• Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on August 1st, 2014

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    TTT Time, 1st August 2014

    TTT Time, 1st August 2014

    By Chris Rowland. 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, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 31st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Our Time Is Now

    Our Time Is Now

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). Liverpool can win the league next season. Repeat that to yourself a few times until you’re completely comfortable with this entirely reasonable concept.  It’s been a while since Liverpool fans could think this way and it’s only really occurred a couple of times in the past decade.  Now, consider [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 30th, 2014

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    Are Liverpool Buying Wisely?

    Are Liverpool Buying Wisely?

    By Paul Tomkins. A lot has been made of Liverpool signing unremarkable players from unremarkable clubs this summer, having sold their most remarkable player to the world’s most remarkable club (of recent years). There’s no doubt that Liverpool’s squad is stronger (on paper), but is the first XI? Buying exceptional players also improves the squad, [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on July 30th, 2014

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    TTT Podcast: Episode Two

    TTT Podcast: Episode Two

    The second fortnightly episode of The Tomkins Times Podcast has been recorded. A huge thanks to everyone involved (including the additional help of TTT subscriber Slick Mud). Feedback, as always, welcome in the comments section. Host: Bob Pearce Guests: Chris Rowland, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Topics: The recent friendlies and what we have learnt, [...]

  • Book Extract, Featured, Free, Statistical Analysis

    Posted on July 29th, 2014

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    How Did Liverpool Improve in 2013/14?

    How Did Liverpool Improve in 2013/14?

    By Andrew Beasley (Beez). This article was written exclusively for the new Tomkins Times book ‘They Dared To Dream: How Rodgers’ Liverpool Went So Close’, which you can purchase from Amazon here. Brendan Rodgers forged his managerial reputation at Swansea City on the back of a possession-heavy philosophy, and it was widely expected that this [...]

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

    Posted on July 29th, 2014

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    Hello and Au Revoir Divock Origi

    Hello and Au Revoir Divock Origi

    by Chris Rowland. Liverpool have signed Lille’s 19 year old, 6ft 2″ Belgian striker Divock Okoth Origi, beating competition from Barclays Premier League and European sides. The fee is being quoted as £10 million, though that may include add-ons. The Reds will loan the striker back to Lille for the season. He scored Belgium’s late winning goal in their group match against Russia at [...]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 28th, 2014

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    We’re Lovren It

    We’re Lovren It

    By Chris Rowland. Liverpool have completed the signing of 25-year-old Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren for a fee reported to be in the region of £20m. The Bosnian-born Croatian international played in all three of Croatia’s games at the recent World Cup, and previously played for GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Olympique Lyonnais, where he won the Coupe de France, before signing for Southampton [...]

  • Featured, Free, LFC History

    Posted on July 25th, 2014

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    The Impossible Job – Managing LFC in the 1950s

    The Impossible Job – Managing LFC in the 1950s

    By TTT Subscriber Andrew Mckay (orton929000). The world of football media is filled with discussions and debates about the greatest or best ever, but the darker realms of the worst are usually overlooked, apart from an occasional sneering article about a club’s most untalented players. This is a shame as studying a team’s unsuccessful periods [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 23rd, 2014

    Written by Si Steers

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    Rebuilding an Empire

    Rebuilding an Empire

    By Si Steers. This article originally appeared in the LFC fanzine ‘We are Liverpool’ in April 2014. As a staunch socialist, Bill Shankly was very much a believer in the ideology of the strength of the collective. Shankly once said ‘Chairman Mao has never seen such a show of Red strength’ – a very deliberate [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 23rd, 2014

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    TTT Time, 24th July 2014

    TTT Time, 24th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. 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, Tomkins Rants

    Posted on July 18th, 2014

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    Fuck You, Bantz Boys

    Fuck You, Bantz Boys

    By Paul Tomkins. The fear fans have of being mocked struck me quite clearly yesterday, as I suffered a deluge of Twitter hate. After a week of the TTT book being trolled on Amazon with fake anti-Scouser reviews from fans of other clubs, some Liverpool fans joined in by giving the very idea of the [...]

  • Featured, FSG, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 17th, 2014

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    From Sweet FA to World Class Operators

    From Sweet FA to World Class Operators

    By Joe Simpson (TTT Subscriber Wolf Tickets209). FSG know sweet FA about football. That was my big fear when FSG took over – these businessmen from another country know nothing about football yet they are tasked with the extremely difficult task of leading Liverpool back to the very top at a time when we have [...]

  • Featured, Podcast

    Posted on July 17th, 2014

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    The TTT Podcast Has Landed!

    The TTT Podcast Has Landed!

