• By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Site News

    Posted on September 1st, 2015

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    Very Important News For TTT Subscribers

    Very Important News For TTT Subscribers

    By Paul Tomkins. It’s been a while since a news update, and this one is particularly important, as it affects the level of service we can provide over the coming months.

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on August 30th, 2015

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    Simply Not Good Enough

    Simply Not Good Enough

    By Paul Tomkins. For starters, Brendan Rodgers is not a ‘fraud’, and I have no time for people who suggest that he is. Also, Liverpool’s position in the table doesn’t make for terrible reading after away visits to Stoke and Arsenal. And four games is too early to make conclusively damning judgements, especially when everyone [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on August 27th, 2015

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    Young Liverpool Guns Going For It

    Young Liverpool Guns Going For It

    By Paul Tomkins. Consider this for a moment: still not quite 26, Daniel Sturridge is now one of the oldest members of Liverpool’s squad. Of the 16 outfield players to feature in Liverpool’s matchday 18 at Arsenal, only four were older than the absent Sturridge. And that 18 did not include Jordan Henderson, Lazar Markovic [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on August 25th, 2015

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    Are Arsenal Better Than Liverpool?

    Are Arsenal Better Than Liverpool?

    By Paul Tomkins. While Arsenal are seen as reasonable outsiders for the title, and Spurs usually manage to finish above Liverpool (in part down to the Reds’ own failings in three or four of the past six seasons), I still think the Reds and the Gunners are battling it out for 4th place. At no [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on August 18th, 2015

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    Maximum Points, Minimum Thrills

    Maximum Points, Minimum Thrills

    By Paul Tomkins. So far, 2015/16 has been a perfect start for Liverpool, and yet fairly concerning at the same time. Despite sitting joint-top, with six points from six, people took to phone-ins last night to demand Rodgers be sacked. When I retweeted the Guardian’s Sachin Nakrani pointing this out, people replied to me “but [...]

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

    Posted on August 11th, 2015

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    LFC’s Likelihood of Winning the League

    LFC’s Likelihood of Winning the League

    By Paul Tomkins. I recently worked out the cost of Liverpool’s squad and its likely strongest XI for TTT, and to me it looked like the Reds were closing the gap – albeit slightly – on the financial powerhouses. Now I’ve calculated the current values of last season’s top six (the six richest clubs), as [...]

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

    Posted on August 2nd, 2015

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    Liverpool FC’s Big Experiment – A Season Preview

    Liverpool FC’s Big Experiment – A Season Preview

    By Paul Tomkins. In this in-depth article, which is a kind of 2015/16 preview, I will look to answer some of the following questions: • Can you buy too many players in a short space of time? Can a team be too ‘new’? Is player turnover too high at Anfield right now? • Liverpool appear [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, 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 [...]

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