Premier League make key change to VAR for next season in bid to end ‘armpit’ offsides

The Premier League is set to use thicker lines while judging narrow VAR offside calls next season. Top-flight chiefs have made the change after a campaign littered with marginal decisions which proved deeply unpopular with fans. The use of thicker lines by the video assistant referee will hand attackers a bigger margin for error, putting … Read more

EFL to demand share of £83m  parachute payments after Norwich City and Watford’s Premier League return

The English Football League will ask for a share of Norwich City and Watford’s £83 million parachute payments following their immediate return to the Premier League, Telegraph Sport can reveal. The world’s richest league last year rejected a request by the EFL for a slice of Fulham’s £34m parachute money after the latter’s promotion, as … Read more

Championship state of play: Promotion, playoffs and relegation in focus ahead of finale

With the Championship season fast approaching its conclusion, the drama of previous years may be in shorter supply on the final day… at least at the top end of the table. Of the three clubs relegated from the Premier League last season, two have already secured their return to the top flight for next term … Read more

Norwich favourite assesses Premier League hopes and urges fans to cherish Delia Smith

Norwich legend Grant Holt says Delia Smith will be raising a glass to promotion and hopes fans will toast her too after the European Super League debacle. The Canaries are preparing for another crack at the Premier League after clinching automatic promotion last weekend. They need just five more points to win the title ahead … Read more

Norwich boss Daniel Farke eyes promotion as side add steel to Champagne football

Daniel Farke hailed Norwich’s “steel” as they moved to the verge of an immediate Premier League return. Kieran Dowell saw off Derby 1-0 with a stunning first half free-kick as the Canaries continued their march to the title. But this was a workmanlike victory unlike the Champagne football from the midweek 7-0 win over Huddersfield. … Read more