Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore
believes top flight clubs are united in their desire
to curb refereeing conflicts.
The new season will kick off this weekend in conjunction
with the 'Get on with the game' campaign.
All 20 clubs in the Premier League have signed the charter
which will give team captains greater responsibility for
controlling their team-mates and respecting the decisions
of the match officials, and insist that the skippers are present
when team sheets are handed in so that they can receive
any specific instructions.
Television monitors will also be removed from technical areas
to avoid flashpoints involving members of coaching staff.
Scudamore is confident that the new plans will benefit the game
and help to restore some of the credibility which has been
lost in recent years.
"I have been in this job 10 years now and I sense a mood
for something to happen," he said.
"We want the passion and rivalries.
What we don't want is some of that
blatant disrespect and abuse."
"We have reached the stage where the
whole situation needs correcting," he added.