blurred with the line marking the position of the defending team, the attacking team will be considered to be on the side.
“We have now reintroduced the benefits of skepticism to offensive players,” Riley said. “Actually, we gave back 20 goals in the game, which were banned through forensic review last season. It’s the toenails, the noses of the offside players last season-they will be in position this season.”
Riley is still a staunch supporter of this highly criticized technology, and three years later, he considers it to be a five-year establishment process. He said that the 2020 European Cup will help support VAR, and its light touch approach allows the game to go smoothly. He said that this approach will be followed in the Premier League.
“I think one of the encouraging things we are going to do next season is that people expect this threshold to be higher than last year,” he said.