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Published 29/12/2011 | 05:00

TRADITIONALLY, this was the time of year when commentators gave their predictions for the year ahead. The braver ones would even look back to see how well they had done the year before.

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All good festive fun and, of course, it came but once a year. In these faster-moving times, there is a continual demand for soothsaying. Unfortunately, there could hardly be a worse time to be trying to say a sooth.

Pre-Christmas visits to the pub were remarkable for the number of people asking me what I thought was going to happen. Either that or berating me for being wrong in previous predictions which, to the best of my recollection, I had never made.

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