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    Ludogorets 2 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov on November 28th, 2014

    Ludogorets 2 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary: Ludogorets opted for their usual 4-2-3-1 formation, Liverpool started with a surprisingly defensive 4-4-1-1, with Gerrard moved forward to support Lambert. Because of the shape and personnel, the potential for tactical changes were rigid and limited. Marcelino was the playmaker in the home team’s side, looking to pick out the three [...]

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    • Gary Fulcher 60 Comments
      Premier League Preview 2014/15: Stoke City (H)

      By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. With 14 points from the opening 12 league games (with a goal difference of -3), Brendan Rodgers has led Liverpool to their lowest points tally at this stage of any Premier League season since 1992/93, when Souness’ Liverpool picked up just 13 points from the opening 12 [...]

    • Chris Rowland 8 Comments
      Sack the Manager, Drop the Keeper?

      Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

    • Paul Tomkins 11 Comments
      Christmas Ideas: Round-up of Great Football Books

      By Paul Grech. Liverpool Themed Books The Anatomy of Liverpool: A History in Ten Matches by Jonathan Wilson I have to admit that I’m a bit of a sucker for Jonathan Wilson, having sought out and loved practically anything that he has written. There are few writers out there who can match him for his [...]

  • Featured, Free, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Posted by Krishaldo

    28

    Ramblings of a Madman on 2014/15

    Ramblings of a Madman on 2014/15

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). The idea of this piece (written before the Palace match) is really to get things straight in my own head. After the magnificence of 13/14 and coming so close to winning the league, we have stumbled into something that resembles mediocrity. No, not resembles, is mediocrity. Slap bang in the [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

    3

    Messi’s Magic, Square Pegs and Madman Ramblings

    Messi’s Magic, Square Pegs and Madman Ramblings

    Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Behind The Paywall, Chris Rowland, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    1

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 28th November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 28th November 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on all day every day. So let’s have a look at a few brief highlights of the conversations that have been taking place this week on [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    27

    Destiny In Our Hands and the Removal of a Cross

    Destiny In Our Hands and the Removal of a Cross

    Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Posted by Mihail Vladimirov

    29

    Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  Summary: Palace started with a higher defensive line, but with no pressing, trying to win the ball in the midfield third, as well as protect from being pinned back deep in their half. Because Liverpool started with the diamond, and dominated possession, whenever they lost the ball their two full-backs left them [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Podcast

    Posted on November 26th, 2014

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

    16

    TTT Tactics #5: Have We Bought Square Pegs?

    TTT Tactics #5: Have We Bought Square Pegs?

    Involved: Bob Pearce, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Topics: Why the central defence struggles: a lack of protection in front and behind them, leaving them in a constant sense of positional limbo. The attacking limitations of Moreno and Manquillo. The lack of coaching time available to Rodgers. What Emre Can’s best role? Lallana needing a free role [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

    107

    Why Liverpool Never Win the League

    Why Liverpool Never Win the League

    By Paul Tomkins. One thing people always tell me is that Liverpool ‘won’t win the league with X manager’. Ten years ago I’d have gone along with this, as I still thought it football was all about having the right manager. But over the past decade it has been clear to me that Liverpool won’t [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    44

    I Want Him To Do It Again

    I Want Him To Do It Again

    By Paul Little. I’ve only ever wanted one manager to be shown the door at Liverpool. And that manager was Roy Hodgson. Despite how others struggled, or flattered to deceive, Hodgson was the only one I wanted to go because he was the only one I didn’t want there in the first place. Not all [...]

  • Featured, Free, Match Discussion

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

    527

    Champions League Preview 2014/15: Ludogorets (A)

    Champions League Preview 2014/15: Ludogorets (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Mihail Vladimirov. The pressure on Brendan Rodgers was cranked up a notch following the 1-3 defeat against Crystal Palace on Sunday – a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions – and with the Reds having picked up just three points from the previous four Champions League games this campaign, a victory [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    3

    Tenacity, Lead Legs and Talk of a Return

    Tenacity, Lead Legs and Talk of a Return

    Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    1

    Rodgers, Rodgers, Rodgers and Noise

    Rodgers, Rodgers, Rodgers and Noise

    Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

    317

    Time To Sack Rodgers?

