The Trireme Award

THE Trieme Award is bestowed, as older readers will know, for terms and conditions that "most resemble the last time I was chained to the oars".

A trireme
Photo © John Illsley of the Trireme Trust

"Sportsbeat, the national sports reporting agency which runs the NLP's network of correspondents, is looking for Saturday match-day correspondents for the new football season," says an ad in the Non-League Paper. Damn the Freelance, telling us after the season's started? You may not be that sorry: "Some matches would be on a no-fee basis..."

Anyone who knows what they pay when they do pay, let us know...

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