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By Martin Roderick

A long-term examine supplying infrequent insights into the precarious profession and traditional operating tradition footballers. clear of the celebrity-obsessed media gaze, the paintings of a pro footballer is never glamorous and for many players a occupation in football is insecure and short-lived.

A former expert, Martin Roderick’s familiarity with the area of soccer is the root for this privileged study right into a international that's usually closed to the general public gaze and overlooked by means of media reportage and educational learn which prefers to target a small, unrepresentative workforce of elite gamers. Key issues explored in the textual content comprise:

  • the tradition of labor in expert football

  • the altering id, orientation and expectancies of gamers in the course of their careers

  • the fragile and unsure nature game careers

  • the functionality and dramatic elements of a profession lower than public scrutiny

  • the position of relationships with managers, vendors, aid employees and partners

  • players' responses to the insecurities inherent in specialist soccer reminiscent of damage, getting older, functionality and transfer.

The textual content bargains with a variety of problems with curiosity to activities scholars and lecturers, fairly people with a spotlight at the sociology of game but additionally together with recreation improvement, activity administration and training reports. The textual content can also be of curiosity to researchers within the fields of careers, business kinfolk and the sociology of labor.

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