• Featured, Free, Talking Point, TTT Symposium

    Posted on August 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Season Preview Part 2

    Season Preview Part 2

    By Dan Kennett, James Keen (jimtheoracle), Jon Rushton, Shaul Mitelpunkt (Serpico), Alun Evans (FirePhoenix23) and Daniel Rhodes. We asked several of TTT’s writers, contributors and top posters to dust off their crystal balls and give their thoughts on a number of questions about the coming season. This is the second instalment of their responses. Who [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on August 14th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    TTT Time, 14th August 2014

    TTT Time, 14th 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, Free, Talking Point, TTT Symposium

    Posted on August 13th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Pre-Season Preview Part 1

    Pre-Season Preview Part 1

    By Chris Rowland, Mark Cohen, Andrew Beasley (Beez) and Dave Cronin. We asked several of TTT’s writers, contributors and top posters to dust off their crystal balls and give their thoughts on a number of questions about the coming season. This is the first instalment of their responses. Who will be our most important player? [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Part Free, Part Subscriber

    Posted on August 12th, 2014

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    There’s More to Come From Rodgers’ Reds

    There’s More to Come From Rodgers’ Reds

    By Paul Tomkins. It’s hard to know what to make of the impending season, with predictions seeming harder than ever. Between 2005 and 2010 you pretty much knew who would comprise the top four, with managerial stability at every big club bar Chelsea, and they had by far the most money. It now seems more [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on August 12th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Podcast: Episode Three

    TTT Podcast: Episode Three

    The third episode of The Tomkins Times’ Podcast has been recorded. A huge thanks to everyone involved. We went for four guests today, and only mentioned fish puns for twenty minutes before the start. Feedback, as always, welcome in the comments section. Episode Three: Fluid Formations Host: Bob Pearce Guests: Paul Tomkins, Chris Rowland, Daniel Rhodes [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on August 12th, 2014

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    TTT Time, 12th August 2014

    TTT Time, 12th 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, Interactive, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on August 11th, 2014

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    TTT Predicts 2014/15

    TTT Predicts 2014/15

    By TTT Subscriber Andrew Beasley (Beez). Last season, we at The Tomkins Times ran the site’s first ever prediction competition, and who should come out on top when the results were compiled but the subscriber who predicted that Liverpool would win every single game! It was that kind of crazy season. The stakes are far higher for Brendan [...]

  • Featured, Free, Talking Point

    Posted on August 8th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Season 2014-15 – the State of Play

    Season 2014-15 – the State of Play

    By Mark Cohen (TTT Subscriber Maradoo). With the World Cup now a history lesson and the league season almost upon us, it is prescient to begin an analysis of our rivals for the season. Whilst the composition of the teams’ squads is certain to change, the expectation around each team is only likely to increase [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on August 6th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    Worry Ye Not

    Worry Ye Not

    By TTT Subscriber Neil Mundy (NeilM). As a worrier, the thought of the upcoming season fills me with dread and panic. It’s counter-intuitive, of course – after the sheer thrilling excitement of last season I should really be hungry for more. More mad football, more sensational goals, more of Colin Pascoe’s shorts. But there’s definitely [...]

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

    Posted on August 6th, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    What We Know of Javier Manquillo

    What We Know of Javier Manquillo

    By Chris Rowland. Liverpool today completed the loan signing of Spanish youth international Javier Manquillo from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid, it’s time to see what we can find out about the Madrid-born 20-year-old. Immediately after signing, Manquillo told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. I think it’s one of [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on August 5th, 2014

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    Liverpool FC 1959 -1990 – a Red Revolution

    Liverpool FC 1959 -1990 – a Red Revolution

    By TTT Subscriber Liam Blake. “The socialism I believe in is everybody working for the same goal and everybody having a share in the rewards. That’s how I see football, that’s how I see life.” Bill Shankly The history of Liverpool Football Club falls neatly into three eras. The first, beginning with the club’s inception [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on August 4th, 2014

    Written by Bob

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    Tactics for Beginners – No.17

    Tactics for Beginners – No.17

    By Bob Pearce and Mihail Vladimirov. ‘Balance the balance’ You have talked a lot about teams needing to be balanced. In simple terms I picture this as a team that is not leaning too far in one direction. Yes, in short, this is it. The word ‘balance’ describes something that is in perfect equilibrium, not [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on August 3rd, 2014

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    How Chelsea Ruined Football

    How Chelsea Ruined Football

    By Paul Tomkins. First of all, let me state that, beyond the tense rivalries of recent years, I harbour no grudge with Chelsea Football Club per se. Let me be clear: I am fully aware that it could just as easily have been Liverpool FC that Roman Abramovich purchased in 2003, and then, like any [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on August 2nd, 2014

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    Beware/Rejoice! New Season Ahead

    Beware/Rejoice! New Season Ahead

    By Paul Tomkins. A couple of websites recently emailed me some Q&As about the upcoming season. Before they publish them, TTT Subscribers can read my responses below.

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, Talking Point

    Posted on August 1st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    How to Kill a Division

    How to Kill a Division

    By TTT Subscriber Ben Feltham. You can think it in your head – briefly – but do not, under any circumstances, say it out loud. Liverpool Football Club are hatching a plot to take over the football world. It used to be the Boot Room where the plotters would gather to kill a division. It’s [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Time

    Posted on August 1st, 2014

    Written by Chris Rowland

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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

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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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

    Written by Beez

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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

    Written by Chris Rowland

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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

    Written by Chris Rowland

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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

    Written by Chris Rowland

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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.

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