Premier League clubs agree on major rule change - which will have a huge impact for fans

Referee Simon Hooper looks at the VAR monitor before giving a red card to Curtis Jones of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
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Premier League clubs unanimously agreed on a major rule change on Thursday, which will see semi-automated offside technology introduced to England's top tier from next season. 

Eliminating the need for VARs to manually add lines on the field of play, semi-automated offside techology also provides a clearer picture to supporters both live in the stadium and on broadcasts where the offside actually occurred. The images will be shown in stadiums to enhance the viewing experience.

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.