• Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 21st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    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

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    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

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    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

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    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 [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 19th, 2014

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    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

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    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 [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 19th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Fitness, Fine Tuning and a Five Year Deal

    Fitness, Fine Tuning and a Five Year Deal

    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.

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 18th, 2014

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    A Season to Remember – 1963/4

    A Season to Remember – 1963/4

    By Chris Rowland. This is the start of a new series looking back at the seasons that define the modern Liverpool FC and helped shape a football dynasty from the 1960s. We’re starting with Bill Shankly’s first Division 1 title. The 1950s had not been kind to Liverpool. The first full post-war season champions of [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Symposium

    Posted on November 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    What is Our Best XI, If Everyone is Fit?

    What is Our Best XI, If Everyone is Fit?

    By Chris Rowland. It’s Symposium time again. We asked our panel of chin-stroking ponderers the above question, and got the following answers. Of course, being TTT, we know that Best XIs only exist as a hypothetical concept, that a team selection depends on factors such as the type of opposition, the competition the match is [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, Podcast, Post Match Analysis

    Posted on November 14th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics #4: John Henry, Please Do Not Listen!

    TTT Tactics #4: John Henry, Please Do Not Listen!

    Including:  Bob Pearce, Mihail Vladimirov, Daniel Rhodes and Sebastien Chapuis. Topics:  The main tactical elements of the Chelsea match: Henderson man-marking Fabregas, the deeper full-backs, Gerrard overloaded by Rodgers’ set up. Rodgers’ tactical history: the first season at Swansea in the Premier League and his time at Liverpool. What mistakes has he made? Why do his [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 12th, 2014

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    Information Overload! Information Overload!

    Information Overload! Information Overload!

    By Paul Tomkins. Twenty years ago, you were a British boss and you did 4-4-2, with British or, if you were being really modern and wacky, Scandinavian players. English football was simple, in pretty much all senses. Arsène Wenger hadn’t arrived with his funny foreign ways, and the fad for 3-5-2, which briefly flourished in [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 12th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 14th November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 14th 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, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 11th, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  Summary: Liverpool lined up, once again, in a 4-1-2-3 for a big match; Chelsea set up in their usual 4-2-1-3.  Chelsea started with a broken 5 x 5 out of possession, trying to press Liverpool’s deep recycling, at the same time as preventing any counter attacking threat by retreating deeper with their [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 9th, 2014

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    November Spawned a Monster: Liverpool’s Woes

    November Spawned a Monster: Liverpool’s Woes

    By Paul Tomkins. As the age-old English refrain reminds us at this time every year, as effigies are lifted onto pyres and fireworks are sent fizzing and popping into the sky, Remember remember … when Liverpool were good. Alternatively, as Morrissey once put it (as he tugged on a half-open silk blouse in the middle [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 9th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Chelsea (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Chelsea (H)

    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 6th, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Chelsea (H)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Chelsea (H)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool will be hoping to end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season when Jose Mourinho brings the current league leaders to Anfield on Saturday; 12.45pm kick off UK time. Mourinho’s side are the only team in the Premier League yet to suffer a defeat, having won eight [...]

  • Behind The Paywall, Featured, Free

    Posted on November 6th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Behind the Paywall (w/e 7th November 2014)

    Behind the Paywall (w/e 7th 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 6th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Courage, the Crowd and the Chop

    Courage, the Crowd and the Chop

    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, Podcast, Post Match Analysis

    Posted on November 6th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod #8: ‘Dropped’? ‘Weak’? ‘Defeatist’?

    TTT Pod #8: ‘Dropped’? ‘Weak’? ‘Defeatist’?

    Including:  Bob Pearce, Paul Tomkins, Chris Rowland and Mihail Vladimirov Topics: The reaction to Rodgers’ team selection by the mainstream press and some fans. The performance against Real Madrid. Did the selection work? Did we have a better shape? If you follow Piers Morgan you deserve everything you get. Other manager’s play strong teams, fail [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 4th, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Real Madrid 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary Liverpool started with the 4-1-2-3; Real Madrid kept the same formation (4-2-2-2) and starting eleven, apart from Ramos replacing Pepe in defence. Despite looking defensively solid at times, there were still large holes and little threat up front. In the opening period Liverpool sat deep or recycled possession calmly, rather than [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Newcastle 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Newcastle 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary: Newcastle started with their usual 4-2-3-1; Liverpool were more of a 3-4-2-1.  Liverpool dealt easily with any early pressing because of the extra man at the back. Newcastle then dropped into a 4-4-2-0 shape, with the front pair closer to the midfielders, and stopped pressing. The home compressed the space through [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Selection and Self-Defence

    Selection and Self-Defence

    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, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Champions League Preview 2014/15: Real Madrid (A)

    Champions League Preview 2014/15: Real Madrid (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Mihail Vladimirov. Real Madrid will be looking to seal their qualification from Group B with victory over Liverpool at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening – 7.45pm kick off UK time – while Brendan Rodgers will want to avoid becoming the first Liverpool manager to lose three consecutive matches in the [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Newcastle Utd (a) – the Last Word

    Newcastle Utd (a) – the Last Word

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana. Nearly every fine thing in life has a due attached to it, a price that must be paid. A drink with friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon, a burger on the way home from the [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on November 3rd, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    More Creativity at Home, Better Defending in Madrid

    More Creativity at Home, Better Defending in Madrid

    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.

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