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Premiership launches new initiative by lfctalk
August 12, 2008, 16:48
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The Premier League has launched the new initiative GET ON WITH THE GAME today.

Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “Premier League clubs and players do so much to inspire and excite – generally fans and the media are talking about the great goals and moments of skill in the Barclays Premier League.

“At times, though, and this came into sharp public focus last season, incidents crop up where the mark is overstepped and player and manager behaviour can become unacceptable.

“The referees have a responsibility too. In forging better relationships with team captains, and the other players and by communicating their decisions in the right way, it will help the players and that will make the game better for everyone – fans included.

“Our message is clear and straightforward – it comes with one voice from the chairmen, managers and the players – let’s get on with the game.”

Team sheet exchange: captains and senior coaching staff member MUST be present at the exchange of team sheets in advance of every Barclays Premier League fixture. This opportunity will be used in productively developing the relationship between the referee and the captain.

Technical area: the behaviour of occupants of the technical area in persistently appealing to the fourth official and other officials is a cause for concern. To help combat this, the presence and use of TV monitors in and around the area is now forbidden at Premier League fixtures.

Flag: As FIFA and UEFA use their ‘Fair Play’ flag, the Premier League will introduce a flag which will lead the teams onto the pitch before every Barclays Premier League fixture this season.

Fair play handshake: As last season, the teams and officials will conduct the official fair play handshake before every Barclays Premier League fixture this season. During the handshake, the Official Premier League Anthem will play to signify the occasion.

Refereeing experts: BSkyB, Setanta and BBC have engaged former referees Dermot Gallagher, Keith Hackett and Paul Durkin to join their Premier League football teams to provide insight into referees’ decisions and views.

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