Football Clubs & Exploitation: The Rise Of Internship In The Professional Game


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Tim Vickerman says:

    Beautifully put. Absolutely ashamed to see my club (Huddersfield Town, a club that prides itself on its efforts in the local community) included on the list mentioned above.

    Part of Thatcher’s legacy?

  2. Josh Tidy says:

    “modern neo-capitalism in excelsis” should be a motto underneath the Premier League’s shiny logo!

  3. I think Dagenham can be justified in advertising an unpaid position (it seems little different to me than AFC Wimbledon asking fans to work the turnstiles in return for free admittance) but no-one else on that list can.

    A quick google search suggests Michu is on £35,000 a week.
    That means, hypothetically, the young Performance Analyst could take all morning looking over videos from the weekend’s match for little tweaks Michu could make to his performance, and while Michu would be paid £50 for sitting down for quarter of an hour being shown how to improve his game, the kid showing him how is losing out, both in petrol money and the opportunity to earn money elsewhere, for the priviledge of doing so.

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