The Premier League needs to copy the way VAR is handled in Australia

A-League Rd 12 - Sydney v Melbourne City

VAR was again the major talking point in the Premier League this weekend.

Technology played a part in numerous games as it wiped out goals for Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and more this weekend.

The worst part is that there seems a lack of communication from referees and VAR when a decision is made.

Conor Coady, captain of Wolves, even admitted he had no clue what was going on when Neto's goal against Liverpool on Sunday was ruled out.

It's clear that VAR is here to stay, so football fans that want it out will not be getting their wish.

But it's clear that something needs to change. So, what should be done?

The Premier League would be wise to copy how VAR is handled in Australia.

There was a big call on the weekend in an A-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne City FC.

Rhyan Grant went flying into a challenge after 25 minutes but was only shown a yellow card.

A-League Rd 12 - Sydney v Melbourne City

But, after consultation with VAR, Grant was given his marching orders.

Audio of the conversation between the referee and VAR for the decision has now been released.

And it's fascinating. Watch it below:

Brilliant. This is exactly how it should be done in the Premier League. They've been receiving a lot of praise since the footage has been released and it's easy to see why.

Firstly, the referee uses the pitch-side monitor to maximum effect so he can watch back the incident himself.

It's also clear to those at home watching the game how and why the decision has been made.

And, most importantly, it took them just under a minute to overturn the decision.

It's the complete opposite to the Premier League.

A-League Rd 12 - Sydney v Melbourne City

Referees don't utilise the pitch side monitors, some decisions have taken minutes, and those watching are often left in the dark about crucial decisions.

Interestingly, per commentator Sam Matterface, Sky, BBC and BT and Amazon have access to the audio feed but are not permitted to broadcast.

But Martin Lipton, Sun journalist, has said that these conversations could be broadcast in future after the game.

While it wouldn't be as good as hearing the decision live, it would still be a step in the right direction.

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