6 July 2017

Gonzalo Jara

The FIFA Confederations Cup sometimes passes without notice, but not this year. The use of the Video Assistant Referee system put the competition in the spotlight, and all ITV could talk about was the use of the newly introduced technology. In all fairness, it gave them plenty to talk about, and controversy wasn't hard to come by.

The trial, and VAR in general, led us to this week's Football Fives Podcast topic: technology in football. Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee kick off with a question about VAR but widen the subject to cover goal-line technology as well, before heading off in a whole different direction.

We ask whether player performance data should be tracked and published, and whether our football clubs are right, wrong or otherwise to use our data as supporters to target us for all manner of gubbins. Finally, we each reveal our favourite technological development in the history of association football.

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