Chelsea’s Mauricio Pochettino faces the challenge of guiding his team through uncharted territory as they prepare to face Middlesbrough in the League Cup semifinals without the support of VAR technology. The absence of VAR means a change in strategies, caution, and wit for Pochettino’s squad, who have evolved with VAR as an integral part of their games. The upcoming fixture carries immense weight for Chelsea and serves as a test of their capacity to accommodate a VARfree football environment.
The ultracompetitive sphere of football is no stranger to controversy – particularly when a contentious judgement from Video Assistant Referee (VAR) comes to the fore. This was recently epitomized in an incident involving Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, a key figure embodying the crossroads of technology, sport and human discretion.
To commemorate its 25th anniversary and Women’s Month, the Artvark Gallery in Kalk Bay is hosting a fascinating exhibition entitled ’25 Years 25 Prints,’ which features the works of The Printing Girls (TPG) collective. The exhibition is a tribute to the significant contributions made by female printmakers and marks the opening of the gallery’s muchanticipated new exhibition space.