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Brighton beat Crystal Palace on VAR debut

Brighton beat Crystal Palace on VAR debut

The footballing public's reaction to the news has been mixed, with some pleased that the levels of gut-wrenching officiating mistakes should be pared back, and a some of the injustice that they generate made right. At the time I wasn't aware some thought it was handball. "It takes the emotion out of it". VAR is just the next step of an ever-evolving game - but it's still a human making the decision.



Donald Trump Finds His Safest Space

The problem Trump and his supporters had with the protests during " The Star-Spangled Banner " was never that people were politicizing the anthem; it was that the wrong people were politicizing the anthem . One protester, Katrina Griessman, said she was upset that Trump made a decision to attend "this particular, sacred, Georgia-Alabama game". Writer Tony Posnanski said on Twitter it appeared as if the President "just kept repeating "applesauce" during the National Anthem".


Saints will be without LG Andrus Peat for remainder of playoffs

Saints will be without LG Andrus Peat for remainder of playoffs

When asked last week about the possibility of rematch against the Saints, he said, "I'm not anxious about that". We did enough as a team to lose that game, more so than the Saints did to win that game. "We didn't know what we had in store", Ginn said when comparing the Saints to Week 1. Still, there has been plenty of buzz in Minnesota about getting back at the Saints.


Everton's Mirallas heads for Olympiakos

Everton's Mirallas heads for Olympiakos

The 30-year-old was out of favour under Ronald Koeman in the early months of the season, and appears to have fallen even further down the pecking order since the arrival of Sam Allardyce . A successful second half of the season in Greece will greatly bolster his ability to take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation with an extremely talented Belgian side.


Monaco boss Jardim tempts Liverpool into huge Lemar bid

Monaco boss Jardim tempts Liverpool into huge Lemar bid

Likewise Liverpool, Arsenal out of the hunt for Lemar with Arsene Wenger citing the rumours as "wrong". Monaco had previously insisted the £90million-rated France star would not be leaving this month, but when questioned by L'Equipe about the possibility of more departures this January, Jardim could offer no guarantees.