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

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 1 Man Utd 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 1 Man Utd 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Van Gaal’s huge tactical gamble Liverpool’s surprising failure to press handed Utd the tactical initiative Liverpool started the game passively and lethargically This played into Utd’s hands, giving them time to settle into their patient and methodical passing flow Utd dominated from the beginning and had overall control over the game [...]

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

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Better to be a Drogba than an Owen?

    Better to be a Drogba than an Owen?

    By Paul Tomkins and Robert Radburn. The following is something I wrote with my long-time collaborator Robert Radburn (we co-authored a ZX Spectrum game together while at school, but please don’t tell anybody). It takes my recent work on the scoring rates of strikers and expands it, with the addition of various interactive Tableau infographics. [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 23rd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Man Utd (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Man Utd (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 for subscribers. This article is for subscribers only. This will include video clips, press conferences, the player and [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 20th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Premier League Preview 14/15: Man Utd (H)

    Premier League Preview 14/15: Man Utd (H)

    By Chris Rowland, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. This top 4 qualifying play-off takes place at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, kick-off 1.30pm. Now hate is a strong word, too strong for mere sport. But mutual loathing is about the best you can say about feelings between these two clubs,  so we’ll just call it the [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 20th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 20th March

    The Week That Was – Friday 20th March

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c Monday March 16th 2015. Welcome to our new weekly round-up. Similar to the old TTT Time, it’s a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The Week in Football Liverpool FC Matters: Monday/Tuesday: Brendan Rodgers credited [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 20th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    A Season to Remember – 1985/6

    A Season to Remember – 1985/6

    By Chris Rowland. No season had ever started in circumstances like this one. For any club. For the first season since Liverpool’s debut in 1964/5, there was no European football, as 21 consecutive seasons of involvement came to an end following the post-Heysel ban. For the first time in the club’s history, a player-manager was [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 17th, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Can Liverpool Usurp Man City?

    Can Liverpool Usurp Man City?

    By Paul Tomkins Another away clean sheet, and another victory. The manager – a fraud, apparently – who couldn’t organise a defence has equalled the club record for the consecutive away clean sheets, and the goal was scored by the player who can’t run properly, and who was never going to be good enough. The [...]

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

    Posted on March 17th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Swansea City 0 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Swansea City 0 Liverpool 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Swansea’s diamond line-up Liverpool initially opted for a 3-4-2-1 Lallana and Sterling swapped positions Swansea started passively The way Swansea used their diamond formation was more of a 4-3-1-2, with Shelvey and Ki staying behind the play Swansea’s formation mirrored Liverpool’s all over the pitch, enabling them to nullify Liverpool’s main [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 17th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Swansea (A)

    Post-Match Analysis: Swansea (A)

    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 for subscribers. This article is for subscribers only.

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 16th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    The Weekend That Was – Monday 16th March

    The Weekend That Was – Monday 16th March

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. March 14th, 15th and 16th Welcome to our new weekend round-up. Similar to the old TTT Time, it’s a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The rest of this post is for subscribers only.

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 16th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Swansea (A)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Swansea (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov.  Liverpool continue their charge for a top four finish with a trip to the Liberty Stadium on Monday evening – 8pm kick off UK time – where Swansea City will be hoping to extend their unbeaten record against the Reds at home to four league games. Liverpool [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 14th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Week That Was – Friday 13th March

    The Week That Was – Friday 13th March

    By Chris Rowland and Daniel Rhodes. W/c March 9th 2015. Welcome to our new weekly round-up. Similar to the old TTT Time, it’s a diary of news and events on the site, matters relating to LFC and also the world of football generally. The Week in Football Liverpool FC Matters: Glen Johnson criticised the state [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on March 12th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    From Gilgamesh to Jesus, from Theseus to Rodgers

    From Gilgamesh to Jesus, from Theseus to Rodgers

    By Anthony Stanley. For the past few months, I’ve been teaching creative writing. Now that’s not me being ostentatious in making that statement, the facility I teach in is for heavily marginalised individuals – some of whom are homeless or possess a chronic addiction.  So I’m not trying to claim that I’m a literary lion. [...]

