• Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 30th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Stats Round-Up: Liverpool 4 Spurs 0

    Stats Round-Up: Liverpool 4 Spurs 0

    With a change in the data available to the public this season, we have slightly altered the metrics we’re tracking. There will be added extras: shot comparisons, player influence charts, and individual player dashboards. Finally, looking at the three game average last season, it was often skewed by large single game performances, so this season [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on March 30th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Not That Tricky

    Not That Tricky

    by Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10): This wasn’t a frenzied blitzkrieg to destroy a team with dynamite counter-attacks. No, this wasn’t that tricky at all. This wasn’t Brendan Rodgers’ tricky Reds. This was swagger; this was the chastening of a club with top four pretensions; a gentle slap before they’re put to bed. This was controlled [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on March 28th, 2014

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    Why Brendan Rodgers Bucks The Trend

    Why Brendan Rodgers Bucks The Trend

    By Paul Tomkins. As any parent will tell you, it’s important to have a young British driver behind the wheel of the school bus. Rather than trust our kids to foreign drivers with experience and qualifications, perhaps even those used to steering a vehicle of a similar size, it’s far better to put our little [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 28th, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Tottenham (H)

    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Tottenham (H)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes, Samira Kumar and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to just one point following the nervy 2-1 win over Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday evening, and with title favourites Manchester City (three points behind Chelsea with two games in hand) travelling to the Emirates to face Arsenal [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 28th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 28th March 2014

    TTT Time, 28th March 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, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on March 28th, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 2 Sunderland 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 2 Sunderland 1: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  For Liverpool, Rodgers unsurprisingly decided to keep the same formation and personnel he used against Cardiff. In stark contrast, Poyet made several changes to his starting XI and opted for a 3-4-1-2 formation. Poyet’s selection choices On first glance, Sunderland starting with a back three system was solely to account for Liverpool’s [...]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 27th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Stats Round-Up: Liverpool 2 Sunderland 1

    Stats Round-Up: Liverpool 2 Sunderland 1

    With a change in the data available to the public this season, we have slightly altered the metrics we’re tracking. There will be added extras: shot comparisons, player influence charts, and individual player dashboards. Finally, looking at the three game average last season, it was often skewed by large single game performances, so this season [...]

  • Featured, Free, Player In Focus

    Posted on March 26th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 5

    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 5

    by Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). Part 5: Luis Suarez. “Listen, the best players work the hardest, there is no secret about that.  In particular, at a place like this, you have got to work your socks off from the off.  That is how we play” – Brendan Rodgers, February, 2014. It has become one [...]

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

    Posted on March 24th, 2014

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Both managers made only one change from their previous league games. Solskjaer replaced Noone with Bellamy, which morphed Cardiff’s formation from the 5-4-1 diamond seen against Everton to a 3-1-4-2. For Liverpool Sterling was replaced by Coutinho at the tip of the midfield quartet. Formations Apart the goal-scoring fiesta, what this game [...]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on March 24th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 4

    The Players Who Define Rodgers’ Tenure: Part 4

    by Anthony Stanley (Dannyluke10). Part 4: The Fall Guys. “I can only talk about myself…I came in to build upon the work Kenny had done” – Brendan Rodgers. As many on The Tomkins Times have pointed out, a manager’s tenure is defined not only by the players he inherits (and hopefully improves) and brings in, [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 24th, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Sunderland (H)

    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Sunderland (H)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Brendan Rodgers’ Red Scoring Machine marches on. In smashing six goals past Cardiff City on Saturday, we’ve set a new club record in the Premier League for the most goals scored in a season (82) with eight games remaining. The final goal of that 6-3 win over [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 22nd, 2014

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Drop This ‘Bravery’ Bollocks

    Drop This ‘Bravery’ Bollocks

    By Paul Tomkins. Let’s get one thing straight: there’s absolutely nothing brave about giving it a go when you’ve got nothing left to lose. The hard part in football is when you’re expected to win, when qualification is taken for granted. Like Roy Hodgson, David Moyes starts each game feeling like his team are 3-0 [...]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 22nd, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Stats Round Up: Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6

    Stats Round Up: Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6

    With a change in the data available to the public this season, we have slightly altered the metrics we’re tracking. There will be added extras: shot comparisons, player influence charts, and individual player dashboards. Finally, looking at the three game average last season, it was often skewed by large single game performances, so this season [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 21st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 21st March 2014

    TTT Time, 21st March 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.

