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Matt Maher debrief: Wolves missed chance at Fulham, re-shuffle & should VAR be scrapped?

For the third time in four matches, Wolves boss Gary O’Neil spent more time after the final whistle talking about refereeing decisions than he did his team’s performance.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Hwang Hee-Chan looks dejected after the defeat at Fulham

Officiating was far from the only discussion point after Monday’s 3-2 defeat at Fulham, yet it understandably dominated the discourse.


When it comes to O’Neil’s own views on refereeing and in particular the use of VAR, Monday felt like the straw which finally broke the camel’s back.

“Maybe tonight has finally turned me against VAR,” he opined during his broadcast interview.

It would be fair to say neither of the penalty decisions which went against Wolves were in the same egregious category as those witnessed in matches against Newcastle and Sheffield United.