• 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

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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 [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 27th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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

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

    By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes. Forty-eight hours is a long time. Just ask Jack Bauer. You can save the world twice over in that period or you can have a nice rest and some light training while your next opponent toils in Turkey going through extra-time and penalties before crashing out of a European [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Free, Personal Thoughts

    Posted on February 24th, 2015

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    The Madness and Depression of Football Fans

    The Madness and Depression of Football Fans

    By Paul Tomkins. This is an article that is nominally about football, but is just as much about the pressures of modern life and the plight of men (in particular, but not exclusively). This is both a very personal account and an observation of how others behave. It is about being a football fan, but [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 24th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Europa League Last 32 2nd Leg Preview: Besiktas (A)

    Europa League Last 32 2nd Leg Preview: Besiktas (A)

    By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool return to the scene of our famous European Cup final triumph on Thursday when we face Besiktas at the Ataturk Stadium in the Europa League last 32 2nd leg tie in Istanbul; 6pm kick off UK time. Liverpool take a 1-0 lead to Turkey thanks to Mario Balotelli’s 85th minute penalty [...]

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

    Posted on February 24th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Southampton 0 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Southampton 0 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Koeman started with a 4-2-3-1, with the front 4 pressing from high up  Saints had a mixed, balanced approach of attacking and defensive intentions Coutinho’s early goal made Saint’s initial tactical approach redundant They lacked the creativity, guile and fluid movement to open Liverpool up Southampton’s only chances in the first [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only, Transfer Price Index ©

    Posted on February 23rd, 2015

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    The Flaw of Young Keepers and Old Strikers

    The Flaw of Young Keepers and Old Strikers

    By Paul Tomkins The plan for 2015 at TTT Towers was to produce a second Transfer Price Index book (with the help of analysts unconnected to the site, who live in data dungeons), but it was perhaps one project too far for me and a couple of others involved. However, the work already prepared for [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 23rd, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Southampton (A)

    Post-Match Analysis: Southampton (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, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on February 21st, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 1 Besiktas 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 1 Besiktas 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. Summary As with many recent matches, it is how the opposition reacts – tactically, to Liverpool’s predictable set-up – that influences the way a match develops.  Besiktas aimed to occupy the space between the Reds’ defence and midfield, occasionally trying to press and force cheap possession turnovers. The Turkish side approached the [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 20th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Southampton (A)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Southampton (A)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool have the opportunity to reduce the gap between us and 4th placed Southampton on Sunday when we travel to St Mary’s; 4: 15pm kick off UK time. Victory for the Reds over Ronald Koeman’s sides will move us to within one point of the Saints and with [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, In-Depth Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 18th, 2015

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    What Are Rodgers’ Achievements With Liverpool?

    What Are Rodgers’ Achievements With Liverpool?

    By Paul Tomkins About 18 months ago I was still arguing the point that Brendan Rodgers hadn’t proved himself a winner, and that his achievements in football up to late 2013 – mainly getting Swansea promoted and taking them to 11th playing possession-based football – were admirable, but not necessarily what Liverpool were in need [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 18th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Europa League Last 32 1st Leg Preview: Besiktas (H)

    Europa League Last 32 1st Leg Preview: Besiktas (H)

    By Gary Fulcher. Liverpool are back in European action on Thursday evening when Slaven Bilic’s Besiktas travel to Anfield – 8.05pm kick off UK time – for the first leg of their last 32 tie in the Europa League. There’s plenty of incentive for Brendan Rodgers to take this competition seriously with the winners of [...]

  • Featured, Free, Podcast

    Posted on February 16th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Pod #11: Our Kids Will Have a Story

    TTT Pod #11: Our Kids Will Have a Story

    Including: Bob Pearce, Paul Tomkins, Daniel Rhodes and Dave Cronin. Topics: What should Liverpool’s priority be before the Besiktas match? Assessing each potential piece of silverware and our chances in the Premier League. Has this season been a success so far? What will be a successful season? The eleven match winning streak and the difference [...]

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

    Posted on February 16th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Crystal Palace 1 Liverpool 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Markovic and Allen replaced Gerrard and Ibe Palace set up reactively, just as Newcastle did under Pardew when Liverpool played there Ward and Ledley stayed deep and close to each other rather than staying tight on Coutinho and Lallana Chamakh and Campbell got back and close to the midfield quartet whenever [...]

