Great article in the Guardian today about refereeing:
This is the main issue I think.I am not convinced that it is an impossible job. The fact that there are a number of very very good referees proves that. What one can do well, another can do. All referees will be criticised by fans when a decision goes against them. 'Twas ever thus.
There are several issues; (1) Is the training good enough? (2) A lack of consistency in decision making. (3) Some referees are stonger than others and some will cave in to player pressure. That needs to be addressed. (4) VAR has, in my opinion, made the situation worse.