Manchester United are back, Lampard is too inexperienced, Maupay is a bargain, and so on.
After forming opinions all summer long we often completely reject them after watching just one performance of the new season: but should we? Do we overreact to early season results, or do we sometimes actually underreact?
The betting markets help us monitor […]
After a summer in which leading clubs made some clear strategic choices, the 21st Club Intelligence team sat down to discuss what we should be on the lookout for in the 2019-20 season after the summer’s activity.
Omar: Right – 2019-20 has come by quick! Where to start – how about with the transfer market?
Alex: I’ve […]
We have some exciting news!
Following our recent London relocation, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re now expanding overseas as we continue to deliver on our global mission to change the conversation in football.
We recognise that if we’re to become more global, then we also need to become more local. So earlier this summer, we opened […]
What we love doing more than anything else us helping people prepare for risk and uncertainty, and so with that in mind we’ve made some predictions for the year ahead.
The closest title race in Europe is the Bundesliga’s
After a few years of slightly underwhelming title races in Europe’s biggest leagues, two underdog challengers have emerged […]
In most walks of life it is customary during this brief lull in festivities to reflect on our experiences during the past year – the achievements, the milestones, the memories. Football’s hectic fixture schedule makes it trickier to indulge in such cathartic reflection, but nevertheless I managed to carve out some time this week to reflect on our own achievements here at 21st Club and […]
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 […]
Back in August, we kicked off the European season with a blog about how clubs should seek an ‘outside view’ when setting expectations for the new season. The short piece was inspired by one of our favourite authors, Daniel Kahneman, who – in Thinking Fast and Slow (a must read for the summer if you […]
It's hard to believe that 2015 is already drawing to a close, and yet here we are - with our last Evolution blog of the year.
On 1st September 21st Club's Head of Football Intelligence Omar Chaudhuri spoke to BBC World's Aaron Heslehurst about transfer deadline day, and how the Premier League's new television deal is changing the dynamics of the transfer market.
The season has ended for many teams around the world, and our Evolution blog will also be taking post-season break. Over the last 10 months, we’ve been sharing our own thoughts and ideas as to how football clubs can achieve competitive edge and build sustainable success.