  • Featured, LFC History, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 16th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    A Season to Remember – 1978/79

    A Season to Remember – 1978/79

    By Anthony Stanley. After relinquishing the league title to Brian Clough’s impressive Nottingham Forest the previous season, 1978-79 dawned with Liverpool – who were given the not inconsiderable consolation of retaining the European Cup at Wembley in May – striving to reclaim what Shankly called our ‘bread and butter’. Forest had been the kingfishers catching [...]

  • Featured, Subscribers Only, TTT Symposium

    Posted on February 13th, 2015

    Written by Chris Rowland

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    What Should Liverpool FC’s Priority Be Now?

    What Should Liverpool FC’s Priority Be Now?

    By Various TTT Subscribers. It’s Symposium time again – and after Tuesday night’s game against Spurs and with two Cup competitions now taking over from Premier League action, we’re asking our Symposium panel where they think we should be directing our attention from here on in – on the Premier League, the Europa League, the [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 13th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    2014/15 FA Cup 5th Round Preview: Crystal Palace (A)

    2014/15 FA Cup 5th Round Preview: Crystal Palace (A)

    By Gary Fulcher and Mihail Vladimirov.  Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park for Saturday’s late kick off where Crystal Palace stand in the way of us and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup; 5.30pm kick off UK time. The Eagles recorded a 3-1 victory when the two sides met in the Premier League back in November [...]

  • By Paul Tomkins, Featured, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 13th, 2015

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    Liverpool’s Best Young Players Ever?

    Liverpool’s Best Young Players Ever?

    By Paul Tomkins. Much was made of Spurs’ young side last night but Liverpool’s, even with Steven Gerrard in midfield, and Raheem Sterling out injured, was virtually as young. Both line-ups averaged around the age of 24. These were two skilful, high-energy sides. A couple of years ago I gave up religiously watching Liverpool’s youth [...]

  • Featured, Player In Focus, Podcast, Talking Tactics

    Posted on February 13th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    TTT Tactics #10: Joe Allen “5ft 7 or 7ft 6?”

    TTT Tactics #10: Joe Allen “5ft 7 or 7ft 6?”

    Including: Bob Pearce, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Topic: Joe Allen Including: How many fans perceive the midfielder; did Rodgers’ comments about him being the Welsh ‘Xavi’ unfairly raise expectations?; ‘Allen’s former role at Swansea; the various roles he’s been asked to play at Liverpool; his strengths and why they are often not recognised; Allen’s [...]

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

    Posted on February 12th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Liverpool 3 Tottenham 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Liverpool 3 Tottenham 2: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov.  Summary: This match revolved around Spurs’ 5 v 4 overload in the middle, coupled with the fascinating 1 v 1 duels on the flanks.  With Kane dropping deep, it created a difficult situation for the Reds’ back three; they had Dembele, Eriksen, Lamela (plus Kane) creating overloads and dragging the defensive unit [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 11th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Tottenham (H)

    Post-Match Analysis: Tottenham (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, In-Depth Analysis, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only, Talking Tactics

    Posted on February 10th, 2015

    Written by Mihail Vladimirov

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    Everton 0 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    Everton 0 Liverpool 0: In-Depth Tactical Analysis

    By Mihail Vladimirov. SUMMARY Liverpool continued with their recent formation Everton could influence the game by being tactically different, but had the same approach as at Anfield Ibe could have played as part of a front 3, with Henderson on the right flank and Gerrard alongside Lucas the game was largely dull and uneventful Defensively, [...]

  • Featured, Match Discussion, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 9th, 2015

    Written by Gary Fulcher

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    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Spurs (H)

    Premier League Preview 2014/15: Spurs (H)

    By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov. Liverpool have the opportunity to take points off one of their rivals for a top four finish when Tottenham Hotspur travel to Anfield on Tuesday evening; 8pm kick off UK time, and to be shown live on BT Sport. It’s a clash between the two in-form teams [...]

  • Featured, Post Match Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on February 8th, 2015

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Post-Match Analysis: Everton (A)

    Post-Match Analysis: Everton (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.

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