• By Paul Tomkins, LFC History, Liverpool FC - Books, Site News

    Posted on August 1st, 2015

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    New LFC Book Out Now On Kindle

    New LFC Book Out Now On Kindle

    By Paul Tomkins. XI: Eleven Years of Analysis & Hair-Loss Following Liverpool FC is out now on Kindle. The limited edition printed copies were available to TTT subscribers only. However, the book is now on general release via Amazon’s various worldwide stores. Click the link below to buy the book from the co.uk store, but [...]

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

    Posted on July 23rd, 2015

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    The 100 Most Expensive PL Players (After Inflation)

    The 100 Most Expensive PL Players (After Inflation)

    By Paul Tomkins. Before revealing the 100 most expensive players in the Premier League era – after our TPI inflation has been applied – please allow me to provide a brief explanation, for those who don’t want to click on the hyperlink. (Feel free to scroll to the end to see the list, although don’t [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 19th, 2015

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    Beefing Up and Bullying: Benteke To LFC

    Beefing Up and Bullying: Benteke To LFC

    By Paul Tomkins (5’10”). Philippe Coutinho is 5’7”. Nathaniel Clyne is 5’9”. Roberto Firmino is 5’11. Alberto Moreno is 5’7”. James Milner is 5’9”. Jordon Ibe is 5’9”. Joe Allen is 5’6”. Lucas Leiva is 5’10. Danny Ings is 5’10”. Lazar Markovic is 5’9”. Adam Lallana is 5’8”. João Carlos Teixeira is 5’10”. From the [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 12th, 2015

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    Sterling for £49m? The Gamble and the Curse

    Sterling for £49m? The Gamble and the Curse

    By Paul Tomkins. Nominative determinism suggests that a person’s name influences their character, and even the profession they go into. Clearly Raheem Sterling was always destined to be connected to a lot of English money. At £49m, Liverpool are left with around £39.5m to play with after QPR get their cut. And while it’s not [...]

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

    Posted on July 10th, 2015

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    In-Depth Transfer Analysis: The Big Conclusion

    In-Depth Transfer Analysis: The Big Conclusion

    By Paul Tomkins. To read Part I: Souness, click here. To read Part II: Evans, click here. To read Part III: Houllier, click here. To read Part IV: Benítez, click here. To read Part V: 2010-2015, click here (Free Read). During this past week I’ve looked at the transfer records of the Reds’ seven Premier League managers, including [...]

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

    Posted on July 9th, 2015

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    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part V: 2010-2015

    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part V: 2010-2015

    By Paul Tomkins. To read Part I: Souness, click here. To read Part II: Evans, click here. To read Part III: Houllier, click here. To read Part IV: Benítez, click here. (First four parts are for subscribers only. This part is free.) 2010-2015 After just two managers in 12 years – both continentals, who enjoyed remarkable cup success [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on July 8th, 2015

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    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part IV: Benítez

    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part IV: Benítez

    By Paul Tomkins. To read Part I: Souness, click here. To read Part II: Evans, click here. To read Part III: Houllier, click here. More to follow as the week unfolds. Rafa Benítez Even now, Rafa Benítez remains Liverpool’s most controversial manager, having come in for more criticism than anyone else I can recall, despite five years of [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on July 8th, 2015

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    Transfer Analysis Part III: Houllier

    Transfer Analysis Part III: Houllier

    By Paul Tomkins. To read Part I: Souness, click here. To read Part II: Evans, click here. The rest to follow as the week unfolds. Gérard Houllier While most managers’ tenures can be split into two distinct halves – especially with a dip usually preceding the sack – it’s fair to say that few managerial [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on July 7th, 2015

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    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part II: Roy Evans

    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part II: Roy Evans

    By Paul Tomkins. To read Part I: Souness, click here. The rest to follow as the week unfolds. Roy Evans managed Liverpool for just under four years, a tenure which culminated in the ignominy of the joint-managerial role with Gérard Houllier. During those four years Evans broke the British transfer record with the purchase of [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on July 6th, 2015

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    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part I: Souness

    In-Depth Transfer Analysis Part I: Souness

    By Paul Tomkins. Every day this week I’ll be looking at the transfer records of each Liverpool manager during the Premier League era, with Graeme Souness followed by Roy Evans, Gérard Houllier and Rafa Benítez; and the series concluding on Friday with a bumper look at the record of the club since the summer of [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 3rd, 2015

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    Liverpool FC Transfer Analysis, 1992-2015

    Liverpool FC Transfer Analysis, 1992-2015

    By Paul Tomkins. All next week, in a daily series for TTT subscribers only, I shall be analysing the buying and selling of Graeme Souness, Roy Evans, Gérard Houllier and Rafa Benítez, before finally taking a detailed look at the record of the club since the summer of 2010 under three different managers, two sets [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Subscribers Only, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on June 26th, 2015

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    Roberto Firmino – Much Cheaper Than You Think

    Roberto Firmino – Much Cheaper Than You Think

    By Paul Tomkins. Transfer prices increase all the time, not least when Sky suddenly pump billions more into the game (which viewers then have to stump up for). The idea that Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s 2nd-most expensive player ever, whilst technically true, ignores the massive impact of inflation. When inflation is taken into account, he [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on June 24th, 2015

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    Firmino, Sterling and Transfer Strategies

    Firmino, Sterling and Transfer Strategies

    By Paul Tomkins. Roberto Firmino, currently shining for Brazil at the Copa America, becomes the first “wow” signing of Liverpool’s summer, although his arrival completes a hand of five highly disparate June deals. He joins James Milner in arriving as an established international, but obviously cost a fairly high fee, whereas Milner was a free [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Site News, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 16th, 2015

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    Who Needs TTT in 2015?