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

    Posted on March 12th, 2015

    Written by Bob

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    Tactics for Beginners – No.18

    Tactics for Beginners – No.18

    By Bob Pearce and Mihail Vladimirov. Inherent spells of vulnerability We’ve talked a lot about what teams do when they have the ball, and what they do when they don’t have the ball. But there are also moments in-between a Red team attack breaking down and a Blue team attack beginning. It feels like when [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 11th, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Why Some Fans Will Never Like Rodgers

    Why Some Fans Will Never Like Rodgers

    By Paul Tomkins Fans divided on a Liverpool manager? Deja Vu… In my youthful naïveté I used to imagine that everyone loved triple-European Cup winner Bob Paisley. I assumed treble-winner Joe Fagan was universally rated. And I guessed that three-time title-winning boss Kenny Dalglish had unflinching support from the fans. Maybe they all did. Winning [...]

  • Featured, Podcast, Talking Point

    Posted on March 11th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod #12: The Momentum of Sentimentality

    TTT Pod #12: The Momentum of Sentimentality

    Including: Bob Pearce, Chris Rowland, Barry Meehan (Bazmeen) and James Keen (Jimtheoracle) Topics: Why do many fans of other clubs react so negatively to Liverpool (the Gerrard song, Suarez and Blackburn in particular the other day); how does the captain get back into the team?; the momentum of sentimentality; does the captaincy matter?; Can Can Captain?; what’s [...]

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

    Posted on March 7th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 2 Burnley 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 2 Burnley 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  Summary: Dyche opted for the cautious tactical approach, looking to sit deep and compact early on, maybe conserving energy for a late surge, as they did against Man City and Chelsea.  Rodgers brought in Sturridge for Markovic, with Sterling moving to right wing-back. Burnley had a ten minute period of attacking pressure, [...]

  • Featured, Free, In-Depth Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Talking Point

    Posted on March 6th, 2015

    Written by Dan Kennett

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    Liverpool 2014/15: Zeros to Heroes

    Liverpool 2014/15: Zeros to Heroes

    By Dan Kennett. 23rd November 2014 Crystal Palace: 3 (Gayle 17’, Ledley 78’, Jedinak 82’) Liverpool: 1 (Lambert 2’). The headlines in the collection of newspaper reports on www.lfchisory.net (complied by TTTer Graeme Riley!) make grim reading: Liverpool endure new indignity [Times] Liverpool backbone ruptured by Bolasie as Palace claim victory of heart and mind [Guardian] [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 6th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    2015 FA Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Blackburn (H)

    2015 FA Cup Quarter-Final Preview: Blackburn (H)

    By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool continue their assault on the FA Cup with a quarter-final tie against six times winners Blackburn Rovers at Anfield on Sunday afternoon; 4pm kick off UK time. Gary Bowyer’s side stand between us, a return to Wembley and a 24th semi-final appearance in this competition. The sides last met at Anfield [...]

  • Chris Rowland, Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 5th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    A Season to Remember – 1983/4

    A Season to Remember – 1983/4

    By Chris Rowland. After being part of the Anfield fabric since 1958 and a largely unsuccessful player for his hometown club even before that, in the summer of 1983 Joe Fagan finally stepped up to the top job after Bob Paisley called an end to his unprecedented and unmatched period of success. If Bob Paisley had [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 5th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Burnley (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Burnley (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 for subscribers. This article is for subscribers only.

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Burnley (H)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Burnley (H)

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool’s march up the table continues, with the 2-1 victory over champions Manchester City catapulting the Reds up to 5th above Southampton and moving us to within three points of third placed Arsenal. Sean Dyche’s Burnley are the next visitors to Anfield on Wednesday evening; 8pm kick off UK [...]

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

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 2 Man City 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 2 Man City 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Liverpool had few selection and formation choices to make as a result of injury and lack of preparation time City went with Pellegrini’s favourite 4-2-2-2 formation there were two interesting aspects to Liverpool’s play from the beginning heavy pressing by Coutinho, Lallana and Sterling Liverpool dropped back into a 5-4-1-like defensive [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on March 2nd, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Now You’re Gonna Believe Us?

    Now You’re Gonna Believe Us?

    By Paul Tomkins Okay, so Liverpool won’t win the league, and probably won’t finish in the top two. But they have been the best team in England in 2015. On top of a league run that reads eight wins and three draws (DWWDWWWDWWW), they’ve progressed in the FA Cup and were very unlucky to lose [...]

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

    Posted on February 28th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Besiktas 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Besiktas 1 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  Summary Rodgers decided to with a 3-1-4-2 formation, with Sterling in midfield, rather than the #10 role behind the strikers.  Bilic were cautious initially, looking to avoid Sturridge and Balotelli going 2-v-2 against their centre-backs, and matching Liverpool in midfield. Besiktas’ full-backs rarely ventured forward in the first half, allowing Liverpool to [...]

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