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“We would like there to be talks about how we can make it better. Surely people can’t disagree with that.
“What happens is it flares up, the referees circle the wagons, wait for it to go away, it goes away… and then it flares up again.
“People say it’s just because we’ve had a few bad decisions go against us.
“Well, I’ve spoken to other managers. And they’re not happy. And something will happen soon. I don’t know what.
“But we need to talk about the situation, rather than burying our heads in the sand.
“It’s the only industry in the world, and this is 2018, that there is no accountability. The industry in the world.
“In terms of the secrecy, because the rest of the world is changing it becomes an island that’s isolated.”
Referring to the proposal in the Netherlands regarding the use of plastic pitches, Levein insists he would be happy for Hearts to contribute to any improvements to the Scottish game.
Kilmarnock manager Steven Clarke has already called for the £370,000 each top-fight team picked up on the back of Celtic’s European efforts to be invested in goalline technology.
Levein added: “I think VAR would help. If you’re a referee, you get one shot at it. If you only
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“I think it’s important, when the amount of scrutiny has increased, that the tools available to referees – tools that will help them get decisions right – should increase as well.
“I really do think that for the benefit of the game, something needs to be done and if it requires money I’ll ask if we would be prepared to contribute to that.
“The thing in Holland was really fascinating for me.
“The bigger clubs that were involved in Europe saw it as a good thing to help.
“If we were sitting with bundles of money in the bank, I would be asking [Hearts owner] Ann Budge.” you get