Captain Phil Neville is to get a visit from PFA Boss Gordon Taylor shortly.
The Professional Footballers Association is set to hold talks with every Premier League captain over the behaviour of players. The PFA will take the lead in reminding players of their responsibilities with the spotlight back on the national game after the universal success of the summer Olympics.
The meetings, which have Premier League backing, have been provisionally scheduled for late this month.
Several issues will be discussed with the captains, who will be told to use their influence to keep their team-mates in check after 12 months of controversy for the game. The Ferdinand and John Terry plus the Patrice Evra and Luis Sewerat incidents grabbed unwanted headlines.
There is an acceptance that football will struggle to be the example it wants to set to youngsters if it does not get its house in order. But now the PFA and Premier League are moving to make the players understand their pay-packets come with responsibility.
Good luck Phil! Don't think we have too much to worry about at Everton.
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