LONDON - JANUARY 31: Philippe Senderos of Arsenal wears a bandage following a head injury during the Carling Cup Semi Final Second Leg match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on January 31, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

No concussions subs for football despite Premier League desire

Football's governing body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), has decided not to introduce a trial of temporary concussion substitutes despite pressure from the Premier League to do so.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Takehiro Tomiyasu of Arsenal reacts while leaving the pitch injured during the UEFA Europa League group A match between Arsenal FC and FC Zürich at Emirates Stadium on November 03, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Football concussion subs decision questioned

The World Leagues Forum and FIFPRO have written to IFAB to request an explanation for the decision not to allow a temporary concussion substitute trial.
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Gareth Southgate (L) and David Elleray speak prior to the Round of 16 UEFA Champions League match between Paris St Germain and Valencia CF at Parc des Princes on March 6, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Chair of Referee’s committee faces racism probe, will step down

The chair of the Referees’ committee, David Elleray, is to step down at the end of the season as the FA Launch an independent investigation into the 67-year-old’s conduct.
LONDON, ENGLAND : Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on October 18, 2021. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

IFAB propose rule change that could help Arsenal

The International FA Board have recommended a proposal to make the increase from three to five substitutes per game permanent.
Match Referee Stuart Attwell shows a yellow card to Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on February 23, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

Premier League referees will finally use pitchside monitors properly from next season

Premier League referees will finally use pitchside monitors properly from next season to rule on offside calls as well as red cards.
Arsene Wenger during an interview at the Mercedes Benz Building prior to the Laureus World Sports Awards on February 17, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.

Arsene Wenger’s offside VAR changes get UEFA support as Premier League called to heel

The Premier League will review how they use VAR for next season and the offside rule will be changed to give the advantage to the striker - something it was already supposed to be doing.
The Big screen shows the VAR check for a possible offside during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Etihad Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Wenger VAR overhaul won’t be in place for Euro 2020

Arsene Wenger's plans to overhaul the offside rule, and VAR along with it, will not be in place for the Euros this summer according to the chief of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

Ifab to consider various proposals to combat time-wasting

The International FA Board are set to consider various new proposals to combat time-wasting in football, as stats show it's reaching new levels in the English game.

Lawmakers to crack down on timewasting

Arsenal fans will be delighted to hear that football’s lawmakers are planning on new measures to crackdown on timewasting.