It’s a game changing day for Scottish football if reports are to be believed.

The clubs will vote on the introduction of VAR in a meeting today and it looks as if all 12 clubs are on board when it comes to implementing the technology. [Record Sport]

Despite the lower leagues staying the same, all clubs in the SPFL system have to vote. The threshold to bring VAR into existence north of the border is 75% of the clubs voting FOR.

Celtic sources have told CeltsAreHere the club is in favour of the technology and have been championing it behind the scenes in recent years.

If the vote does go through, VAR won’t be implemented until halfway through next season.

The technology would officially be turned on AFTER the World Cup break. The winter World Cup in Qatar means there is a break in proceedings from November into December. It’s when Celtic will head to Australia to play in the Sydney Cup.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v St Johnstone – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – April 9, 2022 Celtic’s Georgios Giakoumakis celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Ed Sykes

Due to training, implementation time and the sign off by FIFA, VAR can’t be switched on for August.

You are certainly going to see a scenario next season where a club benefits from a dodgy decision pre-VAR and then benefits from some VAR related decisions after Christmas.

This isn’t a silver bullet for the league. We’ve witnessed so many dodgy decisions south of the border and further afield with VAR in play.

Bobby Madden’s performance in the Hampden semi-final would not really be influenced by VAR. The decisions he was making are things the technology doesn’t allow checks for.

Scottish football putting VAR in place with part-time officials is a daft idea – but Scottish football doesn’t really run on logic.

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