    By Paul Tomkins. Finally I’ve given into demand (at least three people were interested) and agreed to do a TTT podcast, which will be broadcast via Anfield Index’s podcast feed, and also available on this site for Subscribers. We’re not looking to go toe-to-toe with a professional operation like The Anfield Wrap; merely to give [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 17th, 2014

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    TTT Time, 17th July 2014

    TTT Time, 17th July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. 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, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 16th, 2014

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    The Making of Markovic?

    The Making of Markovic?

    by Chris Rowland. That’s what Serbia’s caretaker coach Ljubinko Drulovic believes. He says Markovic’s transfer to Liverpool can help him become one of Europe’s elite players: “Going to a very strong league will help him even more to become a major player worldwide. “He’s 20 years old and has a long time to play. Markovic could prove [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on July 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    By Dave Cronin. “We’ve been fourth, third, second… There’s only one place left to go!” – Phil Thompson, 2001 The place we went to was fifth. Second place in the Premier League has been the summit of Liverpool’s achievements in the competition since the old First Division was rebranded and last season marked only the [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 13th, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Luis Suarez Is An Animal

    Luis Suarez Is An Animal

    By Paul Tomkins. Whether or not you think Luis Suarez was Liverpool’s best ever player, he was clearly up there. Uncontrovertibly, he was, without doubt, the club’s most controversial. He could start fights in an empty press room. Longevity – doing it for eight or nine years rather than three – was perhaps the one [...]

  • Featured, Free, FSG, In-Depth Analysis

    Posted on July 13th, 2014

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    How Pascal’s Triangle Led to a Mental Season

    How Pascal’s Triangle Led to a Mental Season

    By Joseph Pepper (long-time TTT subscriber). Note from PT: this is TTT’s longest-ever piece, but it’s well worth going to the trouble to read. Print it out and voilà! – you have (almost) a book. (Hell, Joe has already split it into chapters for you.) Part 1. Pascal’s Triangle. “In practical life we are compelled to [...]

  • Featured, Interactive, Subscribers Only, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 11th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Potential Strikers for Liverpool? Who is Out There?

    Potential Strikers for Liverpool? Who is Out There?

    By Paul Tomkins and Daniel Rhodes. At TTT Towers we’ve got together to come up with a list of potential striker targets, given that Luis Suarez is on his way out, Alexis Sanchez has chosen Arsenal, and neither Iago Aspas nor Fabio Borini certain of a future on Merseyside. Subscribers can view the obligatory YouTube [...]

  • Featured, Free, LFC Finances

    Posted on July 8th, 2014

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    FFP and The Amortisation of Suarez

    FFP and The Amortisation of Suarez

    by TTT Subscriber Daniel Geey. Suarez, Liverpool’s Potential £70m+ Profit and Financial Fair Play With Luis Suarez now close to moving to Barcelona for a reported £70-80m, this piece aims to shed light on how clubs account for the sale and purchase of players and why it is important for Financial Fair Play (FFP) compliance. [...]

  • Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on July 7th, 2014

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    Testing Our Defence

    Testing Our Defence

    By Krishen Bhautoo and Daniel Rhodes. Whilst our amazing front line was taking the headlines, it was also bailing us out more than once as we were making a little bit of a mess of things at times last season at the back. Compared to what would be expected regarding conceded goals, we probably should [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point, Youths & Reserves

    Posted on July 4th, 2014

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    Strengthening the Strong, Weakening the Weak

    Strengthening the Strong, Weakening the Weak

    By Krishen Bhautoo. The Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) was initiated by the Premier League and accepted by the 72 Football League clubs on 20 October 2011. The clubs voted 46 in favour and 22 against, with three no-shows and one abstention. According to the Premier League, the EPPP is: … a long-term strategy designed to take [...]

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

    Posted on July 3rd, 2014

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    Welcome to Emre Can

    Welcome to Emre Can

    By Chris Rowland. On June 5th Liverpool FC announced they have agreed a deal in principle with Bayer Leverkusen to sign 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can, and today completed the transfer, for a fee reported to be about £10.5m. Can follows Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to Anfield during the current transfer window as Brendan Rodgers fine-tunes his squad for Champions [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Debate

    Posted on July 1st, 2014

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    Suarez Sale? A Blessing and a Curse

    Suarez Sale? A Blessing and a Curse

    By Paul Tomkins. The one thing we’re quick to forget is that the future of football is never written in stone. I too am not immune from using precedents as some kind of proof of future success. You can find handy guides,  it is true, but no-one is ever correct in predicting what will happen [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on July 1st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 2nd July 2014

    TTT Time, 2nd July 2014

    By Chris Rowland. 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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