    Time To Sack Rodgers?

    By Paul Tomkins. “Retweet this if you want Rodgers sacked” came one Tweet. Well, I didn’t; because I don’t. Equally, this season has been such a car crash that, even after last year’s miracle, I wouldn’t be able to say that the manager’s job should be totally safe. This is a quick 2,000 words after [...]

  • Featured

    Posted on November 24th, 2014

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

    12

    Post-Match Analysis: Crystal Palace (A)

    Post-Match Analysis: Crystal Palace (A)

    Rather than have a stand-alone article focusing purely on the stats from each match of the Premier League season, this campaign we will broaden the focus of the post-match analysis and provide more useful and relevant information – usually by request after the game in the match thread – for subscribers. This article is for [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 21st, 2014

    Posted by Gary Fulcher

    581

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Crystal Palace (A)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Crystal Palace (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool resume their Premier League campaign following the international break with a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Sunday; 1.30pm kick off UK time. The Reds – who sit in 11th place – will be hoping to avoid losing a third consecutive league game [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 21st, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    8

    A Dossier, Irony and the Wonderful World of Football

    A Dossier, Irony and the Wonderful World of Football

    Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. Unfortunately today’s episode is dominated by stories representing the dark side of the [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

    79

    A Decade of Big-Club Transfer Spending

    A Decade of Big-Club Transfer Spending

    By Paul Tomkins. The lack of sophistication and in-depth thought in most transfer assessments drives me to distraction. As I’ve noted before, I’m not a student of the tactics of the game, and I don’t write match reports or do transfer gossip. What I have done for the past half a decade (and for a [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Symposium

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    34

    Who Should We Buy This January?

    Who Should We Buy This January?

    By Chris Rowland. It’s another Symposium folks, and after last week’s question of selecting a Best First XI from within the existing squad, here’s the chance to really address the bigger issue, the squad itself. Our Symposees (copyright The Tomkins Times!) gave these responses: Jon Rushton: If money was no object – then I’d bid [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Chris Rowland, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    3

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 21st November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 21st November 2014)

    By Chris Rowland. A lot of the best content on TTT is what no one outside of the subscriber-base gets to see. There’s a whole world of brilliant debate going on all day every day. So let’s have a look at a few brief highlights of the conversations that have been taking place this week on [...]

  • Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 20th, 2014

    Posted by Chris Rowland

    2

    Ex-Player Blues and Divock the Cavalry!

    Ex-Player Blues and Divock the Cavalry!

    Welcome to today’s daily digest, listing the day’s Liverpool FC news, the latest LFC transfer news, other major football news and also providing links to the best posts on the site’s debate section and the most active debate threads during the day. This article is for Subscribers only.

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 19th, 2014

    Posted by Paul Tomkins

    143

    Revising Opinions: Is Rodgers Now a Flop?

    Revising Opinions: Is Rodgers Now a Flop?

    By Paul Tomkins. In life there seems to be a really dangerous idea that changing your mind is a sign of weakness. Obviously flip-flopping from minute to minute like the old Fast Show character – who, incidentally, did so beautifully on the topic of football – is a clear sign of total indecision, but we [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on November 19th, 2014

    Posted by Daniel Rhodes

    43

    TTT Pod #9: Phil McNulty – Four out of Ten

    TTT Pod #9: Phil McNulty – Four out of Ten

    Involved:  Bob Pearce, Paul Tomkins, Daniel Rhodes and Gary Wilson (@GarySpudWilson) Topics:  The reaction to Henderson’s performance for England. The likely outcome of the Gerrard contract negotiations. The impact of the now delayed return of Daniel Sturridge. The non-prediction non-existent preview section for the upcoming matches. The hysterical reaction to Liverpool’s form. The irrelevance of [...]

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