Howard Webb thinks the respect shown by players towards referees is better than ever.
Goalline technology will be introduced this season to try and help officials, and Webb is fully behind behind the move.
Webb was speaking as the latest batch of young referees were being put through their paces as part of an official traning day involving the Referees Association.
As far as respect is concerned, Webb is in no doubt that the game is moving in the right direction.
"It's better than ever," he told Sky Sports News. "I've been involved in the Premier League for 10 years. If you look at the records for cautions for dissent, the numbers are down.
"Speaking from personal experience, the relations I have with players is by and large positive. Of course, football is an emotional game and sometimes emotions spill over in a way that is not acceptable, but most of the games that I am involved in pass off without that sort of incident.
"For those of us in the Premier League, it's our full-...