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2016: a year of change

The turn of the year is a time for celebration and anticipation – for people eager for fresh starts and the challenges ahead. It’s also a time for reflection, as we contemplate how the past events will shape our futures.

It’s hard to know where to start with 2016 – a year of unpredictability, extraordinary loss and sweeping change.

The late, great Muhammad Ali would would no doubt have enjoyed how Leicester City ‘shook up the world’ in winning the Premier League and how a spirited Welsh national team were able to progress through to the semi-finals of the Euros. Both teams showing us that resources are not always the differentiator and that the underdog can still prevail.

Outside of football, President-elect Donald Trump also defied all odds, while the United Kingdom showed how it was anything but united, with a marginal 52% of the voting population deciding to ‘Brexit’ from the European Union.

Such political upheaval prompted the Oxford Dictionary to name “post-truth” as its 2016 Word of the Year – ‘in this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire’, being the contextual example used online to justify their choice.

Fittingly therefore, we published Changing The Conversation, which similarly seeks to help football club boardrooms guard against decision-making based on purely emotion and personal belief.

After a year of uncertainty and unprecedented change, in 2017 we’ll remain steadfast in our mission to help you stay ahead of the game.

Happy New Year!

The 21st Club team


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