The Umpire Strikes Back

Marcus is back in the hotseat for this week's episode as we start proceedings with Cristiano Ronaldo and his latest tantrum, before trying to get to the bottom of what's wrong at Malaga, who look destined to drop out of the top flight for the first time in ten years.


We then head over to Italy to get a VAR update from James who has been keeping a close eye on the Italian authorities' mid-season meeting about the technology and its implementation. And don't think a certain Mr Tony Chapron escapes ridicule either, because he most certainly does not.


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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: http://www.skysports.com/football/news/15118/11211059/what-would-borussia-dortmunds-pierre-emerick-aubameyang-bring-to-arsenal


Tony Chapron: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42694548 


VAR in Italy: https://www.football-italia.net/114538/italy-host-first-var-training-centre 


Simon Terrode and FC Koln: https://www.bundesliga.com/en/news/Bundesliga/simon-terodde-cologne-man-of-the-matchday-md18-468261.jsp