• Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 3rd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Week That Was – Friday 3rd July

    The Week That Was – Friday 3rd July

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday June 29th 2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Martin Skrtel is keener than ever to start pre-season training next month. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 1st, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 2)

    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 2)

    Midfield By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. OK, now for the engine room. Last season it fired in fits and starts, perhaps working best during our unbeaten run when playing three Centre-backs and two wing-backs. We’re classing Emre Can as a central midfielder because we suspect he might be, and he certainly thinks he is, despite [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 1st, 2015

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    Three Free Men and a £Million Teenager

    Three Free Men and a £Million Teenager

    by Chris Rowland. So it looks like we’re getting our transfer business done quickly, early and decisively. Since this initial flurry we’ve added Firmino and look set to conclude three more deals, with Benteke, Augustinsson and Adinkanye. Meanwhile Gerrard, Johnson, Jones, Aspas and Coates have all departed, and there may be several others yet to [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on June 30th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Reasons to be Cheerful, Parts 1-10

    Reasons to be Cheerful, Parts 1-10

    By TTT Subscriber Neil Mundy. OK, OK, I tried this before at the end of the 2013/14 season, and in retrospect, that didn’t really work out so well. In fact, I dare not re-read it, for fear of cringing. So why am I doing it again? (Predilection for self-flagellation?! – Ed ) Well quite frankly [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Interactive, Should They Stay or Should They Go?, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 29th, 2015

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    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 1)

    Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (Part 1)

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. Part 1 – Goalkeepers and Defence It’s a TTT tradition that each summer we evaluate our squad player by player, and give subscribers the chance to vote whether we keep or offload them (although unlike the X-Factor, the voting has no direct influence on what happens). Unfortunately Andrew (TTT Subscriber [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 24th, 2015

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    A Firmino Favourite?

    A Firmino Favourite?

    by Chris Rowland. Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Hoffenheim’s Brazilian international forward Roberto Firmino. The 23-year-old’s five-year deal is subject to a medical, which will take place after he returns from Chile, where he has been playing for Brazil in the Copa America. The fee of about £29m makes him the club’s second most expensive player after record signing Andy Carroll [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 23rd, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    A Season to Remember: 2008-09

    A Season to Remember: 2008-09

    by TTT Subscriber Anthony Stanley. Chris and I have been writing these articles for the past while and one thing has been a common denominator: during the research, the sheer volume of achievement by Liverpool Football Club has become very apparent. Sometimes we can almost be blasé at looking back at our history, like it [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 19th, 2015

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    The Week That Was – Friday 19th June

    The Week That Was – Friday 19th June

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday June 15th  2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Liverpool FC will complete their pre-season preparations for 2015-16 with a friendly [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on June 18th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Contrary Measures

    Contrary Measures

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. I’d like to offer Brendan Rodgers some advice- pay absolutely no attention to the collective gobshite also known as THE FANBASE. It’s not you, it’s us. You see it’s hard to describe the abused state we’ve been left in, the sentence of 25 years meted out week by week. Week [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on June 12th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 12th June

    The Week That Was – Friday 12th June

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday June 8th  2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Lazar Markovic and Philippe Coutinho both scored for their countries this weekend, [...]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 12th, 2015

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    Local Hero – the Last Word (For Now)

    Local Hero – the Last Word (For Now)

    by Liam Blake (TTT Subscriber Kevinh). On Gerrard Day he’d kept his feelings in check every step of the way – before, during and after – through the guard of honour and around the touch line at Anfield two hours later, but when the final whistle was blown Steven Gerrard can only have greeted it [...]

  • 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, 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 [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast, Talking Tactics

    Posted on June 4th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod: Tactical Analysis in the Mainstream Media

    TTT Pod: Tactical Analysis in the Mainstream Media

    Host: Daniel Rhodes Guests: Mihail Vladimirov and Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) Topics:  Is Rodgers tactically flexible? How do we measure tactical flexibility? No need for stupidity Jamie Redknapp. The logistics behind the post match press conferences. How do other countries analyse the tactical side of the game? Should managers discuss tactics in greater detail? Where to [...]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 2nd, 2015

    Written by Krishaldo

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    Season 14/15 – Premier League Stats Comparison

    Season 14/15 – Premier League Stats Comparison

    By Krishen Bhautoo (TTT Subscriber Krishaldo). Now that the season is (thankfully) over, I thought we could have a look at some underlying numbers in brief details to see how we compared to others in the league and those around us to perhaps get a grasp of where things went wrong, although I think we [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 29th, 2015

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    Heysel – 30 Years Of Hurt

    Heysel – 30 Years Of Hurt

    By Chris Rowland. 30 years ago today, Liverpool and Juventus met in the European Cup final in Brussels. It was our fifth European Cup final in nine years, having won the first four. 39 people died in the Heysel Stadium when a wall collapsed following fighting on the terraces. Most of them were Italians and [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on May 29th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 29th May

    The Week That Was – Friday 29th May

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday May 18th 2015. Welcome to our weekly round-up, a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and the world of football generally. The Week in Football – Liverpool FC: Monday: Brendan Rodgers accepted that his Liverpool future is in doubt after yesterday’s [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on May 28th, 2015

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    Rodgers, and Extenuating Circumstances

    Rodgers, and Extenuating Circumstances

    By Paul Tomkins. Having spent the past few days undergoing psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and even the brain-wiping treatment used in The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (complete with Kirsten Dunst dancing on my bed), I can still recall a vague sense of something really bad happening on a football pitch on Sunday. The numbers ‘6’ [...]

  • 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 [...]

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