How globalisation and foreign migration have affected home grown English players and the English national side in the Premier League era 1992-2016

Ryan, Danny (2016) How globalisation and foreign migration have affected home grown English players and the English national side in the Premier League era 1992-2016. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This study investigated how globalisation and foreign migration have impacted upon home grown English players and the English national side in the Premier League era 1992-2016. The first aim of the dissertation was to analyse the globalisation process within the Premier League and the key factors that come with it. The second aim was to further analyse a key concept of the globalisation process, foreign migration, to look at the impact this has had upon home grown English players in the Premier League. The final aim was to determine whether the factors of globalisation and foreign migration have impacted on the English national side during the Premier League era. Literary research in the subject area suggests that the globalisation process occurring within the Premier League has made significant changes to the division. The three key factors contributing to these changes are increased international influence, operating on an international scale and attaining a global workforce. This attainment of a global workforce to fulfil the other factors of this process is leading to increased foreign migration to the Premier League. Evidence suggests that English players are becoming the minority within their own league and are subsequently receiving far fewer opportunities. Research into initiatives proposed by the FA to halt this trend suggests that this is a very serious issue, one which is not likely to alter anytime soon. The English national side is, of course, being affected by these factors with limited home grown options available to choose from. That being said, the influx of foreign players is said to have improved the quality of football within the Premier League and this could, in fact, be having a positive impact. The exportation of English players abroad is also an issue which could be plaguing the national side, with English players reluctant to adapt to a changing football environment. Ultimately, the Premier League’s alterations on a global scale, mainly due to increased television broadcasting, was bound to bring about significant changes to the way the division operates and these trends are set to continue.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 09:20
    Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 09:20
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21624

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