    Who Needs TTT in 2015?

    By Paul Tomkins. Some weeks ago I shared a story that bears repeating: studies were made of people who were crammed on overcrowded and dangerous refugee ships looking to dock in countries that wouldn’t necessarily take them; the aim of the study being to see how they coped. The conclusion was that those refugees stood [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on June 12th, 2015

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    Sensible Summer or a Red Revolution?

    Sensible Summer or a Red Revolution?

    By Paul Tomkins. So far it seems like a sensible summer at Liverpool Football Club, at a time when a lot of fans seem more interested in revolution. Despite Brendan Rodgers retaining his job, there’s still an element of the night of the long knives about the events so far, with backroom sackings and other [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on June 9th, 2015

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    Killing the Myth of Buying Prior PL Experience

    Killing the Myth of Buying Prior PL Experience

    Paul Tomkins. With Liverpool having just signed James Milner and Danny Ings on free transfers (the latter with some kind of compensation due to Burnley), a few perennial questions arise, the first of which is: are free transfers the value for money that they’re cracked up to be? Next: do British players actually “understand” our [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 8th, 2015

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    Last Day To Order New LFC Anthology

    Last Day To Order New LFC Anthology

    By Paul Tomkins. Today is the final day for subscribers to pre-order the exclusive printed version of “XI: Eleven Years of Analysis & Hair-loss Following Liverpool FC”, as the book goes to print tomorrow. I am only printing as many copies as people pre-order. This offer is only available to TTT subscribers – the only [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on June 4th, 2015

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    Is it the Right Decision to Keep Rodgers?

    Is it the Right Decision to Keep Rodgers?

    By Paul Tomkins. So, it seems that Brendan Rodgers gets to fight another day in the Liverpool dugout. I have no idea whether or not retaining his services is the right decision – I’m not a psychic – but I’m also pretty certain that it’s not the end of the world. On the one hand [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Liverpool FC - Books

    Posted on May 28th, 2015

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    New Liverpool FC Book by Paul Tomkins

    New Liverpool FC Book by Paul Tomkins

    By Paul Tomkins   2015 will be a big year for TTT, as we seek to revamp the site to improve what needs improving on the technical side, and further strengthen what’s working in general. We want to add new features, implement improved commenting options and do a whole host of stuff, whilst retaining the [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 26th, 2015

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    EXCLUSIVE: Proof that Cups Harm League Form

    EXCLUSIVE: Proof that Cups Harm League Form

    By Paul Tomkins. This article is initially for TTT subscribers only, but a version will be made free to read at a later date. For years now I’ve been arguing that cup football can damage a team’s league health, although it was based more on empirical evidence, and a hunch, than anything more concrete. But [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on May 24th, 2015

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    A Clusterfuck of a Campaign

    A Clusterfuck of a Campaign

    Paul Tomkins. I hate hyperbole. People have said that several performances this season – and particularly of late – have been “disgusting”, and various other emotive terms that I’ve felt were excessive. But the first half at Stoke was as sobering as anything I’ve seen. And by sobering I mean hideously embarrassing. Five-nil down for [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on May 24th, 2015

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    Pounds, Sterling and Dunces

    Pounds, Sterling and Dunces

    By Paul Tomkins. Raheem Sterling’s agent, Aidy Ward, is doing his level best to take the spotlight off the performance of anyone else connected to the club, bar his client. So in some ways a few people at Liverpool might welcome the distraction, even if it is in many ways somewhat unpalatable. I have some [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Free, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 18th, 2015

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    Steven Gerrard: The Best of An Era

    Steven Gerrard: The Best of An Era

    By Paul Tomkins. This is a greatly expanded version of a short article written for The Independent on Sunday. I was in what was my usual seat in Anfield’s Lower Centenary stand 17 years ago when Steven Gerrard made his debut as a late substitute. I don’t recall thinking much about it at the time, [...]

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

    Posted on May 10th, 2015

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    Fuckwits II – The Return of the Fuckwits

    Fuckwits II – The Return of the Fuckwits

    By Paul Tomkins. Well, “Listen Up, Fuckwits” certainly put the rabid cats amongst the perfervid pigeons; feathers and fur everywhere, and a fair dose of faecal matter. It’s interesting that I only used the term fuckwits for people flying planes and creating nasty and personal “Rodgers Out” Twitter accounts (which tastelessly mock and insult him), [...]

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

    Posted on May 4th, 2015

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    Listen Up, Fuckwits

    Listen Up, Fuckwits

    By Paul Tomkins. Okay, so have I got your attention? Moaning about football fans on Twitter is often as pointless and interesting as moaning about the British weather. But every now and then I try to step outside of the oasis of calm that this website’s subscribers provide and see how the general LFC populous [...]

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