  • Book Reviews, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 21st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Sports Book Chat: Dave Roberts

    Sports Book Chat: Dave Roberts

    by Paul Grech. “Very slick but a bit soulless.” Dave Roberts could easily be talking about modern football when he utters that phrase but he’s actually talking about one of its particular aspects: programmes. For generations these were an integral part of the match-going experience; a way of getting a bit of a peak behind [...]

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

    Posted on March 20th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Man Utd 0 Liverpool 3: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Man Utd 0 Liverpool 3: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Moyes started with his usual 4-2-3-1 formation, with Vidic returning to the side in place of Smalling, to partner Jones at the heart of the home team’s defence. Januzaj started on the left, Mata on the right with Rooney in behind Van Persie to create an attacking quartet expected [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 20th, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Cardiff City (A)

    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Cardiff City (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. With 1st placed Chelsea hosting 3rd placed Arsenal in the lunch-time kick-off on Saturday, Liverpool will be hoping to take full advantage of whichever team drops points (hopefully both!) by defeating Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday afternoon; 3pm kick off UK time. The [...]

  • Featured, Personal Thoughts, Subscribers Only, Talking Point, What Did We Learn?

    Posted on March 19th, 2014

    Written by Si Steers

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    Player Mentality: Does It Matter?

    Player Mentality: Does It Matter?

    By Si Steers. There is something different happening at Liverpool FC this season. The shackles of fear seem to have disappeared in a sea of confidence, producing the most vibrant and attacking football we have seen for a long time. Every single player has contributed or is contributing. So what is the magic ingredient? Professor [...]

  • Featured, FSG, In-Depth Analysis, LFC Finances, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 18th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Liverpool’s Transfer Hangover

    Liverpool’s Transfer Hangover

    by Martin McLaughlin. NB. This is a direct follow on from the article Football and Finance, Liverpool and the Top 6 from September 2012. There is an explanation of much of the terminology at the beginning of that article and a familiarity with many of the themes raised in that article would be useful. At [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free

    Posted on March 17th, 2014

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    Twenty Times Better: Liverpool 3 United 0

    Twenty Times Better: Liverpool 3 United 0

    By Paul Tomkins. Sunday, March 16th. “Twenty times” sang United fans at the end, perhaps referring to how much better Liverpool were than their team, on a day when even Gary Neville felt the visitors should have had five penalties. (While we’re at it United fans, that’s five times.) United fans are sticking by their [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on March 16th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    “You Can Never Learn From the Things You Did Well”

    “You Can Never Learn From the Things You Did Well”

    By Peter Torehall (TTT Subscriber Toshack).  “The only way you can learn is from your mistakes. You can never learn from the things you did well. It’s impossible.” Johan Cruyff , The Blizzard When I was young in my first workplace, I gained some valuable insight into human psychology. I had made some bad decisions [...]

  • Featured, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 16th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Stats Round-Up: Man Utd (A)

    Stats Round-Up: Man Utd (A)

    With a change in the data available to the public this season, we have slightly altered the metrics we’re tracking. There will be added extras: shot comparisons, player influence charts, and individual player dashboards. Finally, looking at the three game average last season, it was often skewed by large single game performances, so this season [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 14th, 2014

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Manchester Utd (A)

    Premier League Preview 2013/14: Manchester Utd (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool climbed up to 2nd following the 3-0 win away at Southampton – making it seven wins from our last nine PL games – and after a two week international break, the Reds travel to Old Trafford on Sunday where David Moyes and his band of little [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on March 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 14th March 2014

    TTT Time, 14th March 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, Talking Point

    Posted on March 13th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Hope … and Glory?

    Hope … and Glory?

    By Anthony Stanley (TTT Subscriber Dannyluke10). The hope doesn’t just kill you; it slowly crushes you in its deathly coils; it caresses you in deliberate, velvety torture.  It kisses you with poison-coated lips, hugs you with manacles of iron. It seduces you and then, like some dark incubus, snuffs out your life as you dream. [...]

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