PGMOLProfessional Game Match Officials Limited (England soccer referrees booking agent)
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But now it is here, there is no doubt the Premier League and PGMOL deserve great credit for doing everything in their power to ensure the changes are brought in with as little disruption as possible.
That is the second such letter Newcastle received from the PGMOL in a 20-month period, too, having also been issued with one following Keith Stroud's bizarre penalty decision during the Magpies' 1-0 victory over Burton Albion in the Championship in April 2017.
The Twinning Project is backed by the Government and the UK's leading football bodies, including the Football Association, Premier League, English Football League, PFA, PGMOL and LMA.
Keith Hackett is the former head of PGMOL and he explained how the organisation go about making sure officials aren't appointed to games where they may have a vested interest.
The understanding is that this was due to the Premier League stadiums being connected to the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) base at Stockley Park near Heathrow Airport, where the screenings for the trial of VAR are being carried out.
In addition, if a referee looks at VAR and still gets it wrong, then he should be disciplined by the PGMOL. Also, if a referee decides not to use VAR on the advice of the VAR team - and it is proven to be a game-changing incident - then he should be retrospectively punished.
EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: "We are extremely aware of the difficult decisions facing match officials on any given match day, and we welcome the impact GLT is having to help PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) officials to make the right calls, even in the tightest of situations."
"The clubs recognised and are grateful for the substantial developments made by PGMOL managing director Mike Riley and his team."
"It is a disappointment, because we pride ourselves on the international games that our referees have had over the years," Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) boss Mike Riley told Sky Sports television this month.
Any such potential biases must be declared to the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), who handle all refereeing appointments across the Premier League